Tag Archives: Fake Hate

Features of a Fake Hate Crime

Wilfred Reilly, a political scientist at Kentucky State, identifies features of reported hate crimes that suggest the crime is a fake: Patterns he identifies among them are the lack of evidence, reluctance to cooperate with police, sensational claims, the presence … Continue reading

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Was Matthew Shepard the Victim of a Hate Crime?

I thought I would pass along something I ran across when reading articles about the Jussie Smollett fake hate crime. In the comments section of one of those articles, someone mentioned that Matthew Shapard was not truly the victim of … Continue reading

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So Much Hate

Another activist…. When Nikki Joly’s Jackson home burned down in 2017, some thought the fire was a hate crime against the transgendered, gay-rights activist who had fought for a local anti-discrimination ordinance…..Joly, a transgender man, was touted as Jackon’s 2018 … Continue reading

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Watch How Journalists Breathlessly Embrace Jussie Smollett’s Allegations

When many people first heard Jussie Smollett’s claims about being a victim of some hate crime, they noticed all kinds of red flags indicating this story was bogus.  But not so with journalists around the country.  Because people so strongly … Continue reading

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Oh My. It’s looking like yet another Fake Hate Cime

From CNN: Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month. The men, who are brothers, … Continue reading

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Another Fake Hate Crime

I’m shocked: A member of student government at Ohio University has been charged with a misdemeanor after she allegedly made false statements to police about receiving threatening messages. Anna Ayers, who is a member of the OU student senate, was … Continue reading

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Skepticism Needed

Given the popularity of fake hate crimes, I think skepticism should be the default position when it comes to such reports being used to advance someone’s socio-political agenda. A good example of this is The Friendly Atheist blog, where activist … Continue reading

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Another Fake Hate Crime

From here A 21-year-old Ann Arbor woman pleaded guilty as charged to one count of false report of a misdemeanor in 15th District Court on Monday, March 6. Halley Bass admitted in court that she fabricated a story about a … Continue reading

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