Skip to comments.Reporter Andy Ngo: The List Of Fake Hate Crimes Is Pretty Long
Posted on 02/18/2019 1:55:48 PM PST by DeweyCA
The Jussie Smollett investigation seems to have turned a corner over the past few days, but police havent issued a definitive statement yet. Regardless of what happens next, now seems like a good moment to remember that high-profile hate hoaxes have become a fairly common occurrence in the Trump era. Reporter Andy Ngo made a list on Twitter this morning:
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Right after Donald Trumps election, the SPLC really stoked panic. A pro-gay Episcopal church in Indiana was vandalized w/Heil Trump, a swastika, & an anti-gay slur. Turns out it was the gay organ player who did it. He was only charged w/a misdemeanor. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/11/13/indiana-church-vandalized-slurs/93772448/
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Indiana church vandalized with slurs St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom was vandalized sometime Saturday night.
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · Feb 17, 2019 Replying to @MrAndyNgo Days after the Pittsburgh massacre, Trump supporters were blamed for Nazi vandalism at a Brooklyn synagogue & fires in a Jewish community. Turns out the perpetrator was a gay black man who had worked with city council on an initiative to fight hate crimes. https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/11/02/brooklyn-synagogue-anti-semitic-graffiti/
Arrest Made After Anti-Semitic Graffiti Cancels Political Event, Classes At Brooklyn Synagogue Before the arrest, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea revealed that police were looking for a man caught on surveillance cameras at the temple.
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo One week before the presidential election, a black church in Mississippi was burned in an arson attack. Vote Trump was written on the building. After much panic, an investigation revealed that the man responsible was a church member. Andrew McClinton: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/12/22/miss-black-church-fire-another-highly-publicized-suspected-hate-crime-debunked-police-say/ pic.twitter.com/zceiCwG3Bf
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · Feb 17, 2019 Replying to @MrAndyNgo In Nov 2016 a Muslim student at the University of Louisiana said two white racist Trump supporters brutally assaulted her, ripped off her hijab, & robbed her. The story went viral.
It was a lie. Media never identified her by name after hoax was revealed. https://www.klfy.com/amp/news/lafayette-pd-ul-student-made-up-story-about-attack-stolen-hijab/872671082
Lafayette PD: UL student made up story about attack, stolen hijab A University of Louisiana Lafayette student who said she was physically attacked and robbed of her wallet and hijab made up the story,
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo I remember that Trump & his supporters were blamed for a spate of anti-Semitic, KKK & Nazi graffiti on the campus of Nassau Community College in Long Island in late 2016. The student responsible was Jasskirat Saini: https://abc7ny.com/news/man-charged-after-swastikas-found-at-long-island-college/1666228/ pic.twitter.com/tYtT90ufMV
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · Feb 17, 2019 Replying to @MrAndyNgo In Dec 2016 a Muslim woman said she was attacked by 3 white Trump supporters in NYC on the subway. She said they tried to rip off her hijab.
Yasmin Seweid lied. CAIR said Muslims are under tremendous stress & pressure resulting in incidents like this. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/nyregion/manhattan-yasmin-seweid-false-hate-crime.html
Muslim Woman Made Up Hate Crime on Subway, Police Say The woman, 18, claimed that three men attacked her on a Manhattan subway on Dec. 1 and tried to pull off her hijab. The police said the story was false.
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo In Sep. 2018 a black woman in Long Island said Trump supporters confronted her & told her she didnt belong here. Her car tire was slashed the next day & a hateful note was left behind saying go home.
Adwoa Lewis made up the whole story. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Woman-Who-Found-Hateful-Note-on-Car-After-Teens-Yelled-Trump-2016-Made-Up-Story-Police-493375511.html pic.twitter.com/XEJh6NYxut
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · Feb 17, 2019 Replying to @MrAndyNgo In Nov 2018 students at Goucher College demanded social justice training & safe spaces after racist, Nazi, & KKK graffiti was found on campus. Someone even wrote the names of black students. Trump was blamed.
Fynn Arthur, a black student, was responsible. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/higher-ed/bs-md-goucher-racism-black-out-20181116-story.html
African-American Goucher College students respond to racist graffiti, threat with 'Black Out' More than 100 African-American Goucher College students conducted what they termed a "Black Out" on the Towson campus all day Friday to protest the most recent episode of hate-filled graffiti at a...
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo In 2017 @StOlaf College was roiled by mass protests in response to anti-black notes found across campus. Class was cancelled & admin caved to demands. An investigation found that Samantha Wells, a black victim of one of the notes, fabricated the incident. http://www.startribune.com/st-olaf-report-of-racist-note-on-black-student-s-windshield-was-fabricated/421912763/ pic.twitter.com/KGRFXd55P0
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 21h Replying to @MrAndyNgo In Nov 2016 a Philadelphia neighborhood was rattled when property was vandalized with pro-Trump and anti-black messages. William Tucker was identified as the vandal through CCTV footage. https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-man-arrested-racist-trump-vandalism-south-philly/
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo In Nov 2016 a black female student at @VillanovaU in PA said a group of white men yelling "Trump!" knocked her to the ground on campus. However a police & university investigation was halted because the student didn't want to pursue the matter. https://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161204_Villanova_U__ends_probe_into_report_of_post_election_incident.html
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Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident Villanova University has ended its probe into a report of a black female student who allegedly was knocked down by young white males yelling "Trump" because the student does not want to pursue the...
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 21h Replying to @MrAndyNgo In Nov 2017 near @KState University, a black man's car was vandalized with racist messages. Class was cancelled & students held demonstrations. Dauntarius Williams later admitted to police that he did it himself. Police did not charge him. https://www.kansas.com/news/state/article183090886.html
Kansas man said he defaced his own car with racist slurs The FBI and RCPD were investigating the racist graffiti as a threat to the owner.
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo In autumn 2018 at @KState U, a note was left on an apartment that read "Beware n***ers live here! Knock at your own risk." The "victim" admitted to police that s/he did it himself. This was the 2nd time s/he had fabricated a hate incident in 2 years. https://www.kansas.com/news/local/education/article221373355.html pic.twitter.com/3qavmjXDge
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 20h Replying to @MrAndyNgo .@UMich student Halley Bass told police a Trump supporter attacked her by scratching her face in Nov 2016. She said she was targeted for wearing a pin in support of UK Remain. As her story fell apart, she admitted to scratching herself. http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/03/ann_arbor_woman_pleads_guilty_1.html
Ann Arbor woman pleads guilty to making up hate crime She eventually confessed that she had cut her own face after getting out of her Woman's Literature class.
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Who remembers when Trump was blamed for the spate of death threats to Jewish community centers across the US? Juan Thompson, a reporter who worked for @theintercept, was convicted for the hoax threats + other offenses. https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/juan-thompson-sentenced-manhattan-federal-court-60-months-prison-cyberstalking-and #HateHoax pic.twitter.com/3DzsLSlbXg
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 18h Replying to @MrAndyNgo 2016: Muslim student at @UMich claimed she was attacked by a white man who threatened to burn her hijab. It never happened. CAIR said the attack is just the latest anti-Muslim incident reported since the election of Donald Trump as president. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/12/21/cops-u-m-student-lied-man-threatening-burn-hjiab/95704464/ #HateHoax
Cops: U-M student lied about man threatening to burn hijab The U-M student could face charges, police said
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo One day after 2016 election, Eleesha Long, a student at @bgsu in Ohio said that white males wearing Trump shirts threw rocks at her & hurled racial slurs. Alleged incident sparked rage on campus, & uni hosted a "town hall." Long made it all up. https://www.13abc.com/content/news/BG-police-say-student-lied-about-politically-driven-attack-401814426.html #HateHoax pic.twitter.com/oMPjb5Otof
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 7h Replying to @MrAndyNgo On election night, Canadian Chris Ball said he was beaten by anti-gay Trump supporters in Santa Monica. His friend shared a photo on social media (notice the immaculate watch). Police said he never filed report & he didn't go to any hospitals in the area. https://www.facebook.com/santamonicapd/posts/1248837835137297
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Charlotte: April 2017 Curtis Flournoy set an immigrant business on fire & left note saying Trump is our nation builder for White America." When CCTV showed that perpetrator was black, some sites said it was a white Trump supporter in disguise. #HateHoax https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article143696479.html pic.twitter.com/rAVwGcqkH4
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 3h Replying to @MrAndyNgo Nov 2016: Students at @WilliamsCollege dumped fake blood on campus & wrote AM KKK KILL." Campus police notified FBI & state police. Investigation found that perpetrators did it to bring attention to the effects of the presidential election." https://web.archive.org/web/20180522145516/http://williamsrecord.com/2016/11/16/two-students-admit-to-vandalizing-griffin-hall-on-saturday/ #HateHoax
Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Nov 2016 Chicago: Taylor Volk, a bisexual student at @NPU said she received hateful pro-Trump, anti-gay messages. "This is a countrywide epidemic all of a sudden, she said at the time. The investigation found that she fabricated the story. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/north-park-fabricated-notes-402556366.html #HateHoax pic.twitter.com/h3o4YlMxov
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 3h Replying to @MrAndyNgo 2016: A message was written at @elonuniversity that read Bye bye Latinos hasta la vista. Students raged, saying the campus was unsafe & racist. Admin panicked. Investigation found that a Latino student wrote it as commentary on the election. http://www.elonnewsnetwork.com/article/2016/11/note-found-whiteboard-kivette-bye-bye-latinos #HateHoax
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo 2 students at @babson drove thru campus waving flag to celebrate election. Peers said they spat on someone, yelled racist & anti-gay slurs. This was a lie, but everyone believed it. They were kicked out fraternity. Investigation cleared them of wrongdoing. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/12/19/pro-trump-babson-students-cleared-wellesley-victory-incident/RsIfPd27sNxqiXvnwOrhTJ/story.html
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Pro-Trump Babson students cleared in Wellesley victory incident - The Boston Globe An Honor Board from Babson College told the two men Monday that they were not found responsible for any disorderly conduct or harassment.
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo · 2h Replying to @MrAndyNgo Nov 2016 DE: Ashley Boyer, who is black, said 4 white racist males threatened her. She said charges were filed. When social media post went viral, Smyrna Police announced that the incident was never reported. Boyer didnt respond to journalists. https://www.phillyvoice.com/police-no-official-report-ugly-racial-incident-del-gas-station/ #HateHoax
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Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo After the election, a banner in the east Bay area sparked fury. It read: "You can hang a nr from a tree, equal rights he'll never see." People feared this was now #TrumpsAmerica. The man who put up the sign is black & did it to protest court system. https://www.kron4.com/news/only-on-kron4-controversial-banner-causing-uproar-in-pittsburg-neighborhood/944990146
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ONLY ON KRON4: Controversial banner causing uproar in Pittsburg neighborhood kron4.com 247 people are talking about this Whats really amazing about this long list is that its still not complete. Remember the Air Force Academy prep school where racist graffiti was found? That was big news when it happened. That incident also turned out to be a hoax. The person responsible was one of the black students who was supposedly targeted by the graffiti.
How about the Odessa, Texas waiter who claimed someone had written We dont Tip Terrorist in lieu of a tip on a $108 tab. It later turned out he wrote the note himself.
There was also a fake anti-Muslim hate crime last January in Canada. An 11-year-old girl in Toronto claimed someone had cut off her hijab as she walked to school. The attack was quickly condemned by the Mayor and the Prime Minister. Police eventually revealed it never happened. A very similar hoax took place in Virginia a few months later. This time the girl was 13-years-old and claimed someone had grabbed her, threatened her with a knife and ripped off her hijab. Police concluded that never happened either.
And who can forget the Whole Foods hoax? A pastor in Austin claimed Whole Foods had written a gay slur on his cake. He filed a lawsuit and the media was all over the story. Everything changed when Whole Foods revealed they had the whole thing on video. Suddenly the pastor apologized and admitted the company did nothing wrong.
Lets wrap this up with the three black students at SUNY in Albany who claimed theyd been victims of a hate crime by white people during a ride on a bus in January 2016. The University President published a letter expressing his concern over the attack. A rally was held on campus which drew as many as 300 people to support the victims. Even Hillary Clinton tweeted about the incident. After reviewing video from the bus, police concluded the three young women were not victims of a hate crime but had instead instigated a racial incident against a white student on the bus (who they referred to as a white b*tch).
Obviously, Im not saying that there arent real hate crimes taking place out there. But theres no doubt that in the last three years weve seen quite a few high-profile hoaxes which, at the time they happened, were embraced by people on the left as a sign that a climate of hate was sweeping the nation. Some people, and maybe Jussie Smollett is one of them, seem so eager to prove their political opponents are villains theyll stage a hoax to prove it. Thats a shame because a) they are smearing a lot of innocent people and b) they make it harder on the next person who reports a real hate crime.
It’s longer than long:
Thank you. That is a very good resource that I was not aware of.
Somewhere I read that Breitbart News is keeping a log of fake “hate crimes” since Trump became president and has over a hundred entries already - apparently the only such crimes that can actually be documented are those against people wearing MAGA hats......
Makes you wonder what these folks are trying to accomplish by doing that. Fifteen minutes of fame, start a race war or foment a revolution?
If you’re on Twitter, follow this guy and do a periodic #HATEHOAX search.
It’s been going on for decades.
My first recollection of a fairly high profile case was in Iowa City, Iowa probably in the late 1980s or early 1990s. A black guy claimed someone spray painted swastikas and the usual on his Mercedes. For those that don’t know, Iowa City is practically Berkely with Corn, politically. Anyway, the police investigated and the story started to fall apart. Then they found he had been shopping for a new paint job a couple weeks earlier. He confessed it was all made up on his part.
There is some weird.neurotic reaction whenever this kind of thing happens. Everybody (the usual suspects anyway) sort of wants this kind of thing to happen. It provides validation to their worldview. They can have a candlelight vigil on the campus mall, the university president can intone about a “climate of hate” and make suitable denouncements, and the usual general wailing and gnashing of teeth. I rather half way suspect these things are offered for extra credit to the students. Nothing else really makes sense, and they are fairly common.
The universities have managed to churn out a dependably psychotic mob, ready to meltdown at the slightest offense, real or imagined.
Great article that needs to go viral
The Cesar Sayoc thing was a hoax too, I’d bet the farm on it.
So where are the hate crimes indictments against fake racial hate crimes perps?
These hoaxes are prima facie racial hate crimes.
Update: I didnt include it above but the Covington Catholic story pretty much fits this list too. Nathan Phillips account of what happened was that this was a racist mob about to enact a hate crime. either against him or the Black Hebrew Israelites. In fact, most of what he said about the incident was a lie. His group and the Black Hebrews were the aggressors, not the other way around.
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