Are there hate crime hoaxes? Yes, many of them.

  1. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 2 years ago

    It seems that Jussie Smollett committed a hate crime hoax.  He paid two men to beat him up.  Smollett paid for the bleach that was thrown on him as well as the noose that was put around his neck.  There is even video of him rehearsing the crime.

    It is a horrible thing as it does take away from real hate crimes.

    So, I looked up hate crime hoaxes and I found many.  This is just one article.  There are several articles on this topic.  I wonder if the hate crime hoaxes are more common that actual hate crimes.

    “Anti-Muslim Hate Crime In Michigan Turns Out To Be A Hoax (Nov. 2016)
    A Muslim woman at the University of Michigan received national attention from national outlets like The Washington Post in November 2016 after she claimed a drunk 20-something man threatened to light her on fire if she didn’t remove her hijab. The university condemned the “hateful attack,” which turned out to be a hoax.
    Bisexual Student Fakes Trump-Inspired Hate Crime (Nov. 2016)
    Taylor Volk, an openly bisexual senior at North Park University claimed to be the target of hateful notes and emails following Trump’s election in November 2016. Volk told NBC News that “I just want them to stop.” But the “them” referenced by Volk turned out to be herself, as the whole thing was fabricated.

    Gas Station Racism Goes Viral — Then Police Debunk It (Nov. 2016)
    Philadelphia woman Ashley Boyer claimed in November 2016 that she was harassed at a gas station by white, Trump-supporting males, one of whom pulled a weapon on her. Boyer claimed that the men “proceeded to talk about the election and how they’re glad they won’t have to deal with n—–s much longer.” Boyer deleted her post after it went viral and claimed the men had been caught and were facing criminal charges. Local police debunked her account.
    White Men Rob Muslim Woman Of Her Hijab And Wallet — Except It Never Happened (Nov. 2016)
    An 18-year-old Muslim woman in Louisiana claimed in November 2016 that two white men, one of whom was wearing a Trump hat, attacked and robbed her, taking her wallet and hijab while yelling racial slurs. She later admitted to the Lafayette Police Department that she made the whole thing up.
    Church Organist Vandalizes Own Church (Nov. 2016) 
    A church organist was arrested in May 2017 after he was found responsible for spray-painting a swastika, an anti-gay slur and the words “Heil Trump” on his own church in November 2016. When the story first broke, media outlets tied the hoax to Trump’s election. “The offensive graffiti at St. David’s is among numerous incidents that have occurred in the wake of Trump’s Election Day win,” The Washington Post reported at the time.
    “Drunk White Men” Attack Muslim Woman In Story That Also Never Happened (Dec. 2016)
    Another 18-year-old Muslim woman, this time in New York, was the subject of breathless headlines in December 2016 after she claimed to have been attacked by a group of Donald Trump supporters on a New York subway while onlookers did nothing. The woman, Yasmin Seweid, would go on to confess that she made the whole thing up.

    Waitress Fakes Racist Note, Blames Law Enforcement (July 2018)
    A Texas waitress apologized in July 2018 after blaming local law enforcement for an offensive note targeting Mexicans. She later admitted to writing the note herself.
    New York Woman’s Hate Crime That Wasn’t (Sept. 2018)
    A New York woman was charged in September 2018 after police determined she fabricated a story about white teens yelling racial slurs at her and leaving a racist note on her car.
    Student Faked Racist Notes (Dec. 2018)
    Several racist notes at Drake University were actually the work of one of the students who had been targeted by them. “The fact that the actions of the student who has admitted guilt were propelled by motives other than hate does not minimize the worry and emotional harm they caused, but should temper fears,” university president Marty Martin said afterwards.
    The Covington Catastrophe (Jan. 2019)
    National media outlets pounced on a selectively edited video from the March for Life that showed Native American activist Nathan Phillips beating a drum in front of a boisterous group of boys from Covington Catholic High School.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/hoax … imes-list/

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting that so many of your examples boil down to Trump Haters spreading their own hate.  Why am I not surprised?

      1. Readmikenow profile image94
        Readmikenowposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I suppose we shouldn't be surprised.  This is just a very small sample.

        It is disheartening.

        So many individuals who commit these hoaxes are not punished.

 
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