Man admits to faking hate crime against him by Trump supporters

Man admits to faking hate crime against him by Trump supporters
Image: Daily Mail/LU Staff

Let the next wave of hoaxes begin. During the Obama years, we had hoaxes perpertrated by gays, by blacks, by Hispanics, by Muslims — by virtually any protected class you can name. All came forward with the same story of persecution by the forces of hate and intolerance who couldn’t countenance the presence of a black man in the nation’s highest seat of power. All ultimately wilted under scrutiny and owned up to having invented the affront.

Now that that era is drawing to a close and the next occupant of that seat is, according to liberals, a harbinger of hate and intolerance, expect an increase in fake reports, starting with this phony crime out of the Boston suburb of Malden, Mass.

According to the Boston Herald, a 20-year-old man whose named has been withheld by authorities told police he had been harassed by two men who proclaimed that it’s “Trump country now.” Although the hoaxer’s race isn’t revealed either, he was obviously “of color”:

The man … had filed a complaint saying when he got off an MBTA bus near Broadway Square in Malden at 10 p.m. Tuesday, at least two white men approached him.

The men used a racial slur, made a reference to lynching and warned him this is Donald “Trump country now,” according to the report he gave police. He was able to get away from the men and hid before calling police, officials said.

Investigators prioritized resources for the suspected “hate crime” incident and re-interviewed the alleged victim.

“As a result, it has been determined that the story was completely fabricated,” Malden police Chief Kevin Molis said in a statement. “The alleged victim admitted that he had made up the entire story,” saying he wanted to “raise awareness about things that are going on around the country.”

Typically for hoaxes of this nature, the man explained that his goal had been to “raise awareness about things that are going on around the country.”

Even though the claim turned out to be bogus, I find myself wondering whether outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch will add this case to the list of post-election hate crimes against minorities she has vowed to take up in her waning days in power.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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