The bad part of these hate crime hoaxes is the original report always get more attention than the follow-up. And the follow-up usually shows it’s bogus. Guess that “wave of hate crimes” post-election are pretty much 100% bogus.
Ann Arbor police say a report of ethnic intimidation involving a woman wearing a hijab did not actually happen.
According to police, a University of Michigan student told police on she was approached by a man who threatened to set her hijab on fire if she didn’t remove it. It happened on Nov. 11.
She then said the suspect pulled out a lighter, so she removed her hijab before he ran away on foot.
Police say detectives have been working with the U of M Police Department and the FBI. They have conducted multiple interviews and reviewed multiple surveillance videos.
“During the investigation, numerous inconsistencies in the statements provided by the alleged victim were identified,” police said in a release.
Here’s how the Washington Post reported the original:
Witnesses described the suspect as a white man in his 20s or 30s with an average height, an athletic build and an unkempt appearance. Police also said the man reportedly appeared to be intoxicated.
The investigation comes amid reports of threats and harassment in several parts of the country after the election of Donald Trump. Many of the incidents were directed toward African Americans, immigrants, Muslims and the LGBT community, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tallied more than 200 incidents nationwide.
“According to” the wholly discredited SPLC. Wonder if they’ll remove this from their bogus list?
In USA Today, this was part of spate of disturbing campus incidents.
— Will Potter (@will_potter) November 12, 2016
This is what’s at stake, people!
Meanwhile, why isn’t this fraud being named?