Hate Crimes
"Hate Crime" laws are Orwellian thought-control regulations which set up different levels of punishment for a given crime, depending on what someone was thinking when a crime was committed, and depending on who the victim was.
Obviously every criminal action is addressed by a law that is already on the books.  The push for hate-crime laws is just an attempt to increase the power and influence of the central federal government.  And you may have noticed that it has resulted in the manufacture of new problems to solve, for example, the almost completely fictitious problem of "road rage".  (If you make an illegal lane change on the freeway, there's already a law on the books which addresses that.  But if you were angry at the time, now you're in big trouble!)  You have probably seen television "news" coverage in which the "road rage" problem is treated like a proven scientific fact.

"Hate crime" laws are not about reducing crime or improving our society; they are about control.  Hate crime laws are used as a means of providing special privileges for protected classes of people — blocs of voters — especially minorities and homosexuals.  Hate crime laws attempt to legitimize inappropriate sexual behavior and to stifle public resistance to its expression.  The manufacture and enforcement of thought crime laws can put an end to individual liberty and respect for the rule of law.

Background information can be found in an article called Hate-Crime Hysteria by Mandi Steele.

Note:  Scroll down for information about the latest hate crimes bill, HR 1592, also known as the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, as well as the 2009 reiteration known as HR 1913.  This latest version is even more dangerous because it might actually become a law, and if it does, it could potentially make it illegal to criticize homosexuality as sin (by quoting from the Bible in church, for example), or to denounce Islam as a false religion.  If the First Amendment is important to you, I urge you to learn more about HR 1913 before it's too late to (legally) speak up.


Hate Crimes that Aren't:  Apparently a criminal act can only be considered a "hate crime" if the victims are not white and the perpetrators are not black.

Fake Hate Crimes:  Sometimes hate crimes are staged by "victim" groups or individuals to generate sympathy or to cover up their own crimes.

Overview / recap articles:

Manufacturing Mental Illness.  While I don't believe there's any such thing as a "hate crime," since all violent crime is borne from a heart filled with hate, "hate crimes" have become a real thing in our world today and one can be charged with a hate crime against a wide array of people groups:  attacks on homosexuals, "transgenders," non-white people, Muslims and others are usually always categorized as "hate crimes" with added penalties because of the "haters" that perpetrated the crime.  But there are also several groups that will NEVER qualify as being victims of a "hate crime."  For example, if you're attacked or even killed because you're a Christian, that could never be considered a "hate crime."  Likewise, if you're white, or a male, or perhaps the most reprehensible of all — a white Christian male, there's no way you could ever be a victim of a "hate crime."  All other fringe minority groups are automatically considered victims, while white Christian males are always automatically assumed to be the hateful, bigoted, violent aggressors.

Why We Should Hate "Hate Crime" Laws.  Consider two hypothetical criminal law defendants.  Defendant A, a White, is accused of murdering six Asian sex workers.  Defendant B, also White, is accused of murdering six White sex workers.  Both sets of murders occurred in the same jurisdiction and were carried out in exactly the same manner.  Should Defendant A be treated differently than Defendant B?

Scotland's New 'Anti-Hate' Campaign Threatens Christians: 'You Should Be Worried'.  These days more than ever we hear people talking about hate.  The media in particular obsesses over so-called "hate crimes."  The logic behind this fear is that incidents motivated by hatred over religion, gender, class, or any other distinction are somehow worse than crimes committed over money, love, or any other number of factors.  And, of course, we know that too many elements of our society brand mere differences of opinion as hate.  Advocates of traditional marriage often receive the brand of "hater" because they believe in a particular definition of wedlock, even though these people may have never expressed outright hatred toward anyone.  That's just one example, but accusations of hate regarding differences in political or cultural philosophy happen far too often lately.  We're seeing this phenomenon rear its ugly head in the UK in particular.

Hate Crime Laws Codify Inequality.  Because hate crime laws elevate some victims above others, their scope tends to expand over time.  If race and religion are covered, doesn't fairness demand that disability, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity be included as well?  A Louisiana law that took effect last summer classifies attacks on police officers, firefighters, or paramedics as hate crimes too.  Similar "Blue Lives Matter" bills have been introduced in several other states.  This unseemly competition, in which interest groups vie for recognition and status, has very little to do with justice, which requires equal treatment under the law.

Hate Crime Laws Are Dumb & Dangerous, Regardless of Who the Victim Is.  To me, the biggest problem, among several, with hate-crime laws is that they force the criminal justice system to read the mind of the perpetrator of a crime.  Sometimes this may seem rather easy to do, but usually it is not so clear why someone decided to harm another person.  But even when we are reliably able to discern a motive which is particularly egregious to society (like racial animus), the bottom line is still that we are punishing someone for their thoughts and not their actions.  There is no more slippery slope than between "hate crime" and "thought crime," and while the former has now become accepted within American jurisprudence, the latter concept goes against everything we supposedly stand for as a country.

Hate Crime Is Almost Nonexistent.  [Scroll down]  All told, 1 in every 47,421 Americans suffered criminal discrimination.  Which means that, in 2014, you were more than three times more likely to be admitted to an Ivy League school than you were to suffer a hate crime.  More concretely:  According to The Economist's actuarial tables, you were more than 40 times more likely to accidentally kill yourself than you were to suffer a hate crime.

Charleston shooting: What is a 'hate crime'?  Crimes of prejudice are as old as time, but it's only been in the past 30 years that the term "hate crime" permeated the American vocabulary.  The term refers to crimes prosecuted under specific federal, state or local laws.  But hate itself is not a crime — we're free to feel hatred.  And crimes such as murder, arson and vandalism all have victims.  What makes a hate crime different?

Timely news and commentary:

How Scotland made a mess of its hate crime law — in a week of chaos.  Good intentions may often be the mother of calamity.  The new Scottish hate crime act was designed to protect vulnerable minorities and consolidate existing legislation on hate crimes.  It was intended, as Humza Yousaf, the first minister, has said, to promote a "zero tolerance" approach to "stirring up hatred".  But, one week in, the result is a mess.  Although the police and the government had three years to prepare, neither appears to have anticipated the scale of the reaction:  already there have been 6,000 reports under the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act.  Police, who were already overstretched, are well into hundreds of thousands of pounds worth overtime.  Yousaf hoped this law would bring clarity:  instead, confusion reigns.

Still Okay to Hate Whites in Scotland.  Scotland has taken the lead over Canada in the race to absolute tyranny with a new law making it illegal to offend members of favored groups like sexual deviants and nonwhites.  Does this law against "stirring up hatred" apply to those who are racist against the Scottish people?

Scotland's Hate Crime Act is an authoritarian monstrosity.  'Then, before you know it, you've committed a hate crime.' These are the words of the 'hate monster', a fuzzy, orange cartoon character designed by Police Scotland.  A video featuring said monster was released earlier this month, as part of an awareness-raising campaign for the new Hate Crime Act that's coming into force in Scotland on 1 April.  This 'hate monster' is said to live inside all ordinary Scots.  According to the video, when you feel 'insecure or angry', the hate monster can grow and overwhelm you, to the point where it can 'make you want to have a go at somebody' and 'vent your anger just because folk look or act different [from] you'.  In the eyes of the Scottish authorities, the average person is always just one moment away from making a hateful outburst or launching a violent attack against a minority.

Canada's Government Considering Jailing People Who 'Might' Commit a Hate Crime.  There are a lot of reasons to be grateful to be an American.  For all our nations' ongoing issues — a senile President, a corrupt Congress, uncontrolled borders, major cities slipping into a new dark age — at least we aren't (yet) being tossed in jail for something we might do.  That may not be the case in Canada much longer, where their Parliament is considering a law allowing judges to place someone under house arrest if the judge thinks they might commit a "hate crime." [...] Can no one in Ottawa see what a serious and slippery slope Canada is perching on here?  Forget any pretense of due process or presumption of innocence, which Canada doesn't guarantee in any case; now a judge will be able to order you confined — sure, to your own home, but confined — and maybe electronically monitored, for wrongthink.  There's just no other way to interpret this abomination.

They're talking about house arrest for people who have wrong thoughts — before any crime is committed.
Canada considers house arrest for people at risk of committing hate crimes.  Justin Trudeau's government has proposed a law giving judges the power to put someone under house arrest if they fear they could commit a hate crime.  Critics have warned the "draconian" bill is an overreach of power and could stifle free speech and difficult discussions.  But Canada's justice minister defended the measure, claiming it would be an "important" tool to help protect potential victims.  An online harms bill introduced by the Liberals last week proposed a string of laws to protect children and prosecute hate crimes.  One of the suggested measures would give judges the ability to put people under house arrest who they worry could commit a hate crime in the future.  The person could also be made to wear an electronic tag if the attorney-general requested it.  Arif Virani, the justice minister, said the measures could prove "very important" in restraining the behaviour of someone who might be targeting minority groups.  "[If] there's a genuine fear of an escalation, then an individual or group could come forward and seek a peace bond against them and to prevent them from doing certain things," Mr Virani said.

Send Your Neighbor To Prison For "WrongSpeak," Get $2,000 From Taxpayers in State of Washington.  A bill has moved through the Washington State Senate and House, and is headed to Governor Jay Inslee's desk.  Since he is an extreme Leftist with no respect for others, Inslee is expected to sign this bill, thus creating a statute that violates at least the following constitutional rights:  1) The right to confront your accuser; 2) Freedom of Speech; 3) Freedom of Thought, which is implied in the First Amendment; 4) Freedom of Religion; 5) Freedom of the Press, to name a few that quickly come to mind.  Senate Bill 5427, after it is signed into law, would allow private individuals (note: this is not limited to American citizens) to report "bias incidents" to the State Attorney General's Office, with the possibility of receiving up to $2,000 of taxpayers money for this noncriminal incident.  The bill was very clear:  this is a non-crime which they will then forward to local law enforcement to investigate.  What's to investigate?  No crime, no investigation.  The Progressives & Marxists who sponsored this bill say it is intended to help "victims of hate crimes" before a crime even happens.

Senate Bill Proposes To Expand Penalties For "Hate" Crimes:  Government Judgement Of What You Think Could Earn You A RICO Charge.  Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 359.  A bill which if enacted would expand scope and penalties for so-called "hate crimes."  The Bill could include provisions triggering RICO charges in certain cases.  Citizens find this particularly troubling given what many say is a gross misuse of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) charges against the 19 defendants charged by Fani Willis, including President Trump.  Courts have often struggled with "hate crime" cases as many say "one man cannot know the mind of another man."  Hate crime statutes have also been challenged as a violation of free speech in the U.S.  John Albers downplayed the possibly of infringing on Free Speech but observers labelled this as a hollow promise since authorities would never know the actual intent of citizens they would be forced to draw inference which could in many cases be flawed.

From where is all the hate coming?  It has become clear the demand for hate crimes far exceeds the supply.  Far, far exceeds the supply, particularly on college campuses.  Threatening nooses turned out to be shoelaces someone found on a dorm floor and thoughtfully pinned to a bulletin board in the hope their owner would find them.  Another, bigger noose on another campus turned out to be the steel cable loop of a crane on a construction site.  On yet another campus a menacing Klan hood turned out to be a coed using a blanket to keep warm.  And who can forget the horror suffered by NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace who discovered a noose hanging in the garage he was assigned at a race?  It took 15 crack FBI agents to discover that was a garage door pulldown that had been hanging there forever.  Hateful, racist threats and graffiti always seem to turn out to have been nonexistent, or written by — gasp! — black or LGBTQWERTY++--2 students desperate to "raise awareness" or "start a dialogue."

Rampant Anti-Semitism.  The New York City Police Department reports a 214% increase in anti-Jewish hate crimes.  At the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, Israeli actress Gal Godot arranged for a showing of the 45-minute video of Hamas atrocities that was assembled by the IDF, largely from Hamas's own footage.  Anti-Jewish protesters demonstrated outside the museum, and a brawl broke out.  The protesters exhibited typical Palestinian logic:  ["]Among those protesting was Miguel Angel Arias, 33, whose wife is Palestinian.  He said he believed the footage being shown inside would be used to justify killing Palestinian civilians.["]  So you can't show Palestinians massacring Israeli civilians because it might inspire someone to kill Palestinian civilians.  Got it.

Elites Manufacture Fake "Hate" Crisis As Pretext For Mass Spying, Blacklists, and Censorship.  The public's hatred of racial, sexual, and religious minorities is so out of control that it imperils our democracy.  At least, that's what influential leaders from Joe Biden and Barack Obama to former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and California Governor Gavin Newsom want us to believe.  Last week Newsom announced a state initiative for citizens to report disfavored speech (non-criminal "hate incidents") they see online: [...] In a statement, Newsom's office said the legislation was "in direct response to the rise in reported hate crimes in California, which in recent years, reached their highest levels since 2001 — jumping almost 33% from 2020 to 2021."  Indeed, criminal complaints of hate crimes rose significantly, not just 33% between 2020 and 2021 but also 80% from 2012 to 2021, according to California state data.  But convictions of hate crimes have been flat.  In 2012 there were 107 hate crime convictions in California.  In 2021, there were 109, according to the same data.  It's possible that hate crimes really did rise by 80%, and juries decided not to give prosecutors convictions.

The Hate Industry.  In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, when establishment politicians started to make common use of the term "homeland," they told us the most dangerous threat to Americans was foreign terrorists.  But today, we are instructed to fear the enemy within.  A new iconic date, January 6, 2021, is inscribed on our collective consciousness.  From coast to coast, Americans are being herded into two camps.  There are the "white supremacists," those bad people who purportedly hate good people.  And then there is everyone else, good people who are encouraged to hate the bad people.  The common thread, to state the obvious, is hate.

Pro-Transgender Activists Seek to Hide School Shooter's Manifesto.  Pro-transgender groups want to conceal the manifesto of transgender school shooter Audrey Hale from public scrutiny.  Hale killed three children and three adults after leaving a still-hidden manifesto explaining her motives, according to Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake.  [Tweet]  While Republicans such as Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) are calling for the manifesto to be released, several LGBT organizations are calling for the manifesto to remain hidden from the public.

Juvenile bomb-threat caller never posed credible danger to HBCUs, but FBI refused to say so until after midterms.  The recently announced results of the FBI's investigation into bomb threats made in February targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities effectively debunk the narrative that these threats were made by a malicious group of white supremacists.  On November 14 — six days after the midterm elections — USA Today reported a senior FBI official said the "bulk of the threats leveled against historically Black colleges earlier this year are believed to be linked to a single juvenile who has been prosecuted as a minor by state authorities."  The agency's admission raised more questions than it answered.  What the feds have not said is:
  •   The race of the suspect
  •   The motive of the suspect
  •   When the suspect was charged
  •   What state was the suspect charged in
  •   Why the agency did not charge the suspect as an adult after terrorizing HBCUs
And perhaps most importantly:  Why didn't the agency share the results of the investigation far sooner than a few days after the midterm elections — and after multiple requests from Congressional Republicans and Democrats?

Hate crimes in US skyrocketed 46% in 2021.  The level of hate crimes in the U.S. shot up in 2021 across a dozen of the nation's biggest cities, and Asian Americans were among those being targeted most often amid the coronavirus pandemic as crimes against them skyrocketed 339 percent.  Data from metropolitan police departments in 14 cities found hate crimes were up by 46 percent in 2021 from 2020.  The disturbing findings come from data that has been collected as part of an as yet unpublished study by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University.

Christianity: The #1 Recipient of Hate Crimes.  Hate crimes against Christianity and its followers in Europe — formerly and for centuries the guardian and disseminator of Christ's teachings — are at an all-time high.  According to a recent report, at least a quarter of all hate crimes registered in Europe in 2020 were anti-Christian in nature — representing a 70-percent increase in comparison to 2019.  Christianity is, furthermore, the religion most targeted in hate crimes, with Judaism at a close second.  Worse, the true number of hate crimes against Christians is likely even higher. [...][ Indeed, whereas 980 hate crimes were anti-Christian in nature, 850 were anti-Semitic and only 254 anti-Islamic.  But as the report explained, the true numbers are probably significantly higher — for whereas the majority of racial, anti-Islamic, or anti-homosexual attacks are reported as such, a great number of anti-Christian attacks are not.  Even so and despite this discrepancy, attacks on Christians are still greater than against any other religious group.

Why we should scrap hate-crime laws.  The Law Commission has published a 550-page report detailing its recommendations on reforming hate-crime laws.  Among a raft of proposals, it recommends expanding the category of hate crime to include prejudice against disabled and LGBT+ people — although not, controversially, prejudice against women.  With so many competing to have their identities legally recognised and protected against 'hate', it is hard to please everyone.  So it is unsurprising that reactions to the report have been mixed.  Stonewall, for instance, has celebrated the proposals to include 'asexual' in the definition of sexual orientation, and to expand 'transgender identity' to 'transgender or gender-diverse identity' — which includes 'people who are transgender or transsexual men or women', 'gender diverse', 'non-binary', or 'who otherwise do not conform with male or female gender expectations'. Stonewall claimed that this would be 'a huge leap forward for the safety of LGBTQ+ people'.

Exposing the Left's Border Scam Is Now a 'Hate Crime'.  Like Prohibition-era bootleggers unloading barrels of whiskey in broad daylight, the anti-borders Left has been flouting the law in public for decades as it enables a vast and profitable human trafficking operation through south Texas.  In today's gaslit, no-accountability culture, the problem isn't finding the crime, but in naming the perpetrators and exposing their motives.  Financial gain is obviously a big incentive in the immigration scam against America.  Numerous beneficiaries include the cartels that traffic the people, "charities" that get a piece of the action for moving the human cargo throughout the country, and stateside businesses that reap the benefit of cheap foreign labor.  These parties seem largely indifferent to being called out for their roles in the scam.  It comes from a confidence in knowing that, regardless of who knows what, the operation will roll on without so much as a speed bump.

NYC hate crimes skyrocketed by 139 percent this year:  NYPD data.  Hate crime in the city is way up, skyrocketing by 139 percent this year, NYPD data show.  Cops say they've investigated 320 reports of possible bias attacks through June 27, up from 134 incidents during the same period in 2020.  Offenses against Asians surged by 400 percent, to 105 reported cases this year from 21 last year.  Anti-Semitic assaults went up 69 percent, to 113 incidents this year from 67 last year.  The NYPD reported 28 attacks on Blacks this year, nearly double last year's 15.  There were also 11 hate crimes against whites, an increase from four in 2020; five incidents involving Muslims, up from two last year; and four offenses against Hispanics after none last year, the data shows.

The Editor says...
The article above lays out the demographic percentages of the hate crime victims in one city in one year.  What the article doesn't include are the demographic percentages of the perpetrators.

'White Supremacy' Doesn't Explain Minorities Attacking Asian Americans.  [A]ccording to Voice of America News:  "In New York City, where anti-Asian hate crime soared nearly nine-fold in 2020 over the year before, only two of the 20 people arrested last year in connection with these attacks were white, according to New York Police Department data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.  Eleven were African Americans, six were white Hispanics, and one was a Black Hispanic."  Not exactly your typical Trump voters.  "'I thought it was jarring,' said Brian Levin, executive director of the center, noting that the finding runs counter to assumptions made by many that perpetrators of anti-Asian hate are mostly angry white men who blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic."  But not to worry.  Professor Jennifer Ho of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers a ready explanation for black hate crimes against Asian Americans:  "white superiority."

Hate Crimes Against Catholics Are Multiplying.  If you've been trapped in an airport, incarcerated abroad, or in some other way been forced to watch CNN over the past few years you may have heard that America is suffering from a surge of "hate crimes."  A lot of these hate crimes are fake:  Nooses that turn out to be garage pulls, bleach attacks that were staged, graffiti that turned out to have been left by the supposed "victim" herself.  But there are real hate crimes that take place in America, and the best way to tell they're real is that the press isn't talking about them — or isn't talking about them honestly.  But while few may know it, over just the past six weeks America has seen a vicious spate of hate crimes targeting Catholics in the United States. [...] All told, in the past year there have been at least 67 anti-Catholic attacks nationwide.

Hate Crimes are White Boogeyman Chum.  Annually, 85 [to] 90 percent of murders and non-fatal acts of violence are committed by those in the 18- to 64-year-old age bracket (based on known information about the offenders).  With hate crimes, the FBI categorizes known offenders in two groups:  18 and over and those under 18.  Let's apply the 18- to 64-year-old figure to hate crimes.  According to the U.S. Census, there are 170 million whites age 18 [to] 64 and 25 million blacks.  That's nearly 7 times more whites than blacks in 18 [to] 64 bracket.  Per the FBI's most recent hate crime data, from 2019, Asians are approximately 2 times more likely to be the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by a black than a white.  How did I conclude this?  Ninety-five whites committed a hate crime against Asians, and blacks committed 30; 95 divided by 30 is 3.2, and 7 divided by 3.2 is slightly more than 2.  One out of every approximate 833,000 blacks committed an anti-Asian hate crime (25 million divided by 30); one out of every 1.79 million whites committed the same (170 million divided by 95).

Hate crime charges for Jewish man accused of graffiti, burglary spree at Brooklyn synagogues.  A Jewish Brooklyn man faces hate crime charges for allegedly scrawling messages on four synagogues, and burglarizing one of them, during an hour-long crime spree.  Emil Benjamin, 39, was charged Thursday [12/31/2020] with burglary and criminal mischief as a hate crime in connection with the early Saturday spree.

George Soros-backed DA Charges Couple with 'Hate Crime' for Painting Over 'Black Lives Matter'.  Contra Costa County, California, District Attorney Diana Becton, who was backed by left-wing billionaire George Soros in 2018, has charged a couple with a "hate crime" for painting over a "Black Lives Matter" mural on the road.  In a press release Tuesday afternoon, Becton's office announced that Martinez, California, residents Nichole Anderson and David Nelson were being charged with three misdemeanors for their actions, including "violation of civil rights."

Opposing Black Lives Matter Now Means Hate Crime Charges.  America is going to a bad totalitarian place at an incredible speed.  ["]A California duo was charged with a hate crime for defacing a newly painted Black Lives Matter mural outside of a courthouse, officials announced Tuesday.["]  Painting over a political message you oppose is not a hate crime.  Authorities who support that message using hate crime regulations to suppress protests are blatantly using the law to enforce their political affiliation. [...] This might at most be vandalism.  It's not a hate crime.  There's no expression of hatred or hostility for black people.  There is a rejection of Black Lives Matter, a political movement.  Conflating the political movement with black people and then treating hostility to BLM as a hate crime makes opposition to a political movement into a crime.  Treating it as one, while members of the racist Black Lives Matter movement tear down statues and terrorize people, is enlisting local authorities in that same campaign of political terror, punishing people for the political content of the vandalism, rather than for the act itself.

California duo charged with hate crime for defacing Black Lives Matter mural.  A California duo was charged with a hate crime for defacing a newly painted Black Lives Matter mural outside of a courthouse, officials announced Tuesday [7/7/2020].  Nichole Anderson, 42, was filmed using a roller to cover part of the yellow letters with black paint on Saturday as her cohort, 53-year-old David Nelson, stood guard near the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez, the Contra Costa District Attorney's said.  As Anderson painted within the lines, allowing the letters "B" and "L" to remain visible, Nelson told onlookers:  "we're sick of this narrative."  "The narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism," Nelson declared.  "It's a lie."  "I said no one wants Black Lives Matter here!" he added.  "That's what I said.  All Lives Matter, you punk."  The temporary mural, which a Martinez resident received a permit for, was completed the same day the alleged vandals struck, authorities said.

The Editor says...
The whole premise of "black lives matter" is that black lives matter more than any others.  That's racism.  And now we see that any attempt to combat this racism will be met with hate crime prosecution.  This is what lawyers are for.  This is why we have trial by jury available to all criminal defendants.

Georgia Democratic Rep To Introduce Bill Classifying Attacks On Trump Supporters As A Hate Crime.  Democratic Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones plans to introduce legislation classifying attacks against President Donald Trump's supporters as hate crimes.  "I've watched countless videos of Trump supporters getting attacked in the streets simply due to their support of @realDonaldTrump," Jones tweeted Tuesday.  "Let's call this what this is: a hate crime.  And as we return to the legislature next week, I'll be introducing legislation that'll make it such."

Prosecute actions, not thoughtcrimes.  In George Orwell's frightening novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, thoughtcrimes Are a person's thoughts that contradict or generally do not agree with the approved ideology.  The ability to assess a person's thoughts and mete out punishment for thoughts and not actions obviously poses, in most instances, an impossible task.  In 1998, a black man, James Byrd, was beaten by white men and then dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in Texas.  This event was used extensively in emotionally charged television ads in the year 2000 presidential campaign by the Democrats to allege that George W. Bush was a racist because he was governor at the time and did not support hate (thought) crime legislation.  In true Texas fashion, the two main actors in this murder were quickly tried and executed for their actions.  Since they were executed, the rationale, thoughts, or reasoning for their murdering Mr. Byrd were inconsequential, as is appropriate.  They were executed for what they did, not what they thought.  There would be no point in executing them twice, once for murder and again for a hate (thought) crime.  Dead is dead.

How The Southern Poverty Law Center Started Inventing 'Hate Groups'.  On March 14, 2019 the Southern Poverty Law Center publicly fired its founder and long-time leader Morris Dees on accusations of racial and sexual discrimination, and announced it would bring in outside assistance to investigate the climate of the organization Dees had built and ruled over for almost half a century.  Since its founding, the SPLC had been treated — at least in the mainstream media — as an unquestioned arbiter of what qualifies as racism and hatred.  Being added to the SPLC's "Hate List" was the death-knell for any number of organizations that ran afoul of Dees.

Will a White Supremacist Please Step Forward?  The demand for white supremacists vastly exceeds the supply, which is why we see absurdities like the controversy over military academy students supposedly flashing "white power" signs at the Army-Navy football game.  Now, apparently, the age-old "OK" sign means you are a white nationalist, notwithstanding that there are pictures of pretty much everyone in public life giving the sign, like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and nearly everyone else.

Iowa Man to Serve 17 Year Prison Sentence for Tearing Down, Burning LGBTQ Flag.  An Iowa judge has ordered a man to serve 17 years behind bars after being found guilty of a hate crime involving an LGBTQ pride flag.  Adolpho Martinez was sentenced this week for tearing down and burning the flag back in June, which was hanging at the Ames Church of Christ.  The 30-year-old became the first person in Story County to be convicted of a hate crime targeting a protected group.

The Editor says...
The flag was hanging at the Ames United Church of Christ.  [Source]  The United Church of Christ is not the same as another denomination known as the Church of Christ.  The United Church of Christ is highly political, while the other Church of Christ is not.

Iowa man who burned LGBTQ flag sentenced to 16 years.  An Iowa man who was found guilty of lighting a local church's LGBTQ flag on fire was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison Wednesday.  Adolfo Martinez, 30, was found guilty last month of a hate crime, third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire after admitting to police in June that he stole a pride banner hanging outside the Ames United Church of Christ and set it on fire using lighter fluid about two blocks away outside the Dangerous Curves Gentleman's Club, The Des Moines Register reported.  Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said in June that the hate crime charge was added because Mr. Martinez targeted the church's property because of "what it represents as far as sexual orientation."

A $250,000 thought crime:
City bans calling someone an 'illegal alien' out of hate.  It's now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an "illegal alien" when motivated by hate.  The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall's Commission on Human Rights.  "'Alien' — used in many laws to refer to a 'noncitizen' person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as 'other,'" reads one passage of the memo.  "The use of certain language, including 'illegal alien' and 'illegals,' with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination."

New York City Bans Saying 'Illegal Alien' in a 'Hateful' Way.  There's a lot of awful and disturbing things people can and do say on the streets of New York City every single day — and nobody bats an eyelash.  But now, there's a tough, new, eyebrow-raising law on the books.  And it makes calling someone an "illegal alien" in a "hateful" way — well, illegal.  Insist on saying it anyway because you believe in free speech?  You could be charged a fine as high as $250,000.

Grievously Injured Rand Paul Gets a Second Chance at Justice.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the ridiculously lenient sentence received by Rene Boucher for assaulting Senator Rand Paul, a sentence that fell well below the sentencing range of 21 to 27 months in jail that he should have received.  Boucher was sentenced by Clinton-appointed judge, Marianne Battani, to one month in jail and a $10,000 fine for what was almost surely a hate-inspired crime.  He got less than 5% of what is recommended as the bare minimum sentence when all factors were taken into account.

Looks like he's from somewhere outside of Normal
Student charged with hate crime for leaving noose in dorm elevator.  A 19-year-old University of Illinois student has been charged with a hate crime for leaving a noose in a residence hall elevator.  Math student Andrew Smith tied the noose with rope he found on the Urbana-Champaign campus, prosecutors said at his arraignment. [...] Smith, of Normal, was arrested Monday [9/2/2019]and charged the next day with felony hate crime and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Britain's real hate crime scandal.  [Scroll down]  The unhinged subjectivity of the hate-crime definition becomes even clearer on the issue of what is called 'secondary victimisation'.  This is when a victim of an alleged hate crime feels that the police are not being sensitive enough and thus compound the 'hate' he or she has experienced.  The police guidance says 'secondary victimisation is based on victim perception, rather than what actually happens.  It is immaterial whether it is reasonable or not for the victim to feel that way'.  Again, this sanctification of perception over 'what actually happens' has trickled down into hate-crime policies of local constabularies.

Nadler at Hearing on 'Rise of White Nationalism Under Trump' Cites Obama Era Hate Crimes.  Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) used a report in his opening remarks on Tuesday [4/9/2019] at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the Donald Trump era that highlighted crimes that took place from 2008 to 2016 — when Barack Obama was president.  "Today, the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing that I wish we did not have to conduct, but which is sadly necessary, to examine an urgent crisis in our country," Nadler, chairman of the committee, said in his opening remarks.  "We will consider issues relating to hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism."

Michigan's Big Brother Attorney General Will Crack Down Hard on Free Speech.  "Know this: we are watching."  Who makes this kind of threat?  Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious SS general and chief of the Gestapo?  KGB head Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov?  Big Brother?  They all talked that way.  Last Friday, it was Michigan Department of Civil Rights director Agustin Arbulu's turn to say it.  He and Dana Nessel, the new state attorney general, announced plans "to increase the documentation and prosecution of hate crimes and incidents" in the state.  Not just hate crimes.  Hate incidentsWhat's a hate incident? you may ask.  The MDCR press release says, "Hate and bias incidents are those instances where an action does not rise to the level of a crime or a civil infraction."

Indiana governor says passing hate crime law 'long overdue'.  The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who quickly called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws.

Public university hides results of hate-crime investigation, including suspects' race.  A public university in Maryland is refusing to provide any information about two students investigated for allegedly harassing and assaulting Jewish fraternity members, claiming it would violate federal law.  The fraternity itself refuses to say anything about the alleged assailants, suggesting that they do not fit the stereotype of white nationalists or neo-Nazis.  In contrast to the University of Maryland's reaction to the murder of a black student — including the creation of a "rapid-response team" to respond to bias reports — Towson University is eager to downplay the Alpha Epsilon Pi incident as isolated.

Man guilty of hate crime for filming pug's 'Nazi salutes'.  A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been convicted of committing a hate crime.  Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as "gas the Jews" and "Sieg Heil" by raising its paw.  But police were alerted and he was arrested for allegedly committing a hate crime.  The original clip had been viewed more than three million times on YouTube.

Judge Releases 19-Year-Old Charged in Facebook Video Torture of Disabled Chicago Teen.  The first of four Chicago suspects accused of beating and torturing a disabled teenager and broadcasting the attack on Facebook has pleaded guilty, but a judge let her off without prison time, a report says.  Brittany Covington, 19, pleaded guilty to a hate crime in court on Friday [12/8/2017], according to the Chicago Tribune.

UK Lets Muslims Decide If It's a Hate Crime.  Instead of having to determine the perpetrator's motive, the "victim" will be allowed to decide if a hate crime occured.  Or any random third party.  Based on the supposed motive of the perpetrator.  This isn't how criminal justice in any society that believes in basic standards of jurisprudence works.  But while the left gives violent criminals a pass, in some areas it rigs the system so tightly that it's effectively a police state with no possibility of innocence for the accused.

Please note:  The Republican Party currently enjoys a majority in the Senate.
Senate Resolution Condemns White Supremacists, Not 'Anti-Fascists'.  A bipartisan joint resolution being introduced in the Senate condemns "white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups" for their role in the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month, but does not mention so called anti-fascist groups.  The joint resolution, signed by Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, calls on the Trump administration to deploy all available resources to "improve data collection on hate crimes and to work in a coordinated way to address the growing prevalence of hate groups."

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Stray Piece of Plastic Wrap Investigated as Hate Crime.  Libs are getting desperate in their search for racism against someone other than whites: [...] Now even stray pieces of rubbish count as racist if they have knots in them, on the grounds that nooses have knots, and as we all know, only black people were ever hanged.

Court Rules LGBTQ People Not Covered by West Virginia Hate Crime Law.  West Virginia law makes it a felony to injure or intimidate someone because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation or sex.  Sexual orientation and gender identity are not listed as protected classes.

10 Things Trump Could Do to Drive the Left (Even More) Crazy:  Campus SJW Edition.  [#10]  Call for a repeal of "hate crimes" laws.  These laws represent totalitarian efforts to police thought, he should say.  A murder is no less a murder and assault is no less an assault if it is done for reasons other than what we deign to call "hate."  And who determines what "hate" is, anyway?  If Congress will not repeal these laws, insist that they begin to include terms like "redneck," "hick," and "hillbilly" to the list of hate-speech terms and those who are subjected to those epithets among the protected classes.

The hateful idea of hate crime.  Three men were indicted this month in Washington for the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old transgendered woman, the robbing of a second transgendered woman and the assault on a third.  A "hate crime" charge was added to the charges of conspiracy, robbery and first-degree murder, which could mean that the defendants, if convicted, could serve sentences half again as long as for "mere" murder.  This raises an important constitutional issue that has been ignored with respect to the feel-good concept of hate-crime laws.  Are some Americans more equal than others?

How the Southern Poverty Law Center Faked an Islamophobia Crisis.  [Scroll down]  But the bad news, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, is that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. [...] The SPLC decided to count 45 chapters of Act for America as separate groups.  How do you get a sudden rise from 34 to 101 hate groups?  It helps to suddenly add 45 chapters of one group.  Act for America isn't a hate group.  It's also just as obviously not 45 groups.  And it didn't come into existence last year.  Act for America was only listed as one group in the 2015 list.  It shot up to 45 now.  The SPLC this year listed the Los Angeles chapter of Act for America as a separate group.  But the chapter has been around for quite a few years.  Furthermore Act for America boasts not 45, but 1,000 chapters across the country.  Why list just 45 of them?  Look at it from the SPLC's perspective.  Next year, it can add 200 chapters and claim that anti-Muslim hate groups once again tripled.  And then it can do the same thing again the year after that.

The Hate Group That Tracks Down 'Hate Groups'.  SPLC contends that from 2000 to 2012, the number of hate groups in the U.S. increased by 67% — a surge allegedly "fueled by anger and fear over the nation's ailing economy, an influx of non-white immigrants, and the diminishing white majority, as symbolized by the election of the nation's first African-American president" (Barack Obama).  And America's racists, by SPLC's calculus, are almost all conservatives — as evidenced by the caption featured in the "Hatewatch" section of SPLC's website:  "Hatewatch monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right."  The radical left gets no mention at all.  SPLC's "hate group" counts have been shown to be devoid of legitimacy a number of times.  Laird Wilcox — a researcher specializing in the study of political fringe movements — reports that many SPLC-designated "hate groups" are untraceable, due either to their inactivity or nonexistence.

Democratic senators blame Trump for rise in hate crimes during hearing.  There was a recurring accusation from Democrats during Tuesday's [5/2/2017] Senate Judiciary Committee hearing:  President Trump is to blame for a rise in hate crimes.  "It's no accident that there is a rise in hate crimes because we're in an environment where the president targets Muslims with his language," said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii during a hearing on hate crimes, referring to Trump's travel ban.  Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., also attempted to correlate having Steve Bannon in the White House as chief strategist to the rise in hate crimes.

The NY Times Again Pushes Phony Trend of Hate Crimes in Trump's America.  The New York Times is rather desperately still trying to make the idea of a recent, election-related surge in hate crimes stick, even after so many infamous "hate crimes" have been exposed as hoaxes in the Trump era.  The latest, from reporter Audra D.S. Burch, made the front of the National section of Monday's [5/1/2017] Times, [...]

Chicago torture video represents two distinct kinds of hate crimes - and that means double trouble for the accused.  The perpetrators are heard on the tape yelling obscenities about white people and Donald Trump.  The victim is ordered to say, "I love black people."  How does any of that make sense?  Perhaps it is born of ignorance.  But I suspect these individuals are somehow missing the essential faculties that elevate humans above all other species:  compassion and the ability to distinguish right from wrong.  The capacity to reason and feel. [...] The star witness will be the videotape.  It speaks for itself.  The suspects are caught in all their malignity.  The victim is seen in all his misery.  The prosecution can rest its case without much more.

Federal Hate Crime Law Used For Transgender Violence For The First Time.  The US Justice Department has used a federal hate crimes law for the first time to bring criminal charges against someone for targeting a victim on the basis of gender identity, according to documents unsealed on Wednesday [12/21/2016] by a federal court in Mississippi.  Joshua Brandon Vallum pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.  Hate Crimes Prevention Act by killing Mercedes Williamson in 2015 because she was transgender.  Court records show he was charged Dec. 14.

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2015 FBI data:  Jews were nearly 3X more likely than blacks, 1.5X more likely than Muslims to be a hate crime victim.  Members of which of these groups were most likely to be a victim of a hate crime in 2015:  Muslims, Blacks or Jews?  Based on media coverage, you would have to say Muslims or Blacks.  According to a Google news search for the term "hate crimes" along with the name of each of those three groups, there are 164,000 results for "hate crimes" + black, 134,000 results for "hate crimes" + Muslims and only 36,400 results for "hate crimes" + Jews.  Based on news reports, you would think that blacks were 4.5 times more likely than Jews to be the victim of a hate crime and that Muslims were almost 4 times more than likely than Jews to be a hate crime victim.  And yet recently released hate crime data from the FBI for 2015 reveal that there were 1,745 African-American victims of hate crimes last year, 664 Jewish victims of anti-religious hate crimes and 257 Muslim hate crime victims.

America's real hate-crime epidemic is killing cops.  For all the hysteria on the left about a supposed outbreak of hate-filled violence in the wake of Donald Trump's election, a truly deadly series of hate crimes has prompted precious little outrage.  One police officer was murdered and three others wounded Sunday in four separate ambush attacks in three different US cities.  These weren't violent confrontations that spun out of control:  All but one were shot while sitting in their patrol cars.  The other was gunned down and killed in an ambush outside police headquarters.  As William McManus, chief of police in San Antonio — where Detective Benjamin Marconi, a father of three, was killed in cold blood — said:  "The uniform was targeted."

New York Attorney General Joins Sharpton Lieutenant to Launch Anti-Hate Program.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the National Action Network's Kirsten Foy joined together with civil rights leaders to kick off an effort to counter hate crimes in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's victory last week.  The attorney general announced he had issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies and district attorney's offices statewide that identifies hate crimes statutes and emphasizes the need for law enforcement to properly identify incidents as possible hate crimes right away.  The NYPD has seen a 31 percent increase in hate crimes in the past year — during Trump's incendiary anti-immigration campaign — particularly against Muslims and Jews, according to Schneiderman.

NY bill would make assaulting a cop a hate crime.  Violence against police officers prompted a New York state lawmaker to draft a bill that would make it a hate crime to assault a police officer anywhere in New York.  It comes after recent murders of cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge.  Those who support it say the measure is needed to further deter people from attacking men and women in blue.

Who's Burning Black Churches?  Oh.  Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area — including several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Missouri.  The Atlantic magazine, invoking the "long history of terrorism against black churches in America," lamented that the crime spree had been "slow to get the same attention" in the local and national media as another string of church arsons that occurred earlier this summer.  Reminder:  Several of those hyped hate crimes against "black churches" had been committed by black suspects; a significant number of the "black churches" were, in fact, white churches; and the complex motives behind the crimes included mental illness, vandalism and concealment of theft.

Louisiana Passes 'Blue Lives Matter' Law To Make Attacking Cops A Hate Crime.  Louisiana enacted a new law Thursday [5/26/2016] to make it a hate crime to attack police officers.  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the "Blue Lives Matter" bill Thursday afternoon, adding police to the list of protected categories under hate crime law such as race and religion.  Louisiana law adds an additional five years in prison and $5,000 in fines for an offense against one of the listed groups, which now includes cops, firefighters, and EMS personnel.  "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana," Edwards said.

Louisiana Makes it a "Hate Crime" to Target Police Officers!  State Rep. Lance Harris introduced the bill after Darren Goforth, a Texas sheriff's deputy who was in uniform, was killed in 2015, while getting gas for his patrol vehicle.  "It looked like it was strictly done because someone didn't like police officers, like a hate crime," Harris told CNN.  "In the news, you see a lot of people terrorizing and threatening police officers on social media just due to the fact that they are policemen," he added.  "Now, this protects police and first responders under the hate-crime law."  A similar bill was introduced at the federal level in March.

Blue Lives Matter bill makes targeting police a hate crime in Louisiana.  Thursday [5/26/2016] the Democratic Governor of Lousiana, John Bel Edwards, signed a bill making it a hate crime to target police officers or other first responders.  The bill is known as blue lives matter, a take off on the Black Lives Matter movement that has been critical of police in the past year.

Louisiana governor signs 'Blue Lives Matter' bill.  Louisiana's governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday afternoon [5/26/2016] that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders.  Called the "Blue Lives Matter" bill, the measure expands the state's hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency medical services personnel.  "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana," Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement.  He added that he has "great respect" for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take.

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Criminal justice is supposed to be administered without regard to the class or status of the parties involved.  For example, one does not (ostensibly) receive a lighter sentence for a violent crime if one is caucasian.  Hate crimes introduce variable punishment based on the perpetrator's thoughts.  That idea is bad enough, but this proposed new law features increased punishment based on the status of the victim, regardless of the perpetrators thoughts or intentions.  It puts cops, firemen and paramedics into a new category of better-than-first-class citizens.  Once we get accustomed to it, the law will probably be modified to include all government workers.  This proposed law is nothing more or less than a means of putting more people in prison with longer sentences.

Louisiana governor signs 'Blue Lives Matter' bill.  Louisiana's governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday afternoon that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders.  Called the "Blue Lives Matter" bill, the measure expands the state's hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency medical services personnel.  "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana," Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement.  He added that he has "great respect" for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take.

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Hate crime laws will always exhibit "mission creep" — incrementally expanding in one direction only, to include various new features that would never have been approved at the outset.

Killing law enforcement would be a hate crime under new bill.  Attacking or killing cops and other first responders would be a hate crime under a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday [5/9/2017].  The Community Heroes Protection Act would make cops, firefighter and EMTs among those to be included in the state's hate crimes laws which bump violent crimes up a level and impose harsher penalties.  The legislation, sponsored by retired Upstate undersheriff, Republican Sen. Fred Akshar, was spurred in part by the death of 135 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the United States last year.  That's the highest number since 2011 and 21 of those resulted from ambush killings, the highest number in two decades.

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Awwww....  Community Heroes!  How could anyone vote against Community Heroes?

How to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime 'Epidemic'.  Step one:  Find an expert with an impressive-sounding academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda.  Meet Brian Levin.  He's the one-man band behind something called the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. [...] Levin's "methods" of "analysis"?  Stringing together "apparent hate crimes reported in the media and by civil rights groups across the United States."  Most prominent among his sources:  the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose jihad-apologizing frontman Ibrahim Hooper was quoted by both NBC and The New York Times backing Levin's "research" (which were, of course, based on several of CAIR's grievance-grifting claims).  Cozy, huh?  "We're seeing so many of these things happening that it's unbelievable," Hooper told the [New York] Times.  Indeed, it is.

Washington University Cancels Classes Over Hate Speech.  The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.

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Let's see some documentation of these threats before taking any action.

Piece of String Creates Hate Crime Panic.  When the black studies student saw a piece of string in a tree, she did what any self-respecting black studies student would do:  shriek racism.  The string looked like rope.  And rope means lynching.  And that meant within a few minutes of this Tuesday night discovery on the campus of the University of Delaware, the entire university community from the acting president on down was in a full hate-crime panic.

Dylann Roof indicted on federal hate crime charges in Charleston church shooting.  While neither federal nor state prosecutors have decided whether to pursue the ultimate punishment, Wednesday's [7/22/2015] indictment hinted at federal prosecutors' intentions to seek the death penalty.  Citing U.S. laws on the death penalty, it stated that Roof intentionally targeted vulnerable people and meant to kill "more than one person in a single criminal episode."

Charleston authorities, ignorant of motive, proclaim church shooting a 'hate crime'.  The shooting deaths of 9 people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC is a horrific crime, one for which the perpetrator deserves the death penalty.  But the crime features a depressingly familiar scenario:  a ready-made motive for the killings before anyone knows anything about the genesis of the crime, or the murderer's state of mind. [...] And, in this case, the killings are called a "hate crime" despite no one having talked to the murderer or heard anything he said that would remotely connect this barbarity with "hate."  The problem with this is that it creates unnecessary tensions — tensions to be exploited by politicians and racialists.

Sharpton Logic: We Must Lower Legal Threshold For Federal Hate Crime Charges.  Federal law defines hate crime as a crime carried out because of "race".  Sharpton wants to remove the hurdle of "racial intent"; in essence changing the definition so that any crime committed by a non-black, against a black person, can be considered a federal crime.  Think about that for a moment.

Can a Liberal Commit a Hate Crime?  So far, the news media have been more cautious than might have been expected about labeling the murders an anti-Islamic hate crime.  They have publicized the fact that [Craig] Hicks is an aggressive atheist; the main theme of his Facebook page is a contempt for religion.  There is little, however, that is specifically anti-Muslim.  The overwhelming majority of his comments on religion, to the extent they identify a specific faith, are anti-Christian.  If his victims had happened to be Christians, would the murders make national news, and would anyone be talking about hate crimes?

Christmas attack on Fresno Muslim center branded 'hate crime' by police chief was done by Muslim former member.  It's odd how police sometimes are very reluctant to use the label "hate crime," but other times rush to use it.  An example of the latter phenomenon took place in Fresno, California.

Crime as Politics.  In the last few days, the local Fresno community was outraged — or at least was reportedly to be so — at the vandalism of a local Islamic cultural center.  The police authorities almost immediately, and without waiting for the full evidence to be collected, declared the minor burglary and damage the apparent dividend of illiberal dark forces.  The chief of police, without compelling evidence, and without explaining why a secular medical building was also trashed in the spree, rushed to hold a press conference. He declared the broken window and moderate trashing of the center's interior, not just a "hate crime," but in fact a "brazen hate crime."

Md. police investigate 'No undocumented Democrats' graffiti as hate crime.  Maryland state police are investigating as a hate crime graffiti that protested illegal immigration on the wall of a former Army Reserve Center that was mulled for use as a shelter for unaccompanied alien children.  "No illeagles [sic] here.  No undocumented Democrats," the graffiti said in capital letters, according to the Carroll County Times.  Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks, said the message likely went up Saturday night or early Sunday [7/13/2014].  He said he considered the message to be a hate crime.  "This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident," he told the paper.

It's Time to Eliminate 'Hate Crimes' From the American Legal System.  [Scroll down]  Is it constitutional to punish someone for what they are thinking at the moment they commit what is obviously a crime?  And the point which perhaps cuts even more to the heart of things would be to ask if any person is deserving of more or less protection under the law based on some demographic difference between themselves and another potential victim.

Hate-Crime Laws and the Expansion of Federal Power.  Forty-five states and the District of Columbia provide additional penalties for crimes that they classify as "hate crimes," over and above what would have been available if the same crime been committed with a different motivation.  In 2009, President Obama signed into law a federal hate-crimes statute that adds a third level of criminalization for violent crimes that occur "because of" the victim's "actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation."  Actual hatred is not required. It is enough that there is a causal connection between the crime and one of these grounds.

The DOJ's Curious Foray into the 'Knockout Game' Fray.  Twenty-seven-year-old Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas, has been charged with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his "knockout game" victim. [...] There is no question that the assault attributed to Barrett was heinous and likely motivated by racial animus, but the Washington Times addresses the other issue that is undoubtedly on the minds of many Americans.  "The 'game' has spawned a fierce debate since many of the reported victims have been white and their assailants have been black, but hate crimes charges have been all but non-existent," the Post [sic] states.

Feds charge white man with hate crime in first 'knockout' prosecution.  The Obama administration filed a federal hate-crimes charge Thursday [12/26/2013] against a man whom authorities accused of using the "knockout game" to target a black man, videotaping it, and then bragging about the assault to strangers.  The charge marks the first time the administration has taken action on a "knockout" case after the game became an Internet and media phenomenon.  It chose a case in which the person accused is white, even though most other cases reported in the news have involved black assailants.

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This event is newsworthy mainly because there have been dozens if not hundreds of similar attacks with black perpetrators and non-black victims, and, insofar as I am aware, none of those resulted in hate crime charges.

The Perils of "Hate" Speech and Crime Revisited.  "Hate" speech, coupled with "hate" crime, are the Gog and Magog of statism and corrupters of genuine justice.  They are the twin harbingers of totalitarianism.  The U.S. is moving haltingly in that direction, as witness the invocation of "hate" speech" in many judicial decisions as reason and objective law are abandoned in favor of positive law.  Britain and Europe are galloping in that direction. [...] Positive law or "progressive" law is practiced by a government which sees itself as an "activist" for social legislation and which enacts laws to advance the "common good."  It is an enemy of natural law.  "Hate" speech and "hate" crime are intrusive legal examples of positive law, imposed to guarantee an individual's or a group's "freedom from" something that might hurt feelings or a tenuous self-respect.

'Knockout Game' Suspect Charged With Hate Crime.  The Brooklyn, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an Orthodox Jew in what appears to be another case of the knockout game is being charged with a hate crime for the alleged attack.  Amrit Marajh, 28, was charged with harassment as a hate crime after he allegedly punched the 24-year-old Orthodox Jewish man Friday morning [11/22/2013].  The unidentified victim believes he was attacked as part of the deadly "knockout" game, where an attacker aims to knock out the victim with a single sucker punch, police said.

Blacks Commit 90 Percent of Interracial Crime.  [Scroll down]  Hispanics are a hate crime victim category in FBI reports but not a perpetrator category.  Hispanic offenders are classified as whites, which inflates the white offense rate and gives the impression that Hispanics commit no hate crimes.

Uncomfortable truth behind Matthew Shepard's death.  Stephen Jimenez didn't set out to be the most dangerous journalist on earth. [...] Jimenez, 60, a Brooklyn native who splits his time between New York and Santa Fe, NM, has seen his work attacked by organizations from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which helped push through a 2009 federal hate-crimes law in the name of Shepard and James Byrd Jr., the black man dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in Texas in 1998.  The New York Times Magazine commissioned, then canceled, a piece from Jimenez in 2004.  (The editor claims it wasn't any good.)  But ABC's "20/20" ran with a story Jimenez produced, which won two major broadcasting awards.

A teaching moment for Barack Obama.  Calling certain acts "hate crimes" is a meaningless sop to public opinion.  All murder is a hate crime, whether in Florida or Oklahoma.  Sometimes, the hate is premeditated hate; sometimes, it's hate only in the moment of the act.  Murder has been a hate crime since Cain slew Abel and Romulus killed Remus, the ultimate expression of hate.  Adding the prefix doesn't make one murder more deadly than another.

Media Almost Totally Ignore Book Claiming Matthew Shepard Murder Wasn't a Hate Crime.  The 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard is considered one of the nation's most notorious hate crimes.  Yet when a new book comes out by a gay author contending that Shepard was not killed because of his sexual orientation, America's media appear disinterested in reporting the new revelations.

"Hate" Laws are Criminal.  The end of freedom of speech began with the invention of "hate crimes" as a means to deter and punish crimes committed against an individual or members of a designated or protected "minority."  Hate crimes had their conspicuous genesis under the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which criminalized actions against individuals because of their race, color, gender, or national origin.  This was the first major step away from treating individuals as individuals, and not as members of groups or tribes, and away from objectively defined crime.

Pro-Illegal Immigrant Group Uses Video Tricks to Lie About Hate Crimes.  A slickly produced video from leftist "racial justice" groups Applied Research Center and their publication Colorlines that was promoted by both Media Matters for America and Moveon as part of the Drop The I-Word campaign uses deceptive editing techniques to order to give viewers a false impression that hate crimes against Hispanics are on the rise.

On Trial at Rutgers: Hate Crime or Thought Crime?  Hate crime laws — which intensify the penalty if a crime was motivated by bigotry against certain groups — have always been problematic.  They amount to thought crime, cracking down on an offender with particular severity not because of his deeds, but because of his opinions.  Yet since when is it the business of the state to sentence individuals to extra punishment because they hold views that are primitive or unfashionable?

'Hate Crimes' and 'Occupy' Protests.  Hate crime legislation, while it sounds lofty in its intent, is diabolical in its potential application.  Who, though, at first mention of the idea, would not support additional criminal sanction against those committing crimes targeted at individuals of minority groups?  It does sound like the right thing to do in cases such as these, right?  However, when the emotional connection toward punishing prejudices subsides, and logical examination of the idea is allowed to formulate, it becomes clear that criminal punishment of "motivational intent" is a dangerous slippery slope.

Hate Crimes.  What most refer to as a "hate crime" is not a separate offense itself, like burglary or murder.  The term "hate crime" refers to a criminal act committed at least partially due to the victim's inclusion in some protected group, such as race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, or gender.  If one is found guilty of committing a hate crime, the punishment is significantly increased beyond the penalty allowed simply for committing the offense.  In 2009, President Obama signed an expansion of existing hate crimes legislation that now provides additional protection for sexual orientation and gender identity, and allows the federal government to prosecute all hate crimes, even those that individual states choose not to charge as a hate crime.

The Statist DictionaryHate Crime.  Any act of violence, intimidation, or criticism against a member of a Statist-designated PC group, such as Muslims, gays, women, Hispanics, or blacks.  Violent crimes against whites, Asians, or Jews, based on their ethnic background, are just crimes.  Maybe.

You Can't Say That!  It's now official:  The truth shall no longer set you free.  In our new era of political correctness, the truth is more liable to get you penalized, demonized, or fired.  Last week, a female juror in a high-profile American mafia murder trial found this out the hard way.  When asked on a court questionnaire, "Name three people you least admire," this potential juror answered, "African-Americans, Hispanics, and Haitians."  Her answer enraged a federal court judge in New York, who promptly sentenced her to indefinite jury duty, for her "racist" answer.  This woman was penalized for being truthful.

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Here in Dallas County, when potential jurors arrive at the courthouse, they are shown a short propaganda movie in which the claim is made that jury duty is a great honor and privilege that we all enjoy in our free society.  On the contrary, the actions of the judge (in the article immediately above) prove that jury duty is distasteful enough to be used as punishment.

The Long Arm of Hate Crime Law Grows Longer.  Think you know what a hate crime is?  Think again.  According to a June 22 report in the New York Times, if someone defrauds elderly people in Queens, N.Y., he may very well be brought up on hate crime charges in addition to fraud charges simply because he committed his crimes under the belief that old folks are easy marks.  Furthermore, this novel use of hate crime law has proved so successful in obtaining stiffer sentences for convicted criminals that it is likely to be adopted across the state of New York, and from there, no doubt, to other states with similarly flexible hate crime statutes.

Obama's Wonderland Is No Fairy Tale.  [Scroll down]  When questioned by senators about the massive expansion in hate crimes enforcement, Attorney General Holder responded that hate crimes legislation "would not necessarily cover" instances where whites, Christians, or military members were assaulted.  Preferential treatment for blacks at the expense of whites and Asians was part of Obama's tenure during his time as senator.  Double standards and obvious favoritism now reign supreme.  Most egregious is Holder's dismissal of the case where New Black Panther Party members intimidated white voters.

Did someone mention preferential treatment of the Black Panthers?

The hate-crime wave that's not.  What's the biggest crime problem facing Massachusetts today?  After the gut-wrenching story of a 14-year-old gunned down in Dorchester, you might say it's street violence.  Given that we've had three speakers of the House indicted in a row, a state senator due to be sentenced in September and a city councilor awaiting trial on bribery charges, perhaps you think it's public corruption.  But if you're Barack Obama's top prosecutor in Massachusetts, you know the answer:  hate crimes.

Constitutionally Dangerous.  [Scroll down]  The newly minted "hate crime" law likewise federalizes offenses based on absurdly attenuated links to interstate commerce.  If a misogynist uses a knife manufactured in another state to rape a woman, that's enough to make it a federal crime.

When It Comes To Hate-Speech And Violence, Liberals Rule.  For some strange reason liberals are identifying all contrary opinions as hateful regardless of the words actually used. ... When it comes to hate speech and violence, liberals rule the roost but are the quickest to accuse conservatives of their own anarchic tactics.

Hating Hate Crimes.  Suppose a middle-aged white man gets beaten to a pulp in a mugging.  His assailant will be charged with the crime, nothing else.  If the same crime is committed against a member of the special victim class, the crime becomes worse — a "hate crime."  He'll have a federal case.  So, in effect, the justice meted out depends on the victim's status — not on the severity of the crime.  This violates major swaths of the Constitution.  It certainly twists the 14th Amendment's "equal protection" clause beyond recognition.

'Hate' hysteria:  Why 'anti-bias' laws are foolish.  The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which President Obama plans to sign soon, is named after two men who were murdered in 1998.  Shepard, a gay college student, was beaten to death in Wyoming.  Byrd, a black hitchhiker, was dragged to death behind a pickup truck in Texas.  Bigotry seemed to play a role in both crimes.  Here is something else Matthew Shepard and James Byrd have in common:  Their killers were arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison or death — all without the benefit of hate-crime laws, state or federal.

12 Policies that Undermine Civil Society.  [#5]  Hate Crimes Expansion.  The FY 2010 Defense Authorization bill recently signed into law by President Obama included language that expands the definition of a federal hate crime to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."  It creates a new protected class of victims based on their sexual preferences.  Among many concerns about this provision is that it could be used to prosecute religious groups or individuals based on their beliefs or speech.

Secondhand Hate:  Another step downhill for modern liberalism.  The left, which invented first "hate speech" (opinions they didn't like) and then "hate crimes" (crimes judged less on the criminal's actions than on what he was presumed to be thinking), has now gone on to its epiphany, which is "hate" defined not by your words or deeds but by what other people have decided you really think.  "Hate" is no longer what you do or say, but what a liberal says that you think and projects on to you.

Hate-Crimes Law Named No.1 Anti-Christian Act of 2009.  The new federal hate crimes law has all the potential to be a major attack on religious liberty and freedom of speech, according to top religious liberty attorneys.  The law was chosen the number one anti-Christian act of 2009 by the Christian Anti-Defamation League.

Why Hate Shouldn't Be a Crime:  I am against hate crimes, but I also am against hate crime laws for three reasons.  First, they criminalize thought, not behavior.  Second, they do not protect individuals, but rather select classes of people.  Third, they actually encourage hostility towards one group of people, Christians.  George Orwell once said that sometimes the first duty of a responsible person is to restate the obvious.  Note the obvious:  Hate crime laws criminalize thought, not conduct.

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House Approves Hate-Crimes Measure as Part of Defense Funding.  Legislation to punish hate crimes became a flashpoint on Capitol Hill on Thursday [10/8/2009], as a measure expanding the definition of such crimes was attached to the bill outlining the Defense Department budget and approved by the House over the strong objections of Republicans.

Dems undermine free speech in hate crimes ploy.  What does a hate crimes bill have to do with money for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq?  Nothing, except that the National Defense Authorization Act, which will win final passage in Congress and be sent to the president's desk this week, also contains the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which Democrats placed inside the defense measure over Republican objections.

Punish Crime, Not The Thought.  The House has voted to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation.  Aside from violating the Constitution's equal-protection clause, just what does this have to do with national defense?  The House voted 281 to 146 Thursday [10/8/2009] to make it a crime to attack homosexuals and others.  The measure was attached to a must-pass $680 billion defense bill.

It's 'Just Plain Wrong' for Democrats to Attach Hate Crimes Measure to Defense Authorization Bill.  GOP congressmen accuse House Democrats of "using" the military and an otherwise bipartisan defense-funding bill as a means to ram through a key piece of legislation on the homosexual activist agenda — expanding the definition of hate crimes to include sexual orientation.  The House voted of 281 to 146 Thursday afternoon [10/8/2009] to make it a federal hate crime to attack homosexuals and others because of sexual orientation.  The legislation also creates a brand new category of hate crime:  attacking U.S. military personnel because they serve in the military.

Obama Signs Defense Policy Bill That Includes 'Hate Crime' Legislation.  President Obama signed into a law a $680 billion defense spending bill on Wednesday [10/28/2009] that includes a controversial measure extending hate-crime protection to gays.

Hate Crimes Laws Encourage Anti-Christian Bigotry.  For almost a decade, Christians in England have been accused of the crime of homophobia for criticizing homosexual practices or advising abstinence from homosexual activity. ... Many Christians, usually Evangelicals, have been interrogated, arrested, and charged with homophobia and hate crimes for daring to criticize homosexuality.  And unfortunately the trend of illiberal laws, which swept over Europe for the last ten years, have breached the great divide and will now blow unrestrained throughout the United States in the guise of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

New hate crimes law is a mistake.  President Barack Obama has signed into law the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. ... Sen. Harry Reid, our brave Democratic majority leader, slipped the hate crimes bill into the defense authorization bill to avoid having to have our senators consider the controversial hate crimes bill on its own.  It's for good reason that our Democratic legislators wanted to hide under a rock while passing this terrible piece of legislation.  It may help them with the far left wing of their party.  But weakening and damaging our country is not something to be proud of.  And that is exactly what this new hate crime law does.

Understanding "Hate Crime" Laws.  Stop thinking [of "hate crime" laws as] "protection" for minorities and gays.  These laws are crafted so that, superficially, they look like one thing, while really being designed as a first step to bring about another goal, that is, giving government bureaucrats the power to determine what qualifies as a First Amendment right.

Utah's "hate crimes" lobby tries again.  The good news is that another "hate crimes" law bit the dust and died.  The bad news is that this was the 10th attempt to pass it in the Utah Senate, which means that its proponents are never going to quit.

Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin.  Dale McAlpine was charged with causing "harassment, alarm or distress" after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of "sins" referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships.  The 42-year-old Baptist, who has preached Christianity in Wokington, Cumbria for years, said he did not mention homosexuality while delivering a sermon from the top of a stepladder, but admitted telling a passing shopper that he believed it went against the word of God.

Hate Crime Over Rap Music?  Declaring that white people "shouldn't be listening to rap music," a 14-year-old Florida boy allegedly assaulted a man Monday night [7/26/2010] in what police say was a racially-motivated attack.  The teenager was arrested after he allegedly struck the 22-year-old victim, who is white, in the face.

Adding "Sexual Orientation" to Hate-crime Statutes.  It's a mistake to get bogged down discussing the details of hate-crime laws because the real problem lies in the laws themselves.  Why?  Because they are an effort at thought control. ... [According to the hate-crime law proponents] all groups deserve equal protection, but some deserve more equal protection than others.  It's also plain that the real goal here is to send a message, one seeking to stigmatize the left's newlyminted sins.  Hate-crime laws aren't at all about eliminating hate; they're about eliminating what leftists happen to hate.  Leftists feel sympathy for minorities and homosexuals, so they get protection, but not for whites and heterosexuals, so they get projection.  This explains the blatant double standards in hate-crime law application.

Media Bias Against Traditional Values:  In most of the West we have hate-speech laws, which don't really stifle hate, just whatever the left happens to hate.  Thus do we find average citizens being criminally punished for expressing traditional opinions.  For example, there was a Canadian man named Mark Harding who was convicted in 1998 of a "hate crime" for distributing pamphlets critical of Islam.  Then, his countryman Hugh Owens was forced to pay damages of 1,500 Canadian dollars after taking out a newspaper advertisement in which he criticized homosexuality and cited Bible passages.  And the thought police intrude even into the Church.  In Sweden, Pastor Ake Green was punished for preaching against homosexuality from the pulpit.  While we don't yet have these types of hate-speech laws in the United States, they may be on the horizon.

'Hate Crime' Laws Threaten Religious Freedom.  All totalitarian countries employ "thought crime" laws that criminalize the conscience.  Now, under "hate crime" laws that include "sexual orientation," even Western nations with long traditions of freedom, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Sweden, are experiencing more and more challenges to basic freedoms.  "Hate crime" laws are a key part of a long-term strategy by homosexual activists to use "sexual orientation"-based policies and laws to suppress dissent, radically redefine marriage and, ultimately, to criminalize Biblical morality.

The Spirit Behind Hate Crimes Laws.  Should pedophiles be placed in a federally protected class to ensure their lifestyle is not maligned by someone having the audacity to say pedophilia is reprehensible or, heaven forbid, even sinful, since such speech could incite a deranged individual or group to ill-treat them?  I believe most people would emphatically say no to such a question while wondering what the inquirer had been smoking.  And the thought of the federal government to even consider such protection to pedophiles does seem ludicrous.  But if you have not noticed the branches of the U.S. government specialize in such absurdities.

Hate Crimes Prevention Act has far-reaching effects.  A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the federal hate crimes" bill pending in the Senate "will do little good and a great deal of harm."  University of San Diego law professor Gail Heriot testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, or S. 909, has special problems of overreach, with implications for federalism and double jeopardy protections.  Those problems, she argued, should prompt even proponents of state hate crimes statutes to question the desirability for a federal statute.

Proposed federal law would be a hate crime against America.  "We're not going to win this case, but that's okay.  Once we get 'hate crime' laws on the books, we're going to go after the Scouts and all the other bigots."  This was a remark made in the gallery by the Clinton White House liaison for "gay" issues during U.S. Supreme Court hearings on the Boy Scouts case in 2000.  She had whispered it to the Rev. Rob Schenck, whom she mistakenly thought was one of those liberal clerics who think God is still making up His mind about sexual morality.

The Folly of Hate-Crime Laws.  First, let us consider the question of which "community" [James] von Brunn was allegedly attempting to devastate.  He rushed the Holocaust museum, which memorializes the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis and their enablers.  There could be no more poignant symbol for the Jewish community.  Yet von Brunn [allegedly] killed not a Jew but an African American — security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns.  So which community was affected by this weird, virtually suicidal act?

RI hate crimes bill unnecessary, says Carcieri.  Rhode Island's governor has vetoed a hate crimes bill that was designed to expand the state's hate crime definition to include "gender identity" and "gender expression."  In his veto message, Governor Don Carcieri (R) contends that "those who struggle with gender confusion deserve our compassion and understanding — not laws that cement them into an identity which denies biological and objective reality."

FBI:  Hate crimes rising in US.  The number of hate crimes in the United States climbed slightly in 2008, while anti-gay or religion-motivated attacks surged markedly, according to new government data Monday [11/23/2009].  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tallied 7,783 crimes in 2008 — up 2 percent from the previous year — that were motivated by a bias against race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

The Hate-Crimes Spike that Isn't.  [Scroll down]  The real headline should be this:  "FBI, in spite of its gigantic budget and zombie army of coddled bureaucrats, has no reliable data on hate-crime trends."  But none of this will stop this story from being cited by every diversity-pimping NGO and taxpayer-fleecing government agency operating as a full-employment program for sociology majors as proof of a "disturbing increase in hate crimes" as they seek to swell their budgets.

Democrats Jumping the Race-Card Shark.  A rather inconvenient fact, however, is that the only reported act of racial violence so far happened on Tuesday [9/15/2009] on a public school bus in St. Louis and the offenders were black, the victim white.  An apparently unprovoked attack on a high school student took place over — get this — a seat on the bus..  The irony is downright nerve-wrenching.  A black student beat the white student to the cheers of his black classmates and the bus driver supposedly did nothing to intervene.  KKK in reverse?  That's a lot more violence than Rosa Parks got over her seat on the bus.  In fact, Rosa Parks wasn't on the receiving end of anything more than arrogant stares.

Hate crimes amendments pass easily.  The Senate on Monday passed four amendments to the Defense Department authorization bill that limit the extension of federal hate crimes laws.  One amendment requires that hate crimes be identified and prosecuted based on "neutral and objective criteria."  Another boosts penalties for attacks on U.S. military service members and their families, while a third authorizes the death penalty for certain crimes that result in death.

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Why would a person be afforded better-than-equal protection under the law, just because his or her spouse is in the Army?

When is a hate crime not a hate crime?  Hate crimes, of course, can only be committed by whites against other racial and ethnic minorities. ... Blacks who commit hate crimes are not racist because, well, it's white racism that's motivating them.  Make sense?  It does to many in a liberal city like Austin.

The Road to Serfdom.  The persecution of these students provides a case study of the two-pronged offensive being carried out today against Western culture.  First there are the jihadists, who call for our destruction.  Then there are the leftist intellectuals and public figures who defend radical Islamists and work to silence those who criticize them by criminalizing speech and condemning free thinkers as racists.

Hate Crimes and Special Victims:  An Un-American Story.  It is human nature to resent groups and individuals deemed more special than others.  Signaling through laws (or media treatment) that one group's suffering is more grievous than another's — or that one person's murder is worse than another's — is also likely to fragment communities, as well as to engender the very animosities such laws are meant to deter.

Hate crimes laws are not necessary.  Of course, hate crimes legislation is poppycock.  All crimes of violence are hate crimes.  Crime is the last segregated business in America.  Most black crime victims are victims of blacks.  White criminals generally pick white victims.  If you are killed by a person of another color, does that make you more dead?

Are hate crimes any worse than others?  If enacted, the law will almost certainly be challenged in court.  The Constitution does not grant the federal government any general police power — prosecuting crime is primarily a state and local responsibility — and it is far from clear that the Supreme Court would go along with a congressional attempt to federalize such a broad swath of criminal law.

"Hate Crimes" Legislation:  A License To Kill The First Amendment.  So, if this legislation is not about stopping "hate crimes" (no law can accomplish that) … and it's not about creating needed laws (where the laws are needed, they already exist) … and it's not about extending the existing laws to protect the broadest possible array of likely victims (Democrats in committee nixed that idea) … what is this "hate crimes" law about?  Primarily, it's about punishing people of traditional faith who dare oppose homosexual behavior.

What Makes A Crime Of Prejudice Worse Than Any Other Crime?  Hate-crime legislation is just laying the groundwork for hate-speech legislation, which, indeed, is already on the books in some states.  This is the step toward totalitarianism.  This is a direct assault on free speech and should be vigorously opposed.

It's the crime that matters — not the motivation.  As the Alberta Hate Bias Crime Committee urges creation of a province-wide team to investigate and prosecute hate crimes, it occurs to me that if somebody hit me in the face with a two-by-four, I'd bleed just as red as a transsexual ethnic minority in a wheelchair.

Holder to Congress:  New hate crime law needed.  [Scroll down]  For more than a decade, Democrats have sought to update the hate crimes law, which already makes it a federal crime to attack someone because of their race, creed or color. ... Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said some of the debate in her state over immigration "has been part of hate and people have been beaten up because they happen to be Hispanic, they happen to be on a street corner where somebody doesn't want them."

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Well, Senator Feinstein, the hate crime law already covers incidents of that sort — and apparently the law does not prevent crime.  California has laws against assault and battery.  Obviously there is more at stake than the Senator is letting on.

Hate Crime Bill Slides through House .  The House voted to pass federal hate crimes legislation yesterday [4/29/2009] that elevates one class of victims of crime for higher federal protections than everyone else based on any one of 30 definitions of sexual orientation including pedophiles, exhibitionists, necrophiliacs and those who choose bestiality as their sexual identity.  While the bill was in committee, Democrats refused amendments to limit the scope of eligible sexual orientations for these claims, including the rejection of a bill specifically crafted to exclude a protected status for pedophiles.  "This bill designates in particular gender identity for federally protected status," said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Republican caucus.  "Without, I might add, any evidence of any hate crimes occurring against individuals for gender identity."

'Hate Crimes' Bill is Full of Swill.  To the express exclusion of other identifiable groups — including veterans, the elderly and the homeless — S. 909, in its current form, would grant special federal resources and preferred minority status to pedophiles, homosexuals, cross-dressers and — as Democratic sponsor Alcee Hastings recently admitted on the House floor — a host of other APA recognized "sexual orientations" (i.e., deviant sexual fetishes and perversions).

Maryland becomes first state in nation to protect homeless people under hate-crimes law.  Maryland granted a new safeguard to its most downtrodden residents Thursday, becoming the first state in the nation to extend hate-crimes protection to homeless people. ... California, Texas and Ohio are considering similar bills, and legislation has been introduced in Congress.

Here we go again.  This bill establishes severe penalties for those thinking wrong thoughts during the commission of a serious crime-from 10 years to life, depending on the crime involved.  And what would those wrong thoughts be?  The additional penalties would be assessed if the crime were committed "because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin" of the victim.  Another section of the bill applies to crimes committed "because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person."  There must be a reason for differentiating between gender and gender identity in the law, but we're not sure it's worth going into.

How Will New Hate Crimes Bill Affect Your Free Speech?  Our last president was ridiculed for claiming to have peered into Vladimir Putin's eyes and gotten, in his words, a "sense of his soul."  Our current president wants to do something even more audacious:  to peer into your mind to get a sense of your thoughts.  And if he finds them insufficiently accepting of homosexuality, he may want to lock you up.

'Hate crimes' law makes some more equal than others.  The measure is particularly controversial because it puts the terms "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" on an equal footing with race and religion. ... U.S. citizens are protected from physical attack already.  The bill, however, adds extra penalties for the intention behind the attack.  That foray into the thought world is a short step from prosecuting speech the government thinks might contribute to certain crimes, not just the crimes themselves.

Father wants son's beating treated as a hate crime.  Bloodied and bruised, the 18-year-old managed to walk five blocks to his grandmother's house before being rushed to the hospital.  Milligan's father believes several African-Americans beat his son, who is white, because he is dating an African-American woman.

Empty Symbolism on Hate Crimes.  The logic behind the proposed measure is hard to follow.  Says sponsoring Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), "No members of society — none — deserve to be victims of a violent crime because of their race, their religion, their ethnic background, their disability, their gender, their gender identity, or their sexual orientation."  Which raises the question:  Who exactly does deserve to be the victim of a violent crime?

Don't ignore hate crimes against whites.  This is a tale of two stories.  Both are about race.  It's a tale of how we perceive and define hate crimes, and of how the media cover matters of race.  On June 27, only two days after Attorney General Eric Holder told members of Congress how hate crimes "victimize entire communities," Marshall and his family were victimized in a hate crime themselves.  It might be at this point that you're wondering why you've never heard of this story.  It's because Marshall and his family are white, of course, and their victimizers are black.

Enforce the hate crime laws we have now, Mr. Holder.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ... wins, hands down, the 2009 award for the "Most Despicable Display of Using a Genuine Tragedy To Advance Your Personal Political Agenda." ... Where did President Obama GET this guy? ... Exactly two days after Holder's congressional testimony, a group of 30-50 black youths attacked a white Akron, Ohio family.  Holder has uttered not a mumble about this being a hate crime.  This is the same guy who took the entire country to task or our "cowardice" in not discussing issues of race.

Incoming Attorney General Hostile to Civil Liberties.  Eric Holder, Obama's nominee for attorney general, is hostile to civil liberties. ... Holder also has advocated hate-crimes legislation to prosecute people whom state prosecutors refuse to prosecute because of a lack of evidence.  To justify broadening federal hate-crimes law, he cited three examples where state prosecutors refused to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence.  In each, a federal jury acquitted the accused, finding them not guilty.

Utah's "hate crimes" lobby tries again.  The good news is that another "hate crimes" law bit the dust and died.  The bad news is that this was the 10th attempt to pass it in the Utah Senate, which means that its proponents are never going to quit.

Increasing "Hate Crime" Punishment Violates American Principles.  It is a serious mistake for the government to pursue the goal of seeking to identify and highlight the maximum possible amount of prejudice in the crime problem by counting as a hate crime every offense motivated in any degree by the offender's prejudice.  This definition sweeps under the hate crime umbrella crimes involving low-intensity prejudices that bubble to the surface during ad hoc conflicts.

The Haters of Hate.  Here's how hate crime works.  If you commit assault, let's say the normal penalty is five years in prison.  Under hate-crime laws, if you commit the assault because of racist ideas, or other bad ideas, then your penalty is "enhanced" with extra years in prison — and those extra years in prison are not for the act of assault but for the ideas which prompted the assault. … You are to be punished, imprisoned, for holding a certain idea.

The Trouble With Hate-Crime Laws.  The intent of the bill is to punish motive.  This is not the same as intent, and gets into questions of what's in the perpetrator's head.  Did he beat someone up because he dated his girlfriend, took his parking space or because he was black?  Are the welts on the victim's face any different in either case?

A lost battle in the war against "hate crime" laws:  In the current social climate, where multiculturalism rules, it is hard to imagine that a state legislator would dare to introduce a bill to repeal a "hate crimes" law that was passed in 1990.  Yet this is what happened earlier this month in New Hampshire when state Representative Elbert Bicknell introduced House Bill 136, to overturn a law that he claims discriminates against the majority of New Hampshire's citizens and depends upon the granting of special status.

So, you want to compare hate crimes.  On a Sunday morning in Wichita, Kan., a man is murdered while attending church.  The killing is immediately labeled a "hate crime" and an act of "domestic terrorism."  The news media is outraged.  Television networks act as if the man was a martyr, and the story is front-page news in every newspaper in the country. ... The next day, in Little Rock, Ark., two young men are shot down by a lone gunman.  One of them dies.  For the most part, the public knows nothing about this shooting because the news media don't report the story.  They are too busy covering every possible aspect of the first murder. ... And no one calls it a hate crime.

Are Thoughts a Crime?  Perhaps Gordon Smith is merely trying to win reelection in Oregon, a moderate to liberal state with an organized and militant gay rights movement. … Whatever his reason, it is hard to believe that Gordon Smith really believes that an American should be punished more severely for assaulting a gay man than for assaulting a little old lady.  That notion is simply too far-fetched to be seriously embraced, but is nonetheless the practical effect of Smith's bill.

Law as thought control:  Disproportionately harsh prison terms in many places of the country are now becoming the norm, especially so when law authorities decide that a "hate crime" is involved. … Thanks to unconstitutional "hate crime" laws, simple civil offenses are now ratcheted up into felony crimes.

Five more years for your thoughts.  The brazen, unconstitutional nature of these "Gotcha!" laws, contrived by politically powerful interest groups to penalize American whites, have been cited by legal scholars, lawyers, and lots of just plain, ordinary citizens, who are not deaf, dumb and blind.  In Georgia's case, because of earlier wrangling in the state's Senate over the wording of the law, no specific groups were cited — making an unconstitutional law even more vague and unconstitutional.

Fake Anti-"Gay" "Hate Crimes" Keep Piling Up.  The Associated Press is reporting the latest in a string of fraudulent high profile "hate crime" reports by homosexual activists who are evidently having trouble coming up with legitimate incidents of "hate crimes" against homosexuals to bolster their deceptive agenda.

Real Hate Crimes:  In recent years, it's become fashionable in America to talk about the need to stop hate crimes.  But, all too often, "hate crimes" are defined as speech which questions the legitimacy of the homosexual lifestyle.  True hate crimes, however, are acts of violence perpetrated without cause but with a tremendous amount of malice.  A perfect example of this is something that happened in Florida recently.

What's Wrong with Thought Crime ("Hate Crime") Laws?  Violent attacks upon people or property are already illegal, regardless of the motive behind them.  With "hate crime" laws, however, people are essentially given one penalty for the actions they engaged in, and an additional penalty for the politically incorrect thoughts that allegedly motivated those actions.

Thought Crime Laws:  Unnecessary and a Threat to Free Speech.  Currently proposed federal "hate crime" legislation would only authorize direct federal prosecution of those who cause or attempt to cause "bodily injury."  However, such acts are already crimes, regularly prosecuted and punished under state or local laws.  The offender's politically incorrect thoughts or opinions alone would make such crimes a federal offense.

Is Telling Lawyer Jokes a Hate Crime?  A few decades ago, the "gay rights" movement arose and demanded the right to practice the homosexual lifestyle.  "We do not ask you to approve or agree with us," they would say, "we only ask that you recognize our right to our practices."  But that isn't enough anymore.  Today, the "gay rights" movement demands that we not only accept their right to practice homosexual conduct, but also approve and affirm it as an acceptable lifestyle.  What's next?  Will their next step be to silence their critics by making criticism of homosexual conduct illegal?

'Jena Six' case sparks march on DC.  No one was charged with a crime for hanging the noose.  "They need to deem these things hate crimes when it's necessary and obvious," said protester Letrice Titus, 32, of Syracuse, N.Y.  Organizers said more than 100 busloads of people turned out for the protest [which was] organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton….

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There is a move underway to make the public display of nooses illegal.  Why not just skip the next several increments and make it illegal to tie a knot in a rope?

NAACP:  Feds must toughen noose law.  The Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, called Monday [11/19/2007] for tougher federal laws to deal with displays of nooses, following a spate of incidents around the country in recent months and a noose-hanging incident last week inside a classroom at Central Michigan University.

CAIR Pushes Phony Charges of Anti-Muslim Hysteria, Hate Crimes.  According to the FBI, CAIR has compromised potential hate crime prosecutions by ignoring requests to keep quiet about ongoing investigations. … Many incidents that CAIR has labeled "hate crimes" have turned out to be dubious.

'Hate Crime' Laws Threaten Religious Freedom.  Ultimately, "hate crime" laws punish only beliefs or thoughts.  All totalitarian countries employ "thought crime" laws that criminalize the conscience.  Now, under "hate crime" laws that include "sexual orientation," even Western nations with long traditions of freedom, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Sweden, are experiencing more and more challenges to basic freedoms.  "Hate crime" laws are a key part of a long-term strategy by homosexual activists to use "sexual orientation"-based policies and laws to suppress dissent, radically redefine marriage and, ultimately, to criminalize Biblical morality.

Bush vows to veto hate-crime expansion for gays.  President Bush is committed to vetoing the latest effort to expand federal "hate crimes" laws to include sexual orientation, even if it means sending a defense authorization bill back to Congress, the White House said. … The legislation would make it easier for federal law enforcement to become involved in crimes against people based on their "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."

[One might easily wonder why such a matter is included in a defense authorization bill.  Apparently that's the only way to get it approved, since a hate crimes law can't survive a vote on its own.]

Hate Crimes Bill Put on Pentagon Measure.  The Senate on Thursday [9/27/2007] attached legislation to help states prosecute attacks on homosexuals to a bill funding the war in Iraq in an effort to force President Bush to sign it into law.  Opponents, citing a Bush veto threat, predicted it ultimately would fail.  "The president is not going to agree to this social legislation on the defense authorization bill," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

HR 1592 — The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007

The Real "Hate Crime":  A "hate crime" amendment was [added] to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2004 (S.1382).  This bill would censor any discussion or debate about same-sex marriage or special rights, even teaching children the homosexual lifestyle is wrong and sinful would put you at risk of prosecution.  This amendment would even designate comments supporting traditional values and even parts of the Bible as "hate speech" — a crime punishable by fines and even jail!

It's Back:  'Hate Crimes' Bill Reintroduced.  Liberals call it a "hate crimes prevention" bill, but conservatives denounce it as "anti-Christian" legislation.  Whatever you call it, the bill is back — reintroduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Tuesday.  Liberals are pressing for passage, and conservatives are pressing President Bush to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

'Hate Crimes' Bill Moving to Full House.  The House Judiciary Committee passed a "hate crimes" bill Wednesday night, all 23 Democrats in favor, all 17 Republicans opposed.  Every Republican attempt to amend the bill was defeated.  Critics call it a "thought crimes" bill.

'Hate Crime' Laws Threaten Religious Freedom.  Proponents of "hate crime" laws say they are needed to protect minorities from acts of violence.  But "hate crime" laws are unnecessary. Criminal acts are already illegal.  What's more, "hate crime" laws violate the constitutional right to equal protection, create the un-American offense of "thought crime," and abridge the freedoms of speech, religion and association.  "Hate crime" laws work this way:  They add penalties to a criminal sentence if the criminal is also convicted of having a "hateful" intent toward the victim based on the victim's real or perceived group identity.  Crime victims who don't fit into certain categories see their assailants face lesser penalties.  Ultimately, "hate crime" laws punish only beliefs or thoughts.

What the Hate Crimes Law Would Do:  Clearly, the intent of this law is not to prevent crime, but to shut down freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of thought.  Its passage would strike at the very heart of our democracy.

Your Grandmother Could Be Next:  The Hate Crimes Bills.  This law promises to grant protected status to "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" — essentially mandating unequal protection under the law, which will pave the way for criminalization of thoughts and religious beliefs contrary to politically correct ideology.

Unconstitutional Legislation Threatens Freedoms.  Federal hate crime laws violate the Tenth Amendment's limitations on federal power.  Hate crime laws may also violate the First Amendment guaranteed freedom of speech and religion by criminalizing speech federal bureaucrats define as "hateful."  There is no evidence that local governments are failing to apprehend and prosecute criminals motivated by prejudice, in comparison to the apprehension and conviction rates of other crimes.  Therefore, new hate crime laws will not significantly reduce crime.  Instead of increasing the effectiveness of law enforcement, hate crime laws undermine equal justice under the law by requiring law enforcement and judicial system officers to give priority to investigating and prosecuting hate crimes.

Christians Sleeping — Antichrist Creeping.  Both the house and senate versions of the bill are a direct affront to freedom of speech and freedom of religion and if by some remote chance they should become a permanent part of the law they will surely undergo challenges in the Supreme Court about their obviously suspect constitutionality.  The Hate Crimes Bill is a means of squashing the rights of preachers, gospel witnesses, youth workers, journalists, and every ordinary citizen to quote or explain to others what the Bible says about homosexuality.

A Bustling Hate-Crime Industry.  Political entrepreneurship involves devising benefits to excite or mollify niche constituencies.  Hence HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, which has passed the House, trailing clouds of sanctimony — lots of members announced their hatred of hate.  Hate crime laws — 45 states already have them; Congress does not mind being duplicative — mandate enhanced punishments for crimes committed because of thoughts that government especially disapproves of.  That is, crimes committed because of, not merely accompanied by, those thoughts.  Mind-reading juries are required to distinguish causation from correlation.

'Hate Crimes' Vote on National Prayer Day Angers Some Christians.  Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have scheduled a vote on a "hate crimes" bill for Thursday [5/3/2007], which is also the National Day of Prayer.  One conservative group called this an example of "in your face" politics against Christians in America — a charge strongly denied by the Democrats.

House Passes Expanded Hate Crime Bill.  The House voted Thursday [5/3/2007] to expand federal hate crime categories to include violent attacks against gays and people targeted because of gender, acting just hours after the White House threatened a veto.

Misguided thought crimes legislation on U.S. House floor.  The bill, harmlessly coined "the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" by House Democrats, would create a nebulous new class of criminals based not on the things they do, but on the basis of what they may or may not have been thinking while they committed the crime.  Even worse, the legislation takes the unprecedented step of declaring some victims of heinous crimes not as worthy of justice as others, simply because they don't happen to fall into a special category of favored status.

Black pastors fight hate-crime protection for gays.  A coalition of conservative black pastors is lobbying Congress to vote against a bill that would extend federal hate-crimes laws to cover gays, saying they fear it would prevent them from preaching against homosexuality.

House passes bill to add attacks on gays to hate crime law.  The House voted Thursday to expand federal hate crime categories to include violent attacks against gays and people targeted because of gender, acting just hours after the White House threatened a veto.  The legislation, passed 237-180, also would make it easier for federal law enforcement to take part in or assist local prosecutions involving bias-motivated attacks.

Jailhouse Stripes for Thoughts?  Isn't it classic community doublespeak when a society that has decriminalized homosexuality is now contemplating criminalizing opposition thoughts?  The question we face is if the federal government should have the power to lock people away for beliefs flowing from their religion.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2024 by Andrew K. Dart

HR 1913 — The Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Hate Crimes Against Freedom.  The recent passage of House Resolution H.R. 1913 has brought America one step closer to implementing a pointless new hate crimes laws that will threaten free speech without making a single American safer. ... The proposed law does nothing to reduce crime, is philosophically confused, and may have a chilling effect on free speech. ... There has been much concern that the bill would silence rabbis, pastors, and priests from preaching traditional moral values against any of the preferred classes protected in the bill, which go well beyond merely the promiscuous or homosexuals.

Federal Hate Crimes Statute:  An Unconstitutional Exercise of Legislative Power.  Every decent person abhors violent crimes that are motivated by prejudice or bias.  Thus, the case for congressional legislation that would expand federal authority that already prohibits some "hate crimes" may seem compelling.  But the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913, HCPA) is based on serious analytical and constitutional flaws and would actually be counterproductive to prosecuting violent crime.

Hate Crimes Legislation Vote Coming Next Week.  U.S. Representative, Barney Frank, announced Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this coming week of April 20.  Frank is expecting the committee to pass the bill which would leave it in the House to vote on later this spring, according to a news release issued by Barney Frank on his website last week.  The bill, H.R. 1913, is named the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  As of Tuesday [4/21/2009] the bill already had 42 co-sponsors.

Is Your Minister a 'Hate Crime' Peddler?  The George Orwell congress resumed its session yesterday.  Not content to attempt to end the secret ballot by the "Employee Free Choice Act," the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up and pass the equally-Orwellian "Hate Crimes" bill, HR 1913.  Just as the "Employee Free Choice Act" would end free choice, the "Hate Crimes" bill would criminalize free speech. ... The "Hate Crimes" bill wants to criminalize speech that insults politically-fashionable minorities, such as gays.

Hate Crimes Legislation Brings Debate.  [Scroll down]  Many Christian activists are concerned the hate crimes bill would penalize speech — specifically speech from the pulpit condemning homosexual behavior.  This has led many conservatives to conclude the bill is a backdoor attempt to infringe upon the First Amendment rights of Christians who oppose gay rights.  "The idea of being prosecuted for reading Scripture may seem delirious, but it is just as crazy to think it couldn't happen," said Catholic League President Bill Donohue."

House Committee to Vote on Hate Crimes Bill.  An identical legislation (H.R. 1592) was passed by the U.S. House in 2007.  The Senate later attached the hate crimes legislation to a high-priority defense spending bill, which included funding for the Iraq War, in a political maneuver to pressure former president George W. Bush to pass the amendment.  But Bush said the spending bill and the hate crime legislation were two separate issues and vetoed the bill including the legislation.

Is Quoting Scripture a Hate Crime?  On April 22, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark-up a hate crimes bill sponsored by Rep. John Conyers.  Serious questions have been raised by religious leaders about this legislation, especially as it pertains to religious pronouncements against homosexuality.

Hate Crimes Legislation Vote Coming.  U.S. Representative, Barney Frank, announced Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this coming week of April 20.  Frank is expecting the committee to pass the bill which would leave it in the House to vote on later this spring, according to a news release issued by Barney Frank on his website last week.*  The bill, H.R. 1913, is named the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  As of Tuesday the bill already had 42 co-sponsors.  The bill was introduced into the House on April 2 by U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

'Hate crimes' bill — bad news for believers.  A vote is looming this week in Congress on a bill that one conservative activist warns would not only silence Christian opposition to homosexuality, but also would legitimize deviant forms of "sexual orientation."  A markup vote is expected Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee on the Local Law Enforcement and Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

Protecting 30 Bizarre "Sexual Orientations" and "Gender Identity" — Ever-Expanding Definitions.  The main purpose of this "hate crime" legislation is to add the categories of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," "either actual or perceived," as new classes of individuals receiving special protection by federal law.  Sexual orientation includes heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality on an ever-expanding continuum.  Will Congress also protect these sexual orientations-zoophiles, pedophiles or polygamists?

Obama And Democrats Outdo Themselves With HR-1913.  If you thought you had heard all the bad news coming from the Obama administration and a Democrat packed congress, you were wrong.  Two weeks ago, Representatives John Conyers (D-MI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) quietly re-introduced the so-called hate that on Wednesday April 22, the full US House Judiciary Committee will vote on H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

Biased 'Hate Crimes' Bill Would Create a Caste System of Victims.  Congress is set to vote on a bill that would create a caste system of victims and violate the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law.  Concerned Women for America (CWA) President Wendy Wright sent a letter urging congressmen to reject the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1913...

Hate Speech law in the USA could restrict religious freedom.  ICC has learned that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill tomorrow [4/22/2009] that could allow federal officials to prosecute Christians who teach that homosexual behavior is sinful and that Islam is a false religion.

Leftist Church Leaders vs. Free Speech.  The war on conservative speech has moved from the White House to your neighborhood pews.  Left-wing church leaders want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on "hate speech" over cable TV and right-leaning talk-radio airwaves.  President Obama's speech-stifling bureaucrats seem all too happy to oblige.

Why Congress Should Reject Federal 'Hate Crimes' Bill.  All violent crimes should be vigorously prosecuted — but this novel legal approach violates several core principles and holds a number of dangers.  [#1] It violates the "equal protection of the laws" by protecting some victims more than others. ... [#2] It punishes thoughts and not just actions. ... [#5] It sets us on a slippery slope toward serious infringements of the freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  In some jurisdictions that have adopted these laws, "hate crimes" have been defined to include not just violent physical acts, but merely verbal activity as well, using terms like "hate speech," "intimidation," and even verbal "assault."  By ratifying the "thought crimes" mentality, this bill paves the way for future expansions of its scope.

Democrats Refuse To Exclude Pedophiles In 'Hate Crimes' Bill.  We have just finished sitting through about 8 hours of debate in the House Judiciary Committee hearing room over the last two days.  The so-call hate crimes bill H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act was passed out of committee by a partisan vote of 15-12.  A vote of the entire House is expected next week — on Wednesday, April 29.

So-Called hate crime bill threatens religious freedom.  The so-called hate crimes bill will be used to lay the legal foundation and framework to investigate, prosecute and persecute pastors, business owners, Bible teachers, Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, Christian counselors, religious broadcasters and anyone else whose actions are based upon and reflect the truths found in the Bible.  H.R. 1913 broadly defines "intimidation.  A pastor's sermon could be considered "hate speech" under this legislation if heard by an individual who then acts aggressively against persons based on any "sexual orientation."  The pastor could be prosecuted for "conspiracy to commit a hate crime."

Democrats Have Gutted Their Publicly-Stated Reasons For Legislation.  The Democrats admitted defeat on the phony "findings" to justify passage of H.R. 1913.  TVC hammered them on these phony findings that claimed homosexuals and drag queens were fleeing across state lines to avoid personal attacks.  The Democrats voted to remove the "findings."  This is a major victory for our side — and for our activists who wrote thousands of letters to expose this fraud.

Religious Freedom is Threatened by H.R. 1913.  Your pastor could be prosecuted for "conspiracy to commit a hate crime" if the so-called hate crime bill passes the U.S. Senate and House and the President signs it.

The Worst Attack on First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, Religion in American History.  On Wednesday April 25 we woke up to find headlines about how Michelle Obama likes to sneak out and eat at fun restaurants.  Not so well covered by the media was the passage of the Hate Crimes bill re-introduced and passed in committee by John Conyers. (D-MI)  What does it mean?  The bill co-sponsored along with 42 other representatives and crafted by openly gay Congressmen Barney Frank is riddled with gay agenda politics and disregards the will of the people.  It was introduced between sessions when little attention is being paid to discussions or votes in the house and is rife with skullduggeries.

Evangelicals Enter Hate Bill Fight!  If there is one thing Rep. John Conyers did not want, it was premature news that his extremely dangerous new federal hate crimes bill (HR 1913) had been entered into the House Judiciary.  A milder, shortened version (HR 256) was introduced in early January to take any flak against hate crimes legislation.  The much more threatening version, HR 1913, contains all that is necessary to establish a hate crimes bureaucracy in America.  Shielded as long as possible, it has 42 co-sponsors and is a polished weapon for destroying free speech.  Conyers wanted to stealthily introduce it just before spring recess of Congress last Thursday — to be rapidly pushed to victory when members of Congress return April 20.

Congress To Vote On Hate Crime Legislation.  Congress is set to vote today [4/29/2009] on a controversial measure that would extend hate crime protections to gays and lesbians.  Supporters of the bill claim the legislation is necessary to protect the rights of a vulnerable minority, while opponents charge the bill is a guided attempt to restrict religious liberties.

Thought crimes.  Democrats are making it illegal to think certain things. The House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday [4/29/2009] that extends federal so-called hate-crimes laws to include sexual orientation.  This is a move to provide special status for specific groups.  It is also unnecessary.  If a miscreant kills or rapes somebody, he should be prosecuted for murder or rape.  What he might have been thinking is beside the point.

Adding "Sexual Orientation" to Hate-crime Statutes.  The hate-crimes bill fails to define "sexual orientation," thus leaving much room for mischief.  And the legislation's proponents certainly give us ample cause for alarm. ... Janet Porter at WorldNetDaily.com ... writes, "Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, offered this very simple amendment to H.R. 1913 in the House Judiciary Committee:  'The term sexual orientation as used in this act or any amendments to this act does not include pedophilia.'  It was rejected."

Democrats won't hold hate bill hearings .  In a major strategic shift, Senate Democratic leaders will push the federal hate crimes bill to the floor of the Senate as another amendment to a "must-pass" bill.  Widespread Christian/conservative protest has destroyed the bill's chances of going forward as standalone legislation — as happened on April 29 with passage in the House.  Democrats say there will be no hearings and no amendments allowed.  There will undoubtedly be a minimum of debate on the floor of the Senate, probably no more than an hour.  Clearly, they are in dread of allowing the hate bill to be opened to public scrutiny and Republican attack as the "Pedophile Protection Act."

The department of hate speech

Related topic:  Violence and hate speech come from the left.

Majoring in Jihad.  [Scroll down]  These are the same youthful, useless idiots who are always banging on about banning "hate" speech, yet the words coming out of their mouths are vile, offensive, and crude.  How can a sane person denounce "hate" while effusing nothing but hate? [...] It is surreal listening to some of the interviews coming from these campus communists.  They hate Israel.  They hate America and everything she represents.  They hate Western civilization.  And they hate Christians.  That's a lot of hate for people who claim to fight hatred.

Poland pushes ahead with hardline hate speech law.  Merely a year ago, it would have seemed unthinkable that the government of a country like Poland should propose a law that would put people behind bars for hate speech against LGBT people.  Yet that's exactly what happened late last month.  In an effort to make good on the new centre-left Polish government's campaign promises, the country's Ministry of Justice proposed draft amendments that would impose a sentence of up to three years in prison for an array of actions ranging from the use of violence to vague insults against people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or other factors.

Police Scotland 'Can't Cope' With Flood of Hate Speech Reports.  Police Scotland has been overwhelmed by a flood of reports under the recently implemented draconian speech restrictions, with approximately 8,000 reports in the first week, alone, surpassing the annual total for hate crimes in general of any other year.  Law enforcement in Scotland has claimed that it "can't cope" with the staggering number of reports flooding into police stations after the controversial Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021 came into force last Monday, criminalising the opaquely-worded "stirring up hatred" towards protected groups, such as the so-called LGBTQ2AIS community, among others.

J.K. Rowling Dares Scottish Police to Arrest Her over Transgender Criticism as Hate Crime Law Comes into Effect.  Author and outspoken feminist J.K. Rowling has dared police in Scotland to arrest her for criticising transgender ideology as the country's controversial hate crime legislation came into effect on Monday.  Rowling, who resides in Scotland, has warned that the leftist-separatist Scottish National Party government's new Hate Crime and Public Order Act will have a stifling effect on freedom of speech and vowed to continue espousing her belief that men cannot become women.

How is this not "hate speech?"
'The View' Co-Hosts Launch Into Lengthy Man-Hating Tirade.  "The View" co-hosts jumped into a lengthy man-hating tirade Friday, calling straight ones "useless."  The co-hosts responded to a TikTok trend asking women if they need men, agreeing with the majority who answered "no." They adamantly assured they are not including gay men in their criticism.  "Because men are useless," co-host Ana Navarro said.  "I mean — and by the way, I wanted to differentiate between straight men and gay men because I think I would die without gay men.  No one can gossip like a gay man, no one can help you accessorize like gay men, and nobody can help you from doing harm to yourself like gay men."  She said her husband would be "emaciated, starving and living in his own filth" without her.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee [is] Poised to Kill Free Speech.  The governor of Washington is poised to sign a bill that ends free speech in certain counties — and the rest of the state probably sometime thereafter.  Recently passed by the Washington state legislature, this measure creates a "bias incident hotline" to the State Attorney General's Office.  You read that right:  American citizens in the northwestern state will soon be able to turn in their friends, neighbors, family members, or even strangers for not only physical "hate crimes" but also expressions of "bias."  Substitute Senate Bill 5427 is now on the governor's desk.  Its supposed purpose is "supporting people who have been targeted or affected by hate crimes and bias incidents."  To that end, it establishes "a reporting hotline" and sets up a mechanism for "tracking hate crimes and bias incidents" that will be overseen by the Washington state attorney general's office.

Trudeau Demands Life In Prison For Speech Crimes.  To protect children from sexual exploitation, Canada must pass the Online Harms Act, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government. "I am the parent of two young boys," said Justice Minister Arif Virani.  "I will do whatever I can to ensure their digital world is as safe as the neighborhood we live in.  Children are vulnerable online.  They need to be protected from online sexual exploitation, hate, and cyberbullying."  But Virani's bill is totally unnecessary to protect children.  Its real goal is to allow judges to sentence adults to prison for life for things they've said and for up to a year for crimes they haven't committed but that the government fears they might commit in the future.  As such, Trudeau and Virani's Online Harms Act (Bill C-63) is the most shocking of all the totalitarian, illiberal, and anti-Enlightenment pieces of legislation that have been introduced in the Western world in decades.

If you see something, say something.  And you'll be ignored.
London police stood by as pro-Palestine demonstrators called for a 'jihad' on London streets.  Suella Braverman will today demand an explanation from police after they stood by as pro-Palestine demonstrators called for a 'jihad' against Israel.  The Home Secretary will confront Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley over the force's low-key approach to anti-Israel demonstrators peddling hate on Britain's streets.  Ministers reacted angrily after the police said no laws were broken at an event on Saturday where protesters in central London called for 'Muslim armies' to launch a jihad to 'liberate Palestine'.  According to one report, up to 15 officers stood by and watched.

When You Tell a Jewish Person You'd Put Them in a Gas Chamber, You're Going to Get Fired.  Jihadi scum buckets are living among us, and they're being exposed.  We all knew the Left's bellowing about white supremacy being an existential threat was nonsensical.  It seems anti-Semitism was the real culprit, hidden by years of left-wing hyperbole about other phantom threats.  It masked the obvious:  there are a lot of Democratic Party supporters who support an Israeli genocide.  And it's not an exclusively American problem — Britain's Labour Party is awash with antisemites.

The Problem Of Totalitarians Using Our Freedoms Against Us.  Like most Americans, I was shocked by the vicious inhumanity that the coward terrorist group Hamas carried out in Israel last weekend.  Unfortunately, organized evil is neither unique nor surprising.  The Nazis were equally evil across Europe, as were the Japanese at Nanking, Stalin with Ukraine, and Mao with his own people.  Sadly, evil happens, devils exist, although, thankfully, they are rarely celebrated.  But "rarely" doesn't mean never, and the most shocking thing last week wasn't the evil Hamas perpetrated but, rather, the extraordinary support it has received.  Not only is Hamas's evil finding exuberant support in places like Iran and Qatar where you might expect it, but there were tens of thousands of Muslims — and their liberal comrades — in places like New York, Detroit, and Washington out en masse vocally demonstrating their support for these monsters.  And it wasn't just on the streets, in places like Harvard and Yale and NYU, you had students and professors and organizations blaming Israel for Hamas's inhumanity.

'Gas the Jews' doesn't qualify as hate speech?  Muslims and anti-Semites around the world have gathered in recent days to celebrate the mass slaughter of Jews in Israel by Hamas terrorists.  Several cities in Europe, including London and Berlin, have been the sight of these unspeakably appalling — yet joyous — gatherings.  Various cities in North America, such as Montreal and New York, have also been witness to such madness and depravity.  BLM has thrown its support behind the Palestinian cause, as have, unsurprisingly, many campus groups across America.  In Australia, thousands of "Australians" gathered outside the Sydney Opera House to lose themselves in such zesty chants as "f--- the Jews!" and "gas the Jews!"  One person was arrested... for "breaching the peace" of the wannabe Jew-gassers by having the audacity to possess an Israeli flag.  Good on the local constabulary for dealing with him!  But might not "f--- the Jews" be considered hate speech in this day and age?  I mean, nearly all locales across the former penal colony have laws regulating hate speech as regards race and religion.  If "gas the Jews" doesn't qualify, what would?  "Misgender the Jews"?

Punishing 'Hate' but Not Criminals.  In the same way that murder can be committed with any number of weapons, a multitude of ways exist to inflict hate.  These can range from verbal remarks — for example, telling a gay person that homosexuals are mentally ill — to merely stating a statistical fact that blacks disproportionately commit crime.  In both instances, the statements inflict discomfort on the victim and are thus classified as "hate."  Tellingly, even the most innocuous comments can be hateful, since everything depends on the personal interpretation of those in the protected group, not necessarily what the "hater" intends.  The multi-billionaire Kenneth Griffen's son was reprimanded at his school for saying that an Asian classmate was "good at math."  The compliment was deemed "offensive stereotyping."  Truth was irrelevant.  These inadvertent, seemingly harmless remarks are called micro-aggressions and judged a form of "hate."

You Should Be Very Worried About the Digital Services Act.  Article 11 of The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which replicates a part of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, protects the right of European citizens to "hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers," and affirms that "the freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected."  Sadly, the fate of freedom of expression in Europe now very much hangs in the balance, as the European Union has just enacted a law that empowers the Commission to significantly restrict the ability of citizens to use digital platforms to engage in robust and sincere democratic discourse.  Under the recently enacted Digital Services Act, the European Commission may apply significant pressures upon digital platforms to curb "hate speech," "disinformation," and threats to "civic discourse," all of which constitute notoriously vague and slippery categories, categories that have historically been co-opted to reinforce the narrative of the ruling class.

The Realities of 'Hate Speech'.  People who use words as weapons understand that hijacking a country's vocabulary is the shortest path toward claiming total control over a country's thoughts.  In a war of words, what is forbidden from being said out loud is more important than what is allowed.  Sometimes language bans are explicit, such as Ireland's continuing crusade against so-called "hate" speech or Facebook's policy directives to censor as "misinformation" any commentary questioning the effectiveness of COVID "vaccines."  In other instances, certain words are stigmatized until populations learn to see them as "politically incorrect," if not downright vulgar or taboo.  Whether enforced through official corporate policy, criminal statute, or polite society's behavioral codes, the effect of limiting speech is identical:  free expression is reduced to a verbal minefield.  Can I say that?  Should I say that?  Will I be punished for saying that?  Just asking those questions encourages a degree of self-censorship unpalatable in any truly "free" society.

US mayors are sick of the 1st Amendment.  The First Amendment guarantees citizens the right to speak freely about their views, regardless of if some consider them impolite, offensive, or unpopular speech.  The mayors want to use shame and guilt to slander and control the general public while destroying Western culture.  At the same time, their cities collapse like mythical Gotham City.  Should an individual be accused of hate thoughts or bigotry, they want to deprive him of the protections guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.  The mayors are determined to destroy free speech.

Michigan House passes bill making wrong pronouns a felony, fineable up to $10,000.  A recently passed bill in Michigan would make it a felony to intimidate someone by using the wrong gender pronouns.  Michigan's state House of Representatives has passed bill HB 4474, a piece of legislation that criminalizes causing someone to feel threatened by words.  Under the new bill, offenders are "guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than $10,000."

"Hate speech bill: 'Word salad' or 'landmark' law?".  The Government hate speech bill, which was debated in the Seanad this week, has been variously described as "landmark legislation", "flawed", "ambiguous," "an attack on freedom of expression," and "nonsensical word salad".  Civic society groups have long called for a law in this area, but concerns about the current bill span traditional party divides with government colleagues pressing the Minister for Justice to introduce extensive changes before they will support it.  This week members of the upper house from all parties and none said they had never received so much correspondence from people across the board on a single issue.  Independent Senator Tom Clonan described a "wall of concern" being raised with him.  "This is the largest volume of correspondence I have received from a huge swathe of people in Irish society," he said.  "They are not keyboard warriors."  While Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell said: "No matter how much I would like to try, I cannot define all of those who have contacted me as being from lunatic right-wing organisations.  "There are decent people contacting us every day who have huge concerns about this bill."

Michigan is criminalizing opinions.  To say that Michigan has lurched to the left under the leadership of Gretchen Whitmer and the state's liberal majority would be a significant understatement.  But with a new bill passed in the state House this week, they are taking things to a cartoonish level.  If (more likely "when") House Bill 4474 is signed into law, you will literally be able to be thrown into prison for hurting someone's feelings.  This is being hidden under the guise of protecting people from "hate speech," and includes standard liberal online tropes about "feeling threatened."  To be clear, you don't have to actually threaten someone with violence.  They simply need to "feel" threatened by something you say or post online.  There is no word from Governor Whitmer yet as to whether the State Police will be directed to establish a new "thought police" unit.

Michigan can now censor you if you hurt someone's feelings.  Michigan's Democratic House passed legislation on Tuesday that enables attorneys to shut down "hate speech."  The new House Bill 4474 is a vague and unconstitutional censorship law that determines "feeling threatened" as reasonable grounds to prosecute offenders.  The punishment for making someone "feel threatened" in Michigan is five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. [...] The problematic language about "feelings" can be found in the bill's definition of "intimidation" as "willful course of conduct, involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable individual to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested, and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, or threatened."

Judge's Take-Down of Kathy Hochul's 'Hate Speech' Law Is Important and Satisfying.  Kathy Hochul's dangerous and Orwellian "Hateful Conduct Law" suffered a major defeat, being struck down in the Southern District of New York by Judge Andrew L. Carter.  That came after Rumble and a blogger teamed up to challenge the law in court.  The law, which Hochul originally signed in the summer of 2022, would have forced social media companies to "report" hateful conduct to the state (in this case, New York) and also have policies in place to censor such speech.  According to Judge Carter, that was a no-go given the protections afforded by the First Amendment.

Senator Cardin: Hate Speech is Not Protected by First Amendment.  Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md) is ending 2022 on an ominous note after declaring that "if you espouse hate... you're not protected under the First Amendment." The statement is obviously untrue, but it is only the latest example of the eroding support for free speech in Congress and the country at large.  It is particularly chilling for one of the nation's most powerful politicians (sworn to "support and defend the Constitution") to show either a lack of knowledge or lack of fealty to the First Amendment.  He is not the first Democratic leader to make this clearly erroneous statement about the Constitution.  Politicians such as Howard Dean have previously voiced the same view.  The First Amendment does not distinguish between types of speech: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech."  Indeed, the language was explained most succinctly by Justice Hugo Black in Smith v.  California:  "I read 'no law ... abridging' to mean no law abridging."  While the court has distinguished "fighting words," criminal threats and other narrow categories, it does not bestow the government the open right to strip protection of speech that it deems "hateful."

New York's new "hate speech" law must be rejected.  A new law went into effect in New York State on Saturday and it has free speech advocates up in arms for good reason.  The law seeks to squelch any vaguely-defined instances of "hate speech" online.  But this one goes much further than previous proposals to silence people on the major social media platforms.  It applies to blogs and any other websites that allow readers to leave comments[,] such as the one you are reading right now.  The law requires the operators of such sites to post a content moderation policy, and remove comments that may offend or "incite violence against" a list of favored demographic groups.  This would not only create a massive amount of work for the newly enlisted moderators but would represent the censorship of free speech.  The law would also apply to Eugene Volokh, co-founder of The Volokh Conspiracy, and he's not putting up with it.  He has joined a lawsuit against the state seeking to have the law struck down and he writes about it in the Wall Street Journal.

The UN wants you to know that words are weapons now, and they lead to cruelty and violence.  It's pretty easy to see where The UN is headed with this new little campaign of theirs.  [Tweet]  Yes, the old "sticks and stones" saying no longer applies in the world of the snowflake.  Because hateful words are literal violence now, and they may actually hurt worse than sticks and stones.  Just listen to Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee:  [Tweet] [...] So whatever you do, don't take this "speech is violence" stuff seriously.  It's just another weapon they're using in an attempt to squash our resistance.

Today's blacklisted American: Half of today's students support the death penalty for some speech.  This is no longer a land of the free:  According to a new poll, half of today's college students now believe that the death penalty is justified for some people should they dare express an opinion that offends.  Specifically, the students were asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement:  ["]Violence in response to offensive speech is not a new phenomenon.  In some cultures, some types of offensive speech even merit the death penalty.  Some speech can be so offensive in certain cases that it merits such harsh punishment.["]  [A]cross the board, 43% to 55% of students from private and public schools, from all types of majors, from all levels of income, and from across the political spectrum, all agreed with this statement.  The results were remarkably consistent.  Tolerance was not their watchword, but oppression and dictatorship.  If you say something that offends, half of today's students feel justified in calling for your death.

The Editor says...
I wonder how many of the same "students" oppose the death penalty for murder or treason.

Gov Of New York Just Announced A New Bill That Would Make 'Hate Speech' Illegal, Whatever That Means.  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of gun reform legislation on Monday [6/6/2022] that will increase the age to buy a rifle to 21, restrict the sale of body armor to specific professions, and revise the state's red flag law.  The gun reforms come less than a month after an 18-year-old gunman allegedly used an AR-15 style rifle to murder 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket in what officials called a racist attack.  "In New York, we are taking bold, strong action.  We're tightening the red flag laws to keep guns away from dangerous people," Hochul said a press conference on Monday.  [Video clip]

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Announces Police Unit to Combat 'Hate Speech'.  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Wednesday announced plans to create a police unit designed to, in part, combat "hate speech" in the wake of the tragic shooting in Buffalo, promising to "confront this epidemic head-on."  "We're proposing a comprehensive plan to combat domestic terrorism, strengthen state gun laws, & investigate social media platforms promoting violent extremism," Hochul announced Wednesday.

Facebook's 'Race Blind' Algorithm Backfires In Their Face:  Finds 90% Of 'Hate Speech' Was Directed Toward White People And Men.  We now know why Facebook decided to change its "race-blind" hate speech detection algorithm last year to allow more anti-white hatred.  The Washington Post reported last week that an "April 2020 document said roughly 90 percent of 'hate speech' subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt, inferiority and disgust directed at White people and men."

Facebook 'Hate Speech' Algorithm Found 90% of Hate Speech Directed at White People.  Last week, the Washington Post reported that an April 2020 examination of Facebook's anti-racism algorithm found that roughly 90 percent of the 'hate speech' subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt and disgust directed at White people and men.  Facebook spokesman Andy Stone defended the company's hate speech policies saying, "The Worst of the Worst project helped show us what kinds of hate speech our technology was and was not effectively detecting and understand what forms of it people believe to be the most insidious."  The software was supposed to detect and automatically delete "hate speech" before users saw it.  The company said its algorithms proactively caught more than 80 percent of what they deemed hate speech.  But that statistic hid an undiscussed and serious problem that was obvious to researchers.  The algorithm was aggressively detecting comments denigrating White people more than attacks on any other group.  One April 2020 document said roughly 90 percent of "hate speech" subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt, inferiority and disgust directed at White people and men.

Unreleased Federal Report Concludes 'No Evidence' that Free Speech Online 'Causes Hate Crimes'.  Freedom of speech on the internet did not lead to a rise in "hate crimes," according to a report sent from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Congress in January — a report that has yet to appear on any government website.  Breitbart News has obtained a copy of the report, [...].  But sources close to the government say they are baffled as to why it wasn't released publicly after being sent to Congress.  The report was prepared by the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is responsible for advising the President on all matters related to telecommunication and the internet.  It was drafted to revise the findings of a previous report from NTIA in 1993 titled The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes.

New thought crime: calling Stacey Abrams 'fat'.  A football coach for the University of Tennessee has been fire after posting a now-deleted tweet mocking Stacey Abrams as fat.  [Tweet]  So horrifying was this rude characterization that the chancellor of the University put out a video denouncing it as "hateful, hurtful, and untrue." [...] I'll concede that the tweet was hateful and hurtful (as is being called a racist, rhetoric we hear on campuses nearly every day), but the good Chancellor was not specific as to what was untrue. [...] Let's just say that the coach's thoughts are doubleplusungood, and that if he wants his job back, he might want to try saying that Stacey Abrams is "the kindest, bravest, warmest, thinnest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life" in public.  Over and over.

Cuomo signs new NY law banning the sale of Confederate flags on state property.  NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law banning the sale of Confederate flags on state property.  Cuomo said in his bill-signing memo on Tuesday "This country faces a pervasive, growing attitude of intolerance and hate — what I have referred to in the body politic as an American cancer."  He added "by limiting the display and sale of the Confederate flag, Nazi swastika and other symbols of hatred from being displayed or sold on state property, including the state fairgrounds, this bill will help safeguard New Yorkers from the fear-instilling effects of these abhorrent symbols."

Cuomo signs bill banning sale of Confederate flags.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law aimed at banning the sale of "hate symbols" such as the Confederate flag or the swastika on state property — even while admitting the new edict might clash with the First Amendment and be struck down as unconstitutional.  The new law — effective immediately — prohibits the sale of hate symbols on public grounds including state and local fairs, and also severely limits their display unless deemed relevant to serving an educational or historical purpose.  But Cuomo said the rule likely needs "certain technical changes" so the Empire State doesn't get caught treading upon free speech protections codified in the Constitution's First Amendment.

Norway to incarcerate those who say things offensive to transgenders.  Without even holding a formal vote, Norway's parliament "outlawed hate speech against transgender people" last week, including in private conversations.  Those found guilty will face fines and up to a year in jail for private remarks and three years for public remarks.  Don't laugh, things aren't much better in the U.K., Australia, Canada or even the U.S.  If only conservatives could be granted such  coddling  protection!  A substantial swath of the mainstream media and entertainment industry would be in jail.  Right next to the Big Tech bigwigs and university professors.  And across the bare hall from the Hollywood stars and starlets.  Late night "talk show" hosts would be shelling out fines like a berserk Pez dispenser.

Teen Vogue:  White People Need to Go After Their Racist Relatives Over the Holidays.  The far-left magazine Teen Vogue ran a column this week suggesting white people need to go after their racist relatives at the holiday dinner table.  Because in the era of Biden, diversity of thought will not be tolerated. [...] The column, written by Jenn M. Jackson, laments that all too often white people are willing to allow their relatives to speak their "generally ugly ideas" at the dinner table over the holidays — be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Years.

Norway Criminalizes Hate Speech Against Transgender People ... In Private Homes or Conversations.  We have previously discussed the alarming rollback on free speech rights in the West, particularly in Europe.  The move to criminalize speech has led to an insatiable appetite for new limitations and broader prosecutions.  Norway is an example of this headlong plunge into speech controls and crimes in the West.  This week the legislature adopted (without even a vote) a new criminal law that punishes people for saying anything deemed hate speech toward transgender people in their own home or private conversations.  Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Maeland declared victory because speech regulation must be "adapted to the practical situations that arise."  The "practical situation" includes speaking to your own spouse or family.

Because the cops in San Antonio have so little else to do...
San Antonio Condemns "Chinese Virus" as "Hateful Speech,"Encourages Reporting "to the Proper Authorities for Investigation".  [Scroll down]  I don't use the phrase "Chinese virus" because it's being used as an attempt at political spin, and I prefer my disease names to be more objective and less political.  But "Chinese virus" or the less precise "Chinese flu" seem to me to be quite legitimate political spin -- trying to blame China (the political entity) for its role in the spread of the virus -- and of course fully protected speech.  "Sinophobia" in the sense of fear of Chinese people is irrational, but "Sinophobia" in the sense of fear or dislike of the People's Republic of China is quite sound, though, like all fear or dislike, needs to be treated sensibly.

San Antonio City Council Passes Resolution Declaring the Use of the Term "Chinese Virus" as "Hate Speech".  On May 7, 2020, the San Antonio City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring that terms "Chinese Virus" and "Kung Flu Virus" are now hate speech.  Paul Joseph Watson noted that "President Trump and many of his supporters have used variations of both terms as a reminder that COVID-19 did indeed originate in China."  Indeed, the Left has gone through its usual hysterics by declaring Trump to be "racist" despite the inconvenient truth that viruses are usually named after their place of origin.

3 in 4 Democratic students believe 'offensive jokes can constitute hate speech,' survey finds.  A survey of 2,000 undergraduates by College Pulse, conducted in February but released Monday, finds a rough future for comedy, especially among those who identify as Democrats or lean that way.  A whopping 76 percent of Democratic students "believe offensive jokes can constitute hate speech," in contrast to 36 percent of Republican students who hold that view.  Overall six in 10 students make the connection.

Hate Speech Laws Do Not Protect Democracy, They Threaten It.  Last week, the Washington Post published an op-ed by MSNBC analyst Richard Stengel arguing for a ban on hate speech.  Stengel, a former Obama Administration staffer and Time magazine editor, said he began questioning the legality of hate speech when Arab diplomats expressed offense that Americans could burn Korans.  To any normal American, the thought of an American diplomat taking ideas from Arab authoritarians sounds alarming, but Stengel lacks the self-awareness to realize that.

UConn students arrested for 'ridiculing' speech in viral video.  Two University of Connecticut students were arrested Monday ]10/21/2019] after video allegedly showed them using racial slurs.  The school confirmed to Campus Reform that the men were charged under a Connecticut statute that makes it a crime to "ridicule" certain people.

Is 'Hate Speech' Dangerous?  [F]reedom of speech as a legal right did not actually exist until the 17th century.  The people of both the United States and Britain were ensured certain rights.  Both countries grant freedom of speech, although in modern society, speech considered "harmful, hurtful, or hateful" has been deemed, "hate speech" in much of Europe and in Britain.  This new worldview on dangerous words has made its way to the United States.  "Progressive" activists such as Antifa and the 3rd wave feminist movement, would see freedom of speech hampered to end speech they find offensive.  Online "hate speech" is currently an arrestable and jailable offense in the United Kingdom.  There is an entire branch of law enforcement devoted to policing words on the internet.  Many have received jail time over tweets and Facebook posts others did not agree with.  How did this happen?

"Illegal alien": NYC's regulation of that term is alien to the US Constitution.  In New York City, the term "illegal alien" is no longer allowed if it's used with "intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person."  This law was put into action by the city's Commission on Human Rights.  Residents of the city could be slapped with a fine of up to $250,000 for failure to comply.  But this new law is clearly incompatible with our free speech rights as outlined in the First Amendment to the US Constitution.  Prohibitions related to this law encompass a list of actions immigrants might find offensive.  This includes calling the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if such a call is "motivated by discrimination, derogatory use of the term 'illegal alien,' and discrimination based on limited English proficiency."

Flashback to July, 2018:
Why "Illegal Alien" is the Correct Term.  The mainstream media and the pro-amnesty lobby have recently pushed to end the usage of "illegal alien" or even "illegal immigrant."  They prefer the term "undocumented immigrant."  The usage of "undocumented immigrant" dates back to the 1960s.  While the term has never been used in federal law, the media, illegal alien advocates, and open-borders government officials gradually incorporated it into their discourse from the 60s onward.  The increased use of "feel good" terms like "undocumented immigrant" is of particular concern to those who care about the integrity of America's borders.  Fluffy, inaccurate terminology implies that violating our immigration laws is no big deal.  It also creates the false impression that immigration violations fall into a distinct category that should be judged by lower standards than other areas of the law.

Man Gets Interrogated By Police For Liking A 'Transphobic' Limerick On Twitter — It's Recorded As A 'Hate Incident'.  In the UK lives a man named Harry Miller.  As per Metro.co.uk, Harry has a particular viewpoint:  "Trans women are not women."  On Twitter, there arose a post containing a limerick.  The poem appeared to mock transgenderism.  Harry "liked" the tweet.  Subsequently, he was interrogated by police for half an hour.

Facebook to hand over identity data of users suspected of hate speech, report says.  Facebook has struck a deal with France to turn over identity information on users suspected of posting hate speech on the platform, Reuters reported Tuesday [6/25/2019].  Digital Affairs Minister Cédric O said he reached an agreement with the social media site, according to the report.  Facebook has also been using artificial intelligence technology to combat the increasing problems of fake accounts, fake news and hate speech.  Between October 2018 and March 2019, Facebook took down more than 3 billion fake accounts, estimating that around 5% of monthly active accounts are fake.

41% of college students believe hate speech should not be protected by the Constitution.  Some 41 percent of college students say hate speech shouldn't be protected under the First Amendment, according to a new survey.  Just 58 percent said that hate speech should be protected under the amendment, which guarantees American's a right to freedom of speech, according to the survey of 4,407 students by the Miami-based Knight Foundation.

Cruz at Tech Censorship Hearing:  Who Defines 'Hate Speech?'  At the Senate Judiciary hearing on April 10, Republican senators went beyond establishing the liberal biases of Silicon Valley social media giants, and questioned the very idea of "hate speech."  Senator Ted Cruz proclaimed not only that banning "emotionally" harmful content is absurd, but that "None of us have a right to live in a world free of being offended."  The hearing was titled "Stifling Free Speech:  Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse" and featured representatives from two social media company representatives being questioned by Republicans and Democrats.

No, the College Free-Speech Crisis Is Not a Right-Wing Conspiracy.  Do not be surprised when college presidents say, "I oppose free speech on college campuses," or law deans say that President Trump's executive order to require free speech on campuses is "unconstitutional."  The reason is simple:  college and university administrators and professors do not believe in free speech and do not wish to hear it in their institutions.  The opposition to free speech is a consequence of a different classification of speech in higher education:  There is correct speech, and there is hate speech.  Correct speech is about gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic oppression and victimhood, and the "social justice" initiatives to respond to it.  Any disagreement with either the analysis of oppression and victimhood or the solution is regarded as hate speech.  There is no intervening space for free speech.

Christian conservative's talk on gender and marriage protested as 'hate speech' — at a Christian university.  Students at Baylor University are pushing to have Matt Walsh's speech on campus canceled.  Walsh is a Christian conservative writer for The Daily Wire and Baylor is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas.  Walsh was invited by Baylor's Young Americans for Freedom chapter to give a speech April 9 titled "The War On Reality:  Why the Left has set out to redefine life, gender and marriage."  Because of Walsh's well-known traditionally conservative opinions on the topics, some Baylor students started a petition to block the speech from happening.

When a dictionary definition becomes hate speech.  [W]hen does a dictionary definition count as hate speech?  When it's the dictionary definition of a woman — 'woman/noun/adult human female' — and it's on a poster in Liverpool during the Labour Party conference, that's when, silly.  Admittedly, the idea, courtesy of a female blogger, Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull, to put the definition up on a £700 billboard for the duration of the conference seems a little eccentric.  'I wanted it to stimulate debate,' she said.

Twitter blocks posts that use phrase 'illegal alien' as 'hateful content'.  The federal government, U.S. Supreme Court, and lawyers across the country use the word "illegal alien" to describe immigrants who illegally enter the country, because that's the definition in the law.  But Twitter makes its own laws, and the social media giant is now blocking folks from promoting any messages with the phrase, which its moderators apparently consider "hate speech."

Facebook and Apple remove pages and podcasts from Alex Jones for hate speech violations.  Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest clamped down on content by Alex Jones Monday [8/6/2018].  Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones' infamous "The Alex Jones Show" as well as a number of other InfoWars audio streams.  The news was originally reported by BuzzFeed News.  Facebook and Google made similar decisions later on Monday.

Criticizing homosexuality is now a CRIME under Canada's totalitarian "hate" laws.  In yet another stunning example of tone-deaf hypocrisy, the Leftists running "tolerant" "free expression" Canada have proven once again that they are the Nazis in training, not Right-leaning, liberty-minded citizens.  Authoritarianism is all the rage among the Canadian Left if you happen to run afoul of the "correct way of thinking."  Just like in Europe and increasingly in the U.S., there are "acceptable" ways of expression and "unacceptable" ways.  Practice the latter and you're going to find yourself in a jail cell.

The Time I Got Punished for Hate Speech.  It's been quite a week for me already, because I was thrown in jail and released 24 hours later.  I had no counsel, no Miranda rights, and no chance for an early release.  However, this wasn't a literal jail.  It reaches farther into society than the place people go when they break our criminal laws.  This was Facebook jail.  I've used Facebook since 2009, and despite my sometimes heated political rhetoric and, admittedly, outright troll-baiting, this was the first time I was censored and banned.  The alleged offense?  Hate speech.  Yes, that vague and often indefinable term that nevertheless causes liberals to gasp and swoon.

The Left Achieves Perfection.  The concept of free speech is central to America's definition of itself and to the health of our political system.  Everyone other than the most extreme Nazis and communists has agreed that people should be able to express their views, so long as they don't call for violence, without fear of reprisal.  But now the left has declared that "hate" speech — generally defined as anything the left doesn't like — is not in fact protected.  If someone says big government is bad, the left says not only that that person shouldn't be allowed to speak, but that it's okay for groups like Antifa to use physical violence to stop that person from speaking.  You know that the left opposes free speech when colleges, run by leftists in general, establish "free speech zones" and declare that any speech that the left finds odious is banned everywhere else.

The Perversion of America.  Do we have a right to our own opinions, or is it now "hate speech" for anyone to say they disapprove of homosexuality?  This concerned the late Justice Antonin Scalia in the series of decisions — Lawrence v.  Texas (2003), United States v.  Windsor (2013), and Obergefell v.  Hodges (2015) — in which the Supreme Court first struck down the right of starts to outlaw sodomy, then voided the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, and finally mandated that same-sex marriage must be recognized in all 50 states.

Do you utter "hate speech"?  If you do, you'll probably be like Mark Zuckerberg, who couldn't quite define what it is, but stands by the principle that he hates "hate speech" nonetheless.  At his hearing, it was agreed that incitement to violence is hate speech, but even here I would disagree.  Incitement to violence is incitement to violence.  Antifa uses Facebook and Twitter to list names and places of violent protests.  They tell their members what sort of weapons to bring and how best to conceal their identities.  If incitement to violence is hate speech, then why is this allowed?  Next, mention was made of human trafficking as an example of things that social media companies could and should be clamping down on as being hate speech.  Again, this isn't hate speech, it's the selling and purchasing of human bodies.  It's not hate speech.

New College Student Survey:  Yes, Speech Can Be Violence.  [Scroll down]  It's simply evidence that in the abstract students will claim to be open-minded.  They'll claim to value different views — right until the moment they really get offended.  For example, 81 percent agree with the statement that "words can be a form of violence."  A full 58 percent of students believe that colleges should "forbid" speakers who have a "history of engaging in hate speech."  And what is hate speech?  The definition the students liked was staggeringly broad.  Two-thirds agreed that hate speech is "anything that one particular person believes is harmful, racist, or bigoted."  They further agreed that hate speech "means something different to everyone."  Given these realities, it should come as no surprise that large numbers of students believe that interruptions or even violence are appropriate to stop offensive speech.  Almost 40 percent believe that it's "sometimes appropriate" to "shout down or disrupt" a speaker.  A sobering 30 percent believe that physical violence can be used to stop someone from "using hate speech or engaging in racially charged comments."

Cornell students move to ban 'hate speech'.  A Latino student at Cornell University overheard somebody chanting, "build a wall," so now the student government passed a resolution condemning "hate speech."  Whatever that is.  Seriously — what is hate speech?  Read the First Amendment, and it's not mentioned there.  In fact, the whole concept of the First Amendment was in order that government could not intrude on a citizen's right to express speech deemed by some as offensive — a sort of constitutional right to say hateful things.  Cornell students — and not just students, but the ones who serve on the student government and therefore, ought to know better — just don't seem to be grasping that point.

Professor Exposes Southern Poverty Law Center's 'Mission Creep'.  The Southern Poverty Law Center is supposedly an expert on targeting hate groups.  We've exposed how they are not great at their jobs.  Instead of making us aware of actual hate, too often the group targets organizations that protect religious freedom and believe in traditional marriage.  Case in point, how on earth are Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council hate groups?  If anything, they are targets of hate.  The FRC had an extremely close call in 2012 when an armed suspect arrived at their office with the intent to kill.  But, the SPLC continues to place groups like them on their hate map and the media continues to fall for it and report it as fact.  Oh, and did I mention the SPLC labeled Ayaan Hirsi Ali an "extremist?" She's apparently guilty of speaking out against Islamic extremism.

If I Were the Devil, I'd Enact Hate Speech Laws.  [Scroll down]  An example right out of my local paper:  a full-page ad produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) titled "Ten Ways to Fight Hate."  In the intro to its action plan, it says:  "[W]hen hate flares up, good people rise up against it!"  Sounds "good," right?  But take a look at some of the organizations the SPLC identifies as "hate groups" that are anything but, like the Alliance Defending Freedom.  One recent addition to SPLC's list, Coral Ridge Ministries Media, is fighting back and suing the SPLC.  The ministry's trademark slogan is "Standing for truth and defending your freedom," but that didn't stop the SPLC from inclusion on its "Anti-LGBT Hate Map," simply because, according to Coral Ridge's suit, it "espouses and supports Biblical morals and principles concerning human sexuality."

Blacklist: The Left's latest war on free speech.  Blacklists are ugly things.  They're how you terrorize and intimidate people.  They're a weapon of hate.  And Color of Change, an extremist group, is using blacklists to smear all conservatives as racists.  Color of Change, the organization founded by Van Jones, a 9/11 Truther and former Communist, has circulated a blacklist to PayPal, Discover, Visa, Master Card and American Express that falsely and libelously groups together a black Harlem church, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an ex-Muslim organization, Jihad Watch and others as "white supremacists" alongside actual Neo-Nazis.  But Color of Change's definition of "white supremacist" is Republican.

Scandal Erupts over the Promotion of 'Bourgeois' Behavior.  Were you planning to instruct your child about the value of hard work and civility?  Not so fast!  According to a current uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, advocacy of such bourgeois virtues is "hate speech."  The controversy, sparked by an op-ed written by two law professors, illustrates the rapidly shrinking boundaries of acceptable thought on college campuses and the use of racial victimology to police those boundaries.

California Could Start Jailing People Who Don't Use Transgender Pronouns.  A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person's preferred pronoun.  The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who "willfully and repeatedly" refuse "to use a transgender resident's preferred name or pronouns" could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code.  The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May.  Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously and the General Assembly held its first hearing on the legislation Wednesday [8/23/2017].

How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media's Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies.  "Hate speech" means many things to many Americans.  There's no widely accepted legal definition in American law.  More importantly, as Professor Eugene Volokh explains conclusively, there is no "hate speech" exception to the First Amendment.  Americans are free to impose social consequences on ugly speech, but the government is not free to impose official sanctions upon it.  In other words, even if the phrase "hate speech" had a recognized legal definition, it would still not carry legal consequences.  This is not a close or ambiguous question of law.  When the media frames a free speech story as an inquiry into whether something is "hate speech," it's asking a question of morals or taste poorly disguised as a question of law.  It's the equivalent of asking "is this speech rude?"

U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech - Again.  The law already prohibits violence and threats of violence, and law enforcement authorities are supposed to prosecute those — intimidation, destruction, damage, vandalism, simple and aggravated assault.  What do "strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime" entail, and again, what "hate crimes" are not already covered by the law?  In other words, why would the House of Representatives find it necessary to make such redundant statements, if not in order to redefine the concept of a hate crime?  Perhaps by including "hate speech"?

New German Law:  Fines Up to $57 Million for Social Media Thought Crime.  Defeating the Wehrmacht was hard enough.  Rooting out the authoritarian mentality that gave birth to it does not seem possible.  Possibly as part of its campaign to crush resistance to Islamization, Germany has declared war on social media.

Our leading hate group.  The concept of a "hate group" could be useful.  In practice, however, it is like the concept of "hate speech," applied to shut down heterodox speech and confine the public square to dissemination of officially approved thought.  The concepts somehow overlook the likes of the the hilariously misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center and its works, which direct something far beyond the Orwellian Two Minutes Hate to the likes of Charles Murray and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  If there is such a thing as a "hate group" — as I say, it could be a useful concept — the SPLC is it.  Indeed, I think it may be our most influential hate group.

Supreme Court:  There's No "Hate Speech" Exception to the 1st Amendment.  The Supreme Court ruled this morning [6/19/2017] that the government cannot deny full trademark protection to allegedly racially offensive trademarks. [...] The case involved an Asian-American band called "The Slants."  It sought federal registration of that mark.  The Patent and Trademark Office denied the application under a Lanham Act provision prohibiting trademarks that may "disparage... or bring... into contemp[t] or disrepute" any "persons, living or dead."  The Court ruled in favor of The Slants.  The vote was unanimous, though the Court split 4-4 on some of the finer points.

Guilty of hate until proven leftist.  At Bethune-Cookman University's commencement on Wednesday [5/10/2017], U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed throughout her address and many graduates turned their backs on her.  Apparently, free speech and good manners are not part of the academic experience at the historic black college in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Mrs. DeVos' main crime is that she's part of the hated Trump administration.  That's enough to trigger the heckler's veto.  Since the 1960s, colleges have been in the grip of leftism, which is distinguished from liberalism by its predictable Marxist cant and taste for violence.  Disagreement is "hate speech."

How the Southern Poverty Law Center Faked an Islamophobia Crisis.  First the good news.  Casa D'Ice Signs, the sign outside a bar in K-Mart Plaza in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is no longer listed as a hate group.  The sign outside the bar had been listed as a hate group by the SPLC for years.  The owner of Casa D'Ice had been known for putting politically incorrect signs outside his bar.  So the SPLC listed the "signs" as a hate group. (Even though there was only one sign.) Not the bar.  That would have made too much sense.  Since then Casa D'Ice was sold and the SPLC has celebrated the defeat of another hate group.

The Handmaidens of Hatred.  During times of war between countries, hatred has always had its way to one degree or another.  Many people from the U.S. and other allied countries hated Germany and Japan during WWII.  The converse was true as well.  During the current war against radical Islam, it is clear we are hated, and many of us return that toward the ideas of jihad.  That's not surprising.  What is surprising has been the hatred, and the degree of it, from the left-leaning leaders and citizenry of our own country toward their own domestic political and social opponents.  That's we.  What is hated is quite countable:  Christianity.  Class, wealth, and accomplishment.  Conservatives.  The GOP.  America as founded.  These all have been targets of left-wing hate.

Message mocking Trump trauma investigated as 'hate crime'.  A message mocking students for grieving over Donald Trump's election victory is being investigated as a hate crime at Edgewood College.

London's Muslim Mayor Introduces The Thought Police.  [Scroll down]  Behind the push for "hate speech" laws is, of course, the increasingly authoritarian Left.  Increasingly unwilling (and doubtless unable) to engage its foes in rational discussion and debate, the Left is resorting more and more to the Alinskyite tactic of responding to conservatives only with ridicule and attempts to rule conservative views out of the realm of acceptable discourse.

Elie Wiesel's Perfect Tribute:  Hate Tweet from Hillary Clinton Associate.  Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel died on Saturday [7/2/2016] at the age of 87.  He was a living witness to the horrors of antisemitism taken to its logical conclusion, and a powerful spokesman for the cause of Zionism and the ideals of America.  Which is precisely why terror sympathizers and antisemites like Max Blumenthal — son of Hillary Clinton's close associate, Sid Blumenthal, and a Jew who hates both Israel and the Jewish people into which he was born — celebrated Wiesel's death.

New York Senate Passes Anti-'Hate Speech' Bill for Universities.  The New York senate has passed a bill which will prohibit universities from providing funding to student groups that "encourage hate speech."  Bill S8017, which was co-sponsored by Senators Jack Martins and Todd Kaminsky, is described as "relating to certain student groups that are ineligible for funding."  The legislation states that universities must "adopt rules that any student group that receives funding from the [university] that directly or indirectly promotes, encourages, or permits discrimination, intolerance, hate speech or boycotts against a person or group based on race, class, gender, nationality, ethnic origin or religion, shall be ineligible for funding."

When Hate is Promoted by Religious Leaders, Why Blame the Followers?  Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick then goes on to connect being gay with Zionism — his anti-Semitic sentiments at their best.  All this while standing at a pulpit.  If this is not a crime of hate, then what is?  Does this imam have nothing positive to speak about in his sermon, besides spreading the Islamist agenda of hate and bigotry?  For years we have warned of the messages of hate emanating from the pulpit.  We have spoken of the two different messages being given — one to the public and one in private.  Why then do we act surprised when the Omar Mateens of the world take up arms and ruthlessly gun down an entire group of gays?  This is what they are being taught by the likes of Imam Quick.  They are acting out the hate that has been instilled in their minds and hearts.

How will Facebook, Google and Twitter define the "Hate" they plan to censor?  [Scroll down]  What is "hate," as defined by leftists, the very community from which these curators hail?  The Southern Poverty Law Center is a prominent radical leftist group hell-bent on poisoning society against conservatives, especially the social kind.  It features a "Hate Map" with the locations of conservative organizations of all stripes.  The Family Research Center, The Center for Security Policy, the Center for Family and Human Rights, ACT for America and the Traditional Values Coalition — these are but a few.  And what views do these "haters" hold?  Some support traditional marriage, some stopping illegal immigration, some fighting radical Islam.  A writer for the leftist website Salon has his example of hatred — the Confederate flag, which he calls "the American swastika."

Twitter and Facebook Vow to Eliminate 'Hate Speech'.  Vera Jourova, whom AP identifies as "the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality," explained:  "The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech."  She added that the new rules would "ensure that public incitement to violence to hatred has 'no place online.'"  But incitement to violence isn't all that the social media giants are planning to stamp out:  Karen White, Twitter's European head of public policy, declared:  "We remain committed to letting the Tweets flow.  However, there is a clear distinction between freedom of expression and conduct that incites violence and hate."  The problem with both Jourova's and White's statements is that they assume that "hate speech" is an entity that can be identified objectively, when actually it is a subjective judgment based on one's own political preconceptions.  And given the years-long insistence from Leftists and Islamic supremacists that any honest discussion of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism constitutes "hate speech," these new rules could mean the end of opposition to jihad terror on the Internet.

Believing in two genders is a 'hate crime' under police investigation at Loyola Marymount University.  [Scroll down]  Both the police and the university's Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime.  A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic Church, with three students who were hanging up posters on the subject on April 14.  Cosette Carleo, one of the students involved, told The College Fix in a phone interview that the hate crime under investigation is "denying transgenderism."  Carleo's account agrees in part with an email by the husband of the employee with whom she tangled.  The employee told Carleo, who identifies as gender-neutral, that only two genders exist, male and female, according to the student.  Carleo told The Fix that statement was the hate crime.

It Begins! Montana Man Being Prosecuted for 'Hate Speech' and Holocaust Denial.  Via Volokh Conspiracy, a disturbing criminal case out of Montana, where Flathead County resident David Lenio, 28, is being prosecuted for making disparaging remarks about Jews on Twitter and denying that the Holocaust happened.  Say what?  While this sort of prosecution is common in parts of Europe, Americans enjoy the protection of the First Amendment, which contains no exception for what's colloquially known as "hate speech."  The only permitted exceptions to free speech protections — as the Supreme Court recently re-articulated — are for obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, and "speech integral to criminal conduct."

Building the New Dark-Age Mind.  We can all but write off today's university as a place of free expression.  In the age of Obama, zealots in the university have clamped down on any thought deemed reactionary.  "Trigger warning" is a euphemism for trying either to censure literature or to denigrate it.  "Safe space" is another term for the segregation of campus areas by race, class, or ideology.  "Hate speech" has become a pejorative for uncomfortable truth.

Benham Brothers on Anti-Duggar Campaign: 'Truth Is Considered Hate to Those Who Hate The Truth'.  Jason and David Benham, two Christian entrepreneurs who have been targeted by gay activists for their belief in traditional marriage, are speaking out about the campaign by those same activists who are seeking the cancellation of the popular TLC television series "19 Kids and Counting," accusing the Duggar family of "fear mongering."  "Since when is it considered 'fear mongering' to say that God designed a man to be with a woman, or that kids deserve to have a mom and a dad, or that the ladies room should be for biological females?" David Benham told CNSNews.com.  "Saying the Duggars are inciting people to hate is simply propaganda."

Poll: 51% of Democrats support criminalizing hate speech.  Note: Hate speech not hate crimes.  YouGov asked people about hate crimes for its poll too and found bipartisan support for the federal law that provides steeper penalties for crimes motivated by hatred of the victim's race, religion, gender, or national origin.  Sixty-four percent of Dems gave thumbs-up to that versus 54 percent of Republicans.  A plurality of Republicans also support expanding that law to target hate crimes committed against gays:  44 percent say yes versus 30 percent who say no.

'Hate Speech': the Left's Term for 'Opposing Viewpoints'.  Last week, a mass email went out at Yale University (my alma mater) protesting an upcoming visit from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a political activist and staunch critic of Islam.  The subject line reads, "Dear Friends: More Speech, Not Hate Speech."  The email reveals that by "hate speech," the writers mean what the Left usually means when they use that term:  "opinions we don't agree with."  Thirty-two student organizations signed the email under the leadership of Yale's Muslim Student Association (MSA).  That's a revised number after the MSA was forced to reveal that its original list of 36 organizations was falsified.  So, not a good start.

Facebook Says 'Death To Jews' Group Falls Within Community Standards.  Social networking website Facebook has stated that a group created by anti-Semitic users entitled, "Death to zionst [sic] baby killer israeli jews" falls within its Community Standards guidelines, despite inciting hatred and violence against a particular race.  Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner originally reported the news, stating:  "A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints."

In Praise of Hate Speech.  Someone has petitioned the UK Government's Home Office demanding that the term "denier" be classified as "hate speech."  ["]We the undersigned request that the offensive terms, 'climate denier', 'denier', 'denialist' and other variants being used to harass sceptical scientists or other people who do not ascribe to the hypothesis of man made climate change or man made global warming be classified as hate speech in accordance with the Public Order Act 1986.  Scientists and others should not be subjected to hateful, offensive names in order to diminish their standing or to make them accept a consensus view.["]

Proposal Would Empower Feds to Scour Internet, TV for 'Hate Speech'.  A new proposal would empower the feds to scour the Internet, TV and more for so-called hate speech.  Democratic Sen. Ed Markey is pushing a bill to have a federal agency monitor anything that it suspects may encourage hate crimes.  He wants the agency to work in connection with the Department of Justice and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, then file a report to Congress on what's hateful and could lead to hate crimes.  So, who gets to decide what's hateful and what will they then do about it?

Leftist Hate Crime Hysteria.  Two Democratic Congressman and Attorney General Eric Holder are spearheading equally disturbing efforts to monitor and control the behavior of Americans — even if the Constitution and the truth get trashed in the process.  Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) have introduced a bill known as the The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014.  It would require a relatively obscure government agency, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to "update a report on the use of telecommunications, including the Internet in the commission of hate crimes."

The lives of others.  Political correctness is not interested in what you actually are.  It is only interested in how you look.  [...] Codes governing hate speech are not meant to suppress hate.  They are meant to suppress speech.

Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media Bill introduced in wake of Kansas City shooting.  Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old report on hate speech in the media.  The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 would examine the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, and would provide recommendations to address such crimes.

13 House Democrats offer bill demanding government study on Internet hate speech.  Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio. [...] The Hate Crime Reporting Act, H.R. 3878, is meant to update a 20-year-old study from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  That study, delivered to Congress in 1993, looked at hate speech on radio, TV and computer bulletin boards.

The Editor says...
If "hate speech" is outlawed on the internet, it will then be only a matter of time before it is prohibited on the telephone, and ultimately in any public place.  The danger here is that the definition of "hate speech" will be written by those on the political left, and the law will be enforced by Big Brother's heavy-handed goons.

Christianity or Thoughtcrime?  "Thoughtcrimes" — opinions and ideas that oppose the status quo — were pursued and punished by the Thought Police in the future world described by George Orwell in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Could politically incorrect thought be declared illegal — a type of "hate" crime against individuals or the State — someday in America?  Since much of Christian thought seems to be considered politically incorrect these days, might it also be declared hate speech?

No more witch hunts.  For 34 years, Canada has had a disgraceful censorship law that violates our human rights.  In 1977, Pierre Trudeau rammed through the Canadian Human Rights Act — an Orwellian name for a law that actually destroys real rights.  The entire law is a corruption of justice — it creates a kangaroo court, run by non-judges, that does not follow the same rules and procedures of real courts, but has massive powers to punish and fine people who aren't politically correct.  But the worst part of the law is Section 13, the censorship provision.  Section 13 creates a word crime — the crime of publishing or broadcasting anything that can cause hurt feelings.

Era of thought police has arrived.  I speak of the ever-growing scope of Canada's Human Rights Commissions and the damage they are doing to our fundamental right to freedom of expression. … The commissions have also been at work in censoring religious institutions.  The conservative Catholic magazine Catholic Digest and its editor, Father Alphonse de Valk, have been denounced to the commission for publishing official Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality.  These cases are still pending, but their outcome is predictable.  Unlike in a court of law, there is no presumption of innocence for the defendant, and the commissions have returned a verdict of guilty in virtually every hate speech case they have ever heard.

Canada's Human Rights Gestapo:  In 2006, Ezra [Levant]'s magazine republished the Danish cartoons of Mohammed with an accompanying article about the Muslim riots that followed.  It argued that journalists should not censor themselves out of fear of violence from a radical Muslim minority, and chastised media that refused to exercise their free speech rights on those grounds.  Subsequently, the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities ("ECMC") filed a complaint against the Western Standard with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

When free speech offends Muslims.  Canada's Human Rights Commissions (HRC) are government agencies, not courts.  They were set up, starting in the 1960s, to fight job and housing discrimination — offensive acts, not words.  Borne of good intention, some argue they have paved a path to politically correct hell.  Those behind the creation of the commissions maintain they were never meant to impede free speech — a right guaranteed under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms — and that "thought crime" cases represent a fraction of the commissions' work.

Idiot's Guide to Completely Idiotic Canadian 'Human Rights' Tribunals:  'Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value."  — Canadian "Human Rights" Investigator Dean Steacy, responding to the question "What value do you give freedom of speech when you investigate?"  This is the way free speech ends, not with a bang but as the result of an administrative hearing in a windowless basement in Vancouver, Canada.  At least that's where a "Human Rights Tribunal" is taking place this week that will further solidify the Canadian legal position that the right not to be offended by something you read is more sacred than the freedom of the press.

"Hate Speech" is Now Called "Harassment by Communication".  We've heard of laws in the Netherlands and Canada that penalize preachers for using the Bible to condemn homosexuality.  Now it's happening in America.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has added an amendment to its "hate-crimes" law that covers something called "harassment by communication."  Anthony Picarello, chief counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said, "The wording is broad enough that it could be applied (to religious speakers), and that's something… that the people who crafted the language had in mind."

Suit to decide workplace 'hate speech'.  The words "natural family," "marriage" and "union of a man and a woman" can be punished as "hate speech" in government workplaces, according to a lawsuit that is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Briefs for Good News Employee Association vs. Hicks, which were filed June 5 with the nation's highest court, lists D.C. school board President Robert C. Bobb as one of two plaintiffs.

When Speech Becomes a Crime:  It's called hate speech.  If there ever were a more Orwellian concept, it would be difficult to find.  For much like the concept of "thought crimes" in George Orwell's novel "1984," hate crimes and hate speech suppose intent on the part of the "perpetrator" that may or may not have any basis in reality.  What is often mere criticism or disapproval is labeled "hatred" and thus made worthy of punishment.

Student lawsuit hinges on whether 'That's so gay' is hate speech.  When a few classmates razzed Rebekah Rice about her Mormon upbringing with questions such as, "Do you have 10 moms?" she shot back:  "That's so gay."  Those three words landed the high school freshman in the principal's office and resulted in a lawsuit that raises this question:  When do playground insults used every day all over America cross the line into hate speech that must be stamped out?

Sneaking in another "hate crimes" law.  The legislation, if enacted, could lead to pressure by lobbies of particular "protected" groups to declare as "hate speech" any open dissent that they deem detrimental to their respective causes.

What Makes A Crime Of Prejudice Worse Than Any Other Crime?  A free society, if it is to remain free, must leave even genuine hate speech free to be combatted by reason and education.  The alternative is to move toward totalitarianism, in which thinking the wrong thoughts can land you in prison or in front of a firing squad.

Banning mean:  "Hate speech" is one of those enormously elastic terms that pretty much means what the speaker intends it to mean.  By and large, anybody saying un-nice things about an identifiable group of people within a protected category (gays and blacks, but rarely such maligned folks as the Shriners) runs the risk of being tagged for uttering hate speech.

Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology 'cult'.  A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word "cult" to describe the Church of Scientology.  The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial religion.

Pastor appealing order to apologize for anti-gay letter.  A former pastor will appeal a human rights ruling that orders an apology and the payment of thousands of dollars in fines for an anti-gay letter published in a central Alberta newspaper.  The Alberta Human Rights Commission issued a written order on May 30 stating that Stephen Boissoin and the Concerned Christian Coalition must pay former Red Deer school teacher Darren Lund $5,000 in damages.

Government to pastor:  Renounce your faith!  A Canadian human rights tribunal ordered a Christian pastor to renounce his faith and never again express moral opposition to homosexuality, according to a new report.  In a decision dated May 30 in the penalty phase of the quasi-judicial proceedings run by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, evangelical pastor Stephen Boisson was banned from expressing his biblical perspective of homosexuality and ordered to pay $5,000 for "damages for pain and suffering" as well as apologize to the activist who complained of being hurt.

Opposing the Fairness Doctrine with a Real Fairness Doctrine:  When outlets like talk radio are successfully attacked, the tools to end the encroaching tyranny upon free dialogue, independent thought and the right to be contrarian will be distracted and weakened.  That is the goal. … When the scattered voices of dissent are cowed or crushed, then minds which do not know they live in prisons will find escape and freedom harder and harder, until it is impossible.  That is the grim lesson of George Orwell, whose dystopian fantasy, 1984, seems less fanciful each year.

Free Speech on the Run in the West.  In Canada, a teacher drew a suspension for a letter to a newspaper arguing that homosexuality is not a fixed orientation, but a condition that can be treated.  He was not accused of discrimination, merely of expressing thoughts that the state defines as improper.  Another Canadian newspaper was fined 4,500 Canadian dollars for printing an ad giving the citations — but not the text — of four biblical quotations against homosexuality.

Islamists are attacking freedom of speech.  On campuses and within Western governments it is increasingly taboo to label terrorists who slaughter in the name of Islam "Islamist terrorists."  In Canada, "human rights commissions" attempt to enforce this taboo by putting such writers as Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant on trial for the "crime" of expressing opinions that offend Islamic grievance groups — and also for quoting Islamists accurately and thereby casting them in an unfavorable light.  If that's not Orwellian, what is?

Hate speech law unconstitutional:  rights tribunal.  The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Section 13, Canada's much maligned human rights hate speech law, is an unconstitutional violation of the Charter right to free expression because of its penalty provisions.  The decision released this morning by Tribunal chair Athanasios Hadjis appears to strip the Canadian Human Rights Commission of its controversial legal mandate to pursue hate on the Internet, which it has strenuously defended against complaints of censorship.

Liberal Hate Speech:  Normally, according to the media elites' rulebook, when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives rant, it is hate speech.

U. of I. instructor fired over comments on homosexuality.  The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.

Academic Freedom, for Some:  The Hounding of Dr. Howell.  Officials at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana have sparked controversy over their decision not to extend the hiring of Adjunct Professor Kenneth Howell, a highly rated instructor who has taught electives at the university since 2001 on the history and tenets of Catholicism.  Howell's apparent "offense" is that he accurately rendered those teachings in an e-mail distributed to students in one of his classes.

The Mark Steyn subsection

Canada's deadly tongue trap:  Here is a little known fact about Canada.  It is today a country where you can say or write things that are true and yet still be brought before a tribunal.  That tribunal can fine you; it can order you to pay money to the people who complained about your words; it can force you to issue an apology; it can do all three.

Free Mark Steyn.  Most of the media in Canada and the United States ignored the British Columbia "Human Rights" Tribunal that took place last week in a windowless basement in Vancouver.  Now, a group of provincial human-rights commissars will decide whether or not National Review's incomparable Mark Steyn and the largest-circulating magazine in Canada, Maclean's, will be fined or otherwise censured for printing an excerpt from Steyn's book, America Alone.

O, Stalinoid Canada.  Columnist [Mark] Steyn is being hauled before something called the "Canada Human Rights Tribunal," a parallel legal system to the normal Canadian courts, without all the bother of due process, the presumption of innocence, a defined and limited legal venue, and protection for free speech. … As Mark Steyn tells it, no one has ever been cleared by the Canadian Inquisition over the last 30 years.  If you're accused, you get hanged.

Why I am glad I'm not Canadian:  I've been called a coward, a moron, a bad journalist, and worst of all a bad writer for having the audacity to express my opinions in this column, but at least I have never been arrested or put on trial for telling the truth.  That distinct honor has been reserved for Mark Steyn, the Canadian author who lives in self-imposed exile in New Hampshire.

Free Speech on Trial.  [Mark] Steyn's offense was to have published, in the fall of 2006, an excerpt from his book, America Alone, in the Canadian newsweekly Maclean's.  In it, Steyn advanced the provocative but by no means untenable argument that plunging birthrates in Europe would precipitate a demographic decline, forcing Continental countries to reach an "accommodation with their radicalized Islamic compatriots." Europe's future, Steyn suggested, "belongs to Islam."

George Orwell meets the OIC.  "We sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed."  That sounds like the statement of a victor in a war, dictating terms to the vanquished.  And it may well be:  free speech is under attack in Canada — the prosecution of Macleans Magazine and author Mark Steyn — and in the United States as well by Islamic governments and groups whose goal is to end free speech when it is aimed at exposing the truth about Islamic terrorism and its roots.  Their goal is positively Orwellian.  Replace "Big Brother" with the "Organization of the Islamic Conference" and you have the world the OIC wants to impose on us all.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission blinks.  The Canadian Human Rights Commission, like any petty tyranny, has a strong instinct for survival.  As I predicted last week on the Michael Coren Show, that instinct would cause them to drop the complaint against Mark Steyn and Maclean's.  And so they did.

Beware of censorship.  While the Canadian Human Rights Commission has bowed to widespread public opposition to proceeding with a complaint against Maclean's magazine brought by the Canadian Islamic Congress, less powerful and prominent Canadians should beware:  For them, the threat of censorship remains.

Speak easy.  The reason complaints of the sort brought against Maclean's are not dismissed out of hand by federal and provincial human rights tribunals is due to section 13(1) of the Human Rights Act, and similar codes in provincial statutes.  It reads in part that any communication "likely to expose a person or persons to hatred" can be prosecuted on the "prohibited ground of discrimination."

Tribunal not about 'rights' at all.  No matter what the tribunal's ultimate decision is in the [Mark] Steyn case, it should be clear to all that this state agency is committing gross intrusions into the free press and into freedom of expression in Canada.

Maclean's wins third round of hate fight.  The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled yesterday that a controversial article about Islam in Maclean's magazine did not violate the province's hate speech law, marking the third time this year the Canadian Islamic Congress has failed in its efforts to force the magazine to print a rebuttal.

Jury's out on system's dedication to secular values.  Being acquitted by a pretend court must be something like being found healthy by a pretend doctor.  Both exercises might make you wonder what the point was in the first place and why the authority to render such verdicts was granted at all.  Little solace, then, is to be found in what on the surface seems to be a reassuring declaration.  Such concerns abound in the aftermath of the "not guilty" verdict handed down Friday [10/10/2008] by the BC Human Rights Tribunal in the case against Maclean's magazine.

Decision by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal was the cowardly way out.  Government bureaucracies and public institutions have a unique way of signaling that they no longer serve any purpose and it's time to eliminate or drastically reform them.  They do so by conducting themselves in a manner that demonstrates self preservation has become their one and only objective.  The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal made it abundantly clear this past week that they are in the business of staying in business — nothing else matters.

Police tell Christian couple their view on gays are 'close to a hate crime'.  Police questioned a retired couple for 80 minutes about their "homophobic" views after they asked their local council if they could display their Christian literature next to gay rights leaflets, it was reported last night [12/22/2005].  Joe and Helen Roberts said that police officers warned them that their actions "were close to a hate crime" after they complained to Wyre Borough Council about its gay rights policies.  The couple claimed that the police told them they were "walking on eggshells".

There's little to like about hate-crime laws.  Four years ago, I wrote that Pennsylvania's hate-crime law — which, like California's, is a "piggyback" statute allowing for extra punishment for crimes deemed to be motivated by bias — could have unintended consequences. … It is possible that such laws could end up punishing blacks who commit violence against whites — which is a far cry from the historical experience that inspired hate-crime statutes.

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Oh, I see.  Now that blacks are being charged with hate crimes, at long last, suddenly these laws are not such a good idea.

Nine Youths Convicted in Racially Charged Halloween Beatings in California.  Nine black youths were convicted Friday in juvenile court of beating three white women in a racially charged attack on Halloween night.  The youths, ranging from 12 to 18 years old, could receive sentences from probation to confinement in juvenile prison until age 25.  All were charged with felony assault.  The judge found eight of them guilty of hate crimes.

Do We Have a Right to Hate?  On October 10, 2004, eleven Christians were arrested in Philadelphia for criticizing homosexuality.  They were arrested under a Pennsylvania hate crime law, which, ominously, is almost identical to one (H.R. 254) going through Congress at this very moment.  Now, I must point out that it's unlikely the individuals in the above cases were motivated by hate, unless it's hate of certain behaviors or beliefs.  Yet, the law has prosecuted them under hate laws, Orwellian legislation predicated on the notion that the government belongs in the hate business.

The "hate crime" lobby wins another round.  The views of an editorialist or commentator, however misguided, can be tossed aside or taken to heart by those who agree or disagree with him.  But what recourse is there from a judge with the power to punish, based on some bias in his own head concerning the proper way to think about race?

Witches see an opportunity in new hate bill.  The [British] government faces new embarrassment over the religious hatred bill with a warning that witches and satanists could use it to trigger police investigations of their critics.

Wanted for hate crime.  The Home Office definition of a 'hate crime' is: 'Any incident... which is perceived by the victim or any other person (my italics) as being motivated by prejudice or hate.'  On that basis, Prince Charles could have his collar felt for referring to his polo partner as 'Sooty' — even though the gentleman in question has no problem with his nickname.

Hate-crime laws incompatible with a free society.  The attempt to expand federal law to cover sexual orientation is particularly pernicious.  Homosexual activists stridently insist that what they call anti-gay speech (including opposition to gay marriage and refusal to embrace the myth that homosexuality is genetically determined) spurs violence against gays and is itself a hate crime.

Hate-crime laws penalize ideas in name of tolerance.  Any attack on a person or his property is a crime and punishable as such.  Hate-crime laws add an extra penalty because the offense was spurred by malice toward a protected group.  The additional punishment is for holding bad ideas.  It's a short step from there to punishing pure advocacy.  But all ideas, including those that are admittedly ugly and evil, are shielded by the Constitution.

Democrat Control Means Hate Bill Will Pass.  For the past eight years, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith has tried unsuccessfully to pass its Orwellian federal "anti-hate" bill.  It has failed largely for one reason:  Republican control of Congress.  Repeatedly, Republican opponents of their hate bill, such as Rep. Roy Blunt and Sen. Bill Frist have been able, with Republican congressional backing, to block passage.  With Democrats now in control, such freedom-saving clout no longer exists.

The Trouble With Hate-Crime Laws:  We are creating laws that instill the notion that the worth of an individual is dependent on the group to which he belongs.

What Happens in Countries with Hate Crimes Laws?  By failing to heed the warnings generated by other nations which have embraced hate crimes laws, the U.S. Congress is placing the religious liberties of all Americans in danger.  Throughout the world, many nations have enacted similar laws, seeking to provide special rights for classes of people.  In each case, these laws have led to the persecution of the Christian faith.

What Makes A Crime Of Prejudice Worse Than Any Other Crime?  Hate-crime legislation is just laying the groundwork for hate-speech legislation, which, indeed, is already on the books in some states.  This is the step toward totalitarianism.  This is a direct assault on free speech and should be vigorously opposed.

Hate-crime Laws and Evolutionary Tyranny.  Why is hate being turned into our national boogeyman?  Well, the social-engineers have deemed that hate — and dreaded permutations of it, such as "racism" — are the end all and be all, the source of all our ills, as they formulate their very own hierarchy of sin.  Of course, lust would never find a prominent place on the totem pole, since the libertine formulators in question have tried to turn the exercise of it into a national pastime.  Nor would envy strike them as something bedeviling us, since it infuses their souls and animates their schemes to redistribute wealth.

"Hate Crimes" Trap.  Extra prison time was dispensed for what Nicholas Minucci said during a physical assault with a bat.  If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought that we hate. … We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expressions of opinions that we loathe.

The strange tales of Paul Mirecki:  News of the beating aligned perfectly with the mainstream media's template of Christian fundamentalists as right-wing vigilantes.  Mirecki's liberal supporters on the Internet swallowed the story whole.  The Wichita Eagle told those with questions about Mirecki's account to "give it a rest."  A Kansas City Star columnist called allegations of a manufactured hate crime a "cheap shot."

A lost battle in the war against "hate crime" laws.  In the current social climate, where multiculturalism rules, it is hard to imagine that a state legislator would dare to introduce a bill to repeal a "hate crimes" law that was passed in 1990.  Yet this is what happened earlier this month in New Hampshire when state Representative Elbert Bicknell introduced House Bill 136, to overturn a law that he claims discriminates against the majority of New Hampshire's citizens and depends upon the granting of special status.

Utah's "hate crimes" lobby tries again.  The good news is that another "hate crimes" law bit the dust and died.  The bad news is that this was the 10th attempt to pass it in the Utah Senate, which means that its proponents are never going to quit.

Thought Crime Becomes a Reality in Canada.  A number of aspects of the new law are profoundly disturbing.  For one thing, there already exists in Canadian law abundant protection of human rights, including protection against discrimination on grounds of "sexual orientation."  What is distinctive about the new law is the criminalization of negative criticism of homosexuality as such.

"Hate crimes" bill:  Prescription for tyranny.  Such laws create a multi-tiered system of justice, in which some crime victims' cases are taken more seriously than others, thus violating the constitutional guarantee of equal protection.  In a media- and dollar-driven situation, your grandmother's mugging will not receive as much attention as the "hate crime" committed against a homosexual.  Both victims deserve the full protection of the law, but the one that snags the headlines will get more of it.

Hate Crime Laws are An Assault on Freedom.  Although well intentioned, "hate-crime" laws are seriously flawed.  "Hate crime" laws pose a danger to civil liberties in three ways:  (1) They pave the way for suppression of the freedoms of speech, association and religion.  (2) They violate the concept of equal protection under the law.  (3) They introduce the un-American concept of "thought crime," in which someone's actions are "more" illegal based on their thoughts or beliefs.

Federalizing Criminal Law While Threatening Civil Liberties.  The hate crimes bill, an amendment to the Child Safety Act (H.R. 3132), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on September 15 [2005].  Titled "The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act," the bill is now under review in the U.S. Senate (S. 1145).  This bill lays the groundwork for a severe threat to religious freedom, expands federal power enormously into cases traditionally handled by the states, … [and] brings hate crime politics into the schools.

Do words break bones?  Hate crime statutes and the speech codes we see on university campuses throughout the land are grounded in the notion that certain speech begets violence.  Staving off such violence has long been the Orwellian justification for suppressing certain speech.

Christians Fear Effects of Canada's New Hate Crimes Law.  Signed into law, the bill punishes speech critical of any "sexual orientation."

Hatred Bill goes ahead despite Church protests.  The [British] Government pressed ahead … with plans to outlaw incitement to religious hatred despite warnings from Christians that the move would worsen relations between different faiths.  Representatives of more than 1,000 individual churches across the country – including Anglican, Roman Catholic and Presbyterian faiths – handed in a petition to Downing Street, urging Tony Blair to ditch the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill.  The Bill … creates a maximum seven-year jail sentence for anyone convicted of intending to stir up religious hatred.

On the use and abuse of labels:  The homosexual lobby [has] succeeded in getting some public schools to use the terms "harassment" and "bullying" as thinly disguised weapons to suppress the free speech of those who don't subscribe to their view that the state and society should affirmatively validate the homosexual lifestyle.  Students who simply utter opinions contrary to the prescribed dogma are stigmatized as harassers or bullies, when they engage in no harassment or bullying whatsoever.

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Notice that the people who are so greatly concerned about bullies at school are the same people who teach "survival of the fittest" in biology class.

Bullying is exaggerated, says childhood expert.  The level of playground bullying is being exaggerated and children must learn to cope with name-calling and teasing to help them develop resilience, a childhood expert says.  In a book to be published tomorrow, Tim Gill, a former government adviser who led a major review into children's play, argues that mollycoddling children by labelling 'unpleasant behaviour' as bullying is stopping them from building the skills they need to protect themselves.

California Governor Signs Drag Queen/Hate Crime Law.  This new hate crime law will further imbed cross-dressing in California law, violate religious freedom, and punish those who criticize homosexuality.

Speak Now or Forever Face Criminal Charges.  As Americans are fighting the battle over the definition of marriage, the culture war is also raging on another homosexual front.  At stake is the religious freedom to proclaim Biblical truth about homosexual conduct — a freedom which legislative measures and court rulings are threatening to extinguish.  As a result of homosexual activists seeking to receive special treatment as a protected class, the United States is beginning to consider including "sexual orientation" for protection from hate crimes.  These "hate crime" bills could lead to criminalizing Biblical teachings that condemn homosexual conduct as a sin.

Senate Passes Homosexual "Hate Crimes" Bill.  One month after Canada passed a law potentially criminalizing biblical texts that denounce homosexuality, the United States Senate has passed a "hate crimes" bill, which may eventually be construed to criminalize biblical texts that denounce homosexuality.  Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) introduced this as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act, making it more difficult for politicians to oppose.

 Follow-up   NOW: Transgendered People Need "Hate Crimes" Law.  Only days after the U.S. Senate passed "hate crimes" legislation offering special protections to homosexuals, the National Organization for Women is apparently appalled that the legislation did not also include transgendered people in the language of the legislation.

Kennedy's defense priorities:  What is the critical issue in our wartime debate over defense reauthorization? … Well, anyone who's listened to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) would know the answer:  It's whether we should include the phrase "gender identity" in the definition of protected classes under our hate-crime laws.

Is Ted Kennedy more interested in defending the U.S. or the gay rights agenda?  Knowing that President Bush would veto it as a stand-alone bill, Sen. Kennedy attached to the recently passed bill authorizing $150 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan an amendment he calls the Mathew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.

Kennedy's 'Hate Crimes' Help for the Military:  Did you know that recruiting stations and military bases are hotbeds of "bigotry and prejudice?"  In a September 26 floor speech, Senator Edward Kennedy claimed that white supremacists and soldiers are allowed to incite violence against minorities and homosexuals.  The Massachusetts Democrat smeared the military to win votes for his "hate crimes" amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill for 2008.  The ploy, unfortunately, worked.

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If Ted Kennedy were a man of integrity, he would have resigned from the Senate in 1969.

Colorado man discovers girlfriend is transgender, allegedly kills him.  A Colorado man is accused of fatally battering a sex partner with a fire extinguisher after discovering that his companion was a transgender woman. … Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck said Wednesday that he is considering filing first-degree murder charges and may prosecute the death as a hate crime.

In Australia, Exposing Faults of the Koran Is Now Criminal.  Three influential Muslims were in the audience.  As Daniel Scot read from the Koran, these Muslims grew enraged that he was exposing the controversial areas of the Koran.  The Muslims hired one of the most successful attorneys in all of Australia, and filed a complaint against Daniel.  The charge?  He had exposed the pitfalls of the Islamic religion, which could be interpreted as "vilifying" a religion.  "Under the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act of 2001," passed by the Victorian Parliament, Christians are prohibited from pointing out the evils of other religions.

CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense:  The Council on American-Islamic Relations cites the July 9, 2004 case of apparent arson at a Muslim-owned grocery store in Everett, Washington.  But investigators quickly determined that Mirza Akram, the store's operator, staged the arson to avoid meeting his scheduled payments and to collect on an insurance policy.  Although Akram's antics were long ago exposed as a fraud, CAIR continues to list this case as an anti-Muslim hate crime.

Everett man who faked hate crime convicted of arson.  A Pakistani immigrant accused of burning down his grocery store in Everett and trying to make it look like a hate crime has been convicted of arson.  Mizra Akram, 40, could face as much as five years in prison for the crime.  U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman convicted him Wednesday [2/21/2007].

The flames of hate in Alabama:  Ten arson attacks against 10 churches — all of them Baptist, all in small Alabama towns, all in the space of eight days:  If anything is a hate crime, obviously this is. … But are anti-Christian crimes really that rare?  Or are they simply less interesting to the left, which prefers to cast Christians as victimizers, not victims?

"Peeping" Is a "Sexual Orientation" in Canada, Judge Finds.  Pro-family leader worries that "hate crime" jurisdiction is being expanded.  In a decision unnoticed at the time in the United States, a Canadian judge declared in December [2003] that voyeurism, or being a "peeping tom," is a bona fide "sexual lifestyle" covered under Canada's "sexual orientation" portion of its "hate crime" law.

Swedish "Hate Crimes" Law Could Target Christians; Senate Vote Raises U.S. Concern.  Pro-family advocates, noting the recent passage in the U.S. Senate of a bill that would include "sexual orientation" in hate-crime laws, fear that the criminalization of public opposition to homosexuality will also become a reality here in America.

Hate Crimes:  Beyond Virtual Reality.  Some so-called hate crimes are misreported or fabricated.  In Houston, a homosexual mugging victim was left for dead in a traditionally "straight" section of town.  The press initially covered it as a hate crime, but investigators found that the man had been assaulted elsewhere and transported there, "to make it look like a hate crime."

Hate Crime Laws and the Reversion to Medieval Society:  In 1963 President Kennedy said, "Race has no place in American life or law."  Today we are farther than ever from that ideal.  We are a divided society.  The bigotry-is-everywhere crowd preaches more government and more group-identity laws to protect minorities.  Minority resentment grows and resisters to special privilege are smeared as racists and homophobes.  It's a sad and destructive game that moves us ever farther from an e pluribus unum color-blind society.

Stomping on free speech:  Bill C-250, [is] a repressive, anti-free-speech measure that is on the brink of becoming law in Canada.  It would add "sexual orientation" to the Canadian hate propaganda law, thus making public criticism of homosexuality a crime.

Take Action on Hate Crimes, Broadcast Decency.  The hate crimes bill goes far beyond the current federal hate crimes law by establishing a new federal offense for "hate crimes."  Instead of a heavier sentence, if a "hate crime" is determined, a completely separate criminal prosecution would ensue including the possibility of life imprisonment.

Political Correctness and Hate Crimes.  "Politically Correct" is a catch phrase for modern protocol.  From the Beltway in D.C. to Ivy League halls and corporate boardrooms, every citizen is now facing monumental pressures to adhere to strict, albeit unwritten guidelines in public and sometimes private conversation.  Innocuous as it may sound, these social trends which force people to speak within certain guidelines forebodes an ominous development — an evolution toward "thought police", similar to the Gestapo and Gulag days from [the 20th] century.

Definition of Hate Crime and Sentencing Enhancements for Hate Crimes.  "Hate crime" means a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.

Full text of the hate crime law.

They Hate Everybody.  Police in Middletown, N.J. arrested five teenagers, charging them with repeated acts of vandalism... but they're not sure they can charge them with having committed a hate crime on a local church.  Because the vandalism was directed at so many groups — instead of specifically targeting one ethnic class — it might not qualify as a hate crime.

Five reasons to fear the Democratic party:  Reason #3 - The Professional Grievance-Mongers.  The ethnic shakedown artists who have sued over every slight and hyped every faked claim of a hate crime are America-bashing enablers of the worst sort — and they are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.

Wake Up!  Islam Is About More Than Hate Crimes.  In short, crime is crime.  It is wrong regardless of whom the violence has been committed against.  It should be punished under the existing laws that apply to each and every person.

"Hate Crimes" Law Undermines Protection of Rights.  Targeting those with "politically incorrect" motives undermines the principle of objective law that undergirds our legal system's protection of rights.

Are All Rapes "Hate Crimes"?  Not to Senator Kennedy.  Few people are aware that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), the main sponsor of the hate crimes bill (S.16) that the U.S. Senate passed on June 15, 2004, by a vote of 65-33, told a Senate hearing in 1999 that he didn't think all rapes qualified as "hate crimes."  Senator Kennedy insisted that "gender animus" be proved before a rape victim would be considered a "hate crime" victim.

Pastor finds FBI unresponsive to homosexual activists' threats:  Apparently it's a "hate crime" only if heterosexuals target homosexuals.

Anti-Christian Mood Seen In Texas Killings.  The 1999 shootings at Wedgwood Baptist Church don't seem to qualify as a "hate crime".  Apparently anti-religious sentiment doesn't qualify as hate.

Witch Sues Christians Under Controversial Hate Laws:  Controversial new hate legislation already being applied against two Australian pastors accused of vilifying Islam, is now being used by a witch who objected to warnings made by elected officials about occult activity.

Christians Fear Effects of Canada's New Hate Crimes Law.  Signed into law, the bill punishes speech critical of any "sexual orientation."

Liberal democracy's final hour?  Both the United States and Europe now have crimes of opinion, a defining feature of Oceania in George Orwell's "1984."  Americans and Europeans are subject to arrest and imprisonment for words judged offensive by the therapeutic state.  This frightening departure from Western tradition is justified in the name of curtailing hate and advancing human rights.

The Haters of Hate:  This is the precedent established by hate-crime legislation:  you are to be punished, imprisoned, for holding a certain idea.  It makes no difference that, so far, those receiving extra prison time are actual criminals.  The fact remains these individuals, as reprehensible as they are, are serving prison time for their ideas.

Hate is not a Crime:  Hate, like love, is not a crime; it is an emotion.  Both hate and love are estimates of another person's worth in relation to one's own value system.  Love is a response to positive, admirable traits in another individual.  Hatred is a response to negative, contemptible traits in another individual.  As a result, someone who condemns all forms of "hate" is really condemning all forms of value judgment.

The Trouble With Hate-Crime Laws:  The intent of the bill is to punish motive.  This is not the same as intent, and gets into questions of what's in the perpetrator's head.  Did he beat someone up because he dated his girlfriend, took his parking space or because he was black?  Are the welts on the victim's face any different in either case?

"Hate Crime" Legislation is an Assault on Free Speech.  Sweden's parliament has passed a constitutional amendment banning speech critical of homosexuality.  Offenders can wind up with lengthy prison terms.  This is being done, of course, in the name of "diversity" — although, alas, that lofty ideal apparently doesn't extend to the marketplace of ideas.

Kennedy "Hate Crimes" Bill To Be Considered Soon:  The bill would allow federal law enforcement authorities to intervene in local criminal investigations of crimes alleged to have been committed because of bias against the victim's gender, disability, religion, national origin, or "sexual orientation."

Hate crime, don't criminalize thoughts:  In reality, hate crimes laws are an attempt at thought control.  The offenses covered — murder, assault, intimidation — are already crimes.  The legislation seeks to increase penalties when they are motivated by bias.  The extra punishment isn't for what the perpetrator did, but what he was thinking while he was doing it.  It criminalizes beliefs.

"Hate Crimes" Laws:  An Assault On Equal Protection:  Although well intentioned, "hate-crime" laws are seriously flawed.  They pave the way for unequal treatment under the law as well as the un-American concept of "thought crime," in which someone's actions are "more" illegal based on their thoughts or beliefs.  A grandmother walking down the street should have at least as much protection under the law as a homosexual who is leaving a "gay" bar.  But under "hate crimes" laws that include "sexual orientation," the same crime would be punished with greater penalties if the victim were a homosexual.

More Muslim hate crime myths:  They milked the compassion of their communities.  They won sympathy from the media and politicians.  And now it appears they were all hate crime hucksters who cried "racism" to cash in on the terrorist attacks.

Would the feds arrest Mom & Pop America for hate crimes?:  Have we awakened to a different planet?  Does the new secretary of education, Rod Paige, know how serious this is?  Does John Ashcroft?  Or do all Americans now agree that homosexuality is just like heterosexuality?  Are critics of homosexuality all criminals?

Whatever Happened to Equal Protection?:  Prosecutorial abuse has reached new heights in Idaho.  A white husband is being prosecuted for committing a hate crime for coming to the aid of his wife, who was assaulted by a black man.

Conventional Debate About Hate Crimes Legislation Misses the Point:  The real question is:  Should crimes motivated by hatred, prejudice, or bias be considered as "morally worse" than crimes motivated by, say, greed, anger, or jealousy?  This is not an easy question to answer.  But chances are no satisfactory answer can be given.  Legal ethicists have a hard enough time trying to decide whether and which motives are "moral" in the first place, let alone deciding which are "worse" among two or more motives.  Until this can be satisfactorily determined, it appears that hate crime legislation has no place in our legal system.

The Color of Crime:  Blacks are just 13 percent of the population but they commit more than 50 percent of the violent crimes. … A black is about 39 times more likely to do violence to a white than the other way around.  Blacks are 130 times more likely to rob a white than the reverse.  The vast majority of hate crimes are actually black against white rather than the relatively infrequent cases of white against black, which the media prefer to report.

Hate Crimes and Class Legislation:  The most serious objection to hate-crime statutes is that they subvert the ideal of equal justice.  The blindfold and scales of Justitia symbolize the highest standards of law:  impartiality, generality, and uniformity.  In our diverse society, only compelling evidence should allow Justitia to lift her blindfold and treat otherwise-identical crimes and victims differently because a particular prejudice was a motive in committing the crime.  Since race-, class-, and gender-conscious policies are more likely to divide than unite, the proponents have a heavy burden of proof in demonstrating the efficacy of bias laws.  They have not met the burden.  For all the hubbub, bias crimes are a small and declining share of all crimes.  FBI crime data show that only one in 1,000 murders, one in 15,000 rapes, one in 3,000 robberies, and one in 1,300 felony assaults are motivated by bias.  And claims that hate crimes are on the rise are false.

Fake Hate Crime Charges Cast Doubt On Need For Federal Legislation:  A clever propagandist frequently creates a non-existent "crisis" in order to promote his political agenda.  The goal is to gain sympathy for his cause by positioning himself as a "victim" of an oppressive society.  The victim can then claim that the government must pass laws to protect his alleged "victim class" from "hate."  Part of this process of creating a non-existent crisis is to fake your own victimization.  A problem arises, however, when you're caught.  Increasingly, homosexual college students seem most likely to fake "hate crimes" in order to gain sympathy for their cause.

Black Racism:  The Hate Crime That Dare Not Speak Its Name.  While the federal government rushes to Los Angeles to investigate an incident in which a handcuffed youth was slammed into the hood of a car and punched by an officer, a pall of silence still blankets the horrendous racial murder of four young people whose murderers are now on trial.  The difference in the responses to these two stories can hardly be attributed to anything other than the skin color of the perpetrators and the victims involved.  Apparently the sexual torture and brutal executions of four promising youngsters is of no interest to the nation's moral guardians, because the victims happen to be white.

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes "Thought Crimes" Bill:  S. 625 "Seriously Flawed," Knight Says.

Pennsylvania House approves hate-crime measure:  Amid a flurry of 11th-hour legislative activity, the state House sent Gov. Mark Schweiker a bill that would enhance punishments for crimes of violence to gays, lesbians and transsexuals, among others.

Ted Kennedy's Latest Drivel:  Conservative circles are rightly opposed to S. 625, Ted Kennedy's latest bill aimed at hate crimes.  This legislation has the potential to do much harm and little good, and real Americans should oppose it at every turn.  To oppose it most effectively, we need to understand what it contains and what arguments we should make against those contents.  We must then make those arguments to our Congressional representatives in order to stop this bill from passing the House.

TVC Condemns Senator Kennedy For Hypocritical Vote On Hate Crimes Legislation:  "Senator Ted Kennedy's hypocritical vote on S. 625, the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act today shows that he is simply a pawn of the homosexual special rights movement," said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty.

Robert Knight:  Getting to the Truth About Moral Relativism.  "I don't just oppose the gay rights movement," he said simply, but with the conviction that makes his opponents increasingly reluctant to debate him.  "I oppose the whole destruction of the Judeo-Christian ethic in American society."

"[In Canada] if you read biblical verses about homosexuality on the air, you may be 'sowing the seeds for a climate of violence that could lead to a hate crime.'  That's the reasoning.  That's why hate crimes laws are geared to ultimately shutting down freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.  They're not about enhancing criminal law because any criminal actions committed against either minorities or homosexuals are already illegal."

- Robert H. Knight, Culture and Family Institute. 

New Hate Crime Report Exposes Homosexual Special Rights Agenda:  New Hate Crime Report Exposes Homosexual Special Rights Agenda "Hate crime laws are being used by homosexual activists to punish any person who has the courage to speak out against the recruitment of children by homosexuals."

Senators Are Blind To Dangers In Tom Daschle's Hate Crime Bill:  "Unfortunately, too many Senators seem willing to pass pro-homosexual bills that threaten freedom of speech and religion without any debate on the merits."

Homosexual Group Misstates Facts On Alleged "Eruption" Of Hate Crimes:  "We carefully researched each alleged hate crime cited by the Human Rights Campaign and found little evidence that anti-homosexual crimes were being committed."

Here We Go Again:  More Lies From Homosexual Activists:  It is a tiresome task, but there is a constant need for honest reporters to debunk the flurry of lies generated by homosexual activist groups.

Hate Crime Law Creates "Animal Farm" Justice System:  Hate crime laws create a two-tiered system of justice where some "victims" are more equal than others under the law.  If a group of individuals — like homosexuals — can obtain victim status under hate crime laws, they become a protected class that receives greater protections than the rest of us.

New FBI Hate Crime Statistics Expose Homosexual Lies:  No compassionate American is in favor of someone being verbally or physically assaulted because of his sexual preferences, but neither should we be subjected to thought crime legislation that provides special legal protections to homosexuals not accorded other Americans.  Criminalizing a person's views on sexual behavior should not be a matter of federal law.

Homosexual Hit List Targets Leaders For Death:  Murder targets file hate crime complaint.

Murder by any other nameGary Trzaska was brutally beaten to death, unprovoked, by three men of another race.  Hate crime?  No, robbery.  Silly me, in the America of the 1990s, I thought this was obviously a hate crime.  The facts proved me wrong though, you see, Gary was white and the "robbers" were black.

Official says the Bible "exposes homosexuals to hatred".  Canadian tribunal rules paper can't run ad with critical scriptures.

Popular, Obscure Symbols Defined as 'Hate':  Many images and symbols have been used in the promotion of racism and violent bigotry in western culture; Nazi swastikas and other military insignia, or hooded Ku Klux Klansmen gathered around a burning cross.  But increasingly, the number of symbols is growing to include numerology, acronyms and religious symbols, some of which are generating confusion and even lawsuits over their use and interpretation.

"Hate Crimes" Bill Advances in TexasNow that George W. Bush is no longer the governor, Texas is being re-liberalized.  This new bill toughens the current "hate crimes" law, which the courts have held is unenforceable.  The bill is named after James Byrd Jr., a black man who was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged to his death near Jasper, Texas in 1998.  Three white men were tried on capital murder charges in the case, and two of them were sentenced to death.  The third was sentenced to life in prison.  (In the Byrd case, how much more punishment could there be?  Surely "hate crime" laws can't make the punishment any more severe than this!)

Update:  Texas Senate OKs "Hate Crimes" Bill:  Opponents say "hate crimes" laws violate the constitutional guarantee of equal protection, make crimes against some favored groups more severe than crimes against others, and can even create thought crimes.

Further update:  OK of hate crimes bill could cost state leadersPerry, Ratliff may feel heat from conservatives.

Conservatives Fight "Hate Crimes" Provision in Major Education BillAs the full Senate prepares to debate President Bush's top priority — education reform — the bill is providing fertile ground for lawmakers and special interest groups to insert language promoting various social agendas.

Canadian Hate Crime Laws Go Too Far, Say Critics.

Oooops!  Shocking FBI study: Blacks are more likely to be arrested for hate crimes.  African-Americans who thought that hate crime laws would protect them against rampaging white racists are in for a shock:  A new FBI study reveals that blacks are proportionally one-and-a-half times more likely to be arrested for hate crimes against whites than vice versa.

Media Ignore Homosexual Murder-Rape Trial Family groups have complained that the news media have demonstrated a pro-homosexual bias in their reluctance to cover the case.

MTV's Lopsided Look at Hate  Recently MTV aired "Anatomy of a Hate Crime," in partnership with the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.

William Raspberry says, "Punishing thought can't change actions."

Running the Liberal Hate MazeEzola Foster says, "I spent 17 years as an activist in the Democrat Party before I came to the conclusion that the left wing that controls the Party is motivated not by a love of the oppressed, but rather by hatred for the values I cherish and those who defend them."

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The Senate has passed legislation that creates new federal crimes that can only be committed by a White Heterosexual Able-bodied Male.

Hate (Crime) Cannot Wish Thee Worse

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Book:  Hate Crimes:  Criminal Law and Identity Politics.  The authors argue that hate crime is a hopelessly muddled concept and that legal definitions of the term are riddled with ambiguity and subjectivity.  Moreover, no matter how hate crime is defined, the authors find no evidence to support the claim that the US is experiencing a hate crime epidemic — nor that the number or rate of hate crimes is at an historic zenith.  Furthermore, assert the authors, the federal effort to establish a hate crime accounting system has been a failure.

Book review:  Increasing "Hate Crime" Punishment Violates American Principles.  It is a serious mistake for the government to pursue the goal of seeking to identify and highlight the maximum possible amount of prejudice in the crime problem by counting as a hate crime every offense motivated in any degree by the offender's prejudice.  This definition sweeps under the hate crime umbrella crimes involving low-intensity prejudices that bubble to the surface during ad hoc conflicts.  The majority of hate crimes turn out to be fights involving epithets rather than "hard core" ideologically driven violence by people identified with extremist groups or causes.

Off His Rocker?  "PC Police" are demonizing Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker so that certain "intolerant" beliefs can be equated with mental illness.

Criminalizing Dissent:  The FBI's Project Megiddo, which warns against millennial terrorism, paints constitutionalists, devout Christians, hate groups, and militias with the same broad strokes.

The case of Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace Has a Message for Anti-Woke NASCAR Fans: Get on Board with Wokeness or Take a Hike.  Bubba Wallace, the controversial NASCAR driver best known for a "noose" that wasn't a noose, does not care what racing fans think about a leftward drift in the traditionally blue-collar sport.  Wallace, NASCAR's only prominent black driver, gained national attention in 2020 by promoting Black Lives Matter and pushing to have the Confederate flag banned at races.  Then, Wallace made headlines as a "hate-crime" victim by claiming that someone had left a "noose" in the garage that had been assigned to him for a race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Here's How The DOJ And FBI Are Spending Their Time Instead Of Rooting Out Actual Extremists.  In June of 2020, the FBI conducted an investigation into an alleged noose hung in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega Superspeedway.  Wallace called the alleged noose a "despicable act of racism" and reportedly cried after a walk of solidarity prior to his race.  NASCAR said it was "angry and outraged."  The FBI sent 15 agents to do the investigation and "conducted numerous interviews," before ultimately determining the noose was a rope used to pull down the garage door since October of 2019 and no hate crime had been committed.

Bubba Wallace Quits Richard Petty Motorsports After Noose Hoax Rocked Race World.  Bubba Wallace refused to apologize and says he would do it all again if he found himself in a similar situation.  And now after setting the race world on fire Bubba Wallace announced this week that he will leave Richard Petty Motorsports.  Expect a lucrative book contract and speaking tour in his future.

Bubba Smollett, Jussie Wallace.  [Scroll down]  Wallace is not a natural prodigy, but instead is a product of the Tiger Woods era of child competitors given every advantage by their parents.  Wallace's father, a wealthy white business owner, paid for his son to compete in youth motorsports from age 9 onward.  Soon he was the star of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program. [...] He now drives the most legendary number in stock cars, Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 43.  Unfortunately, Wallace hasn't yet proven more than mediocre at the highest level, finishing 28th among drivers in each of the past two seasons. [...] It's not just the ensuing safety reforms that have eroded stock car racing's 1990s popularity.  NASCAR is basically an ethnic pride parade for the people who aren't allowed to hold ethnic pride parades, and the 21st century has been a bad one for the white working class.  This year, Wallace jumped on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon, which is, perhaps not coincidentally, much beloved by corporate America's deep-pocketed sponsors, with the support of NASCAR. He had his car painted with the BLM slogan for the Talladega race.

When Garage Door Ropes Become Nooses.  The "noose" found in the team garage of black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on Sunday [6/21/2020] turns out to be a garage door pull rope that had been installed last October.  Oops.  It took a full two days and an investigation by the FBI for this information to be disclosed.  That was enough time for the hysteria over this imagined hate crime to metastasize into a full-blown media circus. [...] None of this is normal behavior.  A professional technician in the racing industry apparently needed the help of 15 federal agents to recognize a garage door pull rope.  NASCAR, whose own staff presumably installed the rope, decided to immediately kowtow before the media and call the FBI rather than spend a few hours verifying the claim and asking basic questions.  The mainstream media, for their part, instantly took the opportunity to accuse all NASCAR fans of being racist.

Juicy Wallace Wrecks NASCAR.  [Scroll down]  NASCAR comes from a decidedly blue-collar, hillbilly tradition which other American sports leagues don't claim.  There were no Ivy League colleges specializing in racing cars up and down the highways of the East Coast to mirror the creation of football, basketball, and baseball; this sport was built on an American ideal which holds that what the hifalutin' New York set has to say about a certain something matters not a bit unless it's to set the standard for disagreement, and standing up to The Man is to be held as a show of common-man virtue.  Confederate flags at NASCAR events are, or have usually been, de rigeur.  That some degree of racism fell along with that was not the point; it was that the NASCAR demographic was perhaps the most pro-America of all sports leagues, and also perhaps the most pro-law enforcement, it was also the most fervently invested in the old fashioned American ideals — individualistic, self-reliant, courageous, masculine, and an interesting mix of traditionalist and iconoclastic.  But of late, NASCAR has embraced the almighty corporate dollar, [...]

Someone needs to pay the price for NASCAR's noose fiasco.  It was never true that a "noose" was deliberately placed, as a racist threat, in the Alabama garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only black full-time driver on the NASCAR circuit.  "There was no hate crime" NASCAR boss Steve Phelps admitted Tuesday [6/23/2020] after 48 hours of incendiary hysteria.  No kidding.  Phelps didn't even have the grace to act embarrassed about sending a gullible media off on a "wild noose chase" during a time of heightened racial tension.  No fewer than 15 FBI agents were summoned to investigate the false alarm.  The "noose," they quickly discovered, was just a small loop tied to the bottom of a rope on a garage door at the Talladega Superspeedway, presumably to make it easier to raise and lower the door, and it had been there since at least last October.

A History of the Woke Taliban's 'Noose' Hoaxes.  Because the left's demand for racism far exceeds the supply, the NASCAR "noose" is just the latest noose hoax to be perpetrated on America by the Woke Taliban and its fake news media.  And that's why, when the news broke of a "noose" discovered in a NASCAR garage temporarily used by Bubba Wallace, a black NASCAR driver, everyone knew it would end up being exposed as a hoax.  We all knew it was a hoax because it's always a hoax.

FBI: NASCAR's Bubba Wallace not target of hate crime; 'noose' was garage door pull rope.  NASCAR said Tuesday [6/23/2020] what looked like a noose that was found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace, was a garage door pull rope and had been there since the fall, according to an FBI report.  Wallace was not the target of a hate crime, an FBI report indicated.  The rope fashioned like a noose was there before the team's arrival, the FBI report said.

Fake Noose — The NASCAR Bubba Wallace "Rope Noose" Was a Purposeful Hoax.  Throughout the late evening and overnight hours we have been able to assemble definitive proof the NASCAR story of a noose hanging in the garage of drive Bubba Wallace is a hoax.  When the race team of Bubba Wallace arrived at Talladega Speedway in Alabama, he was assigned to garage stall #4.  After reviewing prior 2019 video of that specific garage bay, at that specific speedway; and after reviewing a picture released yesterday [6/22/2020] showing the FBI investigators on the scene; it is clear the "rope noose" in question was nothing more than a manual garage door pull-down with a hand loop tied into it.

Bubba Wallace Goes Full Kaepernick — Despite Evidence Doubles Down on False "Noose" Claim.  Before NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace appeared on CNN with Don Lemon to discuss his now disproven racial "noose" targeting, he had a decision to make.  Wallace could accept the FBI/NASCAR finding and admit an honest mistake was made by an overly sensitive Richard Petty racing team; or he could make racism his new identity in NASCAR as Colin Kaepernick did with football in the NFL.  Bubba Wallace chose the latter.  As a result of Wallace's new identity, and his announced career goals, NASCAR will now fragment in the same way as the National Football League.  Social justice will now define Mr. Wallace professional effort; driving with NASCAR becomes a method to achieve his new career aspirations.  That inflection point, his identity choice, is clear in his interview.

How did the media get duped — again — on the Bubba Wallace story?  As reliably as children being fooled by Santa Claus, the news media has once again been duped by an obviously false story that fit their favorite narrative about race.  Last year, it was the Jussie Smollett fiasco, on which I was one of the first media commentators to call out as lacking credibility, today, in a very different but similar story, we have learned that, contrary to an enormous amount of media outrage and moralizing, black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was not the victim of a noose-related hate crime.  For those who have somehow missed it, over the weekend NASCAR dramatically and declaratively announced that Wallace had been the target of a "noose" found in his garage at the Talladega speedway in Alabama.  This was just before a high-profile race on that track that took place on Monday [6/22/2020].  When I first heard of the story, I assumed there must be a photo of the noose in question, and was very curious to see how someone could be both so incredibly awful, and well as insanely stupid, as to do something so horrifically racist to a black driver.  It quickly became obvious, however, that there was no public photo, and my spidey senses began to tell me that something about this story was just not correct.

Tucker Carlson:  FBI Won't Arrest Rioters, They But Sent 15 Agents To Investigate 'Absurd' Bubba Wallace Noose Story.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized federal law enforcement for allowing rioters and those who topple monuments to go free while sending 15 agents to investigate the "absurd" story of a noose supposedly found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage.  After days of wall-to-wall media coverage and nationwide sympathy for Wallace over the incident, the FBI concluded Tuesday [6/23/2020] that the noose had been in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall since October 2019 and that no federal hate crime had been committed.

FBI Confirms No Federal Hate Crime Committed at Talladega NASCAR Event.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney's Office reported on Tuesday that no federal hate crimes were committed with the noose found in the garage stall housing the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 entry for Bubba Wallace on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.  In a statement attributed to U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, the office stated:  "On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway.  After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed.  "The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week.  The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019.  Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.

Was Bubba Wallace just looking for corporate sponsors?  One of the rules of thumb in 2020 America is that, if you hear about a racist incident, you should refrain from commenting for 48 hours.  That's why I kept mum about the claim that a racist hung a noose in a garage space assigned to black racecar driver Bubba Wallace in Talladega, Alabama, the premier NASCAR track.  Sure, that might have been what happened, but the story also had a whiff of Jussie Smollett about it.  Alternatively, the story had a whiff of race-based hysteria about it.  I was going to hold my fire until the FBI had a chance to say something.  Today, the FBI did have its say and I'm sure American Thinker readers won't be surprised to learn that no one left a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage space.  This whole furor, which the leftists used to good effect to tar NASCAR and Alabama, was about a permanent knotted cord put in place to open and close the garage door.

The case of Jussie Smollett

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The Rise of Victimhood Culture.  We begin with the Jussie Smollet case.  In 2019, Smollett claimed he was attacked by two Trump supporters in Chicago who also hurled racist and homophobic slurs, poured a chemical substance over him, and threw a rope around his neck symbolic of lynching.  Smollett said he had also received racist mail.  The narrative of the 'far-right' persecuting a gay black man in Trump's America was godsend for the media, so it was gleefully amplified.  Later a Chicago police investigation established that Smollett had paid two Nigerian nationals $3,500 to stage the attack and even sent the racist letter to himself at a Fox studio.  The aim was to promote the "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career."  It was all an outrageous hoax.  Despite overwhelming evidence of guilt, Smollett pleaded 'not guilty'at his trial and when he was sentenced to 150 days in prison, he was defiant.  He will probably claim once again that he is a victim of racism.  Worse, he will gain support from people who will use him to fundraise.

Cracked Icons.  From the moment details emerged surrounding Jussie Smollett's hate-crime hoax, any sane, non-woke person could have recognized he was more than just a pathological liar.  Smollett was also a conniving, mean-spirited egoist.  He was intent on rescuing his fading acting career by libeling the Chicago police, smearing white Trump supporters as violent racists, and self-servingly advancing the lie of a purported hate crime epidemic against blacks.  To believe Jussie, as so many of the liberal establishment were eager to do, one had to believe from the get-go the utterly unbelievable:  MAGA-hatted white racists (and fans of the fading Empire no less) routinely roam liberal Chicago in subfreezing temperatures at 2:00 a.m.  They typically go out, ready for victims, equipped with requisite bleach and representational hangman's nooses. [...] Once the con unraveled, and given the media myth that there are millions of racist Trump supporters eager to harm black gays, one wonders why Jussie did not, from the outset, just hire on the cheap any two of the supposed millions of available deplorables, rather than unlikely Nigerian Americans, to better fake his crime?  No matter.  Would-be candidate Joe Biden immediately leveraged Smollett to virtue signal his racial bona fides.  Kamala Harris claimed it was a modern "lynching."  Everyone from Nancy Pelosi to the CNN/MSNBC crowd treated us to performance-art demonstrations of their outrage.

They Hate Us, They Really Hate Us.  As it did in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, the major media relentlessly trumpeted a false story, this time about Jussie Smollett.  In both cases the tales were of white supremacists committing horrific crimes.  In both cases, when the fabulist tales were rejected by jurors who heard and weighed the evidence, the outcome was ignored or downplayed. [...] In both cases, celebrities and politicians bought and promoted the fake stories.  And improbable it was unless you are so nuts you think two masked strangers, whom Smollett thought were White, happened to be walking around Chicago at 2 a.m. on a freezing cold night (wind chill of -40) wearing MAGA hats.  And these masked men threw a noose around his neck, yelled racist and homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him and shouted support for Donald Trump.  The odds against this account being true are off the charts.  Smollett was well-connected enough that the Cook County state's attorney dropped a 16-count indictment in exchange for a forfeiture of the $10,000 bail he had posted.  And that would have been the end of it had not then-mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago police superintendent called that a miscarriage of justice and forced the assignment of a special prosecutor who recommended charging Smollett.

Everyone Accepts That Jussie Smollett Is Guilty, Except For Jussie Smollett.  Smollett, who is black and gay, told police that two white guys wearing MAGA hats attacked him as he left a Subway restaurant, calling him racial and anti-gay slurs, and exclaiming "This is MAGA country!"  The attackers, according to Smollett, physically assaulted him, but only mildly, and threw a noose around his neck before leaving him.  When police arrived at Smollett's residence, he was chowing down on that same sandwich from Subway, and he still had the aforementioned noose around his neck.  First of all, the idea that there are any such Pro-Trump zealots in downtown Chicago defies logic.  Second, no one in their right mind is patrolling the streets of Chicago for anything in single-digit temperatures at that time of night, let alone looking for young, gay black men to terrorize.  Third, even if there were such people, they wouldn't be carrying around a faux noose to use as a prop.  And finally, if someone attacks and assaults you, chances are they're not going to allow you to simply keep your sub sandwich.  None of it added up, but that was Jussie Smollett's story.  The left and their media ate it up, because everything Smollett claimed fit their narrative perfectly:  Gay black men are victims, and straight, white men who support Donald Trump are victimizers.

Jussie Smollett Finally on Trial Nearly 3 Years After Prominent Democrats Embraced Obvious Hate Crime Hoax.  Jussie Smollett, the disgraced actor who portrayed Terry Hall in The Mighty Ducks, is finally standing trial for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself in January 2019.  Smollett appeared in a Chicago courtroom on Monday for jury selection.  He faces multiple counts of felony disorderly conduct for his role in the alleged hate crime hoax, which was widely and credulously embraced by prominent Democratic politicians at the time.  Smollett maintains his innocence despite the fact that Nigerian brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo told police the actor wrote them a $3,500 check to stage the attack and put a rope around his neck to ensure the incident would be treated as a hate crime.  They also claim Smollett mailed a threatening letter to himself one week prior to the staged assault.  The actor, who was in Chicago filming the Fox series Empire, claimed he was attacked by two white men wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and shouting racist and homophobic slurs.  Smollett insists he did not lie to police when he reported the attack.  His attorney has suggested the Nigerian brothers could have been wearing "whiteface."  Otherwise, the evidence of his involvement in the hoax is overwhelming.

The Progressive Imaginarium.  "T-Bone" lives in the progressive Imaginarium.  Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) conjured him up as his fake pal from the 'hood. [...] Jussie Smollett's alt-white bullies also dwell in the Imaginarium.  They were hunting for nonwhite prey with bleach and a noose.  Unfortunately, they picked on the wrong guy and met the knight Jussie in the wee hours of the morning in Chicago's subzero temperatures.  The diminutive Smollett fought them both off — while still holding his sandwich and using his cell phone.

Jussie Smollett's Google Headache.  Lots of things Smollett said privately before and after the most notorious fake attack since The War of the Worlds are about to become public.  If Jussie Smollett had last year pleaded guilty to some minor charge, done 90 days of community service, and paid a substantial fine to reimburse the $130,000 worth of overtime costs rolled up by Chicago police detectives investigating his ludicrous assault claims, he might today be in full rebound mode. [...] What Smollett did instead looks increasingly stupid.  He admitted nothing and even doubled down on his fantasy tale of a late-night attack by men supposedly roaming the streets with a noose and a bottle of bleach.

Jussie Smollett and the brotherhood of the traveling MAGA hat.  Last week, a federal judge approved warrants allowing Special Prosecutor Dan Webb access to "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's Google account — with its photos, private messages, and location data.  The probe seeks to discover if the actor/singer violated the law by claiming he was a victim of a vicious hate crime in January 2019. [...] But there were aspects to Smollett's story that struck skeptical observers as odd.  According to the Chicago Board of Elections, the City of "Big Shoulders" voted for Hillary Clinton by 83.7 percent in 2016.  Trump, on the other hand, received a mere 12.5 percent of the vote.  Chicago, where Barack Obama cut his teeth as a race-hustling community organizer, can hardly be described as "MAGA country."  Additionally, the attack occurred at 5 in the morning in subzero temperatures.  The result of a polar vortex. [...] Stranger still, during the alleged beating, in which he claimed to fight back, Smollett never dropped the Subway sandwich he purchased earlier that morning.

Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0?  Shortly after the Covington caper, an apparent opportunist has-been actor Jussie Smollett, of half African-American ancestry, gave America his own concocted fable about being attacked by two white supremacists in MAGA hats, who were apparently (while carrying bleach and rope) randomly prowling the liberal streets of Chicago — in the early-morning hours in subfreezing weather — hoping just maybe to lynch any young, gay African-American actor like Smollett on his way to buy a sandwich at 2 a.m.  In his retelling of the epic battle with the two racist monsters, the doused and noosed Smollett managed to beat them back, hold on to his cellphone and sandwich, and make his wounded way home, with the rope still around his neck.  Smollett was crushed that his attackers not only used the N-word and gay slurs but also went so far as deride his television show Empire — an African-American cable-television series that was apparently a big hit with the white-supremacist community.

Top 10 Most Bizarre Viral Hoaxes of 2019.  [#5] Just one week after the mainstream media fostered the false narrative surrounding the Covington students, members of Hollywood, as well as establishment media journalists and pundits, moved on to their next hoax by uncritically accepting and promoting an elaborate "hate crime" story by Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who claimed that he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men in Chicago who put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" as they left.  Later, two Empire extras and brothers of Nigerian descent, "Abel" and "Ola" Osundairo, were detained, as it was discovered that they were likely paid to stage the attack on Smollett, propelling the now-infamous "This is MAGA country" hoax into existence.

The Most Irritating person of 2019 is...  Let's start with some of the candidates:  Speaking of shallow and superficial, there is that previously little-known actor Jussie Smollett.  His claim to fame was as a character in the FOX TV show "Empire."  Smollett, a gay black man, became a hero portraying, you guessed it: a gay black man.  He became irritating by falsely accusing MAGA hat-wearing white supremacists of mugging him.  It was all proved to be a lie as the story gained more steam than an all-male bathhouse.  But shallow and superficial does not rate high on this list and Smollett, like a lanced boil, has mostly disappeared from the scene.

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Hate-Crime Hoaxer Jussie Smollett Likely Headed to Jail after Losing Appeal.  An Illinois appeals court upheld actor Jussie Smollett's conviction for staging a hate crime in a Friday ruling.  The 2-1 ruling means Smollett is likely headed to jail to serve out his 150-day sentence, though his legal team vowed to appeal the ruling to the state supreme court.  "We wish to highlight that the decision was divided, with Justice [Freddrenna] Lyle offering a detailed analysis in favor of Smollett," Smollett's representative Holly Baird told Fox News."We are preparing to escalate this matter to the Supreme Court, armed with a substantial body of evidence."

Retired social worker, 73, is quizzed in her own home by hate-crime police for taking a photo of a STICKER.  Police officers quizzed a pensioner in her home on suspicion of a hate crime after she stopped in the street to take a photo of a sticker which said: 'Keep males out of women-only spaces.'  The sticker had been placed on to a LGBT+ pride poster which had the slogan Stand By Your Trans.  Officers told the 73-year-old retired social worker that she had been identified from CCTV footage.  The woman told The Mail on Sunday she was 'in a state of shock' when officers arrived at her door.  The incident [...] comes after fury over police forces failing to send officers to investigate burglaries and other serious crimes.

Brothers in Jussie Smollett hoax break silence, say actor wanted to be 'poster child for activism'.  Early in the morning hours of a polar vortex in January 2019, FOX's "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed two White supremacist Trump supporters attacked him near his Chicago apartment in a racially-motivated hate crime that would soon incite outrage from activists and the media. [...] Brothers Abimbola "Bola" and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, Smollett's accomplices in the act, finally broke their silence to the media about the hoax for the first time in an interview now streaming on Fox Nation.

Jussie Smollett Is Released From Prison By Judge.  Jussie Smollett was ordered released from jail Wednesday [3/16/2022] by an appeals court that agreed with his lawyers that he should be released pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack.  The ruling came after a Cook County judge sentenced Smollett last week to immediately begin serving 150 days in jail for his conviction on five felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police.  The appeals court said Smollett could be released after posting a personal recognizance bond of $150,000.  Smollett's attorneys had argued that he would have completed the sentence by the time the appeal process was completed and that Smollett could be in danger of physical harm if he remained locked up in Cook County Jail.  [Video clip]

At Sentencing Hearing Jussie Smollett's Defense Team Still Claims Convicted Liar Was 'Attacked' by a 'White Male' in a Mask.  Jussie Smollett's sentencing hearing is still not over.  It started at 2:25 p.m. EST, 25 minutes late because Smollett didn't bother to show up on time.  At the time of publishing, it is still dragging on.  The defense team is arguing its 83-page post-trial motion demanding a new trial.  Defense attorney Tina Glandian began by arguing that the case was flawed by "flagrant violations" that included the refiling of charges after the original 16 counts were dismissed against Smollett by the Cook County State's Attorney's office run by Kim Foxx.  Foxx was personally involved with Smollett and had a relationship with one of his family members that indicated a clear conflict of interest.  After this was discovered, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin determined that Foxx had mishandled the case and appointed a special prosecutor, who refiled the charges after investigating Foxx's office.

Jussie Smollett sentenced to jail for staging hate crime.  The Jussie Smollett saga has come to an end — for now.  A Chicago judge sentenced the fallen star to 150 days in jail and 30 months of probation Thursday for lying to police more than three years after he asked two men to "fake beat him up" and shout racist and homophobic slurs at him in an elaborate scheme to raise his public profile.

Jussie Smollett Loses It After Being Sentenced to Jail.  [Video clip]

Special Prosecutor:  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx Lied To The Public in Smollett Case.  Cook County special prosecutor Dan Webb has issued his report on the Jussie Smollett scandal with scathing findings of misconduct by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.  The findings include a determination that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lied to the public about her communications and role in the scandal.  Despite the highly improper handling of the case (including the dropping of the original charges against Smollett), Chicago voters still reelected Foxx who has an appalling record in office.  For a native Chicagoan, it is an all-too-familiar pattern of corrupt or incompetent elected officials continuing in office.  The question, however, is whether Foxx will face any bar action for allegedly lying to the public about the handling of the case.

Obama/Soros Puppet, Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx, gets Exposed by Local Media.  It looks like the house of cards Democrats have built over the last few years continue to fall apart.  Now even the Jussie Smollett case is expanding to target those who tried to stop him from facing any criminal charges for flat out lying to the police.  This case could also include CNN[']s Don Lemon who was helping Jussie get away with his crime, as well as Michelle Obama who was said to be very active in helping Jussie get away with the crime.  [Video clip]

Why Hasn't Jussie Smollett Been Charged with Perjury?  On February 22, 2019, a story posted on Gentleman's Quarterly website was headlined:  "The Racist, Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett Is America's Endgame.  When one of the most famous black and gay men in America is not safe, the message is clearer than it has ever been."  One of the most famous black and gay men?  Count me among the multitudes who said, "Who is Jussie Smollett?"  GQ.com, of course, referred to the alleged hate crime committed one winter night in Chicago against actor Smollett, coming back from Subway toting a tuna fish foot-long sandwich.  He claimed his attackers were President Donald Trump-supporting thugs who yelled racial and homophobic slurs.  The tale quickly fell apart, but not before the "America is systemically racist" media and political ambulance chasers weighed in.

How Much Will Jussie Smollett's Case Cost Taxpayers?  Costs could continue to mount for Illinois taxpayers after Thursday's guilty verdicts in actor Jussie Smollett's case.  Smollett was convicted on five of six charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lied to Chicago police about it.  Smollett's attorneys are mounting an appeal that could go to the Illinois Supreme Court. [...] After securing guilty verdicts Thursday, Webb told reporters that Smollet's case cost taxpayers more than $100,000 for 3,500 hours of police investigating a fake crime.

Jussie's Just the Black Hillary.  Jussie Smollett and Hillary Clinton have a lot in common.  They both faked crimes in order to achieve personal glory.  They continue to cause unnecessary and bitter division by refusing to take any responsibility for their actions.  And neither of them is nearly as talented in their respective professions as each believes.  It's a surreal thing to watch people who walk through life with such little regard for truth or virtue that they manage to seem even more haughty and spiteful when their lies are occasionally called out.

Black Lives Matter Stands By Convicted Hoaxer Jussie Smollett After Guilty Verdict.  Black Lives Matter says it is standing by hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett — even after a jury found the disgraced actor guilty of five counts of felony disorderly conduct.  Black Lives Matter maintains that the justice system is corrupt.  "So let's be clear:  we love everybody in our community — we can never believe police, especially the CPD over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom," BLM and BLM LA said in a statement to TMZ before the verdict.

Jussie Smollett's Subway sandwich was key to case, ex-Chicago police superintendent says.  Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty of lying to police last week after he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime in 2019 and, of all things, a Subway sandwich was a key piece of evidence in the case against him, the former Chicago police superintendent said, according to reports.  Ex-Superintendent Eddie Johnson told NewsNationNow's "Morning in America" that Smollett left his home around 2 a.m. on the day he claimed to be attacked to buy the sandwich.  "OK, that's fine," Johnson said, adding that morning was one of the coldest in Chicago that year and hardly anyone was on the street.  "He comes back and gets attacked in a hate crime, supposed hate crime, and during all this scuffle — they poured bleach on him and all of this — when he got up and went into his apartment building he still had that Subway sandwich with him.  That doesn't happen."

Throw the book at hate-hoaxer Jussie Smollett.  [Scroll down]  If not for the abundance of video evidence showing all of this, a lot of extremely credulous people would still be saying that Smollett was the victim of a hate crime, as if downtown Chicago in 2019 was practically the same as the Birmingham, Alabama, of 1959.  We might excuse the media's credulity about Smollett by pointing out that real, authentic hate crimes do happen.  But the entire trouble with woke ideology is that the performance, not the reality, is always the point.  Wokeness is all about people who are not really offended conspicuously taking grave offense at things that are not intended to be offensive and are usually not, in fact, offensive.  What people might have dismissed just a decade ago with no more than an eye roll or a shrug of the shoulders has become fashionable today to turn into an existential crisis for oneself.  Why?  Because it makes people with empty lives and empty heads feel more important about themselves.  This mindset produces the Jussie Smolletts of the world — and there are many of them.  The number of faked hate crimes on college campuses is so great that, taken at face value, they would make academic communities some of the world's most backward and dangerous places on Earth.

Jussie Smollett Convicted Of 5 Of 6 Counts Of Orchestrating Fake Hate Crime Against Himself.  Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was convicted on five counts Thursday evening on charges he orchestrated a fake hate crime against himself nearly three years ago, while jurors acquitted him of one other count.  A jury of six men and six women deliberated more than nine hours over two days before finding Smollett guilty of five of six counts of disorderly conduct, accusing the actor of staging a fake racist and homophobic attack against himself in January 2019, and then lying to police about it, in a bid for publicity.  Jurors found him not guilty of the sixth count of disorderly conduct.

Jussie Smollett convicted of staging hate crime, lying to cops.  Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on 5 out of 6 charges in the alleged hate crime hoax trial.  After a contentious week of witness testimony, counsel arguments and deliberation, the jury found Smollett guilty on the first five counts and he was acquitted on a sixth count, of lying to a detective in mid-February, weeks after Smollett said he was attacked.  Smollett was stoic as the jury read the verdict.  The actor sat upright and stared straight ahead without showing any real emotion.

Never Forget: All the Libs Who Fell for the Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Hoax.  Jussie Smollett, the C-list actor best known for his role as Terry Hall in The Mighty Ducks, is finally on trial in Chicago for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself in January 2019.  He is charged with counts of felony disorderly conduct for lying to police about the phony attack, which was widely and credulously "condemned" by Democratic politicians, journalists, celebrities, and other liberals.  Hardly any have bothered to amend their statements or even remove their initial reactions from social media platforms.

Jussie Smollett scolds white prosecutor for repeating N-word while reading out texts HE sent to Nigerian brother.  Jussie Smollett has admitted changing his description of his attackers from 'white' to 'pale' under cross-examination from the special prosecutor at his trial where he became increasingly defensive on Tuesday [12/7/2021], his second day of testimony, snapping at the prosecutor for using the N-word while reading aloud his texts and insisting he has permanent injuries from the incident.  Smollett took the stand again on Tuesday morning at his trial in Chicago where he is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a hate crime on January 29, 2019.

Jussie Smollett's Lawyer Starts Crying In Awkward Court Moment.  Things are getting stranger and stranger in the trial of actor Jussie Smollett who was charged with lying to police and staging his own attack.  Details are emerging that Smollett's defense attorney called for a mistrial on Thursday, "after a wild few moments in which she accused the judge of lunging at her" reports CBS 2 Chicago.  Defense attorney Tamara Walker reportedly began crying after a comment that Judge James Linn made to her during a sidebar conversation between the judge and attorneys.  Linn not only denied the motion for a mistrial but also denied the lunging accusation.

Three Black men frame white men for a crime.  In case you haven't guessed, my title is another way of characterizing the hoax perpetrated by actor and malefactor Jussie Smollett, currently on trial for falsely claiming he was the victim of a 2019 "hate crime."  It's a way of framing the frame that would be quite common were the races reversed.  Of course, a white guy today doesn't have to falsely claim anything to be demonized in media.  He just has to be guilty of DWW — Defending While White, à la poor Kyle Rittenhouse or Mark McCloskey.  As for Smollett, he pulls off a jump-the-shark version of a "hate crime" hoax, and the media (see Robin Roberts et al.) just nod sympathetically.

Smollett's Lawyers Accuse Judge of "Lunging" and "Snarling" at Them and Move for Mistrial.  Jussie Smollett's trial is lit AF, although none of us can see it since it's not being broadcast on television or YouTube for some unknown reason.  Hoaxer Smollett's attorneys seem to be the perfect match for him and are now accusing the judge of "lunging" and "snarling" at them, even calling for a mistrial over how they allege the judge is acting.  If that sounds far-fetched, you're not the only one who thinks so.  The New York Post had a reporter in the courtroom.  That reporter didn't see the alleged lunging.

The curious prosecution of Jussie Smollett.  The trial of Jussie Smollett is finally underway for falsely reporting to Chicago police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019, but the prosecution seems to be conceding an important point to the defendant.  For those who have not followed the incident closely, this timeline, prepared by BBC, is invaluable, starting with the alleged assault, the filing of charges against Smollett, closing of the case, and, February 12, 2020, the filing of six new charges against the former Empire actor by special prosecutor Dan K. Webb.  Smollett has pleaded not guilty and insists he was the victim of an attack consisting of bleach poured on his head, a noose placed around his neck, and the remark "this is MAGA country" directed at him.

The Democrats' 'Joosie Smoolyay' Problem.  Actor Jussie Smollett's trial for faking his own racial attack enters day two in Chicago, and Democrats have a little explaining to do.  Smollett is fighting charges that he staged his own racial attack in 2019 and then lied about it to the police.  He could receive a three-year sentence in prison, but no one really believes that the former star of the TV show Empire will be locked up.  Fame has its privileges.  White lady and fellow actor Felicity Huffman will have spent more time in jail than Smollett likely ever will.  And she lied to college administrators, not cops.

Why Jussie Smollett deserves to be punished for his shameful hoax.  On January 29, 2019, African American actor Jussie Smollett who is gay claimed that two masked men wearing MAGA hats hurled racist and homophobic abuses at him.  He claims that they proceeded to punch him, pour a chemical substance over him, put a rope around his neck and berate him with "this is MAGA country."  He also claimed that he had received a hate mail consisting of a barrage of racist invectives.  The US mainstream media gleefully carried and amplified the story because it fits their narrative of far-right Trump supporters persecuting a gay man of color.  Instances such as these explain why very few in the US trust their news media.

Jury Selection Begins in Jussie Smollett Case More Than Two Years after Hate Crime Hoax.  Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Jussie Smollett, the actor who allegedly falsely claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime.  Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct in February of 2019 for allegedly making a false report to Chicago police in January 2019, when he claimed he had been attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him and wrapped a rope around his neck.  He told police the assault occurred in the middle of a frigid Chicago night while he was out picking up a Subway sandwich.  Police investigated the alleged incident, which Smollett claimed happened in the upscale neighborhood of Streeterville, but ultimately shifted focus to probing whether Smollett paid brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo to stage an attack after first investigating the brothers as persons of interest.

Jussie Smollett's case is going to trial, finally.  It's truly pathetic that this case has dragged on this long.  It has been two years and 9 months since the alleged attack took place (January 2019).  Smollett was named a suspect in his own "attack" on February 20.  He was indicted by a grand jury with 16 felonies but, lucky for him, State's Attorney Kim Foxx decided to drop all of the charges.  Foxx has claimed ever since that Smollett's case wasn't unusual but her office never was able to point to a similar instance where a hoax that ate up this much time and resources was given a slap on the wrist.

Jussie Smollett's chickens are being dragged to the roost.  After the election of Donald Trump, there was a rise in hate crime hoaxes.  Note:  I did not say hate crimes.  The crimes supposedly committed by right-wing Trump-supporting thugs were actually hoaxes.  We are all familiar with the attempted lynching of Brett Kavanaugh.  Many of us were appalled at the attack on Nick Sandmann.  In my opinion, though, the most egregious of the anti-Trump hate crimes was perpetrated by Jussie Smollet back in 2019. [...] I had not heard of Empire before the Smollett incident, but it seems the show made him famous.  In his own mind, he was not famous enough, so, apparently, he was attacked by racist Trump-supporters, which made him an international figure.  Smollett's story began to unravel almost immediately.

Jussie Smollett criminal trial to move forward after judge denies to dismiss case.  A judge on Friday [10/15/2021] denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019.  An attorney for the former "Empire" actor said Smollett's rights were being violated since he had already performed community service and given up a $10,000 bond under a previous deal with Cook County prosecutors to drop charges.

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight.  MAGA country's most famous resident wants his C-list career back.  And some of the most despicable cretins on the left have stepped up to help him.  Perhaps you didn't catch the news last week; that alone is telling.  Muslim activist Linda Sarsour co-signed, along with other left-wing agitators, an open letter accusing the Chicago Police Department of fabricating charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett after Smollett staged a hate crime against himself in 2019.  The letter was also signed by longtime Communist party member Angela Davis and actor Danny Glover[.]  It charged the Chicago police of a 'relentless and vicious smear campaign' against the unemployed actor, suggesting police hid and fabricated evidence in the Smollett case.  The letter also incriminated the media for 'uncritically' disseminating the cops' conspiracy plot against Smollett.

Cook County Democrats Dump Judge Who Ordered Smollett Case Probe.  The Cook County Democratic Party on Monday voted not to endorse the judge who ordered a special prosecutor to investigate how State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office prosecuted charges that actor Jussie Smollett staged a hate crime against himself.  The Tribune reported Cook County Democrats led by Foxx's former boss, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, voted to not endorse Toomin, citing an investigation of his record on overseeing the juvenile justice division, and not the Smollett case.  Toomin cited "unprecedented irregularities" in Foxx's handling of the Smollett case.  He appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a special prosecutor to investigate.  Webb found Foxx and her office abused its prosecutorial discretion and lied to the public, but didn't commit crimes.

Jussie Smollett maintains innocence in rare interview.  Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was famously accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself, said he is frustrated that he's not able to speak out but maintained his innocence.  "What happened in these last two years, it has humbled me in a way that nobody could possibly understand," Smollett said Wednesday [9/9/2020] in his first interview in nearly two years.  "Out of all these jokers in this entire situation, I am the only human being who has not changed his story one time."  Smollett spoke with former CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, who posted the lengthy chat on his Instagram page.

More secrecy in the Jussie Smollett case.  Who is protecting whom now?  For 18 long months, ever since Cook County prosecutors got involved in the case of actor Jussie Smollett, public officials who work for taxpayers have been keeping secrets from them.  The attitude of major players in the county's criminal justice system toward the citizens who employ them has amounted to a dismissive Just trust us.  But instead of blindly trusting anyone in this still unfolding legal debacle, the public is left to wonder who's protecting whom from criticism — and why.  The latest declaration that we citizens aren't entitled to know comes from Judge Michael Toomin.  We were pleased when, last August, the judge appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a special prosecutor to examine how State's Attorney Kim Foxx and her staff handled the Smollett case.  The whole point was transparency.  But now Toomin says he won't release the full Webb report, which runs 59 pages, because it includes sensitive grand jury testimony.  Webb pressed Toomin on Tuesday [9/1/2020] to reconsider his decision.

Osundairo brothers resume cooperation in Smollett prosecution one day after refusing to help.  Less than a day after saying they would no longer cooperate with Cook County prosecutors, two central figures in the Jussie Smollett saga are back on board, their attorney said Thursday [6/25/2020].  Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, the lawyer for Abel and Ola Osundairo, said in a statement Thursday that the brothers would resume cooperating because of an "intervention" by special prosecutor Dan Webb.  A representative for Webb's law firm, Winston & Strawn, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Osundairo brothers no longer cooperating in Smollett case: report.  The brothers who allegedly helped stage a racist and homophobic attack against actor Jussie Smollett in January 2019 are no longer cooperating with prosecutors.  Abel Osundairo tells CBS 2 Chicago that he and his brother, Ola, will not willingly testify in the case against Smollett because items collected during a police search of their apartment, including a 9mm gun inside a safe, haven't been returned.  "I would understand if we were defendants in the case, which we are not," Abel Osundiaro told CBS 2.  Osundairo says he is a licensed gun owner and that many of the things confiscated by police belong to his brother and other relatives.

America's Choice:  Chicago or MAGA Country.  Now-indicted actor Jussie Smollett claimed that Donald Trump partisans attacked him late at night on a deserted Chicago street in January 2019.  Though most of the corporate media gladly amplified his concocted tale, to sensible Chicagoans the story reeked from the jump.  First, because the bone-chilling polar vortex that night practically precluded outdoor human activities, even for hearty Windy City residents.  And even before evidence emerged that he paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the "attack," Smollett's story that his assailants screamed "this is MAGA country" seemed farfetched to the point of farce:  21st century Chicagoans are fully aware of the deep-blue Democratic political proclivities of our city.  But that scam prompts a pertinent question for today.  Do we, as a nation, want to be Chicago or MAGA country?

Judge Tosses Out Racial Hoaxer Jussie Smollett's Double Jeopardy Claim.  Actor and fake hate crime perpetrator Jussie Smollett suffered a legal setback on Friday.  A Cook County judge ruled that new charges filed against the actor do not violate Smollett's constitutional protection against double jeopardy.  Back in Mar. 2019, there was bipartisan outrage after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx abruptly dropped the original 16-felony-count indictment against the actor and wiped his record clean.  Following Foxx's recusal from the case — text messages came to light showing Foxx had communicated with a powerful ally of the Smollett family — a special prosecutor was appointed to the case.  The new prosecutor secured a new six-count indictment charging Smollett with lying to police officers about a fake hate crime he claimed was perpetrated by supporters of President Trump.

Smollett's Lawsuit Has Been Dumped.  Despite his many powerful friends in both the political world and Hollywood, things really aren't going well for Jussie Smollett.  After initially being exposed as an obvious hate crime hoaxer and having the charges against him dropped by his friends in high places, Smollett actually had the nerve to attempt to sue the city of Chicago and members of the police department for malicious prosecution, seeking to have his legal fees refunded to him along with other supposed "damages."  That case has been dragging out for quite a while now, but this week it ran into a brick wall.  A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit... at least for now.

A perpetual victim:
Jussie Smollett's lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution is tossed by federal judge.  A federal judge on Wednesday [4/22/2020] dismissed a suit by former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett alleging he was the victim of a malicious prosecution over his allegedly staged hate crime attack in January 2019.  U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall ruled that Smollett's claim against the city of Chicago and several police officers cannot go forward now that he's been re-indicted by a special Cook County grand jury on charges stemming from the same incident.

Jussie Smollett allegedly knew 'attacker' from upscale Chicago bathhouse.  Visits to an upscale Chicago gay bathhouse may prove that embattled "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was more than friends with his alleged attacker Ambimbola "Abel" Osundairo.  "They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel].  They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID.  It's known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out.  There should be a record [of their visits]," an insider told Page Six, adding that the bathhouse records may be subpoenaed in Smollett's upcoming trial on charges of disorderly conduct.  Abel and his brother, Ola, have denied they are gay and sued Smollett's Hollywood lawyers, Tina Glandian and Mark Geragos, last year for defamation after they insinuated there was a sexual relationship between Smollett and one of the brothers in an interview with "Good Morning America."

Illinois Supreme Court Won't Dismiss Jussie Smollett Charges.  The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's request to dismiss charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago against himself, The Daily Caller reports.  The court ruled Friday that Smollett can be charged with inventing a hate crime hoax.  The actor also wanted the special prosecutor in his case removed but the court rejected that request too. [...] Last year, Cook County prosecutors charged Smollett with 16 counts of disorderly conduct based on the actor reporting an alleged hoax to police.  Prosecutors then suddenly dropped the case with little explanation, leaving Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson furious.

Jussie Smollett Indicted on 6 New Charges, Pleads Not Guilty in Court.  Actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty after being indicted on six new charges of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago.  The "Empire" actor appeared in court Monday as new charges alleged he lied to police about being the victim of a "racist" attack.  Smollett, 37, entered a Cook County courthouse surrounded by reporters.Smollett's lawyer, Tina Glandian, entered the not guilty pleas on his behalf to the six counts of felony disorderly conduct.

Big Three Ignore Soros Giving $2 Million to Group Supporting Smollett Prosecutor Kim Foxx.  When apparent hoaxer Empire actor Jussie Smollett's charges were controversially dropped last year for allegedly faking a hate crime incident, the twitter page for the Empire writers rubbed it in everyone's faces.  Now, liberal megadonor George Soros is giving millions in an apparent effort to help the controversial Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office dropped the charges against Smollett, remain in power.  The Big Three are ignoring it.

Kim Foxx now supports new charges against Smollett.  When the special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case brought six new charges against him it immediately brought State's Attorney Kim Foxx back into the spotlight.  As John pointed out earlier this week, Foxx questioned the timing of the move, describing it as "James Comey-like."  That's obviously because she's up for reelection and the primary is coming in a month or so.  Her opponents have been teeing up the Smollett fiasco as ammunition against her.  (And for good reason, obviously.)

Since Kim Foxx won't tell you what really happened in the Jussie Smollett case, let me try.  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's defensive response Tuesday to the news that special prosecutor Dan Webb has re-indicted TV actor Jussie Smollett underscores that she still has no plans to explain why her office handled the case as it did last year.  So allow me to offer my best guess:  No sinister conspiracy.  No backroom deal.  Foxx didn't collude with powerful people to try to give a break to a celebrity, as some have insinuated.  She wasn't trying to curry favor with the black or gay community — Smollett is both, and she is African American.  My supposition is that she simply believed that dramatically dropping all charges against Smollett related to allegations that he staged a hate crime against himself in late January of last year would be an ideal way to illustrate her commitment to focusing the resources of her office on violent crime.

Jussie Smollett Indicted by Special Prosecutor.  Chicago special prosecutor Dan Webb has indicted actor Jussie Smollett for an apparent hoax hate-crime attack he allegedly orchestrated January of 2019, according to reports.  The specific charges were not immediately made public.  He is due in court February 24.

Former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett indicted again by grand jury in Chicago.  Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Chicago after a special prosecutor re-investigated allegations he bogusly reported being the victim of a January 2019 hate-crime attack, officials said.  Smollett, 37, was indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct related to making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department officers, claiming he was the victim of a hate crime while "knowing he was not the victim of a crime," special prosecutor Dan Webb said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon [2/11/2020].  Webb was appointed by a Cook County judge to continue looking into the false allegations after the Cook County State's Attorney Office dropped all charges against the actor.

Jussie Smollett Indicted by Special Prosecutor over Alleged Hate Crime Hoax.  Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday [2/11/2020] in Chicago by special prosecutor Dan Webb on charges relating to accusations that the actor paid two acquaintances to stage an anti-gay and racist attack on him in January of last year.  "A Cook County grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Jussie Smollett with making four separate false reports to Chicago Police Department officers related to his false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime," Webb's office said.  The former "Empire" actor is scheduled to appear in court February 24, according to a local Fox affiliate.

Jussie Smollett Indicted by Chicago Special Prosecutor Over Faked Hate Crime.  Breaking reporting out of Chicago indicates a special prosecutor in Chicago has indicted hate hoax actor Jussie Smollett.  The construct of the hate crime itself appeared to be connected to a DC scheme to advance the presidential ambitions of Kamala Harris who launched her bid for office simultaneously with the racially driven hoax.

Retired judge objects to office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx hiring a private law firm in Jussie Smollett probe.  The retired appellate judge who successfully petitioned for a special prosecutor's investigation of the Jussie Smollett case is objecting to the selection of a private law firm to represent the Cook County state's attorney's office in the probe.  The attorney general must represent Kim Foxx's office in such matters, Sheila O'Brien alleged in a filing Thursday [1/16/2020], not the politically-connected law firm that has been retained for months.

Google [is] throwing Jussie Smollett under the bus.  If alleged hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett thought his troubles in Chicago were behind him he is likely mistaken.  This case isn't over yet and a Cook County judge has appointed a special prosecutor to look into the events leading up to the supposed hate crime involving the former Empire actor.  As part of that effort, the judge has ordered Google to turn over all of Smollett's emails, including any drafts and deleted messages, as well as his phone records.  The judge also ordered the release of the same records for the actor's manager, an alleged witness to the events.

Chicago Judge Orders Google To Hand Over Jussie Smollett's Emails.  A Chicago judge signed off on a search warrant seeking to obtain actor Jussie Smollett's Google account emails.  Judge Michael Toomin ordered Google to turn over Smollett's private messages, photographs, emails and location data as part of a special prosecution probe a month ago, according to a report published Wednesday by the Chicago Tribune.

Jussie Smollett investigation:  Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of the actor's data.  A Cook County judge has ordered Google to turn over Jussie Smollett's emails, photos, location data and private messages for an entire year as part of the special prosecutor's investigation into the purported attack on the actor.  Two sweeping search warrants, obtained by the Chicago Tribune, provide the first public glimpse at the direction of the probe by special prosecutor Dan Webb more than four months into the investigation.  The warrants, filed last month in Circuit Court, sought a trove of documentation from Smollett and his manager's Google accounts — not just emails but also drafted and deleted messages; any files in their Google Drive cloud storage services; any Google Voice texts, calls and contacts; search and web browsing history; and location data.

12 Stories The Media Got Horribly Wrong In 2019.  February:  Jussie Smollett.  Television star of the popular series "Empire" was offered a plethora of sympathetic media coverage throughout February after suffering from an alleged racist and homophobic Jan. 29 attack.  It was later revealed however that Smollett faked the crime and faced 16 charges for lying to police.  The Chicago Cook County prosecutor's office however, dropped the charges while maintaining it did "exonerate him."  As Jonathan Tobin points out for The Federalist, the episode illustrates the societal double-standard that it's okay to lie if it's in the name of left-wing social justice.

Jussie Smollett countersues city of Chicago, police chief.  The next phase of the Jussie Smollett ordeal has just begun.  After the courts refused to dismiss the city of Chicago's lawsuit against Smollett, in which they allege that he owed them over $350,000 in damages and wages for making a false allegation, the former Empire star is counter-suing.

Jussie Smollett case might soon blow up on Kim Foxx again.  Former Obama White House BFF Valerie Jarrett and communications and political consultant Hilary Rosen are hosting a private D.C. dinner Monday [11/4/2019] to honor their close friend Tina Tchen as the new president and CEO of Hollywood's Time's UP, an advocacy organization fighting gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.  So?  Um, dinner host Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama and whose top adviser was Jarrett, is the one who weighed in via phone to Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx acting on behalf of the "concerned" family of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.  Backshot:  Smollett's incendiary story of racial assault took a dramatic turn when the cops began eyeballing him as the probable puppet master of his own publicity stunt. [...] Um, dinner host Rosen was a top press/publicity adviser during the height of the Smollett scandal.

Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Out Chicago's Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett.  A federal judge has denied a request from former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett to dismiss the city of Chicago's lawsuit against him, meaning the city may proceed with its push to reclaim the $130,000 it says the police department spent investigating the actor's allegedly false claims.  In a brief hearing Tuesday morning [10/22/2019], U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall said it was not unreasonable for the Chicago Police Department to direct the resources it did into the high-profile investigation.  "This will be going forward," the judge said.

Elizabeth Warren Is Jussie Smollett.  What Senator Warren has in common with Jussie Smollett turns out to have nothing to do with skin tone.  Smollett, you'll recall, regaled the nation with the story of a couple of violent, Trump-loving, MAGA-hat-wearing white supremacists who just happened to be cruising a gay neighborhood in Chicago on the coldest night of the year, who also just happened to be fans of Empire, who also just happened to have some rope at hand.  Who happened, as it turns out, to be a couple of Nigerian brothers and colleagues of Smollett's.  Fiction, yes.  Deployed, as we are always told when these lies are exposed as lies, in the service of a larger truth, a truth of which such habitual and irredeemable liars as Warren, Biden, Smollett — and Lena Dunham, and the so-called journalists of Rolling Stone, and the perpetrators of a thousand phony campus hate-crime hoaxes — are the appointed apostles.

Judge finds no bias from Jussie Smollett special prosecutor.  A Chicago judge said Friday [10/4/2019] he won't replace a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, rejecting concerns that campaign money could taint the findings.

New Evidence Suggests Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Others Were In On the Jussie Smollett Hoax.  Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House.  The timeline of these conversations (December 21-January 18, 2019) suggests that the death threat letter he sent himself (January 22-23) and his staged attack (January 29), were timed to create an opinion groundswell to support the bill and prop the political and professional career of the three masterminds.  It is noteworthy that both, Harris and Booker released separate statements condemning Smollet's attack using the following identical language "an attempted modern-day lynching[.]"

Charles Barkley:  Not All Trump Voters Are Racist And Democrats Only Like Black Voters During Election Years.  Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley is excellent on TNT with Shaquille O'Neill, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.  He's hilarious.  He ripped Jussie Smollett and his hate crime hoax that sent the whole nation into a Trump-hating frenzy.  In the end, two Nigerian brothers staged the hoax.  The Windy City devoted countless hours and resources to this circus act — and while the national media thought this was an actual story, local news did its job, reported on the facts, and revealed it to be a fraud.  Barkley's commentary during a halftime show for TNT's coverage only showed that it was now a national punchline.

Jussie Smollett lawyers:  Even if actor faked attack, it was cops' call to investigate it so vigorously.  The actor, once a star of the hit-TV series "Empire," is making one last attempt to get a city lawsuit against him tossed out of federal court before it proceeds to trial.  Sneed learned exclusively that late Tuesday night [9/3/2019], his attorneys filed a motion responding to the city's claim that he should pay the city more than $130,000 to cover police overtime and other costs.

Jussie Smollett Lawyer Claims Even if He Did Lie, It's the Police's Fault for Taking It So Seriously.  It doesn't seem possible, but the Jussie Smollett case just got more infuriating.  As if it wasn't enough that the "Empire" star was charged with staging a fake anti-gay attack back in January and insulting the character of millions of President Donald Trump's supporters, Smollett's attorneys are now insulting the country's intelligence.  In a court motion reported by the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday, Smollett's lawyers are claiming that even if the actor was behind a faked attack, it wasn't his fault that the Chicago Police Department decided to investigate the case so thoroughly.

In Court Filing Jussie Smollett Declares Chicago Police Are To Blame For Time Spent Investigating His Hoax.  You are almost tempted to say, "How does he have the gall to say that?!", but in the saga of Windy City entertainer Jussie Smollett it is a mere continuation of the brash defiance to the truth he has exhibited this year.  Smollett is currently facing a court case filed by the Chicago Police Department for compensation over time and resources wasted chasing down the fabricated aggressors.  The Chicago PD is seeking $130,000 in payments for police overtime, and related expenses, while looking into the claim that the singer/actor had been assaulted in a hate-crime occurring in the predawn hours in late January.  After numerous weeks looking into the matter, which became an international news story, the CPD ultimately charged Smollett with perpetrating a hoax.

Judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate why charges were dropped against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.  A judge has named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.  Illinois Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former US attorney Dan Webb during a hearing Friday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.  Webb not only will investigate how the county state's attorney Kim Foxx and her office handled the case, but determine whether the Empire actor should be further prosecuted for allegedly staging the hoax hate crime.

Jussie Smollett Jokes Declared Off-Limits.  Bashir Salahuddin, a former Jimmy Fallon writer, says "The whole situation is unfortunate.  Particularly for the city, there's bigger problems for them to handle."  Yes, well, there are bigger problems than fake crimes, which is why causing hundreds of hours of police work to be wasted on a fictitious attack staged for the purposes of ego gratification and publicity ought to be punished both criminally and socially.  Instead, Smollett was let off scot free by the justice system and largely let off by the usual cultural leaders.  Saturday Night Live did a sketch on him months ago, but things have been notably quiet on the mockery front.  Smollett is in a sense being treated as a victim who deserves some space to recover rather than the perpetrator of the most notorious fake hate crime of this century.

Smollett Tries To Get Special Prosecutor Dropped, Blames Brothers, Makes New Claim.  Former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett filed a motion Friday requesting that the court nullify an order last month assigning a special prosecutor to look into the handling of his case after its sudden dismissal by embattled State's Attorney Kim Foxx.

New video places Jussie Smollett, 'attackers' at scene of alleged hoax.  New video obtained by Fox News appears to show Jussie Smollett and the two Osundairo brothers — whom police insist the actor paid to pretend to beat him — walking around the vicinity of the alleged attack perhaps just minutes before it happened, according to police notes.  The video was obtained from the Chicago Police Department via a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA).

New texts reveal how Jussie Smollett discussed erotic massages and drugs with Nigerian brother weeks before 'staged attack'.  Dozens of texts between Jussie Smollett and Abel Osundairo, one of the Nigerian brothers he allegedly paid to attack him, show a months-long friendship in which they discussed drugs, erotic massages and their performances on Empire.  The texts were released on Monday night in a batch of documents, evidence and video footage shared by the Chicago Police Department.  Among the hundreds of pages that were put out are a list of texts between the pair dating back to November.

Video footage of Jussie Smollett with rope around his neck released by Chicago Police.  Chicago police released hundreds of files and nearly 70 hours of video footage on Monday from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim back in January that he was attacked by two men — a claim that police later characterized as a hoax.  In one of the videos, police body-cam footage showed Smollett — with his face blurred — wearing a white rope that he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck.  When one of the officers asked Smollett if he wanted to take the rope off of his neck, the 37-year-old actor did while stating:  "Yeah.  I do.  I just wanted you all to see it."  "There's bleach on me, they poured bleach on me," Smollett added.

Kim Foxx:  AWOL master and commander of Jussie Smollett saga?  If you thought that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's Jussie Smollett fiasco couldn't get any worse, it quite clearly can.  At least for her.  But not for the people of Cook County.  It was a great day for the people.  And it was a great day for retired appellate Judge Sheila O'Brien, who figured, like so many of you, that Foxx's handling of the Smollett case and her office's decision to drop the charges against him smelled like the gutters in an alley off the Chicago Way.

Jussie Smollett hate hoax to be reviewed, revived by special prosecutor.  Jussie Smollett is a name that will long live infamy in the annals of Hollywood, and perhaps even longer in the minds of angry Chicagoans.  Smollett, an actor on the now-cancelled television program Empire, wanted a pay raise.  Instead of going through the normal channels of increasing your value, (hard work, networking, etc), Smollett decided that he wanted to be the victim of a hate crime...  Hard stop there.  Smollett wanted to be the victim of a hate crime.  That alone is bewildering and disturbing enough on its own.

Special prosecutor to probe handling of Jussie Smollett criminal case.  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's decision to step aside from the Jussie Smollett case and hand off her duties to her top deputy landed her a stinging rebuke from a judge Friday — and a special prosecutor investigation.  And a former top aide said the recusal decision was Foxx's alone, contradicting Foxx's most recent public statement on the matter.  Judge Michael Toomin on Friday ruled that a special prosecutor should further investigate the Smollett case — raising the possibility that Smollett could be recharged.

What We've Learned about Jussie Smollett.  A funny thing happened during Smollett's victory lap:  Chicago reporters obtained communications from police and prosecutors after a judge unsealed the case file.  These records included texts Smollett sent that were obtained by police.  The picture of Smollett that has emerged is considerably more detailed now:  He had himself a rip-roaring good time while he was planning to make himself look like the victim of a nasty assault.  He is brazen.  He is smug.  He is without doubt a liar, and a liar who preys on Americans' natural sympathy for racial and sexual minorities.

Jussie Smollett's Chance at Comeback Could Be Derailed by New Documents.  Late last week, thousands of pages of documents in the Jussie Smollett case, including emails, text messages, police reports and court records, were released.  While their release has laid bare some of the inner workings of the Chicago District Attorney's office, including its fraught relationship with the city's police department, the documents have raised more questions than they've answered about the spectacle surrounding the Empire actor.  As of early May, Empire writers were speaking openly about the possibility of Smollett's return to the show.

Smollett documents show prosecutors debated how to explain dropping of charges.  Prosecutors struggled over how to describe their reasoning for dropping all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, according to documents released Friday.  In an email sent to prosecutors by Smollett's lawyer the day before the charges were dropped March 26, the lawyer, Patricia Holmes, suggested they say Smollett is a "dedicated citizen of Chicago who volunteers and contributes regularly in the Chicago area community," the New York Times reported.  On Friday [5/31/2019], Cook County (Ill.) State's Attorney Kim Foxx made public more than 2,000 pages of documents related to the case, in which the 36-year-old "Empire" cast member claimed to have been the victim of an assault in Chicago.

CPD file: Prosecutor predicted Smollett case resolution weeks before it happened in an "emergency" court session.  Perhaps the most significant revelation in the hundreds of pages of lightly-redacted documents is a detective's report in which a Cook County prosecutor is said to have told officers to stop investigating the case and then predicted how the case would be resolved, weeks before it happened.  "Once Smollet was indicted by the Grand Jury on February 28, 2019, CPD was informed by the [Cook County State's Attorney's Office] that they could no longer investigate" the fake hate crime case, a detective wrote in a report that closed out the case on Mar. 28th.

Newly Released Documents Show Prosecutors Told Chicago Police To Lay Off Smollett Weeks Before Letting Actor Walk.  Cook County prosecutors told police to lay off their investigation of Jussie Smollett weeks before his charges for reporting a fake hate crime were dropped.  Assistant State Attorney Risa Lanier had already decided in late February to drop the charges against Smollett because he made good for his actions by paying "Chicago $10,000 in restitution and doing community service," according to police documents released Thursday [5/30/2019].

Jussie Smollett [is] just a symptom of the fake outrage disease.  Remember folk expressions about the wisdom of being careful?  "Look before you leap."  "Measure twice, cut once."  "Don't go off half-cocked."  All of this should go double for online culture.  Instead lives are being destroyed over misleading, unfair or just plain false accusations.  People are being turned into public enemies or even fired after being framed for racism, homophobia or other perceived social crimes.  Others are casting themselves as victims of hate in order to line their pockets.  These days anyone with a phone in his hand can be P.T. Barnum.  And people who congratulate themselves for being unusually tolerant, kind-hearted and impervious to misinformation are the leaders of frenzied online mobs who are pitchforking innocent people.  Fake news is bad enough.  Fake outrage is even worse.

Donald Trump:  Jussie Smollett Hoax [was] a 'Hate Crime' Against My Supporters.  President Donald Trump ripped television actor Jussie Smollett on Saturday, after the actor's embarrassing hoax accusing Trump supporters of attacking him.  "In addition to great incompetence and corruption, The Smollett case in Chicago is also about a Hate Crime," Trump wrote on Twitter.

Something making Michelle Obama's ex-chief of staff Tina Tchen nervous about that Smollett case?  If anyone ever needed a proxy indicator of sorts to get a sense if some miscreant is guilty of something or not, well, acting guiltily is often that indicator.  Cops look for this all the time.  That's what Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, is doing, avoiding process servers from a Chicago-based special counsel charged with finding out if some untoward influence was used in the Jussie Smollett hoax case and the even stranger decision of Chicago district attorney Kim Foxx to let him off the hook.

Onetime Michelle Obama staffer evades subpoena in Smollett-Foxx case, process server says.  Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, declined Wednesday [5/22/2019] to be served with a subpoena by a retired Illinois judge seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, according to the process server.  In an email to former Illinois appellate judge Sheila O'Brien obtained by Fox News, the process server wrote that a security guard at the Chicago law firm where Tchen is a partner "called up to her and spoke with her and she said that she in [sic] never going to accept service and to not allow me up to their Law firm."

Critical Race Theory is destroying our country.  [Scroll down]  Why does this matter today?  Because it's creeping into Chicago politics — and from there into America's politics via the justice system — through the Jussie Smollett case.  Smollett lied about being attacked by white racists.  He set it all up and carried it out, hiring two men to "beat him up" and leave a noose around his neck.  Chicago police investigated and discovered that the whole thing was a hoax.  State's attorney Kim Foxx arranged for the charges to be dropped and Smollett's record expunged.  Foxx defended her actions by saying that what mattered was changing the narrative of the school-to-prison pipeline for blacks, and putting Smollett in jail would have continued that narrative since Smollett's black.  That Smollett actually did what he was charged with didn't matter.  The facts had to yield to the narrative.

Kim Foxx subpoenaed to appear at hearing on appointment of special prosecutor in Jussie Smollett case.  lawyer seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and her top deputy Friday [4/26/2019] to appear at the first court hearing on the matter.  Sheila O'Brien, a former appellate judge, also filed a "notice to appear" in an attempt to get Smollett to attend the hearing Thursday as well.

State's Attorney Kim Foxx Subpoenaed to Appear at Hearing on Jussie Smollett Case.  Hollywood "washed up" actor Jussie Smollett was let off by the corrupt Cook County State's Attorney's office after his vicious stunt to smear Trump supporters as homophobic, racists backfired.  Smollett was charged with 16 counts of lying to police in his hoax hate crime.  Smollett allegedly employed two Nigerian brothers to play the parts of the homophobic white men.  Then State's Attorney Kim Foxx unexpectedly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett in late March.

Looks Like Kim Foxx May Not Be In The Clear After All.  Pretty much all the news we've heard surrounding the charges against Jussie Smollett and how they were dropped has been bad.  Nobody was going to be held accountable for anything and it would all fade into the history of The Chicago Way, right?  That was the impression I was left with, at least.  But perhaps not.  One judge has apparently grown fed up with the sleazy process unfolding in the media and would like a word with the woman whose office was responsible for cutting the deal.

Attorney Kim Foxx Has Been Subpoenaed For How Her Office Handled Jussie Smollett Case.  Kim Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney and her deputy, have been subpoenaed in association with their actions with the Jussie Smollett case. [...] I remember what the police commissioner of the city of Chicago said after the Smollett investigation was completed.  He candidly spoke about the overwhelming evidence against Smollett including the sworn statements of the Nigerian brothers who staged the alleged "attack," video footage, receipts, etc., which led to 16 charges against him.  Not 1,2 or 3 charges, but 16.  Then all of a sudden they were dropped without further explanation.  How is justice served this way?  Or is this the old "celebrity" justice?

Citing Smollett, Cook County judge slams Kim Foxx's office on double standard.  A Cook County judge recently called out embattled State Attorney Kim Foxx for upholding a double standard by prosecuting a woman for filing a false police report — but dropping similar charges against embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.  Foxx has faced intense criticism over her office's decision to drop a 16-count indictment against Smollett, just weeks after bringing the charges against the high-profile TV star.  Foxx's deal with Smollett, which did not require him to admit guilt, drew ire from the public, the city's top cop and the former mayor who called it a "whitewash of justice."

Nigerian Brothers Sue Smollett's Attorneys For Lying About Whiteface, Steroids, and Sex.  On Tuesday [4/23/2019], Olabinjo (Ola) and Abimbola (Bola) Osundairo filed a defamation and false light lawsuit against the attorneys for Empire star Jussie Smollett.  The Osundairo brothers claim Smollett directed them to carry out the fake hate crime against him, but Smollett's attorneys continue to insist Smollett is innocent and did not lie to police about the matter.  Smollett's attorneys responded to the lawsuit with derision, calling it "comical."  "On January 25, 2019, Mr. Smollett told Plaintiffs, in private, that he needed a favor from them: they were to help him stage a social media hoax and pretend to attack him.  Mr. Smollett's motivation was simple.  He wanted his employer and the public to notice and appreciate him as a successful Black, openly gay actor.  So, Mr. Smollett directed every aspect of the attack, including the location and the noose," the lawsuit states.

County judge unleashes on prosecutor as more and more people aren't getting the "Smollett Deal".  One of the many topics that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office has regularly avoided since abruptly dropping charges against Jussie Smollett on March 26th is this:  Could they point to any other occasions when they flat-out dropped felony false police report charges without requiring the accused to at least plead guilty?  It's an essential question because Joe Magats, the top aide who took over the Smollet case when Foxx "recused" herself insisted that the resolution Smollett enjoyed "is available to all defendants; it's not something out of privilege; it's not something out of clout."

Is Kim Foxx panicking?  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is a national laughingstock over her decision to let off Jussie Smollett from any punishment beyond a trivial fine and laughable "community service" at Jesse Jackson's office over a weekend.  I can't imagine how she thought this default on a huge national story would be accepted by the public, but I speculate that she may have been taken by surprise by Team Smollett's aggressive stance that he is the victim.

"Nigerian brothers" sue Smollett attorneys for defamation.  Two Lakeview men who police and prosecutors said helped TV star Jussie Smollett stage a bogus hate crime on Jan. 29th have filed a defamation suit against the actor's Hollywood-based attorneys.  The complaint filed this morning [4/23/2019] in Chicago's federal courthouse seeks more than $75,000 each for Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo and Abimbola "Bola" Osundairo from attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian as well as the Geragos & Geragos Law Firm.

Unearthed Texts Show Kim Foxx Meddled in Jussie Smollett Case Despite 'Recusal'.  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx personally meddled in the case of Empire star Jussie Smollett even after she claimed to have "recused" herself, recently unearthed text messages reveal.  Her staff also slammed police as "the worst," and a special prosecutor who had worked with Foxx in prosecuting police sent letters supporting Smollett shortly before the charges against him were dropped.  The local police union said these acts reveal a "double standard":  police are required to be transparent while officials like Foxx can hide the truth.  "Chicago's elected officials never tire of demanding accountability and transparency from Chicago police officers," Martin Preib, second vice president at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), told PJ Media on Wednesday.  "The fact that many of these officials, including Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, have stated they want to move on from this case without digging deeper is a clear sign of a double standard at work."

State's Attorney Kim Foxx calls Jussie Smollett 'washed up celeb who lied to cops' in text message: report.  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx described "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops" in texts messages released Tuesday by her office in response to a public-records request by the Chicago Tribune.  Foxx compared Smollett's case to her office's pending indictments against R&B singer R. Kelly in text messages to Joseph Magats, her top assistant, on March 8, the paper reported[.]

Jussie Smollett 'Purposely Misled' Police By Claiming Attackers Were White, City Lawsuit Says.  The city filed the suit on Thursday after the "Empire" actor missed a deadline to reimburse authorities for the hundreds of hours of overtime put in by the Chicago Police Department in the course of investigating the alleged underlying hate crime.  The city demanded Smollett pay $130,000, but he failed to do so.  The lawsuit also includes rebuttals of claims Smollett made after the alleged January 29 attack.

The Liberal Media 'Matrix'.  Think of the headlines we've encountered since the beginning of this year. [...] We were told Jussie Smollett, a rising gay African-American actor and singer, had been the victim of a hate crime committed by MAGA-hat-wearing Trump supporters in the dead cold of a Chicago night.  Journalists and bloggers who asked questions about Smollett's story were decried as bigots, even as key details went missing and the shifting timeline became more and more curious.  Then the city's African-American police commissioner announced Smollett had been arrested for orchestrating a bizarre hoax.  The state's attorney filed charges — charges subsequently dropped after behind-the-scenes lobbying by Michelle Obama's former chief of staff.

City sues Jussie Smollett for the cost of investigation.  The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against actor Jussie Smollett for the cost of the overtime Chicago police spent investigating an attack they say Smollett staged.  The City of Chicago's Law Department filed the suit after Smollett failed to meet a city-demanded deadline to pay more than $130,000 into that allegedly staged attack.

Jussie Smollett Hasn't Paid $130,000 In Fines, And Chicago Is Preparing To Lower The Boom On Him.  It's been a little over a week since the Cook County State's Attorney's office unexpectedly announced they were dropping all charges against Jussie Smollett.  Though the actor was a free man as a result of the questionable actions of Kim Foxx's office, the city of Chicago billed Smollett two days after for $130,106.15 to cover the time and money they say it cost them to investigate the case.

Legal Expert:  Chicago Lawsuit Is Jussie Smollett's 'Worst Nightmare' — 'City Wants Pound of Flesh'.  While Cook County prosecutors may have let Empire actor Jussie Smollett off for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself, one legal expert predicts the city of Chicago could still cause him major issues.  Chicago officials last Thursday announced plans to file a civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett for the cost of the investigation into his purported racist and anti-gay attack after he refused to meet a week-long deadline to repay roughly $130,000.  According to high-profile Chicago-area attorney Karen Conti, the city's lawsuit is the actor's "worst nightmare."

Prosecutor in Foxx's office speaks out.  On Saturday [4/6/2019], Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx appeared at Rainbow PUSH headquarters where she found some friendly faces after being derided for nearly two weeks over her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett hoax hate crime case.  Yesterday, an assistant state's attorney in Foxx's office sent the following essay to CWBChicago to express a view from inside the prosecutor's office.  We are publishing the piece in its entirety with permission.  The author asked to remain anonymous because they are not permitted to speak publicly about department business.

Prosecutor From Kim Foxx's Office Speaks Out, Eviscerates Her Handing Of Smollett Charges.  CWB Chicago has done great work on the Jussie Smollett affair.  From getting a hold of Smollett's arrest record, to busting the myth that the deal he received was standard fare, they've been on the cutting edge of getting information out there.  Their great work continues today with an exclusive letter they obtained and published from a prosecutor inside Kim Foxx's office.  This person is speaking out anonymously because it's against policy for them to address department business publicly.  I'll post some excerpts but be sure to click the link and read the whole thing because it's far longer than what I'm posting here.

Chicago Drafting Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett, City Says.  Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday [4/4/2019] it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged.

New Chicago Mayor's First Order Of Business:  Getting To The Bottom Of The Jussie Smollett Case.  Chicago's new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, hasn't even been sworn in yet, and she already has a top priority: figuring out exactly what is going on in Cook County Prosecutor Kim Foxx's office.  Lightfoot, who won Chicago's mayoral election by a near-50 point margin on Tuesday [4/2/2019], is the city's first black female (and first openly gay) mayor.  She campaigned largely as an outsider to the Chicago machine.  Lightfoot is, herself, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, who served at the head of Chicago's Police Board and Police Accountability Board after leaving legal practice for public service.

Man's Laws Do Not Apply to Jussie Smollett.  If you were skeptical of Jussie Smollett's story from the beginning, join the club.  It sounded unlikely to begin with, and it just got worse every time he opened his mouth.  By the time he started lying his ass off to an utterly credulous Robin Roberts on GMA, even his staunchest defenders couldn't come up with any good excuses (which didn't stop them from spouting a bunch of bad ones).  He was obviously guilty [...].  Everybody acted shocked when the Cook County state's attorney suddenly dropped the charges anyway, but to me it was just a reminder that this whole mess is happening in Chicago, the most corrupt city in America.  Smollett, who is clearly out of his [...] mind, declared vindication.  He's above mere mortals and our silly little laws.  So the following news doesn't surprise me one bit.

Suburban police chiefs blast Foxx on Smollett, felony procedures, and more.  New details are out this morning about the specific issues that suburban police chiefs are going to raise today as they express "no confidence" in the performance of Kim Foxx as Cook County State's Attorney.  CWBChicago reported last night that the North Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police had sent Foxx a "no-confidence" letter and the group would be participating in a press conference with the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police to announce their concerns this afternoon [4/4/2019].

Retired justice seeks special prosecutor probe of Foxx in Smollett case.  Former Illinois Appellate Court Justice Sheila O'Brien today said she will personally petition the courts to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett false hate crime case.  "This is exhausting, but it has to be done," O'Brien said this morning in an op-ed published by the Chicago Tribune.  "We deserve answers.  We deserve open court files.  We deserve transparency in every case."

Did Jussie Smollett rat on his celebrity lawyer?  On March 26, Jussie Smollett entered a Cook County courthouse to find all 16 of his felony charges dropped.  In just a little over two weeks since was been charged for confabulating his own assault, the shocking dismissal of Smollett's crimes brought a wave of scrutiny of Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx.  But just one day before, his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was implicated in crimes alongside notorious celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti.  Did Smollett roll on his lawyer per an agreement that the court would treat him with leniency?

When Prosecutorial Discretion Is Woke.  Feminist attorney Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, had contacted Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx about the case on behalf of a member of Smollett's family.  But the dismissal of a seemingly watertight case, based on the sworn confessions of Smollett's two co-conspirators and reams of physical evidence, represents more than celebrity justice.  It is rather the latest example of the incursion of academic identity politics into the workings of government.  Had Smollett been a straight white male who had staged his own attack by fake Antifa Trump antagonists, he would most certainly still be facing a trial and the prospect of prison time.  But Foxx is a leading figure in the recent national wave of progressive local prosecutors who came to power by playing race politics.

Illinois Bar Drops Hammer On Kim Foxx Over Jussie Smollett.  To say this is a strongly worded letter is a bit of an understatement.  As you've no doubt heard, Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx is in the middle of a firestorm for her apparent corrupt handling of the Jussie Smollett case.  After inexplicably dropping all charges, she's told several different stories, including some that are objectively false.  She's under FBI review, under fire from the Chicago PD, and she's now taking hits from the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association. [...] The letter then goes on to cite specific laws that may have been broken by Foxx's conduct.  To start, her recusal that wasn't really a recusal is a big issue.

The Smollett thing:  A hoax within the hoax.  Anyone who was paying attention to details knew that the Jussie Smollett story was a hoax from the very beginning.  What they might not yet realize is that there now is a hoax within the hoax.  And this time it's the "fake news" Chicago media who are the perpetrators.  The narrative that the Chicago Sun Times obtained the phone records of the Cook County State's Attorney, Kim Foxx, by simply requesting them is so ridiculous it belongs in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum. [...] No, sorry folks, it just don't work that way.  Not anywhere, much less Chicago.

Jesse Jackson, others plan rally for Kim Foxx after criticism in handling of Jussie Smollett case.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson and other clergy are planning a rally in support of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who's faced criticism since her office dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Chicago's embattled police are fighting back.  What have we learned about the Jussie Smollett case so far?  Among other things, that it's starting to get very stupid to mess with the Chicago police.  The embattled department is obviously fighting back against the leftist prosecutor's effort to throw out all its thousands of hours of solid police work, proving beyond the shadow of a doubt for news readers at least, that Jussie Smollett faked his own hate-crime attack in a bid to make more money on his television show, and tried to smear President Trump's supporters as a side benefit.  The backlash is obvious, not just from angry statements to the press from Chicago police officials, but in its lightning-swift release of police files regarding the Jussie Smollett case, one step ahead of the prosecutor's office's bid to seal them from human eyes forever.

Jussie Smollett Throws Two Innocent Black Men to the Wolves.  Disgraced Empire star Jussie Smollett poses as a left-wing Social Justice Warrior (SJW) even as he throws two innocent black men under the wheels of the criminal justice system.  The Osundairo Brothers, Abel and Ola are not completely innocent.  Their attorney has already admitted both were willing participants in Smollett's obscene plan to stage a hate crime hoax.  It was their job to perform the attack while wearing ski masks and red baseball caps so Smollett could blame the assault on white, racist, homophobic Trump supporters.  So, no, they are not completely innocent.

Jesse Jackson weighs in on Jussie Smollett.  Jesse Jackson is crying "fake news" over the outrage prompted by the Jussie Smollett case which he believes is "misplaced and out of proportion."  The reverend made his appeal for people to move on from the scandal involving the "Empire" actor accused of staging a hate crime against himself, addressing the issue in a statement released on Friday [3/29/2019] demanding an end to the "politically motivated" attacks on Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx.

Jesse Jackson: 'Outrage' over Jussie Smollett 'Is Fake News'.  Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday [3/29/2019] released a statement branding the "outrage" surrounding Jussie Smollett as "fake news" and called on people still angered by allegations that the Empire actor staged a hate crime against himself to move on from the scandal.  "The outrage over the Jussie Smollett case is misplaced and out of proportion," said Jackson.  "It is being used from City Hall to the White House to deflect and distract from City Hall to the White House.  It is fake news."

The Hate Crimes of Jussie Smollett.  Let's be clear:  A hate crime did take place in Chicago.  It's an ongoing crime, too.  Yes, a hoax occurred — more like two or three hoaxes — but deliberately stoked racial animosity can't be washed away with the forfeiture of a $10,000 bond, a few hours of dubious "community service," or the sealing of public records in a criminal case.  If history has taught us anything, it's that hate tends to fester, especially when aided by fraud and abetted by government.

Smollett and the Deep State:  We Deserve Justice.  Smollett paid the two guys he hired to stage his bogus attack with a $3000 check.  Closed circuit TV caught Smollett's hired attackers buying the MAGA caps and other materials needed to stage the fake hate crime.  Smollett intended for his fake attack to be videoed on cc TV.  [Fortunately] the camera in the area Smollett selected malfunctioned.  Had Smollett been successful, fake news media would have gleefully aired the video 24/7, probably igniting massive race riots and violence on Trump supporters.  After Kim Foxx dropped all charges, Smollett addressed the media, outrageously lying and presenting himself as a victim of police corruption. [...] Does this guy think we are idiots?  Dude, you lied about being attacked.  Idiotically, you paid your fake attackers with a check.  There is video of them buying the props.  And yet, Smollett has the audacity to sell the lie that he is yet another innocent black man abused by racist police.  Sadly, I suspect most of fake news media will help to sell Smollett's lie, which sets up our brave men and women in blue for more assassinations by Black Lives Matter disciples.

Chicago's last stand may screw Jussie Smollett anyway.  Jussie Smollett continues his absurd victory lap, continuing to pretend he was attacked in earnest by two Nigerian acquaintances who were wearing whiteface, not as part of a plan of his own design.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has upped the ante on his rhetorical rampage against the actor, slapping him with a $130,000 bill for resources and time wasted in the investigation.  Smollett may think he got off scot-free, but the trap the city has set up for him is genius.

Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the Democrats' belief in narrative-based politics.  Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx inadvertently gave away the game — what's really behind the bizarre dropping of charges and sealing of court records of the slam-dunk case put together by Chicago police on Jussie Smollett's fake hate crime report — when she explained to two reporters for Chicago public radio station WBEZ in an interview: [...]

Pinocchio Nation.  Take Jussie Smollett, who says that he has "been truthful and consistent on every level since day one."  Nobody, not even anyone with the last name Smollett, believes that.  But he can say it because the state's attorney for Cook County, a supernatural place where the dead vote and defendants perform community service prior to trial in psychic anticipation of the court's desires, nullified a grand jury by refusing to prosecute the Empire actor for orchestrating a hate crime against himself.  Believing Smollett means believing he mistook two African-American friends of his for white Trump enthusiasts while innocently seeking a submarine sandwich at 2 a.m. on one of the coldest nights of this or any year in Chicago, a city with as many Trump supporters as Green Bay Packers fans — and that he left that noose around his neck long after the fact not for effect but just, well, because.

IPBA blasts Kim Foxx for handling of Smollett case:  She 'misled the public'.  The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association has released a statement, ripping into State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling and dismissal of the Jussie Smollett case.

Smollett loses NAACP award.  Ingraham confronts Brazile about the scandal and gets gibberish.  [Scroll down]  Earlier in the week Smollett's attorney, Tina Glandian, tried to explain why her client had initially claimed he'd been attacked by two white Trump supporters by suggesting that perhaps the brothers had been wearing "white face" when the attack occurred.  [Laura] Ingraham was stunned that the former DNC chair had apparently fallen for this.

Dropping Jussie Smollett Charges Says It's Okay To Lie If You're Woke.  As far as the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is concerned, lying about a hate crime is not such a big deal.  By deciding to drop charges against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollet for having faked a hate crime in an apparent deal in which his records would be sealed and no apology required for the costs he had inflicted on the city, the authorities effectively gave him a pass for all he had done.  Yet rather than ending the controversy, the deal — which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel rightly declared was "not on the level" — created a brand-new furor.  The outcome was at least in part the result of political squabbles between the police and the prosecutors.  It was also clearly a product of Smollett's privileged status in which his legal representative and support from influential friends made it possible for him to avoid being held accountable.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel:  Trump to blame for Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax.  Emanuel is claiming Trump created a climate of hate that enabled people like Jussie to pull hate crime hoaxes: [...] This is completely insane.  Trump has not created a climate of hate, but if he had, wouldn't that lead people to commit actual hate crimes, not hoaxes?

Kim Foxx Never 'Formally' Recused Herself from Jussie Smollett Case.  Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx never "formally" recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case — contrary to the Chicago prosecutor's public announcement that she had done so — a spokesperson for the prosecutor confirms.  In a statement Wednesday [3/27/2019], Cook County State's Attorney [spokesperson] Kiera Ellis said Foxx "did not formally recuse herself or the [State's Attorney] Office based on any actual conflict of interest.  As a result, she did not have to seek the appointment of a special prosecutor."  According to Ellis, Foxx's announcement that she had recused herself "was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense."

The Kim Foxx op-ed does little to help her case.  If Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx thought that the op-ed she published in the Chicago Tribune last night was going to put the Jussie Smollett debacle in her rear-view mirror, this one will probably be remembered as a swing and a miss.  In a fashion typical of those who have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, Foxx seeks to "answer the question" for all of her detractors, but then proceeds to answer a question that virtually nobody is asking while ignoring the larger issue at hand.

'Woke' injustice:  Jussie Smollett's escape isn't even the beginning.  Feminist attorney Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, had contacted the Cook County prosecutor, Kim Foxx, about the case on behalf of a member of Smollett's family.  But the dismissal of a seemingly watertight case, based on the sworn confessions of Smollett's two co-conspirators and reams of physical evidence, represents more than celebrity justice.  It is rather the latest example of the incursion of academic identity politics into the workings of government.  Had Smollett been a straight white male who had staged his own attack by fake Antifa Trump antagonists, he would most certainly still be facing a trial and the prospect of prison time.  But Foxx is a leading figure in the recent national wave of progressive local prosecutors who came to power by playing race politics [...]

Chicago Warns Jussie Smollett:  Repay $130,000 in 7 Days or Face Prosecution for Lying.  The City of Chicago on Thursday [3/28/2019] warned Empire actor Jussie Smollett that he could be prosecuted for lying if he fails to repay the the six-figure cost of the Chicago Police Department's investigation into his alleged hate hoax in the next seven days.  In a letter written by Edward Siskel, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's senior legal adviser, Smollett is accused of making "false statements," which led law enforcement to divert "resources from other investigations and undermining the criminal justice system."

Facing an FBI and DoJ investigation of Smollett case, Kim Foxx is panicking and changing her story.  The fate of the higher-ups who pulled the strings to get Jussie Smollett off the hook is now in the hands of a dummy who is panicking.  The venerable political machine that runs the most corrupt big city in America, the very city who gave us the presidency of Barack Obama, is erupting in a political civil war over a case that has riveted the attention of the public.  What makes this story a beacon of hope for reform-minded populists is that the fate of the rascals is now in the hands of an incompetent public official who has outraged the public with obvious corruption of justice, and who is now panicking and making huge mistakes because the walls are starting to close in on her.

Loser grievance culture grips the left - and empowers the losers in the Democratic Party.  [Scroll down]  Our last loser trying to claim victory is Jussie Smollett.  Now he faked a hate crime, sent Chicago police department into weeks of investigation, took up oxygen in the national conversation, and he likely frightened minorities already concerned about the racial atmosphere in America.  His actions and the follow-up were utterly despicable.  But Jussie's been taught to win by doing what?  By playing the victim, of course — which is what he did on Tuesday [3/26/2019], when all charges against him were dropped.  "I've been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one," he said.  "I would not be my mother's son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of.  This has been an incredibly difficult time."  His lawyer goes on to leave open the possibility that Jussie would try perhaps to collect money in a lawsuit against the Chicago PD.

State's attorney did not 'formally' recuse herself in Jussie Smollett case, her office says.  Cook County (Ill.) State's Attorney Kim Foxx did not "formally" recuse herself from the Jussie Smollett case, her office said in a statement Thursday [3/28/2019], explaining that Foxx used the term "recuse" in a "colloquial" sense rather than a legal sense when she left the case in February.  The statement was the latest twist in the saga centering around Smollett, the "Empire" actor whom Foxx's office decided not to prosecute Tuesday in a stunning reversal after Smollett faced a 16-count indictment for allegedly staging an assault against himself in January.

Jussie Smollett, supporters just slimed themselves, not Trump.  The Jussie Smollett story has nothing to do with money or markets.  We're glued to it because it shows the power of the elites.  They will rue the day they used that power to get Smollett off scot-free.  The story has actually taken a truly bizarre turn, several bizarre turns in fact.  One of Smollett's lawyers, Tina Glandian, says he was not lying when he said his attackers were white.  No!  The two Nigerian brothers were possibly wearing white face!  Possible, yes... but laughable none the less.

Check Out Leaked Text Between Obama Aide & Prosecutor Who Dropped All Charges Against Jussie Smollett.  Actor Jussie Smollett is said to have repeatedly lied to authorities and then continued to perpetrate a dangerously divisive hoax via an all too willing media.  So says a grand jury and the Chicago police.  So why was the entire 16-count grand jury indictment suddenly and shockingly dropped today?  The Chicago police are outraged.  The Chicago mayor is outraged.  Even many on the left are outraged.  Who has the power/influence to make such serious charges magically go away and then have the records of the case sealed on the orders of a Chicago judge?

FBI reportedly probing why Jussie Smollett charges were dropped.  The FBI reportedly launched a probe Wednesday to get to the bottom of Chicago prosecutors' secret deal to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett even though they insisted they had the evidence for a conviction.  The federal investigation kicked off one day after the Cook County State's Attorney's Office abandoned its 16-count felony indictment against the "Empire" star with no warning and little explanation, reported Chicago ABC affiliate WLS-TV, citing law-enforcement sources.  The report came as State's Attorney Kim Foxx defended the bombshell decision to walk away from the prosecution — even as she maintained her office had an airtight case.

Smollett Drama — Cook County State Attorney Now Says Sealing Case Was Done Accidentally.  Whoopsie, Chicago State Attorney corruption is going into ludicrous mode.  According to an interview with ABC7, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx is now claiming all the activity to seal evidence in the Jussie Smolett case was done "inadvertently". Yeah, yeah. that's the ticket.  The keyboards and computers self-activated and typed up the motion to the Judge, and then convinced the clerk of courts to accept the motion filing all just accidental and stuff...

FBI Is 'Reviewing' Circumstances Surrounding Dismissal Of Criminal Charges Against Smollett, Report Says.  Multiple law enforcement officials told a local ABC News reporter Rob Elgas on Wednesday that they are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

Crony State:  Obamas' Chicago Fixer Tina Tchen.  How did hate crime huckster Jussie Smollett get away with it?  All crooked roads in Chicago lead back to the Obamas.  On Tuesday [3/26/2019], as part of a sealed deal, the Illinois state attorney's office dismissed 16 felony charges brought by a grand jury against the Trump-hating actor, who blamed phantom white MAGA supporters for a brutal racist "assault" that left him with a teensy-weensy scratch under his eye.  The day before the "attack," Smollett's two bodybuilding friends were caught on surveillance tape buying costumery (red hat, ski masks, bandanas, sunglasses and gloves) that just happened to match Smollett's descriptions of what his still-fugitive assailants were wearing.

Chicago PD wants $130K from Jussie Smollett to cover hate crime probe.  The City of Chicago has sent Jussie Smollett's legal team a letter demanding $130,000 to defray the cost of cops' probe into the "Empire" actor's allegedly bogus hate-crime attack, officials said Thursday [3/28/2019].  "The city feels that is a reasonable and legally justifiable amount to collect to help offset the cost of the investigation," said Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for the city's Department of Law.  "The next step is for Mr. Smollett to immediately make arrangements to reimburse the city and taxpayers for the cost."  "The City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department take seriously those who make false statements to the police, thereby diverting resources from other investigations and undermining the criminal justice system," reads the letter, which was obtained by The [New York] Post.

Jussie Smollett Lawyer: 'We're Weighing Our Options' on Suing Chicago Police.  Appearing Wednesday [3/27/2019] on ABC's Good Morning America, Jussie Smollett attorney Tina Glandian told anchor George Stephanopoulos that the Empire star is mulling a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department over their handling of his alleged hate hoax case.  On Tuesday, Cook County, Illinois prosecutors suddenly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett after the Empire actor, who is alleged to have staged a racist and homophobic attack against himself, sacrificed his $10,000 bail.  Smollett denies all wrongdoing and maintains he was attacked in downtown Chicago on January 29th.

This Chicago federal prosecutor could file fresh charges against Jussie Smollett.  The decision to file a fresh set of charges against Jussie Smollett now rests in the hands of John Lausch, Chicago's US Attorney who was handpicked by President Trump.  Lausch, who grew up in Joliet, Illinois, worked as an assistant US attorney in the Windy City from 1999 to 2010 and then as a partner at a private firm before being officially sworn into office in November 2017, the Chicago Tribune reported.  In a surprise move on Tuesday, state prosecutors dropped all 16 felony charges against Smollett related to his alleged hoax hate-crime attack in January.

An apology to Jussie Smollett:  I'm sorry - you're even more despicable than I thought you were.  [Scroll down]  At this point my bemusement turned to cold fury.  Smollett hadn't been cleared at all.  He'd staged the 'attack', but was being let off with effectively just a small fine and a bit of community work.  His record would be expunged and the files sealed forever from public gaze.  Magats inferred this was sufficient punishment because Smollett had no criminal record, and did not represent a threat to public safety.  But the decision smacked of a disgraceful stitch-up, driven by Smollett's wealth and fame, his connections to powerful politicians, and the furore surrounding the case.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel was in no doubt.  'This is a whitewash of justice,' he raged.

Smollett damage control seen in internal email from Foxx's office as she defends 'alternative prosecution model'.  An internal email from the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, obtained by Fox News on Wednesday, asked assistant state's attorneys to dig for any examples to bolster Foxx's claim that the dropped charges in the Jussie Smollett case weren't as uncommon or shocking as they seemed.  The email read in part, "We are looking for examples of cases, felony preferable, where we, in (exercising) our discretion, have entered into verbal agreements with defense attorneys to dismiss charges against an offender if certain conditions were met..."

Stunned by decision to let Jussie Smollett walk?  So is this former prosecutor.  Smollett was accused of very serious crimes.  A man with money, fame and power decided to fake a hate crime, setting the city and police on edge, as they expended valuable resources (that's taxpayer dollars, folks) to catch the phantom "perpetrators."  In truth, it was Smollett engaging in an ongoing conspiracy, lying repeatedly to police, causing public outrage and making race relations even worse.  It turns out it was all an attention-getting hoax by Smollett — as if the attention he already receives being a celebrity was not enough.  When people fake crimes they diminish the real victims of crime.  Smollett's alleged actions deprecated those in need of protection of these laws.  His actions will later cause people to be suspicious of genuine allegations.  Thank you, Smollett, for making it harder for true victims of crime to be taken seriously.

Chicago police to bill Jussie Smollett for cost of hate crime probe.  Chicago officials, incensed by prosecutors' abrupt and largely unexplained decision to drop all charges against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, plan to slap the actor with a "bill" for the cost of the investigation, authorities said Thursday [3/28/2019].  "The City of Chicago will be sending Mr. Smollett a bill," said Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.  "From a 30,000-foot view, the bill will include the hours, the overtime, the financial costs and the resources that were used" in probing what the Windy City's cops, mayor and even prosecutors still believe was a hoax, Guglielmi said.

The Jussie Smollett Disgrace.  Rarely do we find ourselves nodding vigorously in agreement with Rahm Emanuel or David Axelrod, but both onetime Obama lieutenants expressed needful levels of disbelief and disgust at the surprise outcome of L'Affaire Jussie Smollett. [...] Emanuel, in perhaps his finest public performance ever, called the disposition of the case "a whitewash" and asked "Is there no decency in this man?  A grand jury saw the evidence (and) realized this was a hoax — a hoax on the city, a hoax on hate crimes, a hoax on people of good values who actually were empathetic at first.  And he used that empathy for only one reason ... himself."

Records: Former Michelle Obama aide, Smollett relative reached out to Kim Foxx.  Just days after Jussie Smollett told Chicago police he had fought off a pair of attackers who targeted him in an apparent hate crime, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx tried to persuade Police Supt.  Eddie Johnson to turn the investigation over to the FBI.  Foxx's call to Johnson came after an influential supporter of the "Empire" actor reached out to Foxx personally:  Tina Tchen, a Chicago attorney and former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama, according to emails and text messages provided by Foxx to the Chicago Sun-Times in response to a public records request.  Tchen passed Foxx's number to a relative of the actor, and the ensuing conversations with the family member were cited by Foxx last month as the reason she recused herself from Smollett's prosecution as the actor faces disorderly conduct charges for allegedly making a false police report.

Chicago Cops Invite Feds To Probe Prosecutor's Role in Smollett Case.  Jussie Smollett, the biracial homosexual actor who perpetrated a despicable hate hoax in Chicago, police allege, seems to have gotten away with it.  But the city's top prosecutor, State's Attorney Kim Foxx, might face trouble for her dubious role in the case and its outcome:  Her office dropped all charges against the star of the Fox network's Empire.  The Chicago police union wants the feds to investigate Foxx to find out how [...] Smollett got away with it.

Smollett Not Scot-Free After All.  I must admit, when I heard charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped, one question popped into my mind.  Is he related to Hillary Clinton?  Because they seem to share the same "Get Out of Jail Free" card.

Obama's legacy is the Smollett case.  Chicago's politicians dropped charges and wiped the record clean of Jussie Smollett because one of Michelle Obama's many, many ladies-in-waiting called the person in charge of the investigation to pull some strings.  How typical of the Obama Clan.  Michelle also was behind the firing of Roseanne Barr for telling a joke about Valerie Jarrett.  ABC's president did the deed and six months later got a better job at Netflix which happened to hire the Obamas to produce shows.  This follows her six-figure no-show job at the University of Chicago hospital upon his election to the Senate. [...] It is hard to say you saved the economy when your successor sent it into orbit.  But Obama does not care.  He has the power to make or break a celebrity's career.  And that is all that matters to him.  That and the money.

The Chicago Way and Jussie Smollett.  Over a century ago, Carl Sandburg captured the essence of the Second City in the verses of "Chicago." [...] This crooked culture vaulted to national attention again Tuesday [3/26/2019] with the inexplicable dismissal of 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett.  Given the gravity of the allegations, combined with the ironclad prosecution evidence believed to be assembled against Smollett by the Chicago Police Department, the only reasonable conclusion regarding this dismissal involves the crooked "Chicago way" of influence-peddling.

Former Michelle Obama Aide Reached Out to State's Attorney Kim Foxx Before Charges Were Dropped Against Liar Jussie Smollett.  The Chicago Police Union want a federal investigation into Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of Smollett's case after text messages revealed she was communicating with Jussie Smollett's relatives and supporters about their concerns over his case.  A Smollett family friend named Tina Tchen sent Kim Foxx an email saying, "Hi Kim — I sent an email to your work address I think as well.  I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know.  They have concerns about the investigation.  I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then.  I land about 1015 Chicago time.  My cell is [redacted].  Many thanks!"

Jussie Smollett's 'Community Service': 18 Hours with Jesse Jackson's Organization.  Cook County, Illinois, prosecutors dropped 16 felony charges against left-wing Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday based on his prior record of community service.  That record reportedly consisted of 18 hours' volunteering for Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition on Saturday and Monday [3/25/2019].

Prosecutor Admits:  We Know Smollett Lied, We Dropped His Felony Charges Anyway.  The outrage over more than a dozen felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett being wiped away and sealed from public view isn't slowing down.  Smollett was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year for "allegedly" faking a hate crime against himself and then blaming it on two white Trump supporters.  The real "attackers," who Smollett hired, were two men of Nigerian descent.  That's the very short version of the story.

Soros Spent $408,000 on Campaign for Radical Attorney Kim Foxx — Who Just Let Jussie Smollet Walk on Hate Hoax Charges.  In St. Louis City far left lunatic Kim Gardner took money from Soros in her race for St. Louis Circuit Attorney.  Kim Gardner won her election and is wreaking havoc on the city of St. Louis circuit attorney's office.  Likewise in Chicago Soros spent $408,000 to get radical State's Attorney Kim Foxx elected.  Kim Foxx recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case and today dropped charges against the hate crime hoaxer.

Indefensible: With no good explanation, prosecutors give Jussie Smollett a pass.  It began as an alleged hate crime committed against TV actor Jussie Smollett on a downtown Chicago street at 2 a.m.  It then careened into charges that Smollett staged the attack to benefit his career.  And now this:  After State's Attorney Kim Foxx makes errors of judgment that lead her to recuse herself, after Chicago detectives expend thousands of man hours doing meticulous work, after police Superintendent Eddie Johnson excoriates Smollett publicly for dragging the city's name through the mud, after Foxx's prosecutors take the case before a grand jury, after the grand jurors indict Smollett on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct... after all that, Cook County prosecutors shock Chicagoans and the rest of the country on Tuesday with news that they're dropping all charges against Smollett.

The Connection Between Jussie Smollett and the Obama Administration.  Every step of Jussie Smollett's plot always included an element of the absurd.  Out of all of the possible locations for a sudden, unprovoked hate crime targeting a gay black man, he picked downtown Chicago.  Out of all the possible nights to fake a hateful attack, he picked the coldest evening in Chicago in three decades.  Then his assailants couldn't have merely picked him as a target because he was black or because he was gay; these alleged racist homophobes had to be Empire fans who recognized him from the show.  It wasn't enough for him to be beaten; the assailants had to spray a bleach-like liquid on him and put a noose around his neck.  Once Smollett had established himself as a victim, he changed his story and emphasized that he had fought back.  Finally, it's not like there's a good motive to fake a hate crime, but doing so as part of a salary negotiation has to rank among the worst.  Perhaps it fits, then, that Smollett would get off the hook in what appears to be one of the most transparent cases of prosecutorial misconduct in recent memory.

Jussie Smollett Will Be the New O.J.  News that Jussie Smollett was being let off without doing time for tying up the city of Chicago and half the world's media with his bizarre accusation of being beaten by homophobic Trump supporters in the middle of the night was met by predictable fury from Chicago's mayor and chief of police.  But they needn't worry.  Smollett should.  He will be the new O.J., another man getting away with a crime he committed in full public view.  That didn't work out very well for The Juice.  In fact, he's a pariah for life.  And it won't for Smollett either.  He will be a despised person for the rest of his days and a symbol of unequal justice.  He might as well have gone to jail, served the time, and been forgiven.

Jussie Smollett 'Whitewash' Is About Chicago Mayor Election.  Smolett was facing 16 felony counts before the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx (who had recused herself) dropped all charges.  Emanuel called it a "whitewash of justice," and other officials made similar comments.  Why?  One reason is simple:  the facts in the case, as presented when Smollett was charged last month, are impossible to dismiss.  Prosecutors, who bizarrely dropped the charges in recognition of Smollett's past community service, said they had not exonerated him.  And while Smollett claimed to have been "truthful" throughout, his own attorney blamed the attack on the Osundairo brothers — contrary to Smollett's claim that his assailants had been white.

Jussie Smollett walks.  Cui bono? — who benefits?  With no new evidence presented and a grand jury 16-count felony indictment at hand, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office suddenly decided to ask the judge in the case to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett and seal all the records of the case.  The only penalty incurred by the actor will be forfeiture of $10,000 posted as bond (small fraction of what he earns per episode of his TV show) and a few hours of "community service" performed at the offices of Jesse Jackson's Operation Push — not even anything useful like picking up litter off the side of a freeway.  To top it off, Smollett addressed the media and maintained his innocence, even as the Chicago Police, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and even the state's attorney's office maintain that he still is guilty.

Jussie Smollett learned how to lie from his communist mother.  After prosecutors dropped all 16 charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday, the actor insisted he did not fake the fake attack. [...] Jussie doesn't have to admit he staged a hate crime targeting Trump-supporters.  He can proclaim his innocence against all reality because in the Aesopian world of Marxist activism that he has inhabited since the cradle, telling the truth is nothing more than bourgeois sentimentalism.  It's not at all different from lying.  We all know that in a saner America, an early-morning attack on a relatively unknown actor by nonexistent homophobic, racist, "MAGA country," bleach- and noose-carrying thugs, in sub-zero Chicago, would have garnered a few headlines and been mercifully debunked within 24 hours, and Smollett would be working out some kind of plea deal.

George Soros Spent $408k on Kim Foxx, Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case.  Left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a super PAC that supported Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office prosecuted — and dropped — the Jussie Smollett case.  In a shock announcement Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all 16 felony charges against the left-wing Hollywood actor, whom police had accused of faking a hate crime in January that he blamed on racist, homophobic white Trump supporters.

Chicago Police Department's complete investigative file of Jussie Smollett case.  These files were provided by the Chicago Police Department in response to a FOIA request that CWBChicago submitted upon learning that the Cook County State's Attorney's Office had reached a sealed agreement to resolve Smollett's criminal exposure in the case.  Our requests for video, including bodycam, surveillance, and interrogation, was denied.

Chicago police release files in 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett case, day after charges [were] dramatically dropped.  Chicago police came out swinging Wednesday [3/27/2019] and released the full 61-page investigative report in the alleged Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax, one day after charges against the "Empire" star were dramatically dropped — but the move prompted a moot court order.  The release of the documents came one day after Cook County prosecutors dismissed a 16-count indictment against the actor, saying they had cut a deal with the TV star to perform two days of community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond to the city.  The move made it possible for Smollett's attorneys to get his criminal case immediately sealed and wiped clean.

Kim Foxx cleans Jussie Smollett up, the Chicago Way.  Thanks to the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, Smollett gets to walk away from 16 felony counts of a grand jury indictment.  Her office dropped all charges.  Smollett blamed the alleged attack on mythical Trump supporters.  According to his story, he apparently fought them off with a tuna fish sandwich in one hand and his cellphone in the other, just like real Hollywood tough guy Jason Momoa.  Or not.  But there's more to it.  There's always more to it.  Kim Foxx's office didn't merely drop all the charges against Smollett, not long after Foxx began playing "Obama Celebrity Friends" with former first lady Michelle Obama's onetime chief of staff.

The prosecutor who dropped Jussie Smollett's charges says he believes the actor lied to the police.  The prosecutor who dropped the charges against Jussie Smollett said he still believes the actor lied to the police about the racist and homophobic attack he allegedly staged in Chicago in January.  In a surprise hearing Tuesday [3/26/2019], Joe Magats, the first assistant state's attorney in Cook County, Illinois, announced he decided to drop charges against Smollett.  The stunning reversal 18 days after a grand jury indicted the "Empire" actor on felony disorderly conduct outraged the Chicago mayor and police department.

Latest twist in Jussie Smollett case 'has to damage your faith' in judicial system:  Ben Domenech.  The shocking announcement that the 16 criminal charges previously made against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett had been dropped may have reinforced many people's negative assumptions about the criminal justice system in the U.S., the Federalist publisher Ben Domenech suggested Tuesday [3/26/2019].  Earlier in the day, the Cook County (Ill.) State's Attorney's office declared that while Smollett wasn't exonerated for allegedly staging a hate crime, his case was dismissed and the evidence remained sealed.  In remarks to reporters, Smollett maintained his innocence, telling the world he was "truthful" since day one.

Smollett may still face new legal trouble; Obama connections suspected in dropping of hoax charges.  Despite the hate crime hoax charges against him being dropped Tuesday, "Empire" star Jussie Smollett still may face new legal trouble.  An investigation into a death-threat letter the actor supposedly received prior to an alleged Jan. 29 attack against him has been handed over to the FBI, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News.  Cook County, Ill.  First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats told reporters that prosecutors dropped the case because Smollett forfeited a $10,000 bond payment and did community service.

Who is Tina Tchen, the attorney linked to Jussie Smollett messages?  Tina Tchen, the attorney and former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, has garnered scrutiny after messages traded with Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx — about the alleged hoax linked to actor Jussie Smollett — emerged shortly before prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett on Tuesday [3/26/2019].  Tchen started practicing law in 1983, after she graduated from Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, and currently leads the Chicago branch of Buckley LLC.  In between, she worked in the Obama White House, first as the director of the Office of Public Engagement and later as the first lady's chief of staff.

The Jussie Smollett Travesty.  Chicago prosecutors, dropping the case against Jussie Smollett for allegedly filing a false report that caused a spasm of national anguish and anger two months ago, are hinting that they believe Smollett is in fact guilty of fabricating the supposed January 29 attack — but think he should be only lightly punished.  Very lightly:  They require that he forfeit a bond of $10,000 and do community service, although it is unclear whether this means some unrelated community service Smollett has already done for reasons unrelated to the great Subway Sandwich ambush of 2019.  They did not extract a guilty plea or even a nolo plea.  They were holding a lot of cards, and yet they folded.

Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett.  Chicago's mayor and chief police officer tore through Jussie Smollett and slammed prosecutors' decision to drop all charges against him as a 'whitewash of justice' on Tuesday after the Empire actor jubilantly celebrated escaping a possible 48 year prison sentence.  Speaking at a press conference with the equally enraged Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson on Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted repeatedly that Smollett was guilty of staging a hoax attack on January 29 and that he did it for a raise.

Chicago Prosecutor Joseph Magat Drops All Charges Against Jussie Smollett.  In a stunning development Cook County Asst.  State Attorney Joseph Magat decided to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett for perpetrating a hate hoax crime.  All of the investigative evidence is solid; all of the evidence that proves Jussie Smollett did perpetrate the hoax is solid; and the police are angry with State Attorney Magat.  It appears the Asst.  State Attorney felt the crime was not really that big a deal.

'Whitewash of justice': Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unloads after Jussie Smollett charges dropped.  A visibly angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago police officers in unloading after the shocking decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, who had been indicted for perpetuating a hoax hate crime to advance his acting career, diverting significant police resources.  "This is a whitewash of justice and sends a clear message that if you're in a position of influence and power you'll be treated one way, other people will be treated another way," Emanuel said in a press conference following the surprising decision by the Cook County state attorney general's office to drop charges.  "There is no accountability then in the system.  It is wrong — full stop."

Mayor Emanuel blasts prosecutors' decision to drop charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett: 'This is not on the level'.  In a stunning reversal, Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday [3/26/2019] dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.  Calling it "a whitewash of justice," Mayor Rahm Emanuel tore into the decision, emphasizing repeatedly that a grand jury had chosen to bring 16 counts of disorderly conduct against Smollett.  "From top to bottom, this is not on the level," Emanuel told reporters at an afternoon news conference.

Jussie Smollett Has All Charges Dropped Against Him.  Attorneys for Empire actor Jussie Smollett announced Tuesday morning that charges alleging he filed a false report with Chicago police regarding a hate crime against himself have been dropped.  Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that the actor's record "has been wiped clean."  Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs in downtown Chicago on January 29.

Chicago Police Union Wants Federal Investigation Into Kim Foxx's Handling of Case.  Crooked Chicago prosecutors dropped the charges against hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett on Tuesday [3/26/2019].  Chicago police are furious over state's attorney Kim Foxx's decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett.

Mashup: Jussie Smollett Versus The Chicago Police Department.  Actor Jussie Smollett's emotional ABC interview last week about the supposed hate crime he experienced has become even more cringe-worthy when juxtaposed with the Chicago Police Department's superintendent blasting him Thursday for filing a false report, hurting real victims and using race issues to further his career.  With "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts failing to press him on the many extraordinary details and holes in his story, Smollett expressed outrage he was being doubted by anyone, cried at the idea that his assailants wouldn't be caught, and reiterated that he was targeted because of his strong words against the Trump administration.

This TV show is toast.
'Empire' Ratings Plummet to Series LowsEmpire's ratings suffered series-lows on Wednesday [3/20/2019] as fallout from actor Jussie Smollett being indicted for filing a false police report continues to plague the Fox drama.

Chicago Police Union Wants A Federal Investigation Into 'Interference' In Jussie Smollett Case.  Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police is officially requesting a federal investigation into whether the Cook County State's Attorney, Kim Foxx, tried to interfere into the department's investigation of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett on behalf of a former Obama administration official.

Six common themes unite the Jussie Smollett and college admissions scandals.  [#5] Utter indifference to the victims of their fraud:  Jussie Smollett remained silent as the Chicago police investigated possible miscreants, who could well have had their lives ruined if prosecuted for the phony hate crime.  I suspect that most of the parents and children admitted to elite schools never once thought about the hardworking kids who did not get the longed for acceptance letters these offenders got through fraud.  They matter so little that they don't ever merit consideration when planning the crimes.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to faking racist, homophobic attack on himself.  "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday [3/14/2019] in Cook County court to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.  The plea of not guilty to charges of filing a phony police report came after Judge Steven Watkins was randomly assigned to preside over the high-profile case.  Reporters, courthouse staffers and several supporters packed the courtroom for the arraignment.  One man wore an "Empire" T-shirt, while a woman was clad in a shirt reading "Justice for Jussie."

State's Attorney Kim Foxx asked Chicago's top cop to turn Jussie Smollett probe over to FBI, texts and emails show.  After being approached by a politically connected lawyer, State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx asked Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn over the investigation of Jussie Smollett's reported attack to the FBI, according to communications provided to the Tribune.  Foxx reached out to Johnson after Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, emailed Foxx saying the actor's family had unspecified "concerns about the investigation."  Tchen, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife, said she was acting on behalf of the "Empire" actor and his family.  A relative later exchanged texts with Foxx.

After Michelle Obama's former aide's urging, prosecutor pushed for FBI to investigate Smollett.  After being contacted by a former senior Obama administration official, the Chicago-area's top prosecutor last month requested that the city police turn over their investigation of an alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to the FBI, according to texts and emails released by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.  Tina Tchen, who worked as former first lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff during her time in the White House, first contacted Kim Foxx by text on Feb. 1 and said the actor's family had "concerns" about the investigation, according to the communications.  Tchen, a Chicago-based attorney, is also the co-founder of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund.

There's a miasma of corruption around the Obamas, even now.  The political muscling of the Chicago cops (led by a black police chief, no less) from the Obama machinery suggests that the Obamas knew that the [Jussie Smollett] case was fraudy (much as the rest of us suspected from the start, given the odd circumstances of the claimed racial/anti-gay attack, in polar vortex weather, late at night, in left-wing Chicago), and thought their buddies in the FBI would do a better job of covering for them, keeping the case alive.  Those are the same FBI buddies who allowed Hillary Clinton to be questioned by FBI agents over her illegal private server with aides complicit in the act serving as lawyers (unprecedented) and the foofaraw about the case against her opening and shutting a couple times, each without incident.  The same FBI that employed the likes of FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to cook up that "insurance plan" against the election of President Trump.  There's no doubt that that Obamified agency has political players more interested in politics than law enforcement.

Grand jury returns 16 felony counts against Jussie Smollett.  Embattled TV star Jussie Smollett's legal problems have just become significantly more serious as a Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count true bill of charges against him in connection with his alleged falsification of a hate crime in Streeterville in late January. [...] CWBChicago has learned that a grand jury has now returned a total of 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct-false report against the former star of Empire on Fox.

Jussie Smollett is victim of 'media gangbang,' defense lawyer says.  The indictment released Friday details Smollett's disorderly conduct charges for allegedly fabricating a hate crime in late January in Chicago.  [Mark] Geragos slammed Chicago investigators, who he insisted did not speak to anyone at 20th Century Fox or from the "Empire" television series over Smollett's supposed salary frustrations.  The network had no comment Friday [3/8/2019].  The lawyer also slammed the Chicago Police Department over alleged leaks to the media, saying "all of the information that was being leaked was false."

Jussie Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Felony Counts.  A grand jury in Cook Country has indicted Empire star Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts for filing a false police report.  Smollett had only received one felony charge for this last month.

Jussie Smollett's actions may have led to dozens of hospital workers being fired.  Jussie Smollett remains a sore spot for the city of Chicago, following the termination of dozens of Northwestern Memorial Hospital employees who are accused of having gained unauthorized access to the actor's medical records during his treatment at the hospital. [...] According to one nurse who was fired following the incident, she never accessed Smollett's records, but merely scrolled past them as she was searching for another patient.  She believes the whole thing to be a misunderstanding which cost many their jobs.

'Empire' actor indicted on 16 felony counts by grand jury.  A Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, according to court records.  The Cook county State's Attorney's Office confirmed the indictment, which they said was returned by a grand jury on Thursday [3/7/2019].

Why Do Blacks And Leftists Wish The Attack On Smollett Happened?  The reactions of many on the left to the case of Jussie Smollett prove two important things:  [#1] There is little racism in America.  [#2] The left — white and black — is morally and psychologically impaired.  There is no doubt that most Americans on the left, including black Americans, are distraught over the fact that Smollet faked the "racist" attack on him.  Apparently, leftists, Democratic leaders and, most depressingly, many of his fellow blacks wish Smollett had been attacked by white racist homophobes.

Pigs on Two Legs Turn on Each Other.  [Scroll down]  So now appears Jussie Smollett.  He is not just left-wing, but a rabid hater of Donald Trump.  And he is not just black, but gay as well.  And he is not just a victim, but a hyper-victim of white bullies.  And not just bullies, but bullies with MAGA hats.  And he is not just a victim of white red-hats, but a victim of ski-masked racists.  And not just of their blows, but of (frozen?) bleach.  And not just of bleach and blows, but of lynch rope as well.  And they did not just hit, but smeared and slurred.  And not just MAGA sloganeering, but anti-gay, anti-black — and perhaps, worst of all, in our performance society, they slandered his "Empire" TV show!  Progressives are like a worn rope being pulling apart at both ends.  At one end, there is an effort to radicalize prior radicalization, and on the other end victimhood is heading toward parody.

Hate Crime Hoaxes:  The Bad And The Good.  [Jussie] Smollett's telling of the hate crime was gobbled up hook, line and sinker by the anti-Trump news media, but Chicago police say it was a hoax.  This type of hoax is part and parcel of the left's broad agenda of victimology, fraudulence and gimmickry, plus gross media gullibility, incompetence and political attention seeking.  What's so troublesome is the fact that despite considerable evidence that the incident was a hoax, no apologies have been issued to either the public or the targets of their malfeasance — President Trump and the Americans who voted for him.

While National Media Carried Water for Jussie Smollett, Local Media Did It Right.  The first thing that caused newsman Rafer Weigel to blink when reading the TMZ report on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being brutally attacked by Trump-supporting, noose-wielding, racial-slurring assailants was the neighborhood in which the attack was reported to have happened.  The Streeterville neighborhood is not exactly "MAGA country" at any time, let alone 2 a.m.

Seven Ugly Lessons About the Media From Jussie Smollett's Debacle.  It's all but official.  Empire co-star Jussie Smollett lied about getting attacked by two Trump supporters on a sub-zero Chicago street.  Smollett says two men attacked him, doused him with bleach, threw a noose-like rope around his neck and yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him.  Oh, and one cried something about being in "MAGA country," meaning President Donald Trump's supporters were to blame.  Smollett's story had gaping holes in it from Day One.

Trump hate crime 'victims' are just in it for the money.  Making the case that actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated a fake attack on himself, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Jackson said that, as a black man, "I know the racial divide that exists here."  But after alleging that Smollett, who is black and gay, "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Jackson added, "I'm left hanging my head and asking, 'Why?'"  Good question.  Why, indeed, would an actor reportedly making $1.8 million a year stoop so low and risk it all?  The short answer is greed; Smollett allegedly wanted a raise.

TMZ reports on the probable inspiration for Smollett's staged attack.  If you thought Jussie Smollett's plot couldn't get even more despicable, think again.  It's pretty clear that whatever his merits as an actor (I wouldn't know, having never watched Empire), he is not too bright, what with paying his conspirators by check.  So that raises the question of whether or not he thought up the script for his staged attack on his own.

If Jussie Smollett lied, look at the harm he caused Chicago — and America.  As TV actor Jussie Smollett told the tale, he was the victim of a politically motivated hate crime on a downtown Chicago street at 2 a.m. on a January morning.  That's the story the Chicago Police Department investigated for more than three weeks.  But on Wednesday night, authorities disputed that version of events.  The Cook County state's attorney's office charged Smollett with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report that described an attack with racist and homophobic elements.  If that's true, it would mean Smollett manufactured a nonevent — an elaborate, irresponsible hoax.  It would mean he created a sympathetic role for himself as the target of an ugly, bigoted attack.  It would mean the two men he identified as his assailants didn't perpetrate any such assault.

Believe In Something, Even If It Never Happened.  [Scroll down]  That's about where Jussie Smollett is these days.  He wanted more fame.  He made a "deal with the devil."  He's now suffocating on fame which, I'm sure, he no longer wants.  But it's too late.  His hoax is how history will remember him.  After posting bail on Thursday [2/21/2019], the contrast of Smollett's reaction to the cameras could not have been more striking.  He went from showering in glistening camera clicks on red carpets; to a mugshot; to making a beeline to his SUV down a concrete court sidewalk through a thicket of reporters.

The Hate-Hoax Bonfire.  A host of liberals are bleating about conservative "gloating" over the Smollett debunking.  What they seem to sincerely not understand is that their instant acceptance of the story and their instant condemnation of anyone who voiced skepticism over it was an act of oppression.  "You must care!"  "You must believe!"  There is no safe harbor.  No right to skepticism or even reflection.

The Difference Between Newsweek's Reporting Of Smollett Hoax Vs.  Conservative Activist Attacked On Video.  Newsweek's initial coverage of the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax and the alleged assault that took place Tuesday on UC Berkeley's campus drew skepticism Friday from many, though Newsweek defends its reporting as appropriately "cautious." [...] The way the article is written appears to confirm that the attack happened.  The detail of the attackers screaming "praise to President Donald Trump," however, was left as uncorroborated.  Now, the Chicago Police Department believes the entire attack was self-orchestrated by Smollett, and he has been charged with submitting a false report.

Wow! Even The Daily Show Goes After Jussie Smollett in "Gay Tupac" Sketch.  Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show" was one of a thousand liberal hacks who originally jumped on the Jussie Smollett assault hoax and lashed out at Trump.  But now that the ridiculous story fell apart the far left comedian is playing cute — and hiding the fact that he was eager to believe the story weeks ago.

CNN Spins Its Role in Jussie Smollett Hoax.  CNN is in the business of spin.  Yet it is not doing a good job of spinning its own role in the imploded Jussie Smollett hate hoax.  CNN propagandist Brooke Baldwin, personifying the leftist "mainstream" media just as Jussie Smollett personifies black victimhood, sneered, "This is America in 2019" while hyping the hoax, even though Smollett's story was conspicuously fake from the beginning.

Advocate Mag Editor Suggests Pro-Trump Police Rigged Investigation to Harm SmollettAdvocate magazine editor Zach Stafford on Thursday [2/21/2019] suggested that the Chicago Police Department leaked information to harm Jussie Smollett because the police officers support President Donald Trump.  After admitting on MSNBC that Smollett has done "tremendous damage" because the right-wing is now saying that "victim narratives" are "rampant and not true," Stafford, the editor-in-chief of the LGBT publication, suggested that police officers conducted their investigation in way that would harm Smollett.

Jussie Smollett got lots of oxygen from CNN, other news outlets — No wonder people don't trust the press.  The Jussie Smollett story is the perfect example of almost everything wrong with today's media.  The story followed quickly on the heels of another media hoax, where "neutral" reporters tried to destroy boys from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, claiming they were racist.  That disaster has already led to a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post.  The overall news coverage was so biased that other lawsuits will likely follow.  Yet journalists learned nothing.

Celebrities lash out at Jussie Smollett after he's arrested for staging his homophobic and racist attack.  Celebrities have lashed out at Empire actor Jussie Smollett following his arrest after many of them publicly voiced support for him when he first claimed he had been targeted in a racist and homophobic attack.  Smollett was arrested on Thursday for filing a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.  Police have now said the actor staged the attack because Smollett was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career.

Chicago turns on Jussie Smollett, claim he's hurting 'real' victims.  The shocking claim that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself is not only drawing an extraordinary rebuke from authorities but also from Chicagoans who say he took advantage of the racial tension simmering in the city and used it to selfishly promote himself.  "What he did could make it harder for the straight, gay, black, white, rich, poor folks here in Chicago and in the nation," the Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston, a pastor with Chicago's New Hope Baptist Church, said.  "How much more cautious are (police) going to be to extend credibility and resources to a real hate crime?"

Jussie Smollett's lawyers say he was 'betrayed' by the legal system.  Jussie Smollett's lawyers maintained Thursday that he has "impeccable character and integrity" and was "betrayed" by the legal system, despite mounting evidence from authorities that the actor staged a hate attack on himself.  "Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system," Smollett's lawyers said.  "The presumption of innocence, a bedrock, in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably on the eve of a mayoral election."

Smollett's Lawyers Trash Chicago PD, Tout Actor's 'Impeccable Character'.  On Thursday, "Empire" star Jussie Smollett turned himself into authorities after a grand jury charged him with felonious disorderly conduct for filing a false police report over a "racist and homophobic" attack that police now say he paid two men to stage in order to promote his career.  In response to a damning press conference held by the Chicago Police superintendent Thursday, Smollett's legal team has accused Chicago PD of having "trampled" on Smollett's rights. [...] "Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing," his lawyers concluded.

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His lawyer says Mr. Smollett is a man of impeccable character and integrity.  Really?  Is he absolutely faultless and irreproachable?  Mr. Smollett  makes  used to make a lot of money as an actor.  An actor is someone who, as a profession, pretends to be something he is not.  Any assertion that his character and his reputation are impeccable would be very hard to substantiate.

The definition of impeccable
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 1981, Page 714.

Jussie Smollett's Legal Team Won't Admit He Isn't a Victim.  The legal team entrusted with saving Jussie Smollett's career is refusing to admit their client has been anything but a victim in the continuing saga of the television star's incident in Chicago.  The team remained determined to prove that Smollett was not the mastermind behind an alleged hate-crime hoax against himself in Chicago.

Spare me all the pieties about Jussie Smollett.  Let's face it: there is a lot of posterior-covering underway by people who jumped on a story that was full of obvious holes, beginning with the notion that Trump-supporters are wandering the streets of a wealthy gay neighborhood in Chicago at 2 A.M., equipped with nooses and bleach bottles, during the polar vortex, and are such fans of Empire that they recognize Smollett and know his background.

Did Jussie Smollett use the media, or was he created by it?  This has all been quite perplexing to many of the national TV types on CNN and MSNBC and others of the left, this question of why.  But why ask why?  Long ago, they set aside old-fashioned journalistic skepticism in order to become performance artists.  TV does such a great job squeezing emotion out of grievances and demanding the federal government address the grievances, legitimate or not.  TV is all about emotion.  And herding votes is all about channeling emotion and outrage.  And so, these national TV anchors and pundits of the left continue marching on foot:  Left, left, left, and ever leftward.  They rule America's airwaves.  They make superheroes out of people like Jussie Smollett.  It has been argued that some of these TV performers are more loyal to the demands of the electronic grievance industry than they are to the finding of fact.

Media campaign of sympathy for Jussie Smollett has already begun.  You knew that this was coming, didn't you?  When a member of a victim group, as the Ruling Class sees things, does something wrong, there always has to be an excuse, a reason to sympathize with the victimizer.  Barely a day after the black Chicago police superintendent and black assistant state's attorney laid out the overwhelming evidence that Jussie Smollett staged a fake hate crime for personal profit, The New York Daily News publishes an article with the title "Why I feel sorry for Jussie Smollett."

The sad reality of why Jussie Smollett will likely walk free.  The twisted case of Jussie Smollett is depressing, infuriating — and should end with the maximum prison sentence.  But I predict he'll skate.  The reprehensible alleged actions of the gay, black fabulist who cried "MAGA" will be forgiven, excused and ultimately encouraged by sympathetic progressives — deemed justifiable Trumpicide.  And it will happen again.  And again.

Smollett case was a Modern Day Lynching.  The Modern Day Lynching is a false-flag operation designed to slander conservatives by tapping into the stereotypes and cliches conjured by lazy writers and activists.  The Modern Day Lynching involves hiring black men to pose as white men who beat up a black man, pour bleach on him, and throw a noose around his head.  At 2 a.m. on a January 29th in Chicago.  This is the most preposterous media tale since they told us President Trump hired hookers in Russia to pee in a bed that the Obamas had slept in.  Who thinks up crazy stuff like that?

Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Not Buying Salary Motive:  Smollett 'Was on a Political Mission for the Left'.  Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said Thursday [2/21/2019] that he's not buying the explanation that actor Jussie Smollett staged his own assault and blamed it on Trump supporters because of a salary dispute with Fox Studios over his role on the show "Empire."  Instead, Clarke said Smollett was on a "political mission for the left."

Malkin's Handy History of Fake Noose.  Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett's absurd hate crime claims, few in the "professional" journalism herd paid heed.  Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone's a Johnny-come-lately debunker.  And everyone's making excuses:  How could we have known?  Why would anyone lie about racism?  What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle?  I'm especially looking at you, Robin Roberts.  You and ABC's "Good Morning America" willingly played public relations agents for Smollett last week while his story was already falling apart and he refused to be fully transparent with investigators.  Now, you defend yourselves by hiding behind a veil of ignorance about hate crimes hoaxes.

He has been axed to leave.
Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' role cut from season's final episodes, creators say.  Jussie Smollett's character has been removed from the final two episodes of the upcoming season of Fox's "Empire," the show's executives said Friday [2/22/2019].  "The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us.  Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply.  While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out," executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer told Fox News.

Jussie Smollett hosted recent documentary episode about lynching that network has now yanked.  Following the arrest of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly faking a hate crime attack — which included a rope being placed around his neck — Epix has reportedly pulled an episode of its documentary series "America Divided" that features the actor exploring the subject of hate crimes and lynching in the state of Tennessee.  As previously reported, Smollett, who is openly gay, is accused of filing a false police report and was charged with felony disorderly conduct in Chicago after a three-week investigation by detectives.

Judge Sets $100,000 Bond for Jussie Smollett.  [Scroll down]  Assistant State's Attorney Risa Lanier said at a news conference Thursday that Smollett even pointed out to the brothers a specific surveillance camera that he thought would capture footage of the Jan. 29 attack.

Jussie Smollett could face more than a decade in prison.  Jussie Smollett, an actor in the television show "Empire," could face more than a decade in prison if charged with and convicted of staging two alleged hate crime incidents against himself.  Chicago Police announced Wednesday that Smollett is now suspected of filing a false police report about the Jan. 29, 2019 attack that he may have organized against himself with brothers Abimbola 'Abel' Osundairo and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo.  Smollett claimed that he was attacked by two masked men who made racist and anti-gay comments, put a rope around his neck, and threw bleach on him.  But Chicago detectives are presenting information to a Cook County grand jury that they believe shows he misled investigators.

Jussie Smollett's Hate.  The mainstream media were all too happy to embrace any story that promotes their belief that President Trump and his supporters are racist and "homophobic."  However, Smollett and the leftist media have a broader focus for their hatred than this president.  They hate America.  The alleged Smollett attack was designed not merely to prove that this president and his supporters are bigots, but to demonstrate once again that America is a hateful place where racism and homophobia run rampant.  The president's slogan, "Make America Great Again," is interpreted as code language for "make America white again."  His opposition to illegal immigration is depicted as a racist ploy to keep nonwhite people out of the country.  They know that President Trump is not the originator of what they see as America's sordid legacy of hatred and bigotry, but in their minds, he is its latest and best representative.

Busted: Jussie Smollett Wrote The Racist Letter That Led To The Alleged Fake Hate Crime Against Him.  [Scroll down]  Case in point, this Smollett non-assault that appears to be a total hoax.  And this isn't the first time that such so-called racist incidents have been exposed as total hoaxes.  It's a lengthy history.  And yes, I'm rejoicing over this.  Excuse me for popping champagne over the fact that a hate crime didn't happen.  And yes, overjoyed that the liberal media got egg on their face once again with their astonishing ability to jump the gun and get everything totally wrong.  The two white men were actually Nigerian brothers who knew Smollett.  One was an extra on "Empire."  The other was the actor's former personal trainer.  They bought the rope used in the attack, were reportedly paid by Smollett to execute this faux hate crime, and even held rehearsals.  The two are cooperating with the police.

Jussie Smollett Now Officially a Suspect in Staged Hate-Hoax Attack.  Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday evening [2/20/2019] with felony disorderly conduct after allegedly filing a false police report about his assault in Chicago last month, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Jussie Smollett is charged for filing fake police report.  Jussie Smollett's lawyers say he will fight the felony charge that he filed a false police report claiming two men attacked him last month, as the producers of Empire reportedly consider removing him from the show.  The Chicago Police Department announced on Wednesday night [2/20/2019] that the Cook County State's Attorney Office had approved criminal charges against 36-year-old Empire star.  His lawyers say he intends to 'mount an aggressive defense' against the class 4 felony, that could land him up to three years in prison if convicted.

Jussie Smollett Hires Colin Kaepernick Attorney Mark Geragos as Indictment LoomsEmpire actor Jussie Smollett has hired high-powered attorney Mark Geragos amid reports he orchestrated a racist and homophobic attack on himself last month in Chicago.  Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel, citing sources at the Chicago Police Department, tweeted Wednesday [2/20/2019] that an indictment of Smollett may come in "a matter of hours.  Not days."

Chicago Police:  Jussie Smollett [is a] 'Suspect in a Criminal Investigation'Empire actor Jussie Smollett is now a "suspect in a criminal investigation" for allegedly "filing a false police report," a Chicago Police Department official said Wednesday [2/20/2019]. [...] "Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury," police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said.

Felony criminal charges against Jussie Smollett approved, Chicago police say.  Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday morning and was in the "custody of detectives," Chicago cops announced.  Smollett turned himself in, authorities said.  Authorities in Chicago on Wednesday approved felony criminal charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, hours after he was "officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation" for allegedly "filing a false police report" in connection with his Jan. 29 attack claims, police said.  The update in the case was provided by the department's Chief of Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi on Twitter, who said the Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved the "Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report" charges.

Get set for the claims that Smollett's hoax is still 'true'.  I'm wrong about a great many things.  I always blow the Oscar pool, for example.  But I knew from the minute I heard it that the Jussie Smollett story was a load of hooey.  Only, I didn't dare voice my skepticism out of the not-unjustified fear of getting jumped by ideological mobs online.

Jussie Smollett attack:  Smollett charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report, prosecutors say.  "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said Wednesday evening.  Smollett is due in court in Chicago at 1:30 p.m. Thursday [2/21/2019].  Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said CPD detectives will make contact with Smollett's legal team to "negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest."  Smollett is not in custody at this time.  Guglielmi told ABC News police are not actively looking for the actor because "this is not a violent crime," but said "the longer this goes, the more we have to do what we have to do."

Jussie Smollett is under arrest, in custody of Chicago police.  "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in the "custody of detectives" Thursday morning [2/21/2019], Chicago police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said.  Smollett, who had felony criminal charges approved against him Wednesday, turned himself in to police, authorities said.

Keep Hate Alive!  Race provocateur extraordinaire Jesse Jackson made famous a slogan in his run for the Presidency in 1988.  It was Keep Hope Alive.  Thirty years later the American Left has replaced the word hope with another four letter h-word:  hate.  They hate Republicans, they hate white male conservatives, they hate Trump, they hate the unborn, they hate the American flag, and they hate the police.  The Left sees so much potential in using hate as a political weapon that they have built a hate industrial complex.  If they don't keep hate alive, the bottom of their identity politics strategy collapses. [...] The Chicago Police Department has gone overboard to afford Smollett the benefit of the doubt, and now say that the investigation has taken a new turn.

Smollett under arrest; what kind of trial does his new lawyer, PR-expert Mark Geragos, plan?  Now that Jussie Smollett has been arrested, the possibility of a court proceeding where his team tries to put President Trump "on trial" — on the model of the infamous Chicago 7 trial — cannot be dismissed.  The Chicago Police Department officially announced the arrest of Jussie Smollett at 3:27 AM local time — in time for the news to make the morning television shows, but too late for most morning editions of newspapers.  According to two tweets from CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, a surrender was negotiated with his legal team (a courtesy that was not extended to Roger Stone by federal authorities).

Alleged Chicago hate crime hoax a bad look for many.  As Jussie Smollett's account of his alleged assault falls apart, it is important to note that politicians, the media and influential voices did their best to fan the flames of outrage, based on nothing but the dark premise that conservatives and Trump supporters are evil.  It is astounding that so many reputable people took Smollett's fantastical account seriously.  Certainly, hate crimes based on race and sexual orientation are a very real thing, but the details surrounding this particular episode centered around a lampoonish representation of a Trump-era bigot.  It was a flimsy yarn from the outset, which only became more precarious with each passing day.  That didn't stop those most deeply invested in the narrative of Evil Trump to jump into action.  Presidential hopefuls Cory Booker and Kamala Harris each labeled the supposed attack a "modern-day lynching," with Harris adding that, "We must confront this hate."

Jussie Smollett's siblings defend 'Empire' actor, blast media as 'irresponsible'.  Jussie Smollett's siblings are standing by their brother amid claims that the "Empire" star orchestrated an alleged hate attack against himself.  Smollett's brother, Jocqui, posted an Instagram photo that read, "This is the media, an irresponsible media.  It will make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal.  If you aren't careful, the media will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."

Chicago Police Commissioner Calls Out Media, Stars and Politicians for Pushing Smollett Hoax.  Chicago Police superintendent Eddie Johnson called out celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates on Thursday for their decision to amplify coverage of what he said was the "phony attack" against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.  "The accusation within this phony attack received national attention for weeks," Johnson told reporters during a press conference.  "Celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor.  "This announcement today recognized that 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Johnson continued, adding that the star had staged the attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the Fox show.

Jussie Smollett Supporters:  Rooting for a 'Modern Lynching'.  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., not only believed black and openly gay actor Jussie Smollett's tale of being attacked by two N-word-spouting homophobic Trump-supporters, she — and many other big-name Democrats — knew exactly whom to blame.  Waters said:  "I know Jussie.  I love him.  His family's a friend of mine.  I know his sisters, I met his mom and I called already to Jazz, one of the sisters, to talk to her about what's happening, what's going on. ... I'm pleased that he's doing okay.  But we have to understand this is happening for a reason.  Why, all of a sudden, do we have people unable to study while black, unable to mow a lawn while black, unable to have a picnic while black, and being attacked?  It's coming from the President of the United States.  He's dog whistling every day.  He's separating and dividing, and he is basically emboldening those folks who feel this way."

"Make Smollett pay for the investigation?" There's a form for that.  How many times have you heard people say, "they oughta make him pay for the investigation," since the Jussie Smollett hate crime case began on Jan. 29th?  As it turns out, the Chicago Police Department has a form for that.  Should Smollett be convicted of filing a false police report as charged, a mundane piece of paper known as report #CPD-61.230, the "Cost Recovery Incident Form," may be the police department's first step in recovering the costs of its investigation of Smollett's purported hoax.  Chicago ordinance authorizes the city to seek compensation, for wages and benefits of city personnel, attorneys, costs of equipment and materials, and "any other costs allocable to the provision of services" in a variety of situations.

CNN's Lemon:  It's Not Jussie Smollett's Fault He Lost In Court Of Public Opinion.  CNN's Don Lemon complained on Wednesday that it was not Jussie Smollett's fault that he lost the battle in the court of public opinion after the "Empire" actor was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.  Smollett, who was arrested Thursday morning, was charged with allegedly lying to police about a hate crime that law enforcement officials claim he orchestrated against himself because he was dissatisfied with the tens of thousands of dollars that he was making per episode.  In a clip flagged by The Washington Free Beacon's David Rutz, Lemon argued that it was not Smollett's fault that he lost the public relations battle in the court of public opinion.

Hate Hoax Promoters Kamala Harris and Al Sharpton Meet In Harlem Hours After Jussie Smollett Arrested.  In politics timing is everything, as the saying goes.  And the timing of this meeting was perfect.  2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) met with 2004 Democratic Party presidential candidate and Tawana Brawley race attack hoax promoter the Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem Thursday morning — just hours after accused race attack hoaxer Jussie Smollett, whom Harris had supported, was arrested in Chicago.

Felony criminal charges against Jussie Smollett approved, Chicago police say.  Authorities in Chicago on Wednesday approved felony criminal charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, hours after he was "officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation" for allegedly "filing a false police report" in connection with his Jan. 29 attack claims, police said.  The update in the case was provided by the department's Chief of Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi on Twitter, who said the Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved the "Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report" charges.  "Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest," he continued.

Jussie Smollett controversy a result of 'victimhood chic': Ben Domenech.  The Jussie Smollett controversy is a symptom of the growing societal trend of victimhood, Federalist publisher Ben Domenech argued Wednesday night.  Earlier Wednesday, "Empire" actor Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly falsifying a police report about being attacked. [...] Domenech called the Smollett claims a "disturbing sign" of the bubbling up of "victimhood chic," which he described as when people tell stories to make themselves appear to be "tragic victims."

Cook County state's attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case.  The Cook County state's attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month.  State's Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself on Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear why.  First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats will take over the case as acting state's attorney, Fox News has learned.

Hate-crime hoaxers beware, the law does not bow to your intersectional caste system.  From the beginning, the story was difficult to believe.  Obviously, Chicago is not "MAGA Country."  Even in "MAGA Country," one seldom finds roving bands of Trumpers carrying nooses and randomly assaulting people late at night for what appears to be political intimidation.  The odds also seem small that redneck MAGA people anywhere in the country watch "Empire" and know the personal lives of the actors.  As of this writing, Smollett's story seems to have unraveled.  Prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether he filed a false police report.  The two "attackers," both reportedly Smollett's acquaintances, have told police that he paid them to help stage the incident.  He was allegedly unhappy that a threatening letter sent to his studio hadn't gotten more attention.

Democrats, media burned by rush to judgment on Jussie Smollett.  For Sens. Kamala D. Harris and Cory A. Booker, Democratic presidential candidates who were promoting an anti-lynching bill, the "attack" on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago looked like a horrible yet opportune talking point.  Instead, the apparent hoax is turning out to be a warning to 2020 Democratic candidates about singling out people for martyrdom, including the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault and the drum-banging American Indian who confronted Catholic high school students on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

If your goal was to get liberals to make asses of themselves you could not have done better than Jussie Smollett.  Someone ought to send Jussie Smollett a gift and a thank you note.  He's arguably done more for conservatives than anyone in recent memory.  Maybe a MAGA hat and Subway sandwich.  Smollett proved beyond any shadow of a doubt who really is biased, who really is racist and who really is [badly mistaken].  When it was first reported, virtue signaling liberals fell all over themselves expressing their outrage, facts [notwithstanding].

Experts Say Jussie Smollett Could Face Career Ruin and Prison.  According to police sources and all kinds of media reports, Jussie Smollett (who is black and gay) did lie about being assaulted by two racist, homophobic Donald Trump supporters in the middle of the night on January 29.  The story was preposterous to begin with.  In order to believe it, one was forced to buy into the idea MAGA hat-wearing bigots were running around downtown Chicago in subzero weather carrying bleach and wielding a noose in the hopes of running into an openly gay black man like Smollett.

CBS Chicago:  Smollett Wrote The Hate-Crime Letter Too.  Jussie Smollett's career as a producer and director won't win him any awards, if CBS Chicago's sources in the investigation are correct.  Not only did the Empire actor script his own attack, the two brothers initially arrested in the "attack" Smollett have allegedly told police, he wrote the earlier threatening letter to the show's producers as well.  That may land Smollett a starring role in another production altogether.

'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Pleaded Guilty to DUI, Providing False Information to Law Enforcement in 2007.  As the police investigation into the alleged attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett continues, it was revealed Tuesday that in 2007 Smollett pleaded no contest to DUI, driving without a license and providing false information to law enforcement, the L.A. City Attorney's office confirmed to NBC News.  Smollett, now 36, was sentenced to two years probation and a choice of a fine or jail in the 2007 case, an L.A. City Attorney's spokesman told NBC News.

Brothers expected to testify before grand jury in Jussie Smollett case, sources say.  The Jussie Smollett mystery moved into a Chicago courthouse on Tuesday.  Two brothers who said the actor paid them to stage an attack on him were talking to prosecutors, sources told CBS News.  The brothers spent the afternoon at the Cook County courthouse, where a grand jury was deliberating.  It's a possible sign of increasing legal peril for the actor who says he was assaulted three weeks ago.  It was not immediately clear if they had actually testified yet, but they are expected to, according to sources.  That could lead to an indictment of 36-year old Smollett.

Jussie Smollett 'Empire' Role Slashed In Wake of 'Attack' Scandal.  Jussie Smollett's "Empire" screen time is getting slashed in the wake of a growing sentiment that he staged the so-called "attack."  Production sources tell TMZ ... Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode — which is being shot now — but 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86'd.

Alyssa Milano Has Meltdown Over Jussie Smollett Possibly Perpetrating Hate Crime Hoax.  Actress-turned-full-time political activist Alyssa Milano is having a hard time with reports indicating "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett might have staged the hate crime attack that he claimed was carried out by two white Trump supporters.  On Sunday, Milano took to Twitter to voice her amazement that Smollett's dubious account of the hate crime was potentially bogus.

Keeping a TV tall tale straight is never easy.  Jussie Smollett was an obscure actor in a troubled Fox television series called "Empire."  Ratings are down, and sinking, and the Fox network was braced for more bad news when the new season returns next month.  What "Empire" needed was publicity to juice expectations.  Why not some help from Jussie?  But now Jussie is in trouble with the law because of the tale he told to the cops, that two white guys in bright-red MAGA hats beat him up outside a sandwich shop in a rough neighborhood in Chicago, poured bleach on him, looped a noose around his neck, shouted racist and homophobic insults, and left him in the street to die.  But then the plot thickened and took an interesting turn.

Poetic Justice.  In keeping with my self-imposed rule of assuming that every media-hyped hate-crime story that barrels down the pike is "False Until Proven True," I assumed that the grossly implausible anti-gay, anti-black, pro-Trump late-night attack in subzero Chicago temperatures involving actor and singer Jussie Smollett — which featured the added hyperbolic embellishments of bleach, a noose, and two presumably white attackers shouting "This is MAGA country" in the least-MAGA part of the country — was [untrue].  Writing this 18 days after the alleged attack occurred at 2 AM on January 29 — because everyone knows that feral white rednecks roam "ritzy" Chicago neighborhoods that are predominately black and gay in the middle of a polar-vortex night with nooses and bleach in hand and are such huge fans of TV shows about gay black singers that they were immediately able to recognize Smollett, a star of Fox TV's Empire — I have not seen a single dandelion petal's worth of evidence that would nudge me in the direction of believing that what Smollett alleged is true.  In fact, what has unfolded ever since makes me 99% convinced it has been conclusively proved to be false.

Federal grand jury reportedly already convened, issued multiple subpoenas on Jussie Smollett fake mail threat sent to Fox 1/18/19.  If the remarkable grassroots journalists at CWBChicago are correct (as they have been all along), Jussie Smollett has a lot more to worry about than the state rap of a class four felony of making a false police report.  If he was indeed responsible for the sending of a letter to the Fox Chicago studios where Empire is produced, he has triggered federal charges that carry hard time.  Importantly, the feds don't parole early to relieve overcrowded prisons the way the Great State of Illinois does.  You see, using the mail to make a threat that can be seen as a terroristic threat — even to oneself — is no small deal to Uncle Sam.  And (don't laugh!) it brings in the most underrated federal law enforcement agency of all:  the Postal Inspectors.  Most people don't realize what a fearsome agency this is.

The full horror of Jussie Smollett's botched plot starting to scare progs.  The specter of a new "trial of the century" for Jussie Smollett, over what looks like his staging of a fake hate crime, is scaring the leaders of the identity politics movement that dominates the Democratic Party.  Two presidential candidates, Cory Booker and Smollett's longstanding friend and associate, Kamala Harris, immediately endorsed and exploited the burst of saturation coverage by the national media to hype the "anti-lynching law" they have been using to burnish their credentials with the victimologist constituency.  The nightmare would be a televised trial over the felonious filing of a false police report and other possible charges.

Jussie Smollett Case:  Clues Into Potential Motive Behind The Attack.  "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the show's studio didn't get a "bigger reaction," is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.  "When the letter didn't get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack," a source told CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards.  Other sources corroborated that information.

Jussie Smollett:  A Case Study in Modern Liberalism.  The noose thing was a clever touch.  As my observant young colleague, Matt Miano, pointed out to me, Smollett was photographed approximately a year prior to his "noose attack" alongside Sen. Kamala Harris at a protest in Los Angeles.  Kamala Harris sponsored an "anti-lynching bill" in the Senate in late 2018 to make lynching a new federal crime.  The bill had always previously stalled in the Senate, because it was seen as an unnecessary political gimmick, meant to remind people of historical black oppression in the South.  Murdering people with a rope has always been a crime under state law.  In the wake of Smollett's faked "noose assault" in Chicago on Jan. 29, Harris's anti-lynching bill unanimously passed the Senate on Feb. 14.  Imagine that!  And who was one of the first Democratic luminaries to jump in with outrage and sympathy for poor Jussie Smollett following the alleged assault by the evil MAGA headdress-sporting bleach purveyors?  You guessed it.  Senator Kamala Harris.

Al Sharpton says Jussie Smollett should 'face accountability to the maximum' if attack was orchestrated.  When "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by two masked men yelling racist and homophobic epithets, as well as "This is MAGA country," MSNBC host Al Sharpton came out in support of the star.  "We can't make people love each other, but we can sure hold them accountable if they harm each other," Sharpton said at the end of his "Final Thoughts" segment headlined, "We're with you Jussie."  But amid multiple reports this weekend that Smollett may have been involved in orchestrating the attack, Sharpton, who made his name in the 1980s as the spokesperson for Tawana Brawley in what turned out to be false claims she was raped by four white men, changed his tune on-air on Sunday.

Sue the Pants Off Smollett, Mr President.  We've all been happily munching our popcorn as we watch Jussie Smollett's racist assault story, (complete with its de rigeur noose) implode and then explode in a spectacular fashion.  This won't last very long.  Our ever mendacious press corps will want to get this evidence of their malfeasance off the front page and out of the public view, as soon as possible.  Moreover, the way these things generally work, absent some other egregious circumstances that have yet to out, Smollett will likely do little or no time over his criminal conspiracy.  Previously, here and here, I've advocated using the leftists' legal tactics against them.  This is also might be a good way to get a pound of flesh out of Smollett, especially since it's unlikely that the criminal justice side of the house will.  And the best part?  Mr Smollett himself, has provided President Trump the tool to do so, by his decision to state in a police report that the two men who allegedly beat him, were wearing "MAGA" hats.  As we all know, Donald Trump is all about "brand."  Early on in his presidential campaign, he took steps to trademark, "MAGA."  Not only did he trademark it, he actively and vigorously defended that trademark from infringement.

Investigators Know Why Jussie Smollett Faked His Attack, Report Claims; But Did He Stage Even More?  Investigators purportedly know why Empire's Jussie Smollett faked an attack involving a noose and a mysterious chemical.  Chicago's CBS 2 reports that a racist letter addressed to Jussie was recently sent to the television program's Illinois studio.  According to the station's source, when it didn't make a louder noise in the press, the actor decided to create his own story: [...] As per the CBS piece, on January 22nd, Jussie received mail featuring a drawn, hanged stick figure with a gun to his head, "MAGA" in capital letters, and ransom-note-style cut-out magazine letters spelling "You will die, black fag." The powder was later determined to be aspirin.  But could Jussie have also participated in the letter sent to the show's Chicago Cinespace Studios?

Dave Chappelle DESTROYS Jussie Smollett For Lying About The Attack.  There is no doubt that the First Amendment has been under attack for a while in this country.  Comedy, which has always been the one place where anything can be said, has also suffered these past couples of years.  We as a nation have been suffering for it.  Thankfully, there is one man who still does not give a flying you-know-what about what the conventional thought of the day in the college, media P.C. culture.  That man is Dave Chappelle.

Media Try To Cover For Blindly Believing Smollett Story.  When Jussie Smollett first claimed to have been attacked by the hordes of Donald Trump fans who wander the streets of Chicago in the middle of the night in sub-zero temperatures, quite a lot of media personalities and celebrities accepted his story at face value.  Now that it appears Smollett may have fabricated the story, and may have been willing to send two others to prison over it, those who were quick to rush to judgement are not as quick to issue a mea culpa.  Instead, they're pretending that they didn't do anything wrong.  Let's take Brian Stelter, for example.  As host of CNN's Reliable Sources, his job is to call the media out on bad reporting.

Kamala Harris [was] Literally Speechless When Asked About Jussie Smollett Hoax.  She said it was a modern-day lynching; she said it without evidence; now that the evidence disproved her assumptions, she has nothing to say.  2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris was literally speechless when confronted by reporters about recent revelations that "Empire" star Jussie Smollett may have staged a hate crime in order to allegedly gain attention.  Upon initially hearing about the alleged hate crime, Harris accepted it at face-value despite the obvious holes in Smollett's initial story.

Smollett and AOC: Dems Reach New Heights of 'Magical Thinking'.  It is as if the Democratic Party has decided, once and for all, to adopt the psychological concept of "Magical Thinking" as its modus vivendi. [...] Calling this Trump Derangement Syndrome is an understatement because it's more psychologically disturbing than a mere political catchphrase can capture.  With Smollett and AOC, this actual psychopathology — because that's what it is — has reached new heights, in an apotheosis of magical thinking.

Was Kamala Harris part of the Jussie Smollett hoax?  After garnering a host of press attention for a supposed anti-black, anti-gay attack from supposed random supporters of President Trump, involving a noose, Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett looks pretty washed up now that a couple of Nigerians have been implicated by the Chicago cops in the perpetration of a hoax, supposedly to garner sympathy.  But another Hollywood guy, a film producer named Tariq Nasheed, who also goes by hip-hop rapper-like names of "K-Flex" and "King Flex," thinks this isn't the end of the story.  He smells a political rat.  His series of tweets raises suspicions that the political response to the matter, led by Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris (and Cory Booker), is suspicious, real suspicious, and there might have been a staged setup in order to get a law passed and rack up voter points.

Jussie Smollett and the Information Warfare of the Left.  Trump-supporters now find themselves in an abusive relationship with the "free press" and their own elected officials.  Constant attacks on Trump and his base have become so normalized that any contradiction to that narrative seems only to fuel more attacks.  That's because the social engineers need you to get upset.  Once an idea has been propagated, and even if it's wrong or not even an argument, there's already been so much disruption in emotion and personal thought that it becomes easier and easier for the offender to successfully use DARVO.  Mainstream news has mastered this art by using sensationalized headlines, or pushing stories that should be critically examined, to engage an emotional response in the reader.  This has the immediate effect of the target being less likely to use rationality and judgment while reading.

Jussie Smollett's Sisters Worked for Barack Obama.  Jussie Smollett's sisters, actresses and activists, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Jazz Smollett-Warwell, worked as leading campaign surrogates for former President Barack Obama, and less than a year ago, videos of Jussie dancing with Michelle Obama went viral.  Jussie Smollett's "hate crime" story that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him along with the phrase "This is MAGA country", on Jan. 29, seems to be falling apart.

Questions for Those Who Believed Jussie Smollett.  Why did you believe Jussie Smollett?  Let's try to catalogue the red flags.
  [#1]   Had you ever heard of Jussie Smollett before the alleged January 29 attack?
  [#2]   Do you think it likely that fans of President Trump had?
  [#3]   Smollett has said that his public anti-Trump statements were the likely reason for the attack.  Is it really true that he was an especially prominent anti-Trump voice?
  [#4]   Did you think it strange that Smollett or his representatives were, from the beginning, telling TMZ a different story than they told the police?  He or his representatives told TMZ the attackers yelled, "This is MAGA country."  This was news to the police.
  [#5]   Related to (4), don't you think that if Smollett's supposed attackers had yelled, "This is MAGA country," he would have told the police in his initial interview with them, right after the alleged assault?
  [#6]   How did Trump-loving racist homophobes know that Smollett would be at a Subway sandwich shop at 2 a.m.?  Smollett has said going to the Subway was a spur-of-the-moment decision.

Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America's Sickness.  That the original story broke days just after the Covington narrative fell apart last month didn't stop it from spreading quicker than a wildfire.  Within hours of TMZ's report, some of America's most influential politicians and celebrities amplified the story — and the belief that America is a dangerous place for minorities — to millions across the world.  2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker described the attack as "an attempted modern-day lynching."  He used the incident to press for more hate-crime legislation.  California senator Kamala Harris, who is leading the polls for the 2020 race, repeated Booker's words.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the attack as "an affront to our humanity."  Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez castigated media for describing the incident as a "possible" hate crime.  Her colleague Rashida Tlaib wrote that "the right wing is killing and hurting our people."

The Jussie Smollett Incident Was Never Very Important.  efore exploring why the incident was not a very important story, regardless of its veracity, it must be made clear that the news media did in fact botch this badly.  The excuse being peddled by much of the press is that the actual reporting was accurate, and they are being lumped in with a bunch of celebrities and tweeters who went too far.  This is a farcical claim, as the below video montage of anchors stating the attack as a matter of fact shows.  [Video clip]

The Jussie Smollett Hoax and the Media's Tribal War on America.  These days the media isn't biased.  It's tribal.  Bias leads us to make mistakes.  But the media wasn't making a mistake when it loudly broadcast false claims with plenty of red flags about Trump supporters wearing red hats.  Just as the media wasn't making a mistake when it spread fake news about attacks on Muslim women by Trump supporters after the election.  This wasn't an error due to prejudice, but an active effort to reinforce tribal prejudices.  The Covington Catholic story in particular was not newsworthy by any rational definition of the term.  The media insisted on making it news because it perfectly encapsulated the tribal prejudices of its base of urban and suburban lefties by pitting anti-abortion kids in MAGA hats against saintly minorities.

Bearing False Witness:  The Case of Jussie Smollett.  Four below zero — that's how cold it was at 2 a.m. in Chicago on Jan. 29, when actor Jussie Smollett claims he was the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime perpetrated by two white Trump supporters.  There were many reasons to be skeptical of Smollett's story, but the fact that Chicago was experiencing a "polar vortex" of arctic cold was high on the list of doubts.  Even if you could believe that two right-wingers would be stalking a not-very-famous actor in downtown Chicago, waiting for a chance to attack him on his way back from a wee-hours trip to a sandwich shop, why would they be doing this in -4°F weather?  Smollett's story never made sense, and it came completely unraveled last week after Chicago police apprehended two of the Empire actor's friends when they flew into O'Hare Airport, returning from a trip to Nigeria.  According to reports by Chicago's WBBM-TV and other outlets, brothers Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo were paid $3,500 by Smollett to stage the fake hate crime.

Hoax: Police Think 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Attack Him.  On Saturday night [2/16/2019], Chicago Police confirmed to PJ Media that the testimonies of two black men arrested in the case of Empire star Jussie Smollett have flipped the story.  Rather than considering Smollett the victim of an attack, it appears that police may now see him as the perpetrator of a hoax.  "We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation," Chicago Police chief communications officer Anthony Guglielmi told PJ Media.  "We've reached out to the Empire cast member's [sic] attorney to request a follow-up interview."

Here Are All The Politicians Who Rushed To Judgment On The Smollett 'Hate Crime'.  When Jussie Smollett claimed he was assaulted by two men wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, many Democratic politicians quickly came to his defense.  Those Democrats included Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, and Reps.  Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others.  Waters blamed the attack on President Donald Trump and asked, "Why all of a sudden do we have people unable to study while black, unable to mow a lawn while black, unable to have picnic while black, and being attacked?"

Laura Ingraham Floats Prosecution For Smollett — And She Doesn't Stop There.  Fox News host Laura Ingraham fired back at actor Jussie Smollett after news broke that police were looking into the possibility that he had orchestrated his own alleged attack, arguing that he should be subject to prosecution for making false accusations.  Ingraham didn't stop with Smollett, though — she also named Kavanaugh accusers Julie Swetnick and Christine Blasey-Ford, suggesting that they should also be subject to prosecution.

Vox Correspondent Says 'MAGA Country' Quote In Smollett Case Was Pushed By Celebrities Not The Media.  Vox senior video correspondent Liz Plank said celebrities — not media outlets — were reporting on the "This is MAGA country" quote in "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's alleged attack.  "The [Make America Great Again] quote, I remember reading about this story and looking for a real, reputable media outlet reporting on that and I could not find one," Plank said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with Brian Stelter Sunday.

Flashback: 18 Days Ago, Ellen Page Blamed Mike Pence For Jussie Smollett Attack.  Actress Ellen Page laid the blame for Jussie Smollett's alleged attack squarely at the feet of Vice President Mike Pence on January 31, but when news broke that police were considering Smollett a suspect in a possible setup, Page made no move to correct her initial statement.  Page commented on the issue during an appearance on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert, urging the audience to "connect the dots" between Pence and homophobic attacks.

Embarrassment for 2020 Democrats after Jussie Smollett attack story unravels.  Democratic presidential candidates jockeying for position in 2020 had a lot to say when actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked in Chicago by two white men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him.  But they were silent on Saturday [2/16/2019], when law enforcement sources said that Chicago Police believed "Empire" star Smollett, 36, who is gay, paid two black men to set up the assault.  Police arrested the men, who are brothers from Nigeria, on Wednesday but released them Friday after discovering "new evidence."

Police sources:  New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack.  Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.  Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys.  The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence."  The sources told CNN the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Chicago police believe Jussie Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers to attack him on the street.  Empire star Jussie Smollett has furiously denied paying two Nigerian brothers $3,500 to attack him and says he is 'angered and devastated' after investigators in Chicago claimed he orchestrated his own assault.  Smollett's attorneys, Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, told Entertainment Weekly:  'As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with.

Jussie Smollett would be latest fake hate crime.  Cops now suspect that actor Jussie Smollett staged what was first investigated as a hate crime, Chicago police sources are telling various news outlets, making this the latest of several local and national incidents in which people are suspected of inventing hate crimes — which often reference President Trump.

Concocting fake hate crimes [is] a criminal act.  The lengths Democrats will go these days to try to paint the president and his supporters as racist, violent or homophobic is beyond sociopath — it's criminal.  Take outspoken Trump critic and openly gay TV actor Jussie Smollett.  Last month, the "Empire" actor recounted a hard-to-believe hate crime alleging he was attacked by two white men on a city street in Chicago at 2 a.m. [...] Instead of waiting for the police to investigate the wild tale, many in the media, top Democratic lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, wasted no time rushing to his defense.  Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris both compared the alleged attack to a "modern-day lynching," while Bernie Sanders called it "a horrific instance of the surging hostility toward minorities around the country."

Smollett apparent hate crime hoax a crisis for media that jumped to vilify Trump supporters.  America's progressives and their fellow-traveling media finally must cope with an apparent hate crime hoax that can't be swept under the rug.  I was stunned Saturday [2/16/2019] as I watched CNN's hourly newscast at 7 PM EST:  the first twenty minutes (two segments) were devoted to the news that Chicago Police were casting doubt on Jussie Smollett's claim to have been attacked by noose-and bleach-wielding MAGA hat-wearing thugs who shouted their support for MAGA and Trump.  This editorial decision of the suits at the Trump-hating network must indicate that they realize they have a crisis on their hands.

Jussie Smollett Case:  Brothers Questioned By Police Were Paid $3,500 To Stage Attack, Which Was Rehearsed Days Before, Sources Say.  Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources say.  Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett's request.  The sources also say the "Empire" actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25.  The brothers, who were questioned by police this week before being released, were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return.  They left for Nigeria later in the day on Jan. 29, after the attack.  Sources said one of the brothers held the rope and poured bleach while the other wore a plain red hat and yelled slurs at Smollett.

Five Takeaways From the Jussie Smollett Hoax.  Stop and think about it.  What black man in Chicago, one of the most liberal cities in all of America, is attacked in the middle of the night because he's black or gay?  It would be different if Smollett were robbed for money or gangsters mistook him for someone else.  That wasn't the case.  Additionally, on the night of the attack, temperatures were well below freezing.  Wouldn't Smollett have been bundled up?  I wouldn't recognize the guy on the red carpet, let alone during an arctic blizzard!  How is an attacker going to recognize and target him specifically because of his skin color and lifestyle?!  Democrats like Jussie Smollett shouldn't be able to get away with fabricating stories created to divide Americans and simply walk away with a slap on the wrist.  However, since this story no longer serves its intended to purpose to destroy Trump, I suspect his left-wing media allies will sweep it under the rug as quickly as possible.

Where Have All The Hate Criminals Gone?  Yeah, there were all sorts of holes in Smollett's story, and it all came to a head Saturday when Chicago police sources told media that the "Empire" actor may have paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the "hate crime" against him.  Oh, the irony, especially for pencil-necked liberals who seemed to relish the opportunity to declare their moral virtue and teach America a "lesson" in tolerance.  The moral preening began in earnest as soon as news of the "attack" broke, right along with the ominous warning about "far-right America's endgame."  Yeah, that's right, "The racist, homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett is far-right America's endgame," GQ tweeted in what was and still is, sadly, a real tweet.  "What happened today to Jussie Smollett must never be tolerated in this country," tweeted Joe Biden.  "We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts."

Will Jussie Smollett's supporters admit they were wrong?  Police sources believe that, as many had suspected, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett perpetrated an enormous hoax on the American public by staging a phony hate crime.  Now we're waiting for apologies from the celebrities and top Democrats who not only expressed sympathy for the supposed victim of violent hate, but turned around and cited President Trump and his supporters as having somehow inspired the attack.  Which was itself pretty foolish, since much of his story seemed implausible from the start.  For one thing, Smollett's account of what took place in the frigid early-morning hours of Jan. 29 kept changing.

'Devastated' Jussie Smollett Denies Orchestrating Attack After Police Say Case Has 'Shifted'.  Chicago police said their investigation into the Jan. 29 apparent hate attack on Jussie Smollett has "shifted," the Associated Press reported on Saturday [2/16/2019], while attorneys for the Empire actor said he is "angered and devastated by recent reports" claiming police believe he orchestrated the attack.  The developments came hours after multiple outlets reported that the two brothers who were arrested and released without charges in the case have reportedly claimed that the Empire star paid them to stage the incident.

Pelosi Deletes Sympathetic Tweet For Jussie Smollett.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deleted her original tweet sympathetic for "Empire" actor and singer Jussie Smollett amid reports that Smollett may have staged the alleged January 29 attack against himself.  Smollett claimed to law enforcement he went to a local Chicago Subway eatery at 2 a.m., and he was physically assaulted by two men in ski masks who poured a bleach-like substance on him and tied a rope around his neck like a noose.

Jussie Smollett Case To Go To Grand Jury.  A grand jury will hear the Jussie Smollett case early next week ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  Law enforcement sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ, the 2 brothers who were arrested and then released are staying somewhere around the Loop in downtown Chicago under the watchful eye of police so no one gets to them.  We're told cops especially want to make sure Jussie does not contact the brothers.

Jussie Smollett Could Face Up to Three Years in Jail if He Filed False Police ReportEmpire actor Jussie Smollet could receive prison time if he is found to have filed a false report with the Chicago Police Department regarding his alleged attack last month.  Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the attack reported by Smollett has "shifted" due to information received from two brothers arrested in the case then released, and police want to interview the "Empire" actor again.

Chicago police:  Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted'.  Chicago police say "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor.

Police sources:  New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack.  Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.  Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys.  The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday [2/15/2019] after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence."

Jussie Smollett reportedly paid two men to orchestrate attack.  Chicago police now believe "Empire" TV actor Jussie Smollett paid two pals to fake the attack that he has insisted was carried out by a pair of homophobic and racist strangers, according to a stunning new report.  The buddies — body-builder brothers from Nigeria — told cops they purchased the rope for the noose recovered from Smollett's neck after the attack, Fox's Chicago affiliate reported Saturday night, citing multiple Chicago law-enforcement sources.  The two are cooperating with the probe, and have turned over to cops the Ace Hardware receipt for their purchase of the rope, Fox 32 reported.

Will Jussie Smollett's supporters admit they were wrong?  Police sources believe that, as many had suspected, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett perpetrated an enormous hoax on the American public by staging a phony hate crime.  Now we're waiting for apologies from the celebrities and top Democrats who not only expressed sympathy for the supposed victim of violent hate, but turned around and cited President Trump and his supporters as having somehow inspired the attack.  Which was itself pretty foolish, since much of his story seemed implausible from the start.  For one thing, Smollett's account of what took place in the frigid early-morning hours of Jan. 29 kept changing.

Jussie Smollett Changes His Story Again.  The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims.  It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault.

'New evidence' prompts release of two men questioned in Jussie Smollett case, Chicago PD says.  Citing "new evidence," the Chicago Police Department announced Friday night that two men held for questioning in connection with an alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been released, with no charges filed against them.  The news came shortly after 10 p.m.  ET in a Twitter message from Tom Ahern, deputy director of news affairs and communications for the police department.

Sources: Police investigating whether Jussie Smollett staged attack with help of others, allegedly being written off 'Empire'.  Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.  Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of "Empire."  A source familiar with the investigation told the ABC7 I-Team that Smollett failed to appear for an interview with detectives earlier Thursday [2/14/2019], but has since spoken with police.

Two Nigerian immigrants to be charged for Jussie Smollett 'hate crime'.  It has been two and a half weeks since Jussie Smollett reported that he was the victim of a hate crime, and in that time, his story has fallen apart completely.  Recent developments in the case have suggested that the Empire actor staged his own assault with the help of two others in a desperate attempt to stay relevant as his character was possibly being written off the show.

Chicago Police Release 'Empire' Extras Without Charges Due to 'New Evidence'.  The two men connected to the alleged staged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett were released without charges late Friday due to "new evidence" resulting from their interrogation, the Chicago Police Department announced.  "Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.

Chicago Police hint Jussie Smollett's story [is] a hoax.  The Chicago P.D. has confirmed that it has video of Jussie Smollett with the rope, tied in a Windsor knot, around his neck in the lobby of the building that he eventually called police from.  Yet when a reporter asked if police also had video of Smollett with the rope around his neck outside that building, police said they could not confirm that, as it would "interfere with the investigation."  If the rope was really around his neck before he entered the building, it wouldn't interfere.  That was already assumed when Smollett declared that the rope was placed around his neck during the attack and he wore it until he reached his friend's apartment.  Failure to confirm the actor's own statement indicates that he could have placed the mass-produced clothesline around his own neck upon entering the building.  That could be the key to whether the entire crime was manufactured.

Chicago Police:  Jussie Smollett's 'Redacted' Phone Records Not Enough for Criminal Investigation.  The Chicago Police Department said Monday [2/11/2019] that it does not have enough evidence to launch a criminal investigation into the alleged assault of Empire actor Jussie Smollett after he turned over "limited and redacted phone records" to detectives.  "We are very appreciative of the victim's cooperation however the records provided do not meet the burden for a criminal investigation as they were limited and heavily redacted," Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.

New developments in the Jussie Smollett investigaton.  [Scroll down]  If someone described this attack to you, i.e. a man ranting about "MAGA country" and hanging a noose on someone, is there any chance you'd suspect the attacker was black?  To say that doesn't fit the profile of who I could imagine committing this alleged crime would be an understatement.  Of course, it's possible the two guys police are talking to are the two guys in the photo but had nothing to do with the alleged attack.  That would be quite a coincidence.  This wasn't the middle of the day on a crowded street.  It was late at night and freezing outside.  Why would these guys have taken an Uber to this part of town just to walk around in the cold?

Jussie Smollett Changes His Story Again.  The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims.  It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault. [...] A dozen or so Chicago PD detectives have been working on the case, not to mention the FBI agents investigating a hateful letter sent to Smollett a week before the alleged assault, but it's possible the matter will simply fizzle out with no definitive truth being established.

Jussie Smollett cries as he gives his first interview.  Jussie Smollett has given his first interview about the shocking racist and homophobic attack he was subjected to as he walked home from a Subway in Chicago last month at 2am.  The Empire actor spoke to ABC's Robin Roberts for an interview that will air on Good Morning America on Thursday morning [2/14/2019].

Chicago police say Jussie Smollett gave 'insufficient' phone records that were heavily redacted.  The Chicago Police Department has claimed that the records supplied to them by Jussie Smollett to prove he was on the phone with his manager when he was attacked are heavily redacted and insufficient as evidence of the call.  In the latest development in a series of back-and-forths between the Empire star and the authorities, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Monday that Smollett, 36, had not given enough proof that he was talking to Brandon Z.  Moore when he was jumped on January 29.  'We continue to investigate but the records are insufficient to corroborate some of the information.

Media won't call out gay black actor on hoax.  Jussie Smollett, 35, a star of the TV show, "Empire," said that he was attacked at 2 a.m. in the streets of Chicago by two men in MAGA hats who placed a noose around his neck.  He said they threw bleach on him.  He had a black eye from the encounter.  He said.  Nine days later, no one has corroborated his tale, video does not confirm it, and he refused to turn his cellphone into police.  It's a hoax, OK? H-O-A-X.  He's a 21st century Tawana Brawley.  The Trump-supporters-beat-me-up story is popular among Muslim women, gays, and black people because the media for four years (including his campaign) have told them that Trump supporters are Islamophobic, homophobic, and racist.  The media is going along with Smollett's story.

Chicago Police Doubt Gay Actor's Story, Think MAGA Hate Crime Is Hoax.  That it was a hoax was obvious from the beginning.  "This is MAGA country" — in Chicago?  And a couple of guys were walking around in sub-zero temperatures with a noose and some bleach, just looking for a gay black man to terrorize?  The left is so insane with hatred of Trump that it fabricates "hate crimes" like this in order to try to give people the impression that all his supporters are violent thugs.  In reality, the violent thuggery is all on the left.

Behind the Scenes, It's Clear Chicago Media and Police Doubt Jussie Smollett's Story.  I can't recall a large crime story where there was a bigger gap between what the police and media are saying publicly, and what they expressing behind the scenes, than the saga involving the recent alleged hate crime against actor Jussie Smollett.  Similarly, there may not be a story where you can tell more by what has not happened, in comparison to what actually has occurred.  The current public stance of the Chicago police is that earlier this month, at 2 a.m. on a very cold Chicago night, Smollett was the victim of what appears to be a heinous hate crime where he was physically attacked by two men, and humiliated due to his race, homosexuality, and possibly his opposition to President Donald Trump.  The Chicago media, in official reports, has largely treated that narrative as legitimate, while chronicling the complete lack of suspects and corroborating evidence as more of a frustration than any indication that something else might be going on here.  Behind the scenes, however, based on conversations I have had with multiple people covering the story, there is a radically different take on what really did happen to Smollett.

None Dare Call It a Hoax:  The Jussie Smollett Saga Continues.  The bizarre case of Jussie Smollett continues to unfold with the police still investigating what Smollett insists was a "hate crime."  Smollett tells the story of walking down the street in sub-zero temperatures and being attacked by two men wearing MAGA hats and screaming racial and homophobic slurs at him.  Was this a hate crime?  Maybe it was.  And then, maybe he wasn't attacked at all.

Jussie Smollett's neighbors cast doubt on his attack story.  Nearly two weeks after "Empire" star Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack, cops have yet to identify any suspects — and some people in his tony Chicago neighborhood are growing skeptical.  "I don't believe it happened the way he said it did," said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.  "I've been in this neighborhood five years.  I don't believe it, not around here ... Half the people are gay and the other half are black."  A patron at Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub, about a block from the scene of the alleged Jan. 29 incident, said Smollett's story "doesn't really make sense."

Chicago Police Supt.  Says Jussie Smollett 'Will Be Held Accountable' if He Made a False Report.  Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday [2/5/2019] that Empire actor Jussie Smollett is still being treated as a victim in the alleged MAGA hate crime attack, but if the investigation reveals that he made a false report, he will be held accountable.  Johnson's comments mark the first time since the controversy erupted last week that a Chicago city official has suggested that the incident could in fact be a hoax.  Additionally, police are "getting their ducks in a row" for possible interrogations, according to Fox News' Matt Finn.

Jussie Smollett Being Warned Of Consequences By Police As His MAGA Attack Claim Falls Apart.  [Scroll down]  Of course, the more time goes on, and the more investigations that happen, the less Smollett's claim looks legitimate.  Every moment of Smollett's journey from his apartment to the sandwich shop he visited has a camera pointed on the route, with the exception of a 60-second window where there is no camera, and that's just where Smollett said the attack took place.  What's more, Smollett reported he was on a call with his manager at the time of the attack, but for some reason won't provide his phone to police to confirm the claim.  There were also reports of a "redneck" hanging around the area, but there hasn't been any evidence to suggest there was.  Needless to say, it seems Smollett's story is getting a bit shaky, even for police.

Police Promise Charges Against Jussie Smollett if He Filed False Report — Suspicious Rope Plays Key Role.  The Jussie Smollett hate hoax assualt is heading towards a disastrous conclusion. [...] Smollett said the mysterious MAGA men poured bleach on his head but bleach freezes at 18 degrees.  The weather on Tuesday was a low of -9 degrees.  Frozen bleach will not pour.  Jessie Smollett said he was assaulted and suffered a cracked rib but condo surveillance video shows Smollett walking past security to the elevator without telling them he had just been attacked by thugs who "beat [...] him" and "broke his ribs."  On Saturday [2/2/2019] Smollet admitted his rib was not broken.

The Curious Case of Jussie Smollett.  The case of the openly gay television actor who has alleged that he was beaten up by racist homophobic Trump fans late Monday/early Tuesday at 2 a.m. grows more curious by the hour.  Three days later, it's not clear that an attack took place.  And Jussie Smollett's behavior has been odd. [...] On Wednesday [1/30/2019], police revealed that they have looked at hundreds of hours of surveillance video recorded around the area (near 300 E. North Lower Water Street) where Smollett says the attack took place.  Police called it a "very high density" area for surveillance cameras, but they still have found no evidence that any assault took place.

Who Is 'Far-Right'?  As Patrick Poole of PJ Media observed Thursday [1/31/2019], "the ongoing investigation into the alleged hate crime... has raised more questions than it has answered."  While the area near where Smollett claims to have been attacked is "heavily monitored," Poole noted, police who "have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance video" couldn't find any that showed the alleged attack.

More Strange Details in the Jussie Smollett Case.  Smollett has previously said he was talking to his manager on his cellphone during the attack and still had that phone after the attack.  Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel of Fox32 News tweeted that police sources had confirmed that Smollett also still had the Subway sandwich on him when he turned up at an apartment building shortly after the alleged attack.  So Smollett underwent a vicious beating by two attackers that apparently lasted less than 60 seconds, since that is the reported gap in surveillance footage between an image of him without a rope around his neck and an image of him with the rope.  Smollett now says he fought back, but apparently he lost neither his Subway sandwich nor his cell phone in this brawl.  Also he didn't immediately call the police on that phone to describe the suspects and inform the police which way they had gone when they suddenly ran away from him, but instead waited about 40 minutes to inform the police.  Also Smollett for some reason thinks his lawyers are eager for him not to publicly discuss the case.  Curious.

Hoax Or Hate Crime?  In the bitterly cold, early morning hours on a windy Chicago street, Smollett, having just flown into town, was headed home after catching a bite at a local sub shop.  Here, he claims he was set upon by MAGA thugs.  But Smollett did not call 9-1-1 after the alleged incident — instead, he continued to walk to his apartment in the 300 block of East North Water Street, proceeded past security guards without stopping to ask for help or to explain what he had just survived, and ended up in a friend's apartment.  All of this is on security video from the building's lobby.  Some 40 minutes later, police were summoned to find Smollett wearing a rope "loosely" around his neck like a tie, a scratch on his face, and refusing to allow body cams to record the interview.  He then went on his own to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Jussie Smollett Story Enters Twilight Zone.  If you've been scratching your head over this story, you're not alone.  I've been skeptical all along about Smollett's story, although I didn't want to jump to conclusions — unlike many in the mainstream and entertainment media.  But the longer this story plays out, the more bizarre it's becoming.  For example, when this attack took place — about 2:00 AM on the morning of January 29th — the polar vortex was starting to descend upon Chicago.  The low for that day was -9 degrees, and you can bet the wind chill was much lower than that.  So we're supposed to believe that a couple of racists were roaming brutally cold Chicago streets to attack an actor who plays in a series they probably don't watch.  Plus they're carrying an "unknown chemical" and a rope with them.  Does that sound legit to you?  Me neither.

Brilliant idea.  It's about time somebody outlawed lynching.
Cory Booker Demands House Pass 'Anti-Lynching' Bill in Response to Jussie Smollett Incident.  Newly-announced presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) called on the House of Representatives this week to pass legislation that would designate lynching a federal hate crime — re-upping the bill, which passed the Senate in December, in response to an alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett.  Smollett, who is famous for playing a gay character on the popular Fox television program, alleges two men beat him as they near his Chicago apartment complex.

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Instead of outlawing lynching, which I'm pretty sure has already been done, perhaps Mr. Booker could propose a new law prescribing harsh punishment for those convicted of drumming up a fake hate crime just for publicity.

Shifting Stories Cloud Claims of Alleged Hate Crime Attack Targeting 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett.  The incendiary story of an alleged hate crime attack targeting Empire actor Jussie Smollett immediately went viral yesterday, with media reporting the attackers made racial and anti-gay comments while using President Trump's "MAGA" slogan during the 2 a.m. assault in downtown Chicago.  But conflicting versions of the incident from Smollett himself, and details reported by the media being outright contradicted by Chicago Police have raised questions about what actually happened.  Debra Heine noted on the PJ Media last night that police had found surveillance video of Smollett, but had not been able to find video of the alleged assailants.

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Chicago police fail to find ANY surveillance footage showing Empire star Jussie Smollett being attacked by two white men in 'MAGA' hats.  Chicago police investigating the alleged attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett have released images of two 'persons of interest' who were captured on surveillance footage on the night the actor was attacked.  The images emerged as Smollett's representative, Brandon Z. Moore, revealed he was on the phone with the actor when the attack happened and claims to have heard the men yell 'this is MAGA country'.  'I heard that clearly.  I heard the scuffle and I heard the racial slur,' Moore told Variety.

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Yeah, but Mr. Moore refused to hand over his cell phone so the alleged phone call could be verified.  The "surveillance camera" image shows absolutely nothing that could be used to identify any specific person in Chicago, and certainly nothing of any value in a criminal trial.  The whole story has more holes than ten pounds of Swiss cheese.

True hate crime or another hoax?  As more information about the alleged hate-crime investigation began circulating on Wednesday evening, it showed that once again journalists, politicians and celebrities might have run too hard and too soon with another unfounded allegation. [...] Smollett then told police he went to his friend's apartment with the rope still around his neck and continued to wear it until police were dispatched 45 minutes later.  Upon their arrival, Smollett asked them to turn off their body camera recordings.  During the initial interview, no mention was made indicating that the attackers were Trump-supporters but TMZ ran the headline "Attackers Shouted 'MAGA Country'" anyway.  When police were asked to verify this, they could not, and so they followed up with Smollett, where he then stated that the perpetrators did yell the confusing sentiment.

Hate Hoax:  Jussie Smollett Refuses to Turn Over Phone to Investigators — Was Filmed in Lobby After 'Attack" Appearing Normal.  The Jussie Smollett 'assault' story continues to disintegrate before our eyes.  And, once again, the American media took the bait and ran with the unsubstantiated and ludicrous allegations by a vocal Trump-hating leftist.

FBI investigates 'premeditated' hate attack on Black and gay Empire star Jussie Smollett.  'Empire' star Jussie Smollett has been violently attacked in an apparent homophobic and racist hate crime that left him hospitalized.  The 35-year-old, who came out as gay to Ellen in 2015, was set upon by two men in ski masks at 2am on Tuesday in Chicago, ThatGrapeJuice.Net reports.  A photo of Smollett, which showed him still in his hospital bed, reveals the actor's bruised and swollen face.  The picture, taken from a FaceTime conversation between Smollett and 'Empire' creator Lee Daniels, also showed a cut under his right eye.

Warning: 'Homophobic Attack' on Actor Jussie Smollett Has All the Hallmarks of a Hoax.  On Tuesday morning [1/29/2019] the left-media exploded with the story that TV actor Jussie Smollett was beaten up by homophobes who yelled out Donald Trump slogans... in downtown Chicago.  Yeah.  Let's be very careful about this story, folks.  It has all the hallmarks of a hoax.  Firstly, we must note that this could all be true.  Maybe two gay bashers recognized a black, gay actor on the streets of Chicago at two AM.  And maybe these random gay bashers just happened to have a bottle of bleach, and a noose on them.  At two AM In below freezing, snow blanketed Chicago.  And maybe they yelled "this is MAGA country" in deep blue, Democrat-run Chicago.

'Empire' star victim of alleged racist, homophobic attack in Streeterville.  An actor from the Fox series "Empire" was the target of an alleged racist and homophobic attack early Tuesday in Streeterville.  Chicago police are investigating the brutal incident as a hate crime.  Meanwhile, the FBI is separately looking into a letter threatening the actor sent a week ago to the offices of the television show.  The actor, 35-year-old Jussie Smollett, flew into Chicago from New York on Monday to continue filming the new season of "Empire."

The MAGA-phobic manure-spreaders of media sensationalism.  [Scroll down]  Question:  How many racist, homophobic menaces wander around the upscale Streeterville neighborhood of liberal Chicago at 2 a.m. carrying rope and bleach, yelling about "MAGA country?"  Question:  How many racist, homophobic menaces have ever heard of "Empire," could recognize Jussie Smollett, or know or care anything about his sexuality?  Despite TMZ's claim that Smollett had the "hell beat outta him" and attackers "broke his ribs" plus subjected him to a chemical attack, an ambulance was not called and he instead "self-transported" to the hospital.  CWB Chicago, a local public safety watchdog site, reported on police dispatch records documenting that Smollett's friend "Frank" refused EMS services for Smollett; no mention of bleach was made; "no or minor injury" was observed; and "officers never sent a 'flash; message with offender descriptions to field units."

"Empire" Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized in Claimed Attack.  A failed TV show and actor suddenly get famous from something no conservative would likely ever really do or say?  Something only liberals seem to believe are hallmarks of conservatives, and dream of?  This "hate crime" conveniently has elements liberals and Democrats insist are true of all so-called, MAGA types.  But such imaginings and re-imaginings seem to fester only in "progressive," nightmare desires.  Such descriptoids in the past have never been true.

Harris, Booker call attack on black gay actor an 'attempted modern-day lynching'.  Two African-American senators with eyes on the White House denounced the attack on Tuesday of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is black and openly gay, calling it a "modern-day lynching" that necessitates a Congressional response.  Smollett was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him and wrapped a rope around his neck, according to police, who are investigating the act as a hate crime.

Other fake hate crimes

Long List of Bogus Hate Crimes.  [Sorted by date]

Texas Democrat Charged With Sending Fake Racist Online Messages to Himself.  A local Texas political candidate has been arrested for fabricating fake online racist messages to himself, posing as supporters of his rival.  Texas Rangers arrested Taral Patel on charges of Online Impersonation and Misrepresentation of Identity, according to reports from local outlets and Fox News Digital.  Patel is the Democratic candidate running in Fort Bend for the position of Precinct 3 Commissioner.

Texas Democrat Arrested for Sending Himself Bogus Racist Messages.  What is it with people making up fake hate crimes?  And why are they always people on the left?  When did "fake it until you make it" become a rule for Democrats?  The latest example comes to us from Texas, where Taral Patel, a Democrat running for Fort Bend Precinct 3 Commissioner, has been arrested for faking racist messages — and using an innocent Fort Bend resident's photo as the profile photo for the fake messages.  Yes, really.  A Texas political candidate has been arrested on charges of sending fake hate messages to himself on social media.

Democrat who blamed GOP and Trump for 'Hinduphobic' messages has been arrested by Texas Rangers for alleged race hoax.  A Democratic candidate who blamed former President Donald Trump and other Republicans for "Hinduphobic" messages sent to him on social media was arrested after an investigation found that he had sent them himself.  Taral Patel is a candidate for commissioner for Fort Bend County, but he is going viral for being implicated in an alleged impersonation racial hoax.  In Sept. 2023, Taral Patel lambasted his political opponents over the vile racism sent to him on social media. [...] On Wednesday, Patel was arrested.  The Democrat was booked on a third-degree felony charge of online impersonation and a misdemeanor charge of misrepresentation of identity for sending himself racist messages after an investigation by the Fort Bend District Attorney's Public Integrity Division and the Texas Rangers.  Patel won the primary election for the Democratic Party in March and is set to face Republican incumbent Andy Meyers in November for the commissioner's seat for the third precinct.  Investigators said most of the posts that are suspected to have been secretly written by Patel were on Facebook from Oct. 2022 until May 2024.

White Principal Accused of Racism Based on Fake Audio.  A pretty dramatic story out of Baltimore today which reveals what may be the first hate hoax perpetrated with the help of artificial intelligence.  The principal of Pikesville High School, Eric Eiswert, was accused in January of making blatantly racist comments behind closed doors after an inflammatory audio file was posted on a popular Instagram account. [...] The Superintendent denounced the comments and launched an investigation.  For his part, Eiswert denied having ever made the comments and a union leader immediately suggested the "recording" had actually been produced by AI.  The president of the local NAACP also condemned the statements saying she was "disappointed but not surprised."  Other voices were quick to condemn Eiswert including Deray McKesson.

High School Athletics Director Arrested After Making An AI-Generated Deepfake Racist Rant By The Principal.  Baltimore County police said a disgruntled ex-athletics director used AI to frame his high school's principal by generating a fake recording of a racist rant in his voice.  Police Chief Robert McCullough said his department worked with the FBI and forensic experts from the University of California at Berkeley to investigate the recording that was originally circulated on social media in January 2024.  The audio recording purported to capture Pikesville High School principal Eric Eiswert "spewing racial and antisemitic insults about staff and students," WMAR-TV reported.  [Video clip]

Pakistani Family in Germany Sets Own House Ablaze, Blames 'Extreme Right'.  Five Pakistani Muslim relatives have been apprehended in Germany following revelations that they orchestrated a self-inflicted fire in their residence last year.  Initially attributing the arson to 'extreme right-wing' motives, it has since emerged that the family lied and staged the incident in a bid for insurance fraud.  According to a report by German newspaper Bild, the arrested family members not only face charges of insurance fraud but also of perpetrating racist vandalism within the property, including graffiti reading "foreigners out."

Methodist Church Pastor Caught Staging Anti-Semitic Hate Hoax.  Mark Nakagawa, a "retired" Methodist Church elder and pastor, was caught drawing a swastika on a Jewish woman's groceries.  The incident occurred at an apartment complex in West Hollywood (Los Angeles), California.  Leah Grossman was at home one evening when she received a notification from her security camera on her device.  She observed a man walking up to her door where groceries were sitting.  The man pulled out a Sharpie marker and scrawled something on one of her items.  This turned out to be Mark Nakagawa improperly drawing a swastika.  Grossman confronted Nakagawa as he was creepily hiding next to her apartment's entrance.  She pulled up the recording of him drawing the swastika on the box of seltzer water outside of her home.  He denied any wrongdoing at the time.  Los Angeles news later interviewed Nakagawa and he admitted to drawing the swastika.

DC Police Officer Who Sued Republicans for Racist Attacks on Jan. 6 — Now Admits He Was Watching it on TV that Day.  Officer Byron Evans and seven black Capitol Police Officers sued Brandon Straka and several Trump supporters under the KKK Act for "racist" attacks on him and seven other police officers on January 6, 2021.  Officer Evans sued Brandon Straka and Roger Stone who was not even at the US Capitol that day along with leaders of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys and others.  Brandon Straka released video on Wednesday of Officer Byron Evans admitting he was watching the January 6 protests on a TV in a room in a secure location.

Palestinian Smollett?  Ohio Man Arrested for Allegedly Fabricating Hate Crime.  An Ohio man, 20-year-old Hesham A. Ayyad, finds himself facing charges of making false alarms, falsification, obstruction of official business, domestic violence and assault after allegedly misleading authorities about being a victim of a hate crime due to his Palestinian background.  The saga began when Ayyad purportedly informed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about an incident involving a driver hurling anti-Palestinian slurs at him and subsequently hitting his vehicle, local media reported on Nov. 15.  [Tweet]  However, subsequent investigations by law enforcement revealed a starkly different reality.  The reported hate-fueled encounter turned out to be a fabricated narrative, with Ayyad's injuries stemming from a physical altercation with his brother.

Muslim Man in Ohio Arrested For Faking Hate Crime.  A Muslim man living in North Olmsted, Ohio was arrested and hit with multiple misdemeanor charges after he faked a hate crime and claimed he was injured by a driver who screamed "kill all Palestinians!"  Last month 20-year-old Hesham Ayyad was taken to the hospital after telling police an Israeli man ran over him while screaming "kill all Palestinians!" "long live Israel!" and "Die!"  Prominent Muslims on X spread the hate hoax.

Texas mother who blamed son's life-threatening injuries on 'white couple' arrested for lying to police.  A Texas mother was arrested on Saturday for allegedly making false statements to police about her two-year-old son's life-threatening injuries sustained in February, in which he had suffered internal injuries, burns, and a lacerated liver.  Shelby Martinez, 30, was arrested on Saturday at her apartment complex where her son was injured and has been charged with making false statements to police, according to KFDX Wichita Falls.  Authorities say Martinez and the boy's father, Thomas Gates, tried to cover up how their child received life-threatening injuries.  Their two-year-old son was allegedly run over by Gates when he was backing out with his vehicle, but the couple blamed it on an "unknown white couple," according to police.  Martinez and Gates are both black.

Another racial hoax is slowly being exposed, this time in Canada.  It was a terrible scandal:  Ground penetrating radar proved that hundreds, maybe thousands, of Canadian indigenous children died... or, really, were cruelly killed... at Christian and government residential schools, and then had their bodies tossed into unmarked graves.  Churches (of course) burned.  Now, though, it's becoming clear that those "graves" are not yielding up bodies.

San Diego Man Claimed He Was Set On Fire Because He's Gay; CCTV Shows a Different Story.  Scott Rowin, a gay San Diego man, claimed he was a victim of a vicious hate crime on June 12 in which he was set on fire.  As police have investigated the incident, CCTV footage reveals a far different scenario than the hate-fueled gay-bashing Rowin put forward in the media.  That footage shows that Rowin's second-degree burn injuries were caused by a pregnant woman he had beaten until bloodied before she set him ablaze and Rowin fled the violent scene. [...] Admittedly, he said his memory of the terrifying incident was "hazy," which might be the closest thing to the truth the man reported.  His forgetfulness resulted in a totally fabricated event, which omits the whole part about him beating up a pregnant woman, whom police reported was treated for injuries at a hospital.

'Bike Karen' Race-Hoaxers Flee Like Hunted Rats to Avoid Lawsuit.  Internet purveyors of Social Justice race hate recently went hog-wild over an alleged pregnant physician's assistant's theft of a city e-bike from innocent urban youths.  The main antagonist, The Young Turks' Rashad Richey, blasted the woman's name and her place of employment onto the web and explicitly called for her firing.  He even put the CEO of her hospital on screen and appealed directly to him to dispose of her in his segment, which he titled, "Karen Weaponizes White Tears To Hijack Black Man's E-Bike."  Being the cowardly organization that it is, NYC Health + Hospitals suspended its employee before apparently bothering to look into the case at all.  White people targeted by online racialized mobs, after all, don't deserve the benefit of due process.  The issue for the race-baiter is that the entire hoax was fabricated.  The physician's assistant, Sarah Comrie, through her attorney, provided receipts proving she had purchased the bike.

MIT's LGBTQ student government president faces recall for perpetrating hate-crime hoax.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology's student government president has been removed from his position and faces a recall election due to his role in perpetrating two campus hate-crime hoaxes hanging posters and chalking slurs against LGBTQ people, Latinos and other "marginalized communities."  Undergraduate Association President David Spicer helped hang the offensive posters and chalk the quad once in February and then again in mid-April during Campus Preview Weekend, infuriating his peers — even progressive ones who once championed him as a leader in campus diversity and inclusion.  Spicer has publicly admitted to — and defended — his role in the effort, arguing he did it to protest the university's newly implemented wide-ranging policies in support of free speech.

What are the odds that this alleged mosque attacker, like so many others before him, is also a Muslim himself?  Check out the heavy Muslim-looking beard on the alleged attacker.  He certainly seems to know his way around mosques, inside and out.  Of course, designated terrorist group CAIR spokesjihadi, Jaylani Hussein, is quick to blame it on so-called "Islamophobia" in order get all the sympathetic media coverage he can muster (as evident in all the reports below). [...] Just don't expect the Islam-sympathetic Minneapolis police to investigate any Muslim suspects.  Or CAIR to report on it, if it turns out to be one of their own.  [Numerouss video clips]

Fraudulent Studies Withdrawn as Professor Is Caught Faking the Racism Narrative.  Remember how during Trump's presidency, the media went to great lengths to push the narrative that Trump inspired an increase in racism and hate crimes?  And then it felt like many of the hate crimes reported in the media were actually hoaxes?  It didn't stop the mainstream media from perpetuating the false narrative that Trump was to blame for a rise in hate crimes.  Why?  Because it appealed to the left's ideology.  The left wants to believe that America is a bigoted, racist country, and blaming Trump for it was the icing on the cake — and they made sure they had their slice and ate it, too.  Even though it blew up in their faces over and over again.  And it's about to again.  It turns out that years of racism studies by Florida State University criminology professor Eric Stewart have been determined to be fraudulent, forcing him to leave his cushy $190,000-per-year job.  Six of Stewart's studies have been retracted.

Story of 'Islamophobic' Attack on New Jersey Imam Takes a Surprising Twist.  It happened early on Sunday morning.  The imam Sayed Elnakib was leading the pre-sunrise fajr prayer at Omar Mosque in South Paterson, N.J., when suddenly everything went tragically wrong.  According to a Sunday CNN report, mosque spokesperson Abdul Hamdan recounted that in the middle of the prayers, a man "lunged forward with a knife and stabbed Imam Sayed multiple times — at least twice."  One of his lungs was punctured.  The CNN story went on to speak about hate crimes and "anti-Muslim prejudices," and the implication was clear:  "Islamophobia" had come to South Paterson.  It was a perfect story for the Left's narrative — at least until the suspect was apprehended. [...] The attacker turned out to be not an "Islamophobe," much less one of those elusive "white supremacist terrorists" that the Biden regime keeps telling us constitute the biggest terror threat the nation faces today, but a Muslim named Serif Zorba.

Someone sent Alvin Bragg a death threat in an envelope with white powder.  [Scroll down]  I'm not a believer in stochastic terrorism, the theory by which conservatives (and only conservatives) are responsible for any bad behavior that might conceivably be connected to their speech.  The left never, ever cares about this idea when the people receiving the death threats are, for instance, conservative Justices on the Supreme Court.  We had a man show up at one Justices's home with weapons and still the White House wouldn't ask protesters not to protest outside the justices homes.  If this doesn't apply both ways then it shouldn't be brought up at all.  Is it possible that whoever sent this threat was directly inspired by something Trump said?  Sure it's possible but that connection has to be proven carefully with actual facts, not assumed as it was a decade ago with Sarah Palin's connections to a mass shooter.  In that case it turned out she had nothing to do with the crime and the shooter had no knowledge of the district targeting map that was universally blamed for his violent actions.  He was just a deranged and dangerous nut and that's all there was to it.

If I had never heard of Jussie Smollett, I might find this credible:
Manhattan D.A. receives envelope with suspicious powder and taunting threat.  Emergency teams are responding to reports of a package containing a suspicious powder mailed to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office.  The New York Police Department said an envelope addressed to 'Alvin' was delivered by USPS on Friday.  The powder was found in the envelope and the note: 'Alvin - I'm gonna kill you,' according to Fox News.  The suspicious mail comes as Bragg is mounting a case to potentially indict former President Trump over hush money payments to Stormy Daniels in 2016.

There's already been seven campus hate-crime hoaxes exposed so far in 2023.  Penn State officials recently announced that allegations its fans directed racist language at Rutgers University basketball players are without merit.  An investigation into the Feb. 26 game found "no apparent racial slurs were used by Penn State fans," the university reported.  The incident mirrors a similar accusation against Brigham Young University fans last August, except in that case, the fans were first found guilty until proven innocent.  Also in March, there was an uproar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology over flyers and chalkings found at the school that included slurs against LGBTQ people.  But upon further review, administrators determined the slurs were not written by a bunch of homophobes — but rather students protesting the university's emerging policies in support of free speech.

Another claim of racist slurs from fans falls apart.  The latest allegation that college sports fans used racist language fell apart after Pennsylvania State University officials investigated the claims.  Penn State officials recently announced that allegations that its fans had directed racist language at Rutgers University basketball players were without merit.  Some fans did use vulgar language, but none used racist slurs, an investigation revealed.  The claims were made against the "Legion of Blue," which is the fan student section for men's basketball games at PSU.

Is The Left Harnessing Fake Antisemitic Attacks To Silence Americans' Speech?  "Speech, expression and assembly" represent the triumvirate for truth.  Short of breaking existing laws around physical violence and incitement to physical violence, the more we have of all three, the closer we come to that more perfect union, offering the most freedom for the most people with the least government interference.  But in an age of internet technology with deep fakes, bots, hacks, and myriad pathways to craft and deliver mis- and dis-information, radical left-wingers can abuse and use those liberties to tarnish conservatives, desensitize our communities to certain phenomena, and squelch our freedoms.  It behooves individuals, our government, and even watchdog organizations to pause before reacting to information from somewhere on the internet.

Yet another hate hoax.  Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit likes to joke that the demand for hate incidents far exceeds the supply.  This is obviously the case since so many so-called "hate" incidents are hoaxes.  If there were enough incidents of hate crimes and "hate speech" to make the political point that the Left wanted to make, such hoaxes wouldn't be necessary.  Lefties will insist that the hoaxes are rare and isolated incidents, which is a joke for many reasons.  First of all, the same applies to hate crimes and incidents of hate speech.  If something being rare and isolated makes it unworthy of making a big deal of it, then the whole subject should go away.  You can find an example of almost anything in a population of 330 million.  We generally don't make a cause célèbre out of isolated incidents.

Black female in 'head scarf' attacked UVA 'Black Cultural Center': police.  A black female in a "head scarf" is the primary suspect in a vandalism against the University of Virginia Black Cultural Center, according to a police report obtained by The College Fix through a public records request on November 30.  The police report identified Zaynab Bintabdul-Hadijakien as the person most likely to have thrown a rock through a window at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center within the campus Office of African-American Affairs in August.  She likely carried out the attack as retaliation against the interim director of the center, Michael Mason, who also oversees psychological services, according to the report and Mason's comments.

Self-Sabotage and the Midterms.  During America's 2022 midterm election cycle, seven arson cases, including two church fires, shattered the calm of Jackson, Mississippi.  Prompted by these events, Shuwaski Young, an African American and former Democrat candidate for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District, invoked the specter of Klan violence.  He said the church fires were cowardly actions reminiscent of "historical acts of terrorism" designed to suppress the black vote.  Later the sheriff's office arrested Devin McLaurin, an African-American, in connection with the arson incidents.  While the investigation continues, no evidence has surfaced showing that Mr. McLaurin is a member of the Klan.  Instead, the evidence gives rise to the inference that Mr. McLaurin and Mr. Young have taken part in America's victimhood Olympics.  This conclusion tracks with scholar Wilfred Reilly's investigation of more than 340 reported "hate crimes," which shows that fewer than a third are genuine, as well as the 2016 Mississippi hate-crime hoax broadcast by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  More likely than not, Mr. McLaurin has participated in either self-victimization or hate-crime fraud rather than voter suppression.

Talk we must about Fetterman's burning yard sign.  As we will be reminded by the mainstream media on an hourly basis (if not more often) every day until the election, dangerous hate crimes, often in the form of "speech," are being perpetrated by the "MAGA Republicans" constantly. [...] Let's just call this what it was.  It was a staged event.  It was a hoax designed to try to profit off of the liberal wave of accusations about violent attacks by "MAGA extremists."  But it wasn't even a good hoax.  Take a close look at the picture.  Most of us are familiar with campaign yard signs.  Having worked on multiple campaigns, I've not only had them in my yard but I've distributed them and picked them up after election day.  They tend to be composed of cheap wire frames with mass-produced plastic (and generally fire-resistant) banners promoting the candidate.  The one pictured here appears to be a sizable wooden structure placed out in a field near a road.  Note that the wooden frame is ablaze, as well as the sign.  And the sign is burning in a conveniently neat fashion from left to right, with the majority of the candidate's logo still visible in the firelight.  Wouldn't a true arsonist have doused the entire sign with some sort of accelerant before tossing a match and speeding off into the night?

What Are the Odds?  Burned Fetterman Sign Was on Farm of DNC Speaker.  Saturday morning Senate candidate John Fetterman tweeted a photo of one of his campaign signs that had been set ablaze, characterizing it as "violence and intimidation in politics" and that his campaign "is about bringing people together and rejecting hate + extremism."  [Tweet]  Of course, Fetterman followed that up with a plea for money.  [Tweet]  The woman who took the photo, Jane Switzer, is a self-described Fetterman donor who lives next door to the farm where this took place. [...] A few things were immediately curious.  How does one happen to snap a close-up photo of the sign mid-burn, in which it's burned almost exactly to the point where the burning stopped (as evidenced in the next day's photo), at 1:30 a.m., and how was the sign not completely engulfed by the time two firetrucks arrived to a rural area?  How is it that only a few blades of grass were singed?  How is it that the fire department put the fire out at the same time in the burn that Switzer's photo was snapped — and if they were busy putting the fire out, how was Switzer ALSO there?  If the verbiage with Switzer's post didn't give it away, she's a Fetterman supporter and a hyper-partisan.

I've got questions about this one too:.  Who took the photo?  How long does it take to burn down a sign that size?  Did the person who took the photo see who did it?  The culprit couldn't have gotten far, right?  Did the Fetterman campaign go to the police about this act of violence and intimidation?  If not, why not?  Does anybody in the whole entire world actually buy this obvious hoax?

A Tale of Two Standards.  In what has now become a par-for-the-course fabrication, Duke athlete Rachel Richardson's story of being called racist epithets by racist BYU fans in racist Utah during a racist volleyball game have been debunked.  Richardson had claimed that a fan had yelled the n-word toward her "throughout the entirety of the match." [...] And then, a BYU student newspaper, The Cougar Chronicle, did something that nobody in the mainstream media could be bothered to do.  Its journalists investigated the story.  And they found no evidence whatsoever that a single racial slur had been uttered toward Richardson or anyone else.  Other than Richardson, nobody heard any racial slur.  Not the 5,700 attendees, both black and white.  Not the ushers who were deployed during the game to the fan section in question to search for the Mystery Racist.  Not the referees or the players, including Richardson's black teammates.  Video footage from different angles and sources corroborates that nothing of the sort occurred.

The rise and fall of the hate-crime hoax.  It's been a bad week for the racial grift in the US.  The myth of white supremacy has taken some serious blows.  First, a student's claim that she and other black volleyball players were 'racially heckled' by opposing fans has been exposed as bunkum.  Rachel Richardson, who plays volleyball for Duke University, claimed that fans of Brigham Young University's volleyball team subjected her and her black teammates to racial slur after racial slur during a clash on 26 August.  The media lapped it up.  'The racism on display at Brigham Young... fits a historical pattern', said a headline at MSNBC.  A CNN host said it is terrible that black student athletes must '[endure] racial slurs'.  The basketball team at the University of South Carolina said it would stop playing sports altogether with racist BYU.  Only there's no proof the 'racial heckling' took place.  BYU Athletics spent the past two weeks investigating Ms Richardson's claims.  No witnesses have come forward to substantiate her story.  No audio or video footage of 'racial heckling' has been found.  Even Ms Richardon's own teammates say they didn't hear any racism during the game.  'We have not found any evidence' that BYU fans barked racist insults, say the investigators.  It all smacks of another Jussie Smollett moment: an invented claim of racial persecution that utterly falls apart under the spotlight of reason.

Time for Equal Expectations.  Two stories in the news strike a common chord:  the need to stop infantilizing minority, especially black, populations.  The first comes from the world of sports and involves the familiar racial hate incident hoax. [...] All of these people and institutions studiously ignored the fact that these campus "hate incidents" nearly always turn out to be hoaxes.  One might have expected that Duke, given its history, would be sober enough to reserve judgment.  But of course, that didn't happen, even though the claim here was inherently dubious.  Why didn't the Duke player, or one of her teammates, or her coach, or anyone on the BYU team, or any other observers, say anything at the time?  Meanwhile, BYU carried out a meticulous investigation that involved interviewing dozens of witnesses, searching for someone — anyone! — who could corroborate the Duke claim.  No one heard an "N-word" or any other racial slur during the match.

BYU Eliminates Fan Section, Bans Innocent Man for Life over Race Hoax.  The moral cowards at Brigham Young University (BYU) are rewarding a race hoax by eliminating a fan section at future volleyball games.  Oh, and the innocent man falsely accused of this was escorted from the grounds and banned from the campus for life before the investigation into this hoax was completed.  Yes, BYU punished an innocent man before the facts were known.  And it was a lie.  All of it.  And we all knew it was a lie the moment it was reported.  As we all now know, most "racial incidents" end up being hoaxes.  Why?  Because the market for American racism is much bigger than the supply.

This sounds like a hoax.  And after seeing the illustrations, it looks like a hoax, too.
GOP Rep. Kinzinger Shares 'Chilling' Letter Sent To His Family Threatening To Execute Him And Some Are Questioning If He Actually Wrote It.  Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, shared a frightening letter that threatened to "execute" his family, including his 5-month-old baby.  "Here is the letter.  Addressed to my wife, sent to my home, threatening the life of my family," the Illinois congressman posted Sunday on his Twitter account.  [Handwriting comparisons follow.]

Jewish woman busted for scrawling swastikas in Brooklyn's Borough Park.  A Jewish woman charged with spray-painting two swastikas on a Brooklyn bus stop took to Facebook after the hate crime and posted "maybe the anti-semites have a point," the [New York] Daily News has learned.  Farnoush Hakakian, 45, was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for the May 5 broad-daylight incident in Borough Park.  "I am Jewish.  This is my art, this is how I express myself.  I don't agree with Judaism and how the Jewish people are," Hakakian told investigators when she was arrested, according to a law enforcement source.

Hate Hoax Exposed on Camera, Black Man Caught Drawing a Swastika in a NY Subway.  Another day, another black person caught trying to stage a hate hoax to turn people against 'Nazis'.  Turns out, it's a black man behind this one.  So many hate hoaxes in the last decade have been exposed as a hate hoax that there are entire websites dedicated to exposing them.  [Video clip]

Another fake hate crime in California.  We've seen enough of these stories over the past several years to make them hardly worth mentioning, but the response to this incident by both the media and the Sacramento school district where it took place merits a closer look.  The "hate crime" in question took place at C.K. McClatchy High School on February 11th.  Someone spray-painted the words "colored" and "white" above a pair of drinking fountains at the school, suggesting racial segregation during the Jim Crow era.  An investigation was immediately launched to determine who could have perpetrated such an outrageous, racist desecration of the school.  Unfortunately for the perpetrator, the vandalism was caught on camera.  And unfortunately for those who were loudly pointing to it as yet another example of racial intolerance in America, the graffiti had been applied by a female, Black teenage student who is not being named because she is a minor.

High School Made National Headline For Racist Graffiti Written On Walls, Turns Out A Black Student Wrote It All.  A black female high school student has admitted to scrawling racist graffiti over the drinking fountains at her high school, district authorities said Friday, telling them that it was a 'prank that went sideways.'  The vandal inked the words 'colored' and 'white' over two water fountains at McClatchy High School in what appeared to be a reference to segregated drinking fountains found during the era of segregation in the Jim Crow South.  The unnamed girl was caught on video and confessed to the act.  [Video clip]

Camera Caught Black Student Writing Racist Graffiti Over Water Fountains:  Report.  Video surveillance revealed the alleged perpetrator behind racist graffiti over water fountains in a California school.  The words "White" and "Colored" had been written over water fountains by a black female student, CBS Sacramento reported, adding that the student had confessed to the prank.  "I don't believe those words that were on those water fountains were racist," Mark T. Harris, an attorney hired by the Sacramento City Unified School District as a "race and equity monitor" this past January told CBS Sacramento.

Black College Student Is Charged After It's Revealed She Faked A Hate Crime.  A student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been criminally charged and accused of faking a racist incident last month.  Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins, 19, was charged with three counts of disorderly conduct for telling SIUE police that two notes were posted by someone else on her dormitory room door on Jan. 23 [...]  [Video clip]

Illinois College Students Want Hate-Crime Culprit Expelled — Until They Find Out Who She Is.  [Scroll down]  Take the recent Southern Illinois University Edwardsville incident, in which a black female student discovered sticky notes scrawled with racist messages on her dormitory door.  A racist sent the student racist text messages and someone even sent racially insensitive death threats.  Horrible.  The victim reported the incidents on Jan. 23, 2022.  Students were in an uproar. [...] The perpetrator, it turns out, is also the victim.  Authorities charged Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins on Friday with three counts of disorderly conduct for reporting a hate crime.  Clark-Mabins stirred up the campus with the hoax and created division among the community.  A fellow student's reputation was sullied because she was wrongly accused.

Hoax alert:  No video evidence for alleged assault against female Muslim in student center.  The University of Maryland Baltimore County has, "pending further investigative leads," halted an investigation into an alleged assault on a female Muslim student.  University spokesperson Dinah Winnick shared the update with The College Fix via email on December 15.  "It's our policy to send alerts to the campus when hate-bias incidents are reported," Winnick said on December 20, when asked if the school planned to send out a new update about the investigation being frozen.  "UMBC Police evaluate the need for any updates based on the investigation."

A Compendium Of Hate Crime Hoaxes: Jussie Smollett's Was Just The Tip Of The Iceberg.  [Scroll down]  Here, then, are some of the participants in the Oppression Olympics:
  At Emory University, a black employee vandalized vending machines and wrote racist graffiti and swastikas before being discovered.  The university did not disclose the race of the employee.
  A black woman pretended to be a 6-foot-tall white Klansman and sent death threats to her neighbors.
  A black student at East Carolina University posted a racist invitation to a fraternity party that read, "No blacks."
  When racist graffiti was found in Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, it was time for a collective whining and temper tantrum.  And when it was found that a black student had written it?  The superintendent said that the culprit's race "does not diminish the hurt it caused or the negative impact it has on our entire community."  Four years previously, the identical incident occurred.
  Samantha Wells, a student at St. Olaf College, claimed that she had received a racist, threatening, note which threw the campus in turmoil and resulted in racist insults at whites.  A hoax.

A Media Chronicle Of A Hate Crime Hoax.  Over the past half century or so, American law enforcement and popular culture have conferred an extra level of seriousness and gravity to "hate crimes" as opposed to regular crimes.  The definition of a hate crime, according to the FBI, is a regular crime with an added element of bias.  "A 'criminal' offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity," the FBI.gov website states.  Hate crimes are sure to grab headlines across international news because the victimhood is doubled.  The victim was a casualty of whatever crime had been committed, and they're a victim of racism/sexism/ homophobia/bigotry, etc.

Jussie Smollett's Race Hoax Joins a List of Hundreds of Other Fake 'Hate Crimes.' Here Are Just 8.  It turns out that the only ones who believed Jussie Smollett's fake "beating" by his accomplices were Black Lives Matter because the group hates the police more than it hates lying to the American people.  Well, it turns out that Americans are getting wise to fake hate crimes.  In fact, there are so few real hate crimes that people like Jussie Smollett have to make them up.  Or, as a commentator Clay Travis once said of Jussie in 2019, "The demand for racist hate far exceeds the supply of any racist hate incidents.  Because of this, we are seeing one racial hoax charade after another."  So few hate crimes exist that not only do Leftists have to make them up, they have to redefine what racism is.

Knucklehead Of The Week:  Cori Bush Has A Vivid Imagination.  This week's top knucklehead hails from the great State of Missouri and is the most recent addition to that lovable group of clowns known as 'The Squad.'  Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) made a startling claim this week by asserting, "When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.  They never faced consequences." [...] Unsurprisingly, this latest silliness from Rep. Bush came within the larger debate over the recently concluded Kyle Rittenhouse trial, in which Mr. Rittenhouse was rightfully acquitted on all charges.  On Monday, as the attorneys made their closing arguments in the case, Bush made her outlandish claim on Twitter and she quickly caught flak from all directions:  left, right, and center.  The reason for the backlash was clear:  everyone knows Bush was lying.

Deeds or motives?  Which matters most?  Every week there seems to be another racist graffiti hoax, with racist words getting traced back to a Black person.  And every time, depending on whether progressives believe the graffitist to be a White racist or Black hoaxer, we see that race is the determining factor in deciding whether we should punish motives or just deeds. [...] We live in a dark, funhouse world in which race matters just as much as it did during Jim Crow, although now Whites are the disfavored race.  If a White person kills a Black or Asian person, "hate" immediately becomes a factor and an added charge.  However, if a Black or Hispanic person kills a White person, hate never becomes an issue.  Even those Asians whom Blacks murder are not treated as hate crimes.

Georgia Terrorist Threatening to Kill Black People Was Actually a Black Woman Creating a Hoax Crime.  Since last December, a Douglasville, Georgia neighborhood has been gripped in fear due to racially charged messages that have anonymously been left in the mailboxes of residents of color, reports Fox News.  But now police said they have made an arrest and the alleged culprit is not who the neighbors expected.  Wednesday, the Douglasville Police Department confirmed that they had filed criminal charges against Terresha Lucas.  Lucas is a 30-year-old Black woman who they believe threatened people in her community while posing as a Ku Klux Klan member.

Georgia Black Woman Charged With Posing as White Man, Leaving KKK Terroristic Threats.  A woman is facing eight counts of communicating terroristic threats in the Atlanta, Georgia suburb of Douglasville, following an investigation into violent letters placed in mailboxes of homes.  The letters in question, which threatened residents with violence and bombings of their homes for entering the neighborhood, were supposedly from a white Ku Klux Klan member[,] but the suspect charged in the threats is a black woman.  Authorities expect Terresha Lucas to imminently turn herself in, after a lengthy investigation identified her as the prime suspect in the violent threats.  Community members first described finding the hateful messages in their mailbox in December.

Another racist graffiti hoax uncovered in St. Louis.  It seems as if not a week goes by where the media doesn't highlight yet another instance of racial intolerance or violence someplace in the country.  This is particularly problematic in our public schools, where racial divisions can cause unrest and calls for reform.  That seemed to be the case in Missouri last week at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, a suburb to the west of St. Louis.  Someone went into several student bathrooms and wrote racist graffiti on the walls, including a racial epithet disparaging Black people and a wish for Black people to be killed.  Hundreds of students walked out in protest and cursed at the school administration for allowing such a thing to happen.  An investigation was immediately launched and in rather short order, the perpetrator was identified and confessed.  The fly in the ointment here was that the student who confessed is Black.

Racist Graffiti That Led To Walkouts Was Made By Nonwhite Student, Missouri School District Says.  Racist graffiti found in a Missouri high school's bathrooms was the product of a "hate hoax," the school district announced Tuesday [9/28/2021].  When faculty at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis County announced that racist graffiti had been uncovered earlier in September, students and community members across the district staged a walkout in condemnation of the incident.  However, the culprit behind the graffiti was a nonwhite student, according to a letter sent to parents, Supt.  Keith Marty announced Tuesday [9/28/2021].

Emory University's despicable cover-up for swastika hate crime hoaxer.  I have long believed that the demand for hate crimes by whites far exceeds the supply, which is why so many fake crimes (see [...] examples) are perpetrated by racial and sexual minorities.  These hoaxes seek to gin up hatred and also create a sense of vulnerability, if not terror, among the people allegedly targeted.  Hoaxes are therefore, even more despicable than genuine hate crimes.  In my view, faking a hate crime ought to be punished even more severely than an actual "sincere" (which seems an odd word to use but at the moment I have no better term) hate crime.  But it gets even worse when a tax-exempt institution like a college or university seeks to disguise a hate crime hoax as a sincere hate crime.  And that appears to be what prestigious and expensive Emory University has just done.

The Cabal That Cried Wolf and Undermined a Republic.  Jussie Smollett, Crystal Magnum and Susan Smith are three names that at various times over the last 25 years have riveted America's attention.  Smollett is a black man who lied about being attacked by two Trump supporting white racists in 2019.  Magnum is a black woman who lied about being raped by three white Duke Lacrosse players in 2006.  Smith is a white woman who killed her two boys in 1994 and blamed it on a fictional black carjacker.  While race was central to the first and incidental to the last two, as is with much news in America, the media focused on it extensively.  But race was not the issue that makes these three cases so despicable.  What makes them so heinous is that they sought to play upon the sympathies of the American public.  In the end they failed and all three ended up disgraced and Magnum and Smith ended up in jail.  From Al Sharpton & Tawana Brawley 30 years ago to countless hate crime hoaxes across the country today, the consequence of these hoaxes is that when exposed to enough of them, people become inured to the issue such that when real crimes take place, the victim's stories are often given little credence or are outright rejected.

Communicable Victimhood.  The division of society into the victim or victimizer complex fully explains the rash of fake hate that has increasingly filled the press headlines over the last half-decade or more.  An entire database was created to keep track of these growing instances.  While many commonplace occurrences of fake hate can be interpreted as purely attention-seeking, still others highlight the allure of the victim status for those who have already achieved notoriety.  Two recent examples include the lynching of actor Jesse Smollet and the intimidation of Nascar's Bubba Wallace.  Perhaps achieving a low level of success and the resulting cheap high left them wanting more without the ardor and patience required for career achievement?

Student Claims She Is Victim Of Hate Crimes, Including A Fire.  Video Shows She Set The Fire.  A student at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin said she had been the victim of racist incidents.  On the night of April 18, she reportedly texted a friend to say that a small fire that began in her residence hall must have been targeted at her because it began next to her room.  When police investigated the fire and reviewed security footage, they discovered that it was the same student who set the fire.  Victoria Unanka was then arrested for arson but released on a signature bond.

Black Student Accused of Starting Fire in Building Full of Her Sleeping Peers in Apparent Hate Crime Hoax.  Say what you will about hate crime hoaxes, they aren't usually dangerous.  A noose in the lavatory, some rebarbative slurs scrawled on the walls, a story about being jumped in the wee hours on a cold night in Chicago — they're manipulative and unpleasant, they may be seized upon by cultural ambulance chasers, they may sow division, but they don't threaten lives.  Usually.  That can't be said for what accused Viterbo University student Victoria C. Unanka is alleged to have done.

Black Owned Auto Shop That Was Graffitied With Idiotically Incorrect Racists Images Turns Out To Be Black Suspects Caught On CCTV.  A black-owned automobile shop had been targeted for weeks by vandals leaving racist graffiti but the owner was surprised to find out the suspects were also black after he set up surveillance cameras.  The incident unfolded at Dwayne Haynesworth's Auto Body and Repair Shop in Spring Lake, North Carolina.  Haynesworth told WRAL that he was confused by the racist images left on cars by vandals over several weeks. [...] Haynesworth then set up surveillance cameras to capture images of the vandals.  Just 24 hours later, he showed the video to WRAL's Gilbert Baez.  The video showed two young males who appear to be black trying to steal one of Haynesworth's cars.  The shop owner says there was more damage done to his vehicles, including paint scratches and windows broken.

Black female was behind racist Instagram hoax accountThe College Fix has obtained police reports from White Bear Lake in Minnesota that indicate that the creator of an Instagram account that sent racist messages to black girls, is a black female.  The school district had only referred to her as a "young person" and originally said that the incident appeared to be a "hoax" but walked back from that statement.  But the police reports, obtained by The College Fix through a public records act request, state that the student who created the account is a member of the Black Excellence Club.

Black Penn State profs report 'noose' behind house; ends up being part of neighbor's swing set.  Earlier this week, a pair of black Penn State University professors reported a "noose" in a tree behind their house.  As reported by the PSU student newspaper Daily Collegian, the professors said the incident was "deeply distressing to them and their family."  The Centre Daily Times notes the profs believed the "noose" was "deliberately placed [on the tree] to harass them."  Responding to the profs' call about "possible harassment," Patton Township Police Department collected the "noose" and began investigating around the neighborhood.  PSU President Eric Barron sprung into action, posting a statement "expressing concern" about the incident and "offering support."

Another 'noose' found by another black.  Guess what this one turned out to be.  Like the swallows returning to Capistrano every March or the cicadas, which are currently swarming the East Coast after a 17-year absence, noose sightings occur with a distressing regularity.  Last year's sighting was made in June in a park in Oakland, with the offensive reminders of Jim Crow hung menacingly from tree limbs.  Mayor Libby Schaaf immediately launched a hate crime investigation only to discover that the knotted lengths of rope had been placed there by Victor Sengbe, who is himself black and used them as part of his exercise routine.  Now it's happened again.

Student responsible for racist graffiti that was found in Albion College dorm, officials say.  Albion College and the Albion Department of Public Safety say a student is responsible for racist graffiti found in a dorm last weekend.  Albion police brought the 21-year-old Black male in for questioning on April 6, according to Chief Scott Kipp.  The student admitted to creating most of the graffiti, and video evidence from Albion's Campus Safety Department confirms the statements made by the student, Kipp said.  The student was released after questioning, Kipp said.  Once the investigation is complete, the information will be submitted to the Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office for any charges related to the incident, he said.

The Progressive Imaginarium.  "T-Bone" lives in the progressive Imaginarium.  Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) conjured him up as his fake pal from the 'hood. [...] In the progressive fantasy house, people come and go, like the prep-schooled Smith coed, Oumou Kanoute.  She says she was rousted from her lunch, apparently by a working-class privileged janitor, a security guard, and the kitchen help.  Supposedly these deplorables could not tolerate the presence of a proud black woman in their midst.  That most of what Kanoute alleged was a demonstrable fantasy earned her a slot in the Imaginarium.

When Lies Matter More Than Facts.  The scandal, originally reported in midsummer 2018, featured a black student, Oumou Kanoute, who claimed that she was racially profiled while eating in a dormitory lounge.  She suggested in a Facebook post that she was confronted by a campus police officer, who might have been carrying a "lethal weapon," and a janitor, adding:  "All I did was be Black.  It's outrageous that some people question my being at Smith College, and my existence overall as a woman of color."  The janitor was placed on paid leave.  The college president issued a campus-wide statement explaining, "This painful incident reminds us of the ongoing legacy of racism and bias in which people of color are targeted while simply going about the business of their ordinary lives."  The incident was reported by establishment media outlets far and wide.  There was only one problem:  It was a lie.  A full investigation by an outside law firm found no evidence of bias.  Kanoute was eating in a closed dormitory, and the janitor was doing his job.  The campus police officer had no weapon.  So, did the Times apologize for its original coverage?  Of course not.  It turned the story into an investigation of supposed structural biases based on race and class.

Student was not victim of racism at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers.  An elite Massachusetts liberal arts college has quietly conceded that there was no truth to allegations of racism made by one of their students that 'ruined the lives' of numerous campus workers.  Oumou Kanoute was in the canteen at Smith College on July 31, 2018 when she claimed she was profiled for 'eating while black' after a security guard asked her what she was doing.  Kanoute, a psychology undergraduate student, posted video of the incident on social media and claimed that she was the victim of racism.

NY Times Covers The Real Story Of False Accusations And Identity Politics At Smith College.  Last weekend I wrote about the resignation of Smith College staffer Jodi Shaw.  Shaw had been battling the school since last year when she announced in a YouTube video that she was tired of her employer "reducing my personhood to a racial category."  Shaw, who is white and liberal, said that ever since an incident in 2018 when a black student accused a white staffer of racism the school had embraced a strain of critical race theory which emphasized identity politics.  In practice that meant being shamed in front of fellow staffers when Shaw politely declined to talk about her personal experiences as a white person.  In keeping with the thesis of Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility, this was seen as a refusal to acknowledge white supremacy and had to be called out.

Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College.  In midsummer of 2018, Oumou Kanoute, a Black student at Smith College, recounted a distressing American tale:  She was eating lunch in a dorm lounge when a janitor and a campus police officer walked over and asked her what she was doing there.  The officer, who could have been carrying a "lethal weapon," left her near "meltdown," Ms. Kanoute wrote on Facebook, saying that this encounter continued a yearlong pattern of harassment at Smith.  "All I did was be Black," Ms. Kanoute wrote. [...] The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN picked up the story of a young female student harassed by white workers.  The American Civil Liberties Union, which took the student's case, said she was profiled for "eating while Black."  Less attention was paid three months later when a law firm hired by Smith College to investigate the episode found no persuasive evidence of bias.  Ms. Kanoute was determined to have eaten in a deserted dorm that had been closed for the summer; the janitor had been encouraged to notify security if he saw unauthorized people there.  The officer, like all campus police, was unarmed.

Another Black Lying About Racism Ruins The Lives Of White Campus Workers:.  An elite Massachusetts liberal arts college has quietly conceded that there was no truth to allegations of racism made by one of their students that 'ruined the lives' of numerous campus workers.  Oumou Kanoute was in the canteen at Smith College on July 31, 2018 when she claimed she was profiled for 'eating while black' after a security guard asked her what she was doing.  Kanoute, a psychology undergraduate student, posted video of the incident on social media and claimed that she was the victim of racism.  She named staff, one of whom was hospitalized with stress, and another janitor, who was not present, was forced from his job Kanoute said the security guard may have been carrying a 'lethal weapon' when, in fact, he was unarmed.

Fake hate crime leads to insurance fraud charges.  A woman has been charged with vandalism under $1,000 after authorities say she used a rock to carve "white pride" into the sidewalk at a Johnson City business.  Black people who create hoaxes are more likely to say they were victims of a hate crime by an imaginary white perpetrator.  These hoaxes have one thing in common:  They tap into our conscious and unconscious beliefs about the nexus between race and crime.  The accusers are counting on stereotypes to distract the police and the public from what actually took place.  Today we have another case or hate hoax.  The owner of a BMW that was spray-painted with racist and homophobic graffiti in October is now facing insurance fraud charges.

Buffalo, NY: Yet Another Hate-Crime Hoax.  Why do people keep committing hate-crime hoaxes?  Why do waiters keep writing racist notes to themselves on restaurant receipts?  Why do homeowners keep spray-painting swastikas on their own property?  Why would you risk your reputation, and maybe even your career, just to make yourself look like a victim?  Because it works.  Because victimhood is currency, and with a hate hoax you can really make bank.

Germany: Muslim migrant admits he faked right-wing attack on himself, leftists demonstrate anyway.  Actual "right-wing hate crimes" against Muslim migrants are so thin on the ground that they have to be invented in order to shore up the leftist narrative. [...] According to police reports, the Iranian reported a similar act in January.  That, too, was obviously fictitious.  "The investigation at the time would not have led to the investigation and identification of suspects," said the police spokeswoman.  The young man made the fabricated right-wing extremist attack public on social media and claimed to have been coerced by the police immediately after the crime.  However, police officers are said to have quickly realized the truth and told the alleged victim that he had inflicted the injuries on his head himself.

Oh Look, Another Fake Hate Crime.  It was another one of those Jussie Smollett-like "hate crimes" that sounded perfectly made up to any well-adjusted person, which probably explains why liberals fell for it, hook, line, and sinker.  A biracial woman in Madison, Wisconsin, told police officers back in June that she was attacked by four racist white men who looked like frat boys.  The woman, Althea Bernstein, 18, claimed the four men pulled alongside her vehicle at a stoplight, called her a racial epithet, sprayed lighter fluid through her open window, and then lit the teenager on fire.  It happened to be the same night that Black Lives Matter vandals tossed a molotov cocktail through a window at a nearby government building.  While police have ruled out any connection between Bernstein and the arson, police are now closing their exhaustive investigation into Bernstein's alleged hate crime after finding zero evidence to corroborate her story.

Police in Madison find no evidence four 'frat boys' committed hate crime against biracial woman.  The alleged attack happened in June in Madison, Wisconsin.  An 18-year-old biracial woman named Althea Bernstein claimed she had been attacked by four white men who looked like frat boys. [...] In short, this got a fair amount of media attention as a suspected hate crime, though not nearly as much as the Jussie Smollett hoax did.  And then for the next few months we heard nothing.  Today [10/2/2020], Madison police announced the investigation was being closed because they could not confirm any details of Bernstein's report to the police.  In fact, there's evidence that nothing like what she described happened.

South Carolina Mayoral Candidate Fakes Her Own Kidnapping On FB Live To Get More Votes, Gets Arrested Instead.  A woman running for mayor in Sumter now faces criminal charges after police say she staged her own kidnapping and beating to get "publicity, sympathy and votes in the November election."  Sabrina Belcher, 29, carried out the stunt on Facebook live, police say, with help from 34-year-old Christopher Eaddy.  [Video clip]

Democratic Mayoral Candidate Faked Her Own Kidnapping To Win Votes.  On Tuesday night [8/18/2020], a mayoral candidate in Sumter, South Carolina, reportedly faked her own kidnapping and assault via Facebook Live to garner "sympathy votes."  Twenty-nine-year-old Sabrina Belcher, who fashioned herself the "1st black female candidate ever to run" for Sumter mayor, apparently coordinated her assault and kidnapping with 34-year-old Christopher Eaddy, WIS News reports.

Fake News, Hate Crime Hoaxes, and Why You Shouldn't Fall for Them.  Conservatives rightly become infuriated when they see progressives gallop to judgment in condemning someone for alleged acts of bigotry and violence based on a superficial understanding of facts.  Why is it okay, then, to rush to conclude that unnamed black assailants savagely shot a young mother in the head because she said three words based on no real evidence whatsoever?  Is it too much to ask that we wait for more details to come out before turning this into a cause celebre?  After all, we demand as much of the left.  There will eventually be a high price to pay if we fail to show such restraint ourselves. [...] No matter where it leads, the calm, patient and resolute pursuit of the truth is what is most needed in America today.

The Unraveling Narrative Behind The Atlantic's Defund-The-Police 'Shooting' Tale.  When social justice activist and lawyer Derecka Purnell was just 12 years old, she and her sister watched a police officer shoot a young boy in a city recreation center because he had ignored the basketball sign-in sheet.  This jarring, emotional, and deeply unsettling story was published July 6 at The Atlantic, in the section reserved for ideas, under the bold, attention-grabbing headline, "How I Became a Police Abolitionist."  Purnell's deeply personal story of shattered innocence and shattered bones at the end of a policeman's gun was shared widely among top journalists and activists.  "I started her article thinking abolition was impossible and ending thinking it must happen," the president of a social justice think tank at Harvard wrote on Twitter, quoting his mother.  "This is a beautifully written piece," the Atlantic's constitutional law editor agreed.  "Derecka is the future," an activist journalism executive declared.  There's a major problem with Purnell's story, however.  Based on a Federalist investigation of newspaper archives and the police department records, and questions to The Atlantic, the police union, and the office of the mayor, it does not appear to have ever happened.

Texas A&M Police:  Racist notes on student's windshield were put there by the alleged victim himself.  Police investigating racist messages left on a Texas A&M student's car in June say all available evidence points to it being a hoax.  School officials offered a $1,200 reward on June 25 for any evidence that identified the person who wrote "All lives matter, "You don't belong here," and "n----r" messages before leaving them on senior Isaih Martin's windshield.  A College Station cop who watched surveillance footage from a nearby pool camera say that what they witnessed implicated Mr. Martin himself as the culprit.

Another Hate Crime Hoax:  Police Say Oregon Candidate Wrote 'Hate Letter' to Himself.  A Hispanic candidate for county commissioner in Umatilla County, Oregon, reported a racist letter attacking him, but a police investigation found that he wrote the thing himself.  County commission candidate Jonathan Lopez told police that he received an intimidating letter on June 23. The Umatilla County District Attorney's Office immediately launched an investigation, but the final determination did not make Lopez look very good, and that's for sure.

If America Is So Racist, Why Are There So Many Race Hoaxes?  As I wrote nearly three years ago:  "Perhaps the second greatest libel — and certainly the most widespread — is that America is a racist country that oppresses its minorities and women.  We can call it the American Libel."  (The greatest libel was the infamous blood libel, the fabricated charge spread in Europe for hundreds of years by Christian anti-Semites that Jews kill Christian children to use their blood to bake matzos — unleavened bread — for Passover.)  But if America is so racist, why are there so many race hoaxes?  Virtually every time we read about a swastika painted on a door, or a noose hanging from a tree to taunt blacks, it turns out to be either a false alarm or, more frequently, a hoax.  Here are a dozen examples: [...]

Putting Out the Fire With Lighter Fluid.  After race car driver Bubba Wallace's NooseCAR debacle last week, it would have taken somebody truly dumb and publicity-crazed to breathe life into this week's even more absurd hate-crime allegation: biracial 18-year-old Althea Bernstein's assertion that four "classic Wisconsin frat boys" squirted lighter fluid on her and set her ablaze by tossing a lighter into her car in downtown Madison, Wis., during an Antifa riot.  While nobody in the national press has dared express any skepticism about this hilariously unlikely tale, it hadn't been getting the giant push that would have been expected if anybody of any importance were convinced this whopper were true. [...] Frat boys setting a semi-black girl on fire in super-liberal Madison is, obviously, Tawana Brawley/Jackie Coakley-level hate hoaxery, a silly teenager's attempt to improvise an excuse for being where she shouldn't have been.

Hoaxed by #FakeNoose again.  You are being lied to, America.  Again and again and again.  Hysterical journalists are in on The Big Hoax.  Simpering politicians in both parties are in on The Big Hoax.  Celebrity opportunists are in on The Big Hoax.  Stop letting them get away with it.  Stop bowing and scraping every time they attempt a new smear — or recycle an old one.  Stop panicking.  Stop caring so much about what names they call you, what racial privilege they accuse you of, and what societal guilt they try to impose on you.  Newsflash:  This is 2020, not 1920.

Civil Rights Mural Defaced In Philly With Racist Language — By A Black Man.  Last month, a mural in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania featuring Civil Rights icon Cecil B. Moore was defaced with racist graffiti.  Local residents were outraged at the vandalism, which feature a racial slur.  Chris Jackson, who lives in the neighborhood, said he was "baffled" by the crime.  "I don't know why they did that right there, what they did is crazy," he said.  Jackson, however, seemed suspicious of the vandalism from the beginning, saying "The timing, it's Black History Month.  It's a nice, black area.  It's just not adding up."

Black Couple Who Reported Racist Pro-Trump Graffiti On Vehicles Charged With Insurance Fraud.  An African-American couple pulled their best Jussie Smollet impression by attacking their own car and blaming it on the Trumpers! [...] We all know how much the media loves racism and how relevant the coronavirus is so why didn't the mainstream media touch this?  This selective outrage on a consistent basis has the majority of our population in the dark.  That's why they failed to report that this was just another huge race hoax.

Senegalese migrant staged fake 'racist' attack by stabbing himself.  The incident occurred last July when Sadio Camara, a 27-year-old Senegalese national, arrived at the hospital reception center with a serious cut to his throat, claiming that he was on his way home from a migrant reception center when two men out of nowhere approached him, shouted racist insults at him, and attacked him with a knife, Il Giornale reports. [...] The 27-year-old Senegalese migrant then went on to say that the two men stuffed him into their vehicle and drove him to an area where they tossed him into a ditch, where he would spend the entire night.  Following several months of investigation, the migrant's story began to fall apart piece by piece as gave more and more conflicting information to police.

Airline Pilot Charged with Faking Hate Crime of Writing Racist 'Trump' Graffiti.  A liberal Florida man who works as an airline pilot (well, worked, anyway) has been charged with faking a hate crime after he was found to be the one writing fake pro-Trump and racist graffiti at a Tallahassee airport.  James Dees, 53, was arrested after admitting to police that he was the one that perpetrated the graffiti up to eleven times over the last year at the Tallahassee International Airport.

He told police he was stabbed for being Jewish.  Then his Apple Watch caught him in a lie.  A 26-year-old man faked his own stabbing at the West Bloomfield synagogue where he worked and then reported he was attacked because of his Jewish faith, authorities say.  Now Sean Samitt is facing a felony charge of filing a false police report, according to West Bloomfield Police. [...] Police said Samitt admitted to making up the attack and said he lost consciousness and accidentally stabbed himself while he was washing dishes at the synagogue.  He said he lied about the incident because he was being harassed at work about his medical condition.  The second story also turned out to be fabricated, police said.  Officers were able to obtain information from Samitt's cellphone health application that was synced to his Apple Watch, confirming he did not lose consciousness.  Samitt then admitted to intentionally stabbing himself.

Top 10 Most Bizarre Viral Hoaxes of 2019.  [#7] In June, state representative Erica Thomas posted to social media that a "white man" told her to "go back to where she came from."  The mainstream media promptly reacted by blaming President Trump for the alleged grocery store spat. [...] [#8] A sixth-grade black student at a private Virginia middle school claimed that three of her white classmates forcibly cut off her dreadlocks, sparking another hoax hate crime — which was also promulgated by Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).  While the student has since admitted that she made the story up, Tlaib, on the other hand, has reportedly not issued a correction or deleted her tweet regarding the incident.

Kansas officer resigned after he 'fabricated' McDonald's coffee cup [incident]: police chief.  A Kansas police chief who called out a local McDonald's — after one of his officers claimed he was served a cup of coffee with a vulgar and insulting message attached — said Monday the officer has resigned after fabricating the incident.  Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday confirmed the unnamed officer made up the story about being given a coffee cup with "F-----g pig" written on it.  The incident caused a stir on social media over the weekend and resulted in criticism of the fast-food giant.

Viral Story of 13-Year-Old Being Attacked for Supporting Trump Exposed as Hoax.  Last week, a story describing a brutal attack on a 13-year-old boy went viral when his mother took to Twitter claiming that he was beaten because he supports President Donald Trump.  But new revelations indicate that the woman's claims were inaccurate.  On Christmas Day, a user going by the name of Jennifer tweeted a picture of her child with a bloody nose and claimed he was assaulted because he was white and a supporter of the president.

Trans Hate Crime Story False — Video Shows the Dude in a Dress Was the Aggressor.  A Seattle-area trans bus rider who was said to be the victim of a hate crime was actually the aggressor.

Surprise, Surprise, The Latest College Racism Claim Turns Out To Be A Hoax.  On November 16, two CNN reporters wrote about a student protest at Syracuse University over a series of alleged racist incidents on campus.  Competent readers will note that every instance of alleged racism on college campuses has turned out to be a hoax, yet media outlets still jump at every accusation.  The latest allegation claims that a swastika was found painted on a wall, an unknown student was shouting racial epithets, more racist graffiti was found, and a racist manifesto was sent to several students' cellphones.  Syracuse University is, of course, a liberal college campus located in one of the most liberal states in America, yet its students maintain it is a hotbed of racism.

Lessons From a Media Moron.  [Scroll down]  Of course, everyone on the right who isn't a coward when it comes to race pegged the hair-razing tale for what it was — another phony hate crime.  And you know what?  It was such an obvious fake, I'm fairly certain a good many journalists and editors who reported on the non-incident kinda knew. [...] But they knew the game, and the rules of the game are that more people will read the fake accusation as it's shoved down the public's throat for three straight days than will read the tiny correction that'll run in the comics section right under Family Circus, or online way at the bottom of the page below the ad for the miracle age-reversal cream.  These professional fraudsters also know that the majority of news sites don't link updates to archived pieces.

12-Year-old black girl apologizes for concocting race hoax — now it's the left-wing media's turn.  Earlier last week, a 12-year-old student in Virginia accused three unnamed boys of knocking her down at the school playground slide, covering her mouth, and cutting off her dreadlocks while saying things like "you're ugly, you shouldn't have been born, you have ugly nappy hair."  When I covered the story, I was confident that it was a hoax.  There were some red flags.  Typically, 12-year-olds don't use the playground slide any longer, particularly alone.  Covering someone's mouth seems to muffle people's cries only in the movies.  Additionally, the school said there are adults with the students at all times.  The addition of the term "nappy" seemed like a "Smollett" (a forced detail in order to bolster a claim of racism).  I'm not sure 6th-grade white boys run around using that term.  But until "nappy" was introduced, this was a case of a few boys bullying a girl, and for the purposes of this agenda-driven hoax, that wouldn't do.  "Nappy" had to be included to ensure that this incident would be seen the way they wanted it to be seen.

To hide the fact they amplified another race hate hoax:
NY Times Removes Race Context After Black Girl Admits Faking Hate Crime.  After a 12-year-old African-American girl admitted she lied about a group of white boys cutting off her dreadlocks, the New York Times decided to strip the fact that the accused were "white" from its follow up headline. [...] In the vast majority of these media reports, the fact that the boys were white was included in the headline.  It subsequently emerged that Allen had faked the entire story, with her grandparents today apologizing to those falsely accused.  However, in the media reports that carried the update to the story, the fact that the entire narrative was predicated on the incident being a racist hate crime was stripped from the story.

Black high school [sic] student, 12, who accused three of her male white classmates of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks, admits that she made it up.  Amari Allen, 12, claimed she was held down by three boys who cut her hair off at their $12,000-a-year school.  She also gave a tearful interview about it afterwards and said they called her hair 'ugly' and 'nappy', a racist term that is used to derogatorily describe African American women's hair.  They also shared photos of her uneven hair after the alleged incident.  On Monday [9/30/2019], however, the child's family issued a statement to it was false and to apologize to the boys.

Hoax: Girl who accused white boys of cutting dreadlocks at Pence school admits she made it up.  The family of a sixth-grade girl who accused three white boys at her private Christian school in Virginia of forcibly cutting her dreadlocks last week said Monday [9/30/2019] that the allegations were false.  In separate statements released by Immanuel Christian School, where Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen Pence teaches art, head of school Stephen Danish and the family of 12-year-old Amari Allen said the widely reported incident was fabricated.

Black Virginia 6th grader who claimed white classmates cut off dreadlocks made story up, family says.  A Virginia sixth grader who claimed three of her white male classmates held her down and cut off her dreadlocks is now saying she made up the entire story.  Amari Allen, an African-American 12-year-old who attends Immanuel Christian School in Springfield — a private school where second lady Karen Pence teaches art — reported the alleged incident last week.  She told several media outlets that three boys at school pinned her down and cut off her hair, and local police opened an investigation.  "They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly," she told WRC-TV.  "They put their hands over my mouth.  They put my hands behind my back.  And they started cutting my hair and saying it was ugly."

Falling For Racist Hoaxes Is A Symptom Of Self-Loathing.  Another in a long string of racist hoaxes has come to light this week.  The story of a 12-year-old girl at a Virginia Christian school, who alleged that three white boys pinned her down, insulted her, and cut off some of her dreadlocks, has turned out to be false, after the girl admitted she made the entire incident up.  This particular case had the added bonus of taking place at the school where Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, teaches.  And the media could not wait to leap to their assumed priors about what they view as the bigotry of the second family.  It was perfect.  Too perfect.  Such cases have become commonplace in recent years, perhaps the most celebrated being the well-choreographed hate crime hoax by actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago.  And as it turns out, these fake racist incidents are exceedingly common.

When was the last time such a case was NOT a hoax?
Sixth-grade girl recants accusation that white classmates cut her dreadlocks.  Last week the 12-year-old girl told multiple media outlets that three of her sixth-grade classmates at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield called her hair "ugly" while they assaulted her at recess.  The girl is African American and said her attackers were white.

Ex-football player accused of pulling a 'Jussie Smollett' in Georgia.  A former tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was arrested for trashing his Georgia restaurant and making it appear he was the victim of a hate crime, authorities said.  Edawn Louis Coughman, 31, was charged Wednesday with masterminding the Jussie Smollett-reminiscent crime at his Lawrenceville business so he could collect from his insurance company and still sell the undamaged appliances he'd claimed were stolen.  Coughman used a yellow crowbar to make it look like a break-in and black spray paint to write "racially-motivated words, swastikas, and 'MAGA' " on the property, the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a press release.

More Fake MAGA Hate — Georgia Business Owner Busted Creating Fake Hate Crime.  Ex-NFL football player Edawn Coughman, 31 of Buford Georgia owns several pizza and ice-cream restaurants.  When police responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person and break-in they discovered Mr. Coughman had just staged a burglary and vandalism of his own business, including the spray painting of "Monkey", "MAGA" and Swastikas on the walls.

Witness: Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas is the One Who Said 'Go Back Where You Came From' During Publix Dust-Up.  An employee who witnessed part of the heated dispute between Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas and Eric Sparkes in a Publix express lane, told a Cobb County officer that she didn't hear Sparkes tell the Thomas to "go back where you came from," according to the Cobb County police report.  The employee told the police that it was Thomas herself who "continuously" used the phrase, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The latest pathetic chapter in CNN's quest to 'prove' Trump is a racist.  As LU's Howard Portnoy noted yesterday [7/21/2019], the first of what are likely to be a rash of stories in which "a person of color claims that he was told by a person of pallor to go back where he came from" occurred over the weekend.  The alleged victim, who has since walked back her accusation, is a black Georgia state lawmaker named Erica Thomas, whose title instantly catapulted the story to national news status.  The alleged perpetrator is a white man who was standing behind her in a grocery checkout line.  Enter CNN, which is never slow to jump on liberal bandwagons.  The network posted an "open casting call" to its Facebook page asking "immigrants" who have been victimized by Donald Trump or his policies to come forward and share their stories.

Subway rider lied about anti-gay attack, was actually the aggressor: cops.  Cops say the 25-year-old, who has not been identified, set upon the two men at the Chambers St. station in Tribeca while on an uptown A train.  They had gotten into a verbal altercation before things got physical, the young man originally alleged.  Police interviewed multiple people, however, who witnessed the incident and said the straphanger was the aggressor.

Man sentenced in burning of church painted with 'Vote Trump'.  A member of an African American church in Mississippi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for burning the church, which was also spray painted with "Vote Trump" a week before the 2016 presidential election.

The Editor says...
That headline is misleading, because the AP left out several important details.  The whole thing was a fake hate crime.  He was a black criminal trying to cover his tracks.  It had nothing to do with voting for Trump.

Hate Hoaxes:  Rise of Fake "Hate Crimes".  Fake hate crimes have increased since the election of Trump, with many laying blame on Trump supporters, helping the Left portray Trump and his supporters as racists, anti-Semites, white nationalists, homophobes, transphobes (fear of transgendered people), Islamophobes, and xenophobes.  The Left, news media, and Hollywood celebrities have fueled the lies by not vetting information or waiting for the facts to unfold.

The Fake News 'Surge' in Hate Crimes.  Kentucky State University professor Wilfred Reilly, author of a new book called "Hate Crime Hoax," goes further than mere skepticism about an alleged rise in hate crimes. [...] The Jussie Smollett case represents just one recent hate crime hoax.  For his book, Reilly examined 409 fake hate crimes that garnered media attention in the last five years.  "In major cases, almost all of them have been hoaxes,' he says.  'The number of hate crime hoaxes actually exceeds the number of convictions.  The majority of these high-profile incidents never happened.'"

The Truth Behind America's Dangerous Hate Crime Hoax Culture.  For those of you who trust the Establishment Media 100%, chances are you are currently living under the illusion/delusion that hate crimes in Trump's America are rising at a pace never before seen.  NOT TRUE.  In fact, what is actually 'exploding' in this regard are hate crime hoaxes and some widespread manipulation of the statistical data.

Black church member pleads guilty in 'Vote Trump' arson.  A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan "Vote Trump," a week before the 2016 presidential election.

Hate Crime Hoaxes and Why They Happen.  Our nation is not racked with hate crimes.  When people in positions of power or visibility say that it is, they should be rebuked for it.  I have done a great deal of research on hate crimes in America, and the tragically underreported fact is that an enormous number of such incidents reported over the past decades turn out to have been hoaxes.  While Jussie Smollett's case transfixed the nation, it is merely the most recent of a long line of politically motivated fake bias crimes.  It's difficult to think of a more compelling task for American scholars than to point out the dangerous lies behind this invented crisis.

Muslim hate crimes hoaxes.  People lie.  And too many Muslim opportunists deceive in order to distract and divide.  Just two weeks ago, an alleged hate crime fell apart after a 22-year-old Muslim man admitted he had "exaggerated" an assault in a Durham, Ontario park restroom.  Canadian police dropped charges against a 57-year-old man whom the Muslim man claimed had shouted anti-Muslim epithets and punched him in the face.  "We could have charged him with obstructing police or mischief and he was cautioned for those two offences," a police official told the Toronto Sun.  But the faker escaped without punishment.

Our Queer Decline.  [Nikki] Joly had organized the first gay festival in the otherwise conservative town of Jackson, Michigan.  She had spent the past two decades pushing to bring LGBTQ rights to Jackson; finally succeeding in 2017, with the passage of a "nondiscrimination law" which, in effect, institutionalized discrimination against the heteronormative.  Joly had won, and yet, according to friends, she was frustrated that the passage of the law was not met with vocal protests by the conservative people of Jackson.  Joly was, friends say, disappointed that the residents of Jackson weren't more upset about having their way of life and traditional values plowed under.  Itching for a fight, Joly was also irritated that the gay pride parade and festival she suffered Jackson to endure was not met with sufficient controversy to provoke the attention she wanted.  So, Joly did what any good social revolutionary would do to fan the flames of discontent:  she orchestrated a hoax.

The Left's Hate-Crime Hoax Machine.  Hoax hate crimes belong to a larger category of ideologically motivated hoaxes, meant to sway public opinion and impact policy and legislation.  There are broadly three types of ideological hoaxes. [...] The third type is the fake hate crime.  They are meant to prove the existence of violent bigots who attack the heroic victims, such as Jussie Smollett, Mathew Shepherd, and Tyler Clementi.  These function as morality tales, with a victim hero and a religious martyr who proves the existence of endemic hate and violence.  At the center exists the brave innocent who suffered for all our sins.  These, by eliciting pity, prove victimhood and the harms of homophobia, racism, and sexism.  Taken together these hoaxes represent a large-scale, coordinated campaign of misinformation and cultural lies.

Yet another the crime hoax at yet another expensive college.  So far as I can tell, no national media have picked up the story of the arrest of Ajani Arthur, a black student at Goucher College (tuition: $43,440) who allegedly created graffiti that "depicted swastikas, the letters 'KKK' and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur."  A previous incident last November, one floor below where the current graffiti were found and attributed to Arthur, said, "all 'n------' on campus would be killed."  The U.K. Daily Mail is doing the job that the American national media refuse to do, with the most extensive coverage of the fraud (though local media, including the Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, and the alleged perp's hometown paper, along with the College Fix, managed to take notice).  A Google search for Goucher College yields no note of the incident at all.

'Hate crime' against S.C. mayor turns out to be pollen.  The mayor of a small town in South Carolina remains adamant that she was targeted in a hate crime despite police determining that the yellow substance found all over the car was pollen.  Darnell Byrd McPherson, the mayor of Lamar, told Newsweek that she filed a police report on Feb. 7 claiming that a "yellow, sticky substance" had been found all over her's and her husband's cars.

Trees commit hate crime.  On February 18, Darnell Byrd-McPherson, mayor of Lamar, South Carolina, population 987, told the world that she was the victim of a hate crime.  Someone had spread a yellow substance on her two cars in the middle of the night.  The mayor, who is African-American, was puzzled by this.  "I have a good reputation.  I have never been subjected to something like this," she told Newsweek.  Police investigated and discovered the culprit.  Trees.  The trees spread pollen on the cars.

The Mythical Rise in White Supremacist Violence.  [A]s President Trump said during his SOTU address, African-American unemployment stands at its lowest rate ever.  The resultant increase in prosperity will make it more difficult for the Democrats to stir unrest.  Thus, they need to create a new source of concern among blacks, and have hit upon the fiction of metastasizing white supremacy and violence against minorities.  Predictably, the media has enthusiastically abetted this strategy.  Indeed, it is why they were so willing to run with the preposterous Jussie Smollett story and a long list of equally absurd hate crime hoaxes perpetrated since Donald Trump became President.  It is why we are increasingly subjected to editorials in the major "news" publications claiming that killings perpetrated by "right-wing extremists" are on the rise and that this alleged increase coincides with the Trump era.

Yes, 'This Is America, 2019'.  [Scroll down]  Yet, in fact, there is no evidence in the past that false reports (some lists of such fake hate crimes put the number at around 400) have had such an effect — either on spiking real hate crimes, suppressing reporting, discouraging police investigations, or preventing even more race-crime hoaxes.  As Heather Mac Donald has recently once again noted, the 2017 upswing in reported hate crimes from the prior year may well be largely because an additional 1,000 police agencies were for the first time reporting such crimes.  Mac Donald also notes that a "hate crime" — a micro percentage of reported violent crime — is narrowly defined not to include general interracial violent victimization, a category in which African-Americans on average commit 85 percent of such crimes.

Another Hate Hoax That the Left Recently Promoted.  Now that we are in the Age of the Hate Hoax, it is valuable to look closer at a recent "anti-Semitic" temple attack that the Left initially promoted as more proof of the evils of Trump and White nationalists.  They promoted it — until it turned out that the vandal who attacked the Jewish house of worship was a (i) Black (ii) LGBT (iii) Obama supporter.  Then the media dropped it like an Acme anvil in a Looney Tunes cartoon:  Anti-Semitic attack?  What anti-Semitic attack?

Hate Hoax:  Prosecutors Charge LGBT Activist with Burning Down [His/Her] Own Home with Pets Inside.  Michigan prosecutors say Nikki Joly, a longtime LGBT activist, set fire to her home and killed her pets due to resentment from subsiding controversy over the enactment of nondiscrimination legislation he advocated for.  The Detroit News reported Monday that law enforcement charge Joly, a transgender man from Jackson, Michigan, burned down her own home, killing five pets inside, in what was initially investigated by the FBI as an alleged hate crime in 2017.

Jackson gay rights leader accused of burning down own home.  When the home of Nikki Joly burned down in 2017, killing five pets, the FBI investigated it as a hate crime.  After all, the transgender man and gay rights activist had received threats after having a banner year in this conservative town.  In the prior six months, he helped open the city's first gay community center, organized the first gay festival and, after 18 years of failed attempts, helped lead a bruising battle for an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays.

Hate crime hoaxes, like Jussie Smollett's alleged attack, are more common than you think.  A great many hate crime stories turn out to be hoaxes.  Simply looking at what happened to the most widely reported hate crime stories over the past 4-5 years illustrates this:  not only the Smollett case but also the Yasmin Seweid, Air Force Academy, Eastern Michigan, Wisconsin-Parkside, Kean College, Covington Catholic, and "Hopewell Baptist burning" racial scandals all turned out to be fakes.  And, these cases are not isolated outliers.  Doing research for a book, Hate Crime Hoax, I was able to easily put together a data set of 409 confirmed hate hoaxes.  An overlapping but substantially different list of 348 hoaxes exists at fakehatecrimes.org, and researcher Laird Wilcox put together another list of at least 300 in his still-contemporary book Crying Wolf.  To put these numbers in context, a little over 7,000 hate crimes were reported by the FBI in 2017 and perhaps 8-10% of these are widely reported enough to catch the eye of a national researcher.

The Reason People Fake Hate Crimes.  The frequency with which hoaxes are occurring is increasing.  It's easy to simply blame the fetishization of victimhood by the left elevating being a victim to the status of something to aspire to.  It's true, but it's only part of the story.  Not all hate crime hoaxes involve physical attacks.  As real bigotry began to fade, the industry created to combat it had a choice:  accept victory and go find new jobs, or move the goalposts and double down on the fundraising.  They chose option two.  They created "microaggressions" and "bias incidents" to inflate the numbers of "hate crimes."  And the hoaxes helped too.

High Ties and Misdemeanors.  [Scroll down]  I believe the concept of "hate crimes" is an oxymoron.  If you assault or murder someone it's fair to assume it was out of improper animus.  Adding a kicker for "hate" in which attacks on certain classes of people result in enhanced sentences strikes me as an improper "thought crime" punishment, inconsistent with constitutional law.  In any event, the laws on hate crimes seem to be as selectively enforced as the crimes of mishandling and leaking classified material and attempting to overthrow the president.  Here too the press plays an important part, demonizing the President's supporters, and downplaying or not reporting hate crimes against them while regularly magnifying defamatory and false accusations against them.

Trump's Presidency Triggered a Wave of Fake Hate Crimes.  Jussie Smollett's fake hate crime blaming Trump supporters has now been exposed as a hate crime of its own.  And, as it turns out, we've seen this movie before. [...] The pattern is clear.  In an ongoing effort to discredit President Trump and white conservative males, the bizarro left loves to fabricate stories that portray themselves as victims of hate.  It's a shameful practice that borders on mental illness.  The pattern became noticeable during Trump's run 2016 run for the presidency.  It was so bad the Daily Caller labeled 2016 as "The Year of The Hoax Hate Crime."

Hoax Victimology — and the Search for the Black Cat at Midnight.  The Jussie Smollett matter is riveting.  The rush to judgment is exactly the hallmark of the Left — rushing to convict Brett M. Kavanaugh based on lies, [...] lies, and more [...] lies.  Rushing to convict the Duke lacrosse players.  Rushing to convict the rapist of Lena Dunham for a rape that never happened.  Rushing to convict a Columbia University student, even as he was shamed and disgraced publicly by "The Mattress Girl," with Columbia University ultimately having to settle with him.  Rushing to convict the University of Virginia fraternity.  Rushing to convict the people accused by Al Sharpton over Tawana Brawley.  Rushing to believe the Ferguson Michael Brown "Hands up, Don't Shoot!" lie and racing to convict a good police officer.  Rushing to convict more good police officers in Baltimore over the Freddie Gray lies.  And the Trayvon Martin lies.  Rushing to convict Nick Sandmann.

15 Recent Hate Crime Hoaxes That Might Make You Suspect There's A Trend.  You might remember a few other hoaxes over recent years.  Smollett's hoax reminds one of the failing talk show host, Morton Downey Jr.  In the late 1980s, he attempted to revive public attention by falsely claiming to have been attacked by neo-Nazis.  Maybe you remember the Duke University lacrosse team being falsely accused of attacking an African-American exotic dancer.  Or, more recently, you might remember a gay man falsely accusing Whole Foods of decorating his cake with the slur, "fag."  We should also remember a recent video of a child being separated from his mother at the border that turned out to be a hoax.  The Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle likewise had its share of hoaxes.  Such hoaxes are becoming common, even epidemic.

Here are 50 campus hate-crime hoaxes The College Fix has covered since 2012.  Two weeks before the Jussie Smollett case was revealed to be a hoax, The College Fix pretty much called it out as such.  How did we know?  Because we've seen it before.  A lot.  For the past seven years, we've chronicled dozens of similar examples nationwide on college campuses or perpetrated by students.  In sum, more than 50 and counting.

Regular Order.  The fake hate crimes tend to crop up in the places where real ones are least likely to happen but where people are most eager to have them happen in order to affirm their own petty hatreds, which means the socially segregated spaces occupied by the social-justice Left, college campuses prominent among them.  In November, Goucher College was convulsed by a series of threats against black students and racist graffiti, which turned out to be the work of a hoaxer, Fynn Arthur, a black student and member of the lacrosse team who was charged with a criminal offense in the matter.

Media Narrative of "Catholic MAGA high schoolers mob Native American elder" doesn't hold up to video scrutiny.  The internet blew up over a (as it turns out) heavily-edited clip of white male Catholic March for Life high schoolers apparently taunting, mocking, and otherwise behaving badly toward a Native American elder.  Even many on the right condemned the MAGA hat-wearing boys for their perceived vile behavior.  The problem?  We didn't get the whole story, and many people, including those on the left, are now expressing their regret at jumping too readily to condemn these boys.  As it turns out and in the true spirit of "unexpectedly," there is much more to this story than we were first treated to in the initial reports.

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Fake Hate In Dallas?  Hijabbed Muslima Claims She Was Violently Assaulted For Being Muslim & Passersby Helped Attacker.  None of them spoke to police about this assault?  Surely they will corroborate Jenan Ayesh's story, won't they?  Or will this eventually be revealed as yet another fake hate crime designed to buttress the risible claim that Muslims are subjected to wholesale harassment and persecution in the United States?

Cops Bust Two More Campus Hate Hoaxers.  You to have to wonder when college students and officials will stop working themselves into foaming rage when "racist" graffiti and letters show up on campus.  Inevitably, the students march, claim they feel unsafe, and cry uncontrollably.  Campus deans unbosom anodyne bromides about racism and diversity.  And just inevitably, the hate graffiti or letters or whatever turn out to be hoaxes, just as they did in the last week or so when cops in Des Moines, Iowa, and Towson, Maryland, collared two campus hate-hoaxers.

Goucher College student charged in race hoax: 'He has a lot of built-up anger'.  A biracial student at Goucher College near Baltimore has been charged after confessing to targeting himself and several other black students with racist graffiti, police said.

Black College Lacrosse Player Scrawled N-Word, KKK, Swastika Targeting Himself.  Fynn Ajani Arthur, 21, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly scrawling "KKK," swastikas and "I'm gonna kill all n****rs" across Goucher College campus.  Arthur reportedly wrote the numbers of several dorm rooms along with his threats, one of which was his own.

Drake University student admits to race hoax.  A Drake University student is facing harassment charges after officials say she authored multiple racist notes that sparked a campuswide rally last month.  The 18-year-old female, who initially claimed to be a victim, later admitted to authorities that she authored at least one of the notes, though officials are confident she penned a total of four found in campus dorm rooms, a Drake spokesman told the Des Moines Register.

Nooses Found Near Mississippi State Capitol Turn Out To Be Democrat 'Protest'.  A group of nooses discovered hanging off trees near the Mississippi state Capitol were not a warning from a white supremacist group, but rather a "protest" by leftists against Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith.  Mainstream media organizations melted down on Monday after a number of nooses were found hanging in the vicinity of the capitol building, strung from trees as part of a "message" campaign — though the Associated Press, which first reported the story, didn't give much more information about the "message" the nooses were trying to send, only that it was one of "hate."

Kansas State student admits to posting racist note on own door.  A racist note posted on a student's front door at Kansas State University was placed there by the student himself, police said Thursday [11/8/2018], marking the school's second race hoax in the past year.

St. Thomas Officials Investigate Report of Racist Message Left in Dorm.  School leaders at St. Thomas say the university is actively investigating a racist message allegedly left on a student's door in a dormitory Friday [10/19/2018].  A letter to students, faculty and staff sent Sunday from President Julie Sullivan, Ph.D, and Richard Plumb, Ph.D, the school's Executive Vice President and Provost, stated the message was left in Brady Hall. [...] The letter said any student found to be involved in the alleged incident "will be referred through the student conduct process and subject to sanctions up to and including expulsion."

The Editor says...
This already sounds like a fake hate crime.

Fabricating Hate Crimes Is a Byproduct of Victimhood Ideology on College Campuses.  Anna Ayers, a student government leader at Ohio University, reported finding threatening messages in the drawer of her desk a few weeks ago.  Ayers, an LGBT student, said the three notes were "hateful, harassing," according to The Post Athens, a student-run news outlet, and made specific attacks on her sexual identity.  "Senate will never be the same for me," Ayers told The Post of the notes, the first of which she said appeared Sept. 27 in her desk at the Student Senate. [...] The incident caused a stir on campus.  The problem was, that stir was based on a lie.  Police quickly concluded that no hate crime had taken place, and that Ayers actually had written the notes to herself.

Ohio University Student Charged After Claiming She Received Death Threats, Which She Sent To Herself.  The latest in a long string of hate-crime hoaxes comes from Ohio, where a woman claimed she received death threats — only for police to discover she sent the threats to herself.  Anna Ayers, a journalism major and a member of the Student Senate at Ohio University, claimed she found two of the threatening notes — one of which contained a death threat — in her desk drawer at her office in the Student Senate Office.  She said she also found a "hateful, harassing" message at her residence that used a derogatory term in reference to her being a member of the LGBT community, according to the student newspaper The Post Athens.  Ayers was also on the Post's publishing board and a former columnist.

Student charged for allegedly making false anti-LGBT threats against herself.  An Ohio University student has been charged with a misdemeanor after police say she made "false alarms" against herself.  Ohio University student-run newspaper The Post reported that the threats "expressed extreme hatred... because of who I am."

Ohio University Student Senate member charged with making fake anti-LGBTQ threats.  An LGBTQ commissioner of the Ohio University Student Senate Appropriations Commission was arrested Monday [10/8/2018] for allegedly sending herself fake hate messages.  Anna Ayers, a senior studying journalism, has been charged with three counts of making false alarms after campus police determined she posted the threats herself prior to reporting them.

Woman fabricates story that teens yell 'Trump 2016,' leave hateful note on car: police.  A woman was taken into custody after police say she fabricated a story about a Trump-related hate crime on Long Island.  On Friday [9/14/2018], 19-year-old Adwoa Lewis gave detectives a written statement stating she was driving home on Sept. 2 when four teenagers confronted her, police said.  Lewis alleged the teens yelled "Trump 2016!" and said she didn't belong here, according to authorities.  She further claimed she parked her car in front of her house, and when she woke up, she found a slashed tire and a note on her car that stated, "Go home," said police.

Children made up story about white man urinating on black child: police.  A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, police said.  Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday, Aug. 24 said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday [8/22/2018].  Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.

Army clears Baptist chaplain accused of discriminating against lesbian couple.  The Army has exonerated a decorated Fort Bragg chaplain and his assistant after they were accused of discrimination against a same-sex couple.  The chaplain — Army Maj. Scott Squires — and Sgt. Kacie Griffin, his assistant, had been facing dereliction of duty charges for declining to lead a marriage retreat that included a same-sex couple.  "We are grateful that the Army has rejected and abandoned these baseless charges," First Liberty Institute attorney Mike Berry told the "Todd Starnes Radio Show."  "The United States military is no place for anti-religious hostility against its own military chaplains," said Berry, who is representing both the chaplain and the assistant.  "Chaplains like Scott Squires and Kacie Griffin do not have to give up their First Amendment rights in order to serve their fellow soldiers."

Thousands Sign Petition Asking to Free Innocent Cop Wrongfully Convicted By Leftist Politics.  Officer Daniel Holtzclaw was a 27-year-old hardworking, dedicated police officer.  He worked in a high-crime area and he was engaged in proactive policing.  This means that Daniel made a lot of stops and arrests.  This also means that he made a lot of people angry, annoyed and vengeful.  True to form, an angry woman made a complaint against him for stopping her.  For those of you unfamiliar with policing and complaints, the two go hand-in-hand.  An overwhelming majority of complaints against officers are unfounded, foul crap.  About 92% of the complaints against officers are in this category. [...] In fact, no evidence existed to corroborate the outrageous complaint.  And Daniel vehemently denied this craziness. [...] Daniel will never be made whole again; after all, false accusations cause irreparable harm.  But he can at least get a second trial and chance to live his life.  If he doesn't, he will die in prison.

Another waiter lying about bigotry.  The world as we know it collapsed briefly this weekend when waiter Khalil Cavil in Odessa, Texas, scribbled, "We don't tip terrorist," on a receipt and claimed a couple had left it.  Matthew Martinez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ignored earlier waiter hoaxes of a similar nature, and went with the story, [...] They would have you believe that someone was stupid enough to write that and use a traceable credit card to identify them.  Martinez and his editors ignored the November 26, 2013, report, "Couple Denies Leaving Anti-Gay Note in Lieu of Tip, Says It's a Scam."  That was waitress Dayna Morales.  Martinez and his editors ignored the February 27, 2017, report, "Lawyer:  Waitress showered in cash after 'don't tip black people' story a fraud."  The was waitress Kelly Carter.  Martinez and his editors ignored the May 24, 2014, report, "Man accused of leaving racist receipt at Red Lobster sues waitress, restaurant."  That was waitress Toni Christina Jenkins.

Please, Please, Please Stop Reporting on Viral Receipt Stories.  Most recently, outlets as varied as the Washington Post, USA Today, HuffPo, the Dallas Morning News, Associated Press, Fox News, and CBS News, all reported on a Facebook post from Odessa, Texas, waiter named Khalil Cavill.  The 20-year-old posted a picture of a receipt he received while working at Saltgrass Steak House in which his first name was circled and "We don't tip terrorist" was written next to it.  Cavill is Christian, but wrote that he was "sick to my stomach" and said he was sharing it "because I want people to understand that this is racism, and this hatred still exists."  The restaurant stood up for Cavill and banned the customer, earning applause from Muslim civil rights organizations like CAIR.  But less than a week later, Cavill admitted that he forged the racist note.  Cavill was fired, and Saltgrass Steak House apologized to the customer and invited him back for a free meal.

The Editor says...
One free meal?  That's it?  After being falsely accused and banned from the restaurant, the least they could do is let him eat there absolutely free of charge for the rest of his life — assuming that he would ever return to Saltgrass, which I certainly wouldn't.  (I've never been there.)

Waiter admits making up story about customer who called him a terrorist and didn't tip.  A waiter at a West Texas steakhouse has admitted that he made up a story about a customer who didn't tip him and called him a terrorist on the receipt.  In a statement Monday, Saltgrass Steak House's chief operating officer, Terry Tunney, said the company learned "that our employee fabricated the entire story" after investigating the incident further.  "Racism of any form is intolerable. ... Falsely accusing someone of racism is equally disturbing," he said.  After those remarks were published, 20-year-old Khalil Cavil admitted that the story was a hoax, telling the Odessa American that he had written "We don't Tip Terrorist" on the receipt.  A pic

Waiter made up story about 'racist' tipper: restaurant.  A Texas restaurant server cooked up a steaming-hot hoax when he claimed a racist patron stiffed him and wrote "We don't tip terrorist" on their bill, according to a new report.  "After further investigation, we have learned that our employee fabricated the entire story," Saltgrass Steak House COO Terry Turney said Monday in a statement to the Odessa American newspaper.  "The customer has been contacted and invited back to our restaurant to dine on us.  Racism of any form is intolerable, and we will always act swiftly should it occur in any of our establishments.  Falsely accusing someone of racism is equaling disturbing."

He Just Admitted To Everything.  A waiter has now admitted to posting the racist note on a receipt that went insanely viral.

Waiter Admits Faking Viral Racist Note On Receipt.  A Texas waiter who claimed to have been stiffed by a racist customer now admits he made the whole thing up.  Saltgrass Steak House waiter Khalil Cavil went viral after posting a Facebook picture of a racist note that Cavil claimed a customer had left on the receipt, in lieu of a tip.  "I don't tip terrorist," the note read, alongside a circle of Cavil's name.  Cavil's Facebook post racked up thousands of shares and earned sympathetic coverage in The Washington Post and HuffPost, which were forced to post corrections atop their stories on Monday [7/23/2018] after Cavil admitted he fabricated the viral note.

Houston Police:  Teen's story about being abducted by white supremacists wasn't true.  Houston police say there is no evidence to support the claims made by a teenager that white supremacists abducted him, injured him and threatened him.  We first brought you this story last month when 13-year-old Zavion Parker claimed he was grabbed by an adult and four young men after stepping off his school bus.

Ex-Sacred Heart student who claimed rape admits she made it all up.  A young Long Island woman who spent over a year insisting that she was raped by two Sacred Heart University football players officially admitted in court Tuesday that she's been lying the entire time.  Nikki Yovino, 19, pleaded guilty to charges of falsely reporting an incident and interfering with police, according to the Connecticut Post.  The former college student reportedly accepted a plea deal, and will now serve a reduced sentence of one year in prison.  She had been facing six.  Yovino agreed to the deal just as jury selection was getting ready to begin in her false rape trial, the Post reports.

Shaun King Falsely Accuses Texas State Trooper Of Sexually Assaulting Woman.  Activist Shaun King accused a Texas state trooper of assaulting a woman and threatening to shoot her black fiancé before a body camera video released Wednesday [5/23/2018] contradicted those claims.  Lawyer S. Lee Merritt found evidence showing a police officer assaulting Sherita Dixon-Cole during a May 20 traffic stop, King told his Twitter followers in a May 20 tweet.  King then claimed Officer Daniel Hubbard threatened to shoot the woman's fiancé.  However, the video found no evidence to support the allegations, Texas' Department of Public Safety (DPS) said and provided the video to the Ellis County District Attorney's Office.  Merritt, the attorney for Dixon-Cole, accepted the findings and said Hubbard "should be cleared of any wrongdoing."

Body Cam Video Saved This Cop From Being Crucified By Race-Baiting Shaun King.  About five years ago I was discussing the issue of body cams with a friend who is in an upper-level management position at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The cameras seemed an unalloyed good thing to me (this was before I'd pondered privacy, storage, access, and retrieval issues).  He was a lot more conflicted.  He said the issue isn't so much what happened, it is what the officer thought happened.  So a body cam that shows a now-deceased person pulling a cell phone from their pocket doesn't mean the officer didn't think it was a pistol.  But the presence of the video cuts against the officer's contemporaneous recollections and often leaves the impression that the officer is just making stuff up.  He's right.  But I'm not sure it matters.  As I posted in February 2017, a body camera can make all the difference between and vicious thug righteously shot and an unarmed teenager profiled by police shot down in cold blood.  Here is another case where an officer avoided disciplinary action and possible prison due to a body camera.

Bodycam video reveals woman lied about being raped by cop who pulled her over for DUI.  A woman in Texas made a startling claim earlier this week accusing a state trooper of raping her during a DWI arrest, but a newly released body camera footage has exposed her claims as lies and prompted her high-profile lawyer to issue a public apology.

Black former student at Eastern Michigan University is ordered to pay $2,000 for scrawling racist KKK graffiti on campus.  A black former Eastern Michigan University student who admitted to painting racist graffiti on campus has been ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution.

Air Force Academy Releases Report on Hate Crime Hoax:  Media Goes AWOL.  After hundreds of fake "hate crimes" have been exposed as hoaxes, the Fake News media continues to give lavish coverage to each new claim, then ignores the truth when the stories prove false.

Wisconsin: Perp Arrested in Mosque Burglary CAIR Blamed on Islamophobia Was Muslim.  Police are looking into two recent burglaries at the Islamic Society of Green Bay, while a possible motive for the crimes is being rejected.  The Green Bay Police Department says the first burglary took place January 23.  "The victim reported $1,000 in currency was taken," Green Bay Police Captain Kevin Warych told FOX 11.  The second burglary happened sometime between February 2 and February 3.

Fact Checking the New Islamophobia Inflation Hoax Report.  Yasmin Seweid, a Muslim college student, claimed that Trump supporters had tried to tear off her hijab on the New York City subway and shouted, "Look it's a f______ terrorist" and "Go back to your country".  "The president-elect just promotes this stuff and is very anti-Muslim, very Islamophobic, and he's just condoning it," she complained.  It was all a lie.  Yasmin was charged with filing a false police report on December 2016.  On September 2017, she pleaded guilty to falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct.  An Islamophobia hoax doesn't get any more discredited than the Seweid case.  But Islamophobia hoaxes never die.  They're rolled into hate crime statistics and reports even when they are completely false.

Video: Islamophobia Hoaxes Are Not Rare.  Liberal politicians, university administrators, and the mainstream media are quick to amplify cases of alleged "Islamophobia". They love to push the narrative that Muslims are innocent snowflakes while the rest of us are racist bigots.  But many of these cases are fabricated lies, Canada's Hijab Hoax is only the most recent incident.

Why Hijab Hoax Girl Lied.  Khawlah Noman is now yet another Muslim hoax victim.  The 11-year-old Muslim girl has been caught lying about being attacked, last Friday in Scarborough, Ontario, by a man in his 20s who she alleged had used scissors to cut her hijab.  After an investigation, Toronto Police confirmed that the crime had never occurred.  In light of this new, but very expected, development, Frontpage has deemed it important to bring attention to this escalating phenomenon of fake anti-Muslim "hate crimes".

Hate crimes and hoaxes: 10 campus stories debunked in 2017.  Remember when a black cadet at the Air Force Academy said he found a racist message in his dorm?  That prompted Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria to say, in a speech that went viral, "If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out."  Turns out the episode was a hoax; the cadet had committed the hate crime all by himself.  OK, but what about the 2014 Rolling Stone article "A Rape on Campus"?  That had its own problems:  The piece included a discredited story about a rape at the University of Virginia involving the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.  And the venerable magazine settled a $1.65 million defamation suit earlier this year as a result of the false claims.

Black Cop Demoted in Phony-Racist Letter Probe Sues City.  A black police lieutenant in Bridgeport, Connecticut who was demoted to sergeant in connection with a fake-racist letter another Bridgeport cop wrote on department stationery is suing the city.  The letter writer claimed the former lieutenant ordered him to write the letter; the police chief says there's no credible evidence thats true, but that the former lieutenant violated department rules in the way the letter was reported to authorities.

Black sailor faked racist graffiti against himself, says U.S. Navy.  A sailor who reported last month that he was the victim of a hate crime has now been revealed to have staged the incident himself, according to a report by the Navy Times.  Marquie Little, a 27-year-old African American in the Navy, claimed to have found his rack and personal belongings vandalized, posting pictures to Facebook of the wreckage.  The "vandalism" included racial slurs.

Fake Hate-Crimewave Continues as Navy Investigates Hoax.  This bizarre, progressive dream of our nation erupting into racial violence is a relatively new concept, brought on by the belief that labeling President Trump as a racist will somehow remedy all of the issues that the radical left believes are ruining America.  Sure, it seems like a stretch, but upon further inspection this all makes sense.  By creating a number of phony racial incidents, the left can claim that the President's election has emboldened the inherent racists they believe reside on the right side of American politics.  They will then tout these inflated figures to somehow prove their point about Donald Trump in a circular logic puzzle so transparent that it's nearly embarrassing.  So, what happens when these magical bouts of racism don't actually occur?  Why, you make them up, of course.

African-American sailor who claimed his bunk had been vandalized with racial slurs by a shipmate faked the whole thing.  The US Navy says an African-American sailor who claimed that a fellow shipmate had vandalized his bunk with racial slurs actually faked the whole incident.  Marquie Little, 27, an African-American aviation boatswain's mate airman aboard the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush claimed in a Facebook post that one of his shipmates had vandalized his sleeping area with the word 'n*****' and trashing it.  In the November 15 post, which was apparently written under an alias Facebook account and has since been shared 20,500 times, Little had written, 'I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I'm receiving in return,' the NavyTimes.com reported.

'Non-white' student admits to racist graffiti in Missouri high school bathroom.  Missouri school officials said a non-white student confessed this week to scrawling a racist message on a girls' bathroom mirror, causing unrest at a St. Louis-area high school.  The controversial phrase, "White Lives Matter," followed by the N-word was discovered on a girls' bathroom mirror at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield on Nov. 15.  In a statement Tuesday [11/21/2017], Parkway School District Superintendent Keith Marty said that while the student who eventually confessed to the graffiti is "not white," the negative impact his or her actions have had on the community remains.

The Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon.  If you're not familiar with the term "Perfumed Prince," take a look at Air Force LTG Jay Silveria, Commander of the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs.  Silveria achieved the national spotlight by chewing out the entire class over racial slurs posted on five cadets' quarters.  Months later, it turned out that one of the targets was actually the perpetrator.

Different Hoax for Different Folks.  [Scroll down]  Last winter, for example, the ADL had been doing well off blaming the sudden spate of threats against Jewish community centers upon Trump.  But then it turned out that eight of the calls had been made by a black leftist journalist named Juan Thompson.  And next it emerged that up to 2,000 threats were the work of an energetic young Jewish man in Israel with dual Israeli-American citizenship, Michael Ron David Kadar.

Washington Post Says Fake Hate Is Rare, and Other Fairy Tales.  The reality is that black victimization is the biggest hoax of our lifetimes, and fake hate is a part of that huge liberal con game.  And it is easy to see with even a cursory look at a list of recent fake hate stories that gathered national attention.  The SPLC tells so many fibs about so many fake hate crimes even they have trouble keeping track.  After the election of Donald Trump, Mark Potok and MSNBC's Chris Matthews were talking about the millions — or was it billions? — of hate crimes that Trump supporters were creating all over the universe when they settled on one particularly egregious example of a Moslem woman in New York whose hijab was torn from her sainted head. Trump supporters did it, of course, all the while threatening even more violence.  It never happened.  Even the New York Times figured that out a few months before.  But that hardly mattered to Potok and Matthews.

USAF Academy Racial Messages Prove to Be [a] Hoax.  Racist messages on white boards at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School made national news in late September.  Predictably, a Victim of Color targeted by the messages turned out to be responsible.

CNN Anchor 'Disappointed' Air Force Hate Crime was a Hoax.  CNN continued to reach new lows this week after the network's anchor expressed her disappointment that an alleged hate crime at the United States Air Force Academy turned out to be a hoax, suggesting it was "unfortunate" that cadets weren't actually racist.  The cable news network's Brooke Baldwin made the shocking comments while discussing recent revelations that a racist slur scrawled on the dorm rooms of five African American students was actually written by one of the cadets.  "A stunning update today on a story we covered in late September," said Baldwin.  "After a month's long investigation, officials at the school now say this was all a hoax perpetrated by one of the black students."  The CNN host went on to discuss the immense media backlash against the incident, prompting strong rebuttals from Joe Biden, John McCain, and the Air Force itself.  [Video clip]

Black cadet admits to writing racial slurs outside Air Force Academy dorm room.  One of the black Air Force Academy cadets who claimed he was targeted by racial slurs scrawled outside his dorm room actually wrote the hateful messages himself, school officials said this week.  Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria — whose passionate message to cadets at the Air Force Academy's Preparatory School in Colorado went viral after five black cadets found the words "go home" and an accompanying racial slur outside their dorm in September — confirmed the finding and reiterated the need for inclusiveness at the academy outside Colorado Springs.

Hate Crime Hoax:  Black Air Force Cadet Admits To Writing Racial Slurs Targeting Blacks.  The Air Force Academy announced on Tuesday [11/7/2017] that a black cadet who was supposedly the victim of racial slurs was, in fact, responsible for writing the racial slurs.  Officials said the cadet admitted to being behind the racist messages that appeared outside the doors of five black cadets' rooms, KMGH-ABC reported.  Although the student's name was not released, officials indicated that the individual is no longer at the school — but declined to say if the student was expelled or left voluntarily.

Black man admits to defacing his own car with racist graffiti.  A black Kansas man has admitted he put racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank that got out of hand, police said Monday [11/6/2017].

Church's White, Racist Arsonist Turns Out to be Black Crackhead.  In a twist that will come as no surprise to many who have marveled at the Left's delusional portrayal of America as rife with white supremacy, Ku Klux Klan graffiti sprayed on a church in Missouri has turned out to be the work of a black man.  Federal court documents filed Monday [10/30/2017] charged Nathaniel D. Nelson, a worker at the mostly black Concord Fortress Hope Church in Kansas City, with defacing church property and setting a fire in the church office.

Eastern Michigan racist graffiti suspect arraigned.  A suspect has been arrested in connection with a string of racist graffiti incidents that occurred on the Eastern Michigan University campus last fall.  Eddie Curlin, 29, was arraigned Monday, Oct. 23, in Washtenaw County District Court on three counts of malicious destruction of property, four counts of identity theft and one count of using computers to commit a crime stemming from vandalism incidents that took place on Eastern Michigan University's campus beginning in fall 2016.

Black man arrested for racist graffiti that sparked protests on Eastern Michigan University campus.  A black man has been arrested for spray painting racist graffiti on Eastern Michigan University's campus over a six-month period.  Eddie Curlin was identified as the suspect in a string of anti-black vandalism acts — a large "KKK" inscribed on one building and the N-word on another, with a message telling black students to leave the school.  The three incidents happened in September and October 2016 along with another this spring, sparking outrage throughout the school, located just southwest of Ann Arbor.

Another Graffiti "Hate Crime" Is Solved.  Last year, at the height of all the reports of Trump being a racist, "emboldening racists" and all the rest, the nation's college campuses were hit with a series of hate crimes including "nooses" hanging in trees and racist graffiti scrawled all over the walls. [...] Well, good news, citizens!  After a massive investigation involving school, state and federal authorities, the culprit has been found.  Unfortunately for the activists pointing to these events as evidence of how awful the world is, this particular hateful racist was, shall we say... someone who doesn't fit the usual profile.

Muslim college student who lied about Trump supporter subway attack pleads guilty.  The Muslim college student who lied to cops about getting attacked on the subway by drunken Trump supporters took a plea deal on Friday [9/8/2017].  Yasmin Seweid, 19, copped to falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct for the bogus claim.  Seweid, of New Hyde Park, L.I., said hate-filled white men harassed her and tried to snatch the hijab off her head during an encounter on the No. 6 train on Dec. 1.  Seweid previously admitted she wasted police resources to cover up for her missed curfew.

Man Who Claimed He Was Stabbed For Looking Like a 'Neo-Nazi' Actually Stabbed Himself, Police Say.  A San Diego man who claimed to have been stabbed in the hand by someone who asked if he was a "neo-Nazi" has admitted to stabbing himself and making up the story.  Joshua Witt, 26, uploaded pictures of his stab wound to Facebook last week, and attributed the wound to a man who allegedly attacked him with a knife outside a Steak 'n Shake in Colorado.  "All I hear is, 'Are you one of them neo-Nazis?' as this dude is swinging a knife up over my car door at me," Witt wrote in the post that earned over 20,000 shares.  "The dude was actually aiming for my head."  But when police reviewed footage from the area, they found no one fleeing the scene.  Instead, they found footage of Witt purchasing the knife from a nearby sporting goods store.

Anti-Muslim hate call to a mosque?  Or another hate hoax staged by Muslims to get sympathy from the media?  You decide.  [Video clip]

Expelled UAlbany students get probation in bogus hate crime case.  The former University at Albany students who were convicted of falsely reporting a hate crime on a CDTA bus last year avoided jail time Friday [6/16/2017], and instead received a sentence of probation, community service and a fine.

Little Caesars says $100M lawsuit dropped after investigation proves it to be false.  Attorney for Little Caesars said on Friday that a lawsuit that claimed a Detroit-area Muslim man had been served pepperoni pizza instead of halal pepperoni was being dropped.  However, the man's attorneys are disputing that assertion.  Little Caesars says after they were made aware of Mohamad Bazzi's lawsuit, they looked into the matter — as the consumption of pork is strictly forbidden under Muslim law.  They say they found the allegations to be false and presented those results to Bazzi's attorney before heading into court.

Pakistani student admits abduction & robbery by racists never happened.  A Queens college student who told cops he was thrown into a van and robbed by three masked men yelling racial slurs made up the chilling attack, police said Saturday [5/27/2017].  Shaan Farooqi, a 21-year-old City Tech student of Pakistani descent, was fibbing when he said he was abducted on 165th St. and 81st Ave. in Hillcrest about 4:35 p.m.  Thursday, according to police.

Should False Flag Hate Hoaxes be Prosecuted as Hate Crimes?  The large number of fraudulent false flag hate incidents in the news over the last 30 years, which have perhaps crested since the rise of Trump, needs to be combatted on several levels:
[#1] Raising awareness that Hate Hoaxes are a Thing, a conceptual category that you need to keep in mind when following the news.
[#2] Shaming the media when it once again credulously falls for yet another Hate Hoax.
[#3] Demanding institutional punishment, such as expulsion of students who perpetrate false flag hate hoaxes.
[#4] Prosecuting / punishing for crimes committed, such as vandalism, filing false insurance claims, lying to authorities, etc.

Another Day, Another Fake Hate Crime.  Funny how all these fake hate crimes meant to draw attention to the real problem seem to outnumber the real problem.

SJW Mom Triggered by Confederate Rug Shows Us How NOT to Fake a Hate Hoax.  This sounds like a joke and really should be a joke, but is, in fact, a real event that happened in Portland (of course). Heather Franklin, a social justice warrior (SJW) who resides in Portland, went shopping at a local store and had a full-fledged flip out over a rug for sale that had a Confederate flag on it.  Then she filmed it, complete with hysterical, contrived sobbing for all of us to laugh at.

St. Olaf:  Report of racist note on black student's windshield was 'fabricated'.  A racist threat against a St. Olaf student that touched off campuswide protests and forced the college to cancel classes earlier this month was a hoax, the school revealed Wednesday [5/10/2017].  A student confessed to writing the note, St. Olaf President David R. Anderson wrote in a message to students.  The threat — an anonymous, typewritten note — was "fabricated," he said, as an apparent "strategy to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate."

Church Vandalized with "Heil Trump" Graffiti Was Done by Gay Church Member.  If it weren't for phony "hate crimes" there wouldn't be any "hate crimes" at all.  Seriously, has there been even one so-called "hate crime" since the 2016 election that hasn't been proven to be bogus?

Gay organist spray-painted 'Heil Trump' on his church to 'start a movement'.  Yet another supposed hate crime has been revealed to be a hoax intended to frame right-wingers.  It was the gay organist.

Shocker: Another Bogus 'Anti-Muslim' Hate Crime Unravels as College Professor is Arrested.  If it weren't for phony hate crimes, would there be any hate crimes at all?  This seems to be an epidemic across the nation and has become worse since Donald Trump was elected.  The media always rushes to judgment when these bogus crimes allegedly happen, then the stories are buried once the "hate crime" unravels.

Police: ISU prof. faked anti-Muslim threats after being told he was losing job.  An assistant professor at Indiana State University has been arrested in regards to recent emails threatening the Muslim community.  ISU officials say Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor of aviation technology at the university, was arrested on a felony charge of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor charge of harassment.  Hussain has also been immediately suspended from his teaching duties, according to Provost Mike Licari.

NY Man Charged With Faking Swastika Hate Crime Against Himself.  Police have charged a Schenectady, NY man for faking a hate crime against himself.  Last month, 54-year-old Andrew King made the news after he alleged that neo-Nazis had vandalized his home with swastikas.  King may not even be Jewish, as he claimed to be.  King first reported the vandalism of his home to police on Feb. 10, stating that someone had defiled his home overnight. [...] Following a five-week investigation into the alleged hate crime, police discovered that he spraypainted the swastika on his own home.

Ann Arbor woman pleads guilty to making up hate crime.  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 strange man scratching her face in downtown Ann Arbor on Nov. 15.

Oops:  Threat-maker's ex-employer on Tuesday ripped Trump for suggesting anti-Semitic threats might be by liberal plants.  You have to hand it to The Intercept, which neither you nor I had ever heard of until today.  As recently as Tuesday they went all in with the argument that President Trump was delusional and pathetic for suggesting high-profile, anti-Semitic threats might have been perpetrated by liberal plants in an attempt to make it appear Trump supporters were responsible.  It would certainly not have been the first time a "hate crime" turned out to be a hoax, but the Intercept really went to town ripping Trump for positing this theory.  So when it turned out as Rob told you earlier that the bomb-threatener was not only a liberal plant — just as Trump had suggested — but was one of the Intercept's own former writers, well ... someone had some 'splainin' to do!

When Jilted Lovers Commit Hate-Crime Hoaxes.  Last Thursday [3/2/2017] federal agents arrested 31-year-old Juan Thompson of St. Louis and charged him with cyberstalking an ex-girlfriend by "communicating threats to JCCs [Jewish Community Centers] in the woman's name."  If the allegations turn out to be true, Thompson engineered what is simultaneously one of the most inept hate-crime hoaxes and pathetic jilted-lover revenge schemes in black American history, and for that he should perhaps be awarded his own postage stamp.  As the story goes, Thompson lost his marbles after being dumped last summer by a "radical" white girl.

Chris Matthews and SPLC Fall for Hoax Even the NYT Says Is a Lie... Again.  [Scroll down] Chris and the Goofy Looking Dude said Trump and his ilk have been responsible for gajillions of acts of hatred and violence against everybody except white men, starting the day after the election.  In most newscasts, this is usually the time when they run a video that supports at least a little bit what they said.  This they did not do, at least not at first.  But when they did get around to giving a specific example of this nationwide tsunami of hatred and violence, the Goofy Looking Dude from SPLC reminded Chris how a woman in a hijab in a New York subway was attacked by the Trump acolytes on a mission of hate:  "37 percent of the perpetrators, as you said, either named President Trump by saying something like — you know — yelling to a woman wearing a hijab 'you go back to your country, now Donald Trump is President.  That kind of thing.'"  Chris nodded in knowing satisfaction.  That was the only specific example the Goofy Looking Dude could come up with.  And it was a lie.  A fabrication.  A hoax.

Reporting? Liberal Media Have Much More in Mind Than That.  On Nov. 6, Daily Beast feature writer Justin Glawe pounced on news that a historically black church had been burned down with the words, "Vote Trump" spray-painted on the "charred remains."  Glawe acknowledged that he did not know who had committed the arson, writing that it was "now up to authorities to find out."  Nevertheless, he went on to tie the act into what he termed "the string of violence [by Trump supporters] against minorities this election season."  When in December it was revealed that a black church member with a criminal record had burned the church down, the Beast merely tacked on an editor's note to the original article and Glawe penned a follow-up piece in which he noted the arrested man had "liked" Donald Trump on Facebook.

Ohio: Suspect in anti-Arab Graffiti on Muslim Home is MUSLIM!  Authorities say charges have been filed in connection to a graffiti incident on the garage door of an Arab family in Lucas County.  Sylvania Township police say Osama Nazzal, 28, of Toledo, was charged with criminal damaging in connection to the incident.  On Jan. 10, the Sylvania Twp. home of Souheir Eltatawi had been spray-painted with a swastika and derogatory phrase [...]

Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Joins the Hate Hoax List.  Mike Hager, who claimed that his mother was unable to enter the USA and receive medical treatment because of Trump's travel ban, even though she died before the ban was enacted, is not the only unscrupulous person to exploit that ban to achieve a coveted place on the Hate Hoax List.  Ballyhooed Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad has joined him.

Prosecutors won't file charges against Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax.  The Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office will not file charges against a University of Michigan student suspected by the Ann Arbor Police Department of a hate-crime hoax, an official with the office confirmed Monday to The College Fix.  In November, a female University of Michigan student told police days after the election that a white man demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter, an allegation later deemed false by police.

Dearborn Hijabi Drops Lawsuit After Video Evidence Proves She Lied.  A local Muslim woman has dropped her 2015 federal lawsuit against members of the Dearborn Police Department, whose officers she claimed violated her civil rights by requiring her to remove her hijab when she was taken into custody on a traffic warrant.  The city of Dearborn, which was also named as a defendant, said in a statement Wednesday that video taken in the police department's booking room during the arrest "revealed that her claims were false."

Faked Hate in Dearborn:  Muslima Drops Lawsuit Against Police After Video Proves She Was Lying.  Another islamofauxbic hate crime turns out to have been committed by a Muslim.  Most hate crimes against Muslims, in fact, turn out to have been faked — mostly so that Muslims can claim they're being persecuted and that counter-terror efforts have to end.  And the authorities fall for this virtually every time.

Another Muslim hate crime hoax?  Notice how most of these alleged 'anti-Muslim incidents' never seem to happen where there are CCTV cameras or even one passerby with a cell phone.

Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train because of her headscarf faces prosecution in Austria after CCTV shows she invented the story.  A 14-year-old Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train simply for wearing a headscarf has been challenged after police checked CCTV tapes.  The girl, identified only as Sinem, claimed on social media she had been called a 'terrorist' and was pushed onto the tracks by a man who had taken offence at her headscarf at a railway station in the Austrian capital of Vienna.  She told an online anti-racism forum she was only saved at the 'last second' by another man who pulled her onto the platform before the S-Bahn train arrived at Wien-Döbling station.

Tips for Hate Crime Hoaxers.  The hijab hoaxer at the University of Michigan described her imaginary Trump-supporting pursuer as white, in his 20s or 30s, with an athletic build, unkempt and intoxicated.  He demanded that she remove her hijab.  (After a police investigation, she admitted she made it up.)  The alleged hijab victim at University of New Mexico, Leena Aggad, said her hijab was ripped off by "a really buff guy wearing a Trump shirt."  (The attack was serious enough for her to tell the media about it, but not serious enough to report it to campus security, much less the police.)  A 28-year-old black woman, Kara Stevens, claimed three Trump-supporting white men in their 30s approached her in a Safeway parking lot in Hillsboro, Oregon, mentioned Donald Trump — then threatened to turn her into their "sex slave"!  (Investigation suspended with no video, no witnesses and no evidence.)

The Great Hijab Cover-Up.  Forget fake news; the real issue is fake "hate."  Has there been one (1) documented hate crime committed by white people against any hue in the Rainbow Coalition since Nov. 8?  That's out of the 9,456,723 hate crimes alleged by America's leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  The SPLC is to "hate" what Rolling Stone is to rape.  It is the biggest peddler of fantasies since Walt Disney.  I've read through dozens of SPLC "hate crimes" and they are all lies.  The Muslim girls in particular seem to be very spirited liars.

Top 10 Trump 'Hate Crime' Hoaxes of 2016.  Hillary Clinton's post-election autopsy was ugly.  The mainstream media tried to blame her loss on any number of things — but her campaign decided the No. 1 reason she lost was because of "fake news."  In the quest to paint Donald Trump and his supporters as the most vile racist bigots God ever created, what Hillary called the "basket of deplorables," they ran with every "hate crime" story they could get their hands on without actually doing their job and verifying the facts.  Thank God for our police and hospital workers, because without their records, a lot of these hoaxes would not have been debunked.

The Top 30 Fake Hate Crimes Exposed Since Trump Was Elected.  Since November 9, the day Donald J. Trump became the President-Elect of the United States, the media has erupted in reports of "hate crimes" against a large swath of liberal focus groups, especially Muslims.  However, despite early reports, it also turns out that nearly every single one of those reports turned out to be a hoax.  So, here are the top thirty fake hate crimes since Election Day.  But before we get to the list, though, at least one American Muslim has spoken up to tell his fellow Americans to stop it with the fake hate crimes.  Siraj Hashmi took to the pages of Red Alert Politics to tell his fellows to just cut it out.  Hashmi warned the fakers that they are only hurting themselves along with anyone who might suffer a real hate crime by turning all so-called hate crimes into mere cries of wolf in the eyes of the American peo[p]le.

The Media That Cried Wolf.  An all-black church in Mississippi was set ablaze with pro-Trump graffiti scrawled on the walls.  Immediately labeled as a hate crime and promoted in the media as such, it's instead someone crying wolf.  A black church member was responsible for the fire and slurs, not the KKK, not white supremacists, not Trump supporters.  A University of Michigan student cried wolf over a man threatening to burn her hijab.  Turns out she made up the story, not discovered until after law enforcement investigated and social justice warriors ran up the hill expecting to find a wolf.  Instead they found a Muslim student enjoying her moment of national attention, before being charged with false claims.  Another student at Baruch College in New York claimed that three drunken men verbally assaulted her with anti-Muslim insults on a NY subway.  According to the student, the men called her a terrorist and were yelling Trump's name.  It turns out she cried wolf, making up the story, and is now facing criminal charges, but not before wasting the time of law enforcement.

Happy Hoax-idays!  We constantly argue that the national news media has to be more discerning and wary about stories that crop up on social media and seem a little too perfect.  It is increasingly clear that day will not come anytime soon.  The coming years will be filled with lurid, even farfetched tales of horrific abuse in public places, and a slow trickle of retractions when the details of the accounts don't add up.  For starters, history has taught us to be wary of "you won't believe the offensive message written on this restaurant receipt" stories.  The one in New Jersey was a hoax, the one in California was a hoax, and the one in Tennessee is sketchy, with a handwriting expert saying the writing on the receipt doesn't match the customer's.  The gay slur on the cake from Whole Foods was a hoax.  How many openly racist, sexist or homophobic wait staff feel the need to offer a perfectly offensive written statement to someone they're hoping will tip them?  How many customers feel the uncontrollable impulse to leave physical evidence of socially controversial or unacceptable views, simply to lash out at someone who just brought them food?

Fake News:  Family Didn't 'Flee Town' over Breitbart Story That Doesn't Mention Them.  If you read through the world of left-wing clickbait Thursday afternoon [12/22/2016], you may have seen a shocking story about a Jewish family chased out of town by anti-Semitic Breitbart readers because our site blamed them for shutting down a school's Christmas play.  Scary stuff — except that version of the story is 100% fake news.

ADL: 'No truth' to story about Jewish family fleeing Pa. over Christmas play.  The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that a widely circulated story that a Pennsylvania Jewish family fled their home after being blamed for the cancellation of a school Christmas play was false.  After investigating, the ADL said, it found the family had gone on vacation.  "News reports alleging that a Jewish family has 'fled' Lancaster County are untrue and damaging," ADL Regional Director Nancy Baron-Baer said in a statement.  "We spoke with the family, who explained that they went on a previously-planned vacation for the holidays.  Stories like this can sow fear in the Jewish community and beyond, and it is important to stop the spread of misinformation."

Anti-Muslim Threat At University Of Michigan Was A Huge Hoax.  The student grabbed national headlines in the days after Trump's election victory when she claimed she was stalked by an intoxicated 20-something man with bad body odor and an unkempt appearance.  The man, she said, forced her take off her hijab and threatened to set her on fire with a lighter if she did not.  Despite the lack of evidence for the woman's claims, they were immediately treated as true by various media outlets, as well as by the university itself, which immediately condemned the incident as a "hateful attack."  The incident was also seized upon by the Center for American-Islamic Relations, which tried to explicitly tie the supposed attack to Trump's election as president.  Now, more than a month later, Ann Arbor police say the whole attack was a sham.

Whaaaaaat?!!! She lied?!  No.  I can't even pretend to be surprised.  There was no attack.  And there were no drunken Trump supporters.  Or sober Trump supporters for that matter.  Apparently the only drunk here was the girl.

Muslim fake hate crime hoaxer now claims Delta removed him from plane for speaking Arabic.  In 2014, Adam Saleh published a video showing an NYPD officer profiling and harassing Muslims.  It was sensational, it was shocking, it was clear evidence of NYPD "Islamophobia."  It went viral and made international news.  There was just one catch:  it was a hoax.  Saleh had staged the whole thing.  The incident was so embarrassing that even Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR, a veteran purveyor of fake hate crimes against Muslims, demanded that Saleh apologize.  Now, coincidence of coincidences, Saleh claims that he was kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for speaking Arabic.  Even aside from Saleh's history as a hate crime hoaxer, his story just doesn't ring true.

University of Michigan Student Made Up Story About Man Threatening to Burn Hijab.  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.

Sister of Muslim student who made up Trump supporter subway attack story blames NYPD, media.  The sister of a Muslim student who concocted a tale of subway harassment by three white men blamed the NYPD and the media for her sibling's lies in a Facebook rant.  "I'm not excusing what my sister did," Sara Seweid posted Thursday on her page.  "I was horrified yesterday and I'm still trying to grapple with the facts."  "Things snowballed out of our control because of the media ... Reporters made things so much worse for our family."

Newsweek: NYC Hate Hoax 'Highlights Pressures' on Muslims.  Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for filing a fraudulent police report after she claimed Trump supporters called her a terrorist and attempted to pull her hijab off her head, as Breitbart Texas reported.  A source with the New York Daily News said Seweid stood by her story until NYPD continued to press her on the matter after finding no evidence that the attack occurred.  Seweid admitted that she had fabricated the story, claiming she had family problems.

Muslim Woman Arrested After Claiming Trump Supporters Attacked Her On NYC Subway.  Yasmin Seweid, a Baruch College student, initially reported to police that she boarded a uptown No. 6 train at East 23rd St. on Dec. 1 and was called a "terrorist" by three drunken young white men.  She also alleged that one of the men grabbed her bag and broke the strap.  Many people became suspicious of the story when no witnesses of the attack came forward and only one of the men she described could be found on security footage.

Cops: Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire.  Police say a Volusia County man faked a hate crime, set his ex-girlfriend's car on fire and then staged his own abduction to throw off detectives.  Vincent Palmer, 27, told detectives he taped a note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "Trump" written on it to his ex-girlfriend's mailbox early Saturday before throwing a brick through her car window and dousing the back seat in gasoline because they were having problems over the custody of their children, according to an arrest report.

Even the FBI knows a CAIR scam when they see it.  For the past several days, designated terrorist group CAIR has been demanding federal law enforcement "hate crime" investigations of an anti-Muslim letter allegedly sent to 3 mosques in 'Caliphornia.'  But the FBI, fed-up with Muslims constantly crying wolf, appears to be ignoring them this time. [...] The letter, as you can see, likely was sent by a Muslim, as evidenced by the kind of phrases Muslims like to use against infidels.

Racist Trumpster Hooligans Turn Out to Be Imaginary.  An unnamed 20-year-old man in Malden, Massachusetts joins the Hate Hoax List: [...] If only I could give you a name and a mugshot.  But apparently the hoaxer was let off with a warning, despite committing a crime by filing a false police report.

COPS: Bowling Green student lied about attack by Trump supporters.  Bowling Green police are exposing Bowling Green State University student Eleesha Long as a liar after she allegedly concocted a story about being attacked by Trump supporters the day after his historic election victory.  Long alleged on Facebook that she was walking down Crim Street to ask for yard signs when three white males wearing Trump shirts yelled profanity her way and threw rocks at her, but she did not report the incident to police, ABC 13 reports.  Long's post drew a significant reaction online, which caught the attention of Bowling Green police.  Officers contacted the 24-year-old's parents, who said they had not heard from her since the incident.  A campus police officer took long to the police for a statement, which is when he story began to unravel, according to the news site.

More Hate Crime Hoaxes from Muslims.  It's pretty safe to assume that hate crime hoaxes — particularly regarding Muslims — will explode off the charts during the Trump administration.  Varieties of faked hate have been roiling communities and college campuses for years with no let up.  One count finds 100 hate crime hoaxes in the last decade, and the Trump presidency is sure to inspire even greater phony-baloney victimhood.  One memorable freakout occurred in 2012 when an Iraqi Muslim man residing in El Cajon murdered his wife and faked it as a hate crime:  the town's Muslims went nuts, hysterically blaming Islam critics like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for creating "Islamophobia" thereby causing the crime.

Shocking: Another Hate Crime Turns Out to be [False].  Racism in America is one of two things, and they are both complete and utter [baloney].  The first is that rules that apply to all people equally are racist because they disproportionately affect minorities because of their anti-social behavior.  The second is, people making up acts of racism that never happened to prove they are victims of imaginary racism.  This story is about the latter.

Hoax:  Hijabbed Student Admits Attack by Two 'White Male' Trump Supporters Never Happened.  A Muslim female college student who claimed she was attacked and robbed by two "white male" Trump supporters for wearing a hijab admitted to police she made the whole story up.

Louisiana: Muslim woman admits faked hate crime, blamed white Trump supporters.  The real hate crime was committed by the intolerant Muslim supremacist who made up a complete lie and blamed her fantasy on white American supporters of Donald Trump.  Why didn't the police or media release her name and photograph?  Why are Muslim suspects often unnamed and unseen?

UL-Lafayette student lied about hate crime by Trump supporters.  The alleged assault against a female student wearing a hijab by two white males, one with reportedly wearing a Trump hat, drew the attention of the ACLU of Louisiana.  Police, however, disclosed Thursday evening that the female student had admitted to fabricating the incident.

Louisiana student 'fabricated' story of hijab attack, police say.  A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette fabricated a story that she was attacked and had her hijab rippped off, police said Thursday [11/10/2016].  The attack was one of several reported in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory.  In a press release Thursday afternoon, the Lafayette Police Department said that during the course of their investigation into the woman's complaint, she "admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males.

Muslim woman who fabricated story [...] charged with filing a false police report.  A day after she reported it, Louisiana police reveal that the Muslim woman made up the story about being assaulted by a man wearing a Trump hat.  The woman called police to say that two white men, one wearing a Trump hat, hit her several times, screamed racial slurs at her, pulled off her headbag, and stole her wallet.

Student who lied about being attack charged.  A day after she reported it, police say a woman made up a story about being assaulted by a man wearing a Trump hat.  The woman called police Wednesday to say that two white men, one wearing a Trump hat, hit her several times, screamed racial slurs at her and stole her wallet and hijab.  Lafayette police have been investigating the incident as an armed robbery and hate crime.  However, Thursday afternoon police issued a terse statement, saying that she had admitted she made up the story.  The incident is no longer under investigation, police said, but no decisions have been made as to whether the woman will face charges for her false report.

This is almost certainly a fake hate crime:
A black church burned in the name of Trump.  A black church in Greenville, Mississippi, was set on fire on Tuesday night.  Fire fighters arrived to find Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church "heavily engulfed in flames," Mayor Errick Simmons said in an interview; the fire took nearly an hour to contain.  No one was in the church at the time, and no one was injured.  On the side of the church, beneath the blackened windows and roof, the words "Vote Trump" have been spray painted.

Black Mississippi church burned and vandalised with 'Vote Trump' message.  A black church in Mississippi has been burned and vandalised with pro-Donald Trump graffiti, in what authorities have described as a "hateful and heinous act".  Police and fire services were called to the scene at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in the city of Greenville on Tuesday night [11/1/2016].  They arrived to find parts of the structure had been set alight and the words "Vote Trump" had been spray-painted on the side of the building.  No one was hurt during the attack and an investigation has been launched into who was responsible.

Residents: Greenville not about hate.  Born and raised in Greenville, Deborah Jackson, who is African American, said she does not feel the fire Tuesday was started "in racial hate."  "I think it was a cowardly act but at this point I don't think it was a hate crime," she said.  "I feel like if it was going to be done as a hate crime, it would have been done in a different area.  It's not out in the open.  This is in a secluded area.  You would not know that church is over there unless you turned and went around there."

Update:  Yes, it was a hoax.
Black church member charged in 'Vote Trump' arson.  Mississippi authorities have arrested a man in the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words, "Vote Trump."  Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship.  A bishop said McClinton is a member of the church.  McClinton was arrested Wednesday [12/21/2016].  Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election.

Member of black Mississippi church arrested for arson.  State law enforcement officials say a member of the Greenville church that was burned and vandalized with "Vote Trump" in spray paint is in custody for the Nov. 1 crime.  Greenville police on Wednesday arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland for setting Hopewell Baptist Church on fire, according to Warren Strain with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.  McClinton is charged with one count of first degree arson of a place of worship.  Strain said the investigation is ongoing and declined to comment further.  A motive has not been released.

Flashback: Newcasters Ridiculed Idea Miss.  Church Burning Wasn't A Hate Crime.  The arrest of a black suspect in the burning of a black Mississippi church has left egg on the faces of The Young Turks, which last month ridiculed the possibility the attack wasn't a hate crime.  Andrew McClinton of Greenville was arrested by police Wednesday and charged with first degree arson of a place of worship for allegedly torching Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.  McClinton, who is a parishioner at Hopewell, is accused of setting the church on fire Nov. 1 and defacing its outer wall with the message "Vote Trump."

The so-called "Islamophobia that allegedly drove a Muslim family out of America" turns out to be a hoax.  First came the outrage, "Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America."  One tiny little problem.  You can probably guess what it is:  Investigators could find no evidence that a Muslim child was attacked on school bus.

Milo Takes On Lesbian Hate Crime Hoaxes At Texas Tech.  [Scroll down]  Milo then moved into the main topic of his talk:  Why Are Lesbians Faking So Many Hate Crimes?  Individually, Milo listed a number of LGBT hoaxes and their perpetrator, including the likes of Carol Ann and Laura Stutte, Mari Poindexter, Charlie Rogers and more.  "It's a world where feminist whingers can make hundreds of thousands of dollars by complaining about mean words from anonymous strangers on the internet, and everyone believes them and opens their wallets."

Seattle-area teacher staged violent attack on himself.  This is not a victimless crime, as a KIRO-TV reporter tells us that "the staged crime cost citizens countless investigative hours."  And extra security was added to the suburban Seattle high school after the "attack."  That show of force was not free either.  Classes were cancelled for a day after the "crime."

Muslim Man Charged In Terrorism Hoax After Allegedly Sending Letter Containing White Powder To A Mosque.  Said the Imam told him to do it.

Muslim Tries To Fake A "Hate Crime" By Sending Letter With White Powder To Mosque.  Sometimes all you have to do is give them the rope and they will hang themselves.

OKC man charged in terrorism hoax after allegedly sending letter containing white powder to a mosque.  An Oklahoma City man was charged Wednesday [8/24/2016] with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white powder meant to be mistaken for anthrax.  Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax.  Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and destruction of property.

Oklahoma: Another "Islamophobia" hoax crime exposed; mosque member arrested, CAIR imam implicated.  An Oklahoma City man was charged Wednesday [8/24/2016] with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white powder meant to be mistaken for anthrax.  Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax.  Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and destruction of property.

Woman who claimed she fought off attempted rapists in East New York after Gay Pride celebrations fabricated Brooklyn attack.  A 23-year-old woman who claimed she fought back against three would-be rapists after coming home from New York City Gay Pride celebrations made the whole thing up, police said Thursday [6/30/2016].  Detectives pored over video hoping to get pictures of the trio said to have attacked the woman about 3 a.m.  Monday — grabbing her in a headlock, punching her and trying to rip her clothes off.  Video showed the woman walking down Shepherd Ave. in East New York as she exited the subway station.  But Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the video shows no attack.

LGBT YouTuber's brutal beating in hate crime may be fake, according to Los Angeles sheriff's report.  An LGBT advocate and YouTube personality who claimed he was brutally beaten in a hate crime Sunday appears to have made up the attack, a police report suggests.  After leaving Vidcon, a convention for web video makers, Calum McSwiggan said he went to the Abbey, a gay club in West Hollywood, to celebrate the successful weekend.  It then became the "worst night" of his life, he wrote in a Facebook post. [...] But McSwiggan's recollection was completely different from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, which said it was "unable to substantiate the assault."  When officers arrived outside the club after reports of the hate crime from three attackers, they found McSwiggan — without any visible injuries, the department said in a statement.

Albany Student Admits Race Crime Was a Hoax.  Alexis Briggs, one of three women who fabricated a crime in which they were allegedly beaten by '20 white people' because of the color of their own skin, finally admitted the entire ordeal was a hoax.  Briggs broke with her friends Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio, accepting a plea deal in which she will engage in 100 hours of community service within the next 10 months.  To her credit, Briggs did a difficult thing in finally admitting they had made up a race crime which had the potential to break apart the community, something her cohorts have yet to do.

Kean University racial hoaxer gets 'Mega' penalty from judge.  A former Kean University student who pled guilty to conjuring up a racial hoax was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and will be required to pay an $82,000 fine.  Kean alumnus Kayla Simone-McKelvey used a fake Twitter account to send violent threats to her peers, creating the appearance of a racially segregated atmosphere.

Race Threat Hoax Could Land Black Student in Jail.  According to Hot Air, this prank cost taxpayers $100,000, with all the resources that poured into the area.  Personally, I'd like to see seriously harsh punishment for these race-baiters.  Sharpton should have to pay damages to the cities of Ferguson and Baltimore.  Add to this the myriad of liars, like the student at the University of Missouri who was offended by the supposed off-campus unknown man who yelled the "n-word" at him.  That incident should never have led to the nonsense that happened at that school, an incident that cost two decent men their jobs.  They should be allowed to sue that race-hustler and everybody in the food chain.

Welcome to the One True Church of Victimology.  Last June in Baltimore, resident Julie Baker said a neighbor had sent an anonymous note calling her yard decorations "relentlessly gay" and asking her to "tone it down" because "this is a Christian area."  An outraged Baker quickly went to the GoFundMe site to monetize her feelings and asked donors to pitch in to make her yard decorations even more "relentlessly gay."  She quickly raised $43,000.  As accusations that she was a hoaxer piled up she announced she was returning all donations in a vaguely worded semi-apology.

Welcome to the era of hate crime hoaxes.  It's been a rough May for hate crime hoaxsters.  Liars have been caught peddling racist incidents that never happened, two of these, not surprisingly, were spread by college students and the third, was fabricated by a man living in a big college town.  America's grievance industry preferred habit is the college campus.  All of the exposed accusers are black.

Black Iowa Student Starts Fight, Loses, Makes Up Hate Crime, Gets Caught.  The case of Marcus Owens caused a deluge of outrage when it first emerged in early May.  Owens claimed on the night of April 30 he was attacked, out of nowhere and without provocation, by three white college-age men, who beat him bloody while screaming racial slurs and landed him in the hospital.

Lawyers in Rolling Stone lawsuit file new evidence that 'Jackie' created fake persona.  New evidence shows that a University of Virginia student who alleged that she was gang raped at a campus fraternity created the fake persona of the alleged ringleader of the attack, according to lawyers representing a U-Va. official who is suing Rolling Stone magazine for defamation.  The legal team representing U-Va. assistant dean Nicole Eramo filed the new evidence Monday [5/16/2016] in federal court in a case involving the magazine's retracted portrayal of the incident and the university's handling of sexual assaults on the Charlottesville campus.  The magazine published the 9,000 word account in 2014, and it centered on claims by a U-Va. student, named Jackie, that she'd been gang-raped as a freshman in a fraternity house in September 2012.

Another 'Racial Attack' Ruled a Hoax in College Town.  The laid back and trendy college town of Iowa City was plunged into turmoil a little over two weeks ago, after a black University of Iowa freshman claimed that three white men had viciously attacked him in the downtown and called him a racial slur.  A media firestorm ensued, with the first report airing on a Chicago news station.  Iowa City police quickly declared they were investigating a possible hate crime and even consulted with the FBI. City and university officials were on the defensive.  Social justice warriors held protests.  The hate crime, however, turned out to be a hoax — just as more than a few observers had suspected all along.

UI student's family recants claims of hate crime.  Marcus Owens, the black University of Iowa student whose family claimed he was the victim of a hate crime and racial slurs at the hands of three white men, has issued a public apology after an Iowa City police investigation showed him to be involved in three fights during the hours the assault was alleged to have occurred.  "Upon learning more details of the case, and while racial slurs served to fuel the violence, Marcus now knows that his account of events was inconsistent with police findings," a statement from Owens and his family reads, "in part due to alcohol being involved, his embarrassment at his behavior, as well as injuries he sustained."

Pastor drops Whole Foods cake slur lawsuit, says 'the company did nothing wrong'.  Pastor Jordan Brown, who filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods last month claiming it had written a homophobic slur on a cake he ordered, announced Monday [5/16/2016] that he has dropped his lawsuit and issued [a statement].

Woman lied about slashing, says NYPD.  Police said Friday [5/6/2016] that their investigation revealed that the woman's wound was self-inflicted.

Two New York college students who claimed to be victims of racist attack expelled.  Two black female college students who claimed to be victims of an assault by a group of white men and women reportedly were expelled from the University at Albany.  University at Albany President Robert J. Jones said in an email to The Albany Times Union Thursday that Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell were dismissed from the college.  A third student, Alexis Briggs, was suspended for two years.

N.Y. college students accused of fabricating racially motivated attack.  Three New York college students who said they were targets of a racially motivated attack face multiple charges for what prosecutors are calling a false claim.  A grand jury on Monday indicted Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell and Alexis Briggs, all 20, each on a charge of third-degree assault and multiple counts of falsely reporting an incident, the Albany District Attorney's Office said.

Black students found to be behind 'white power' drawing at state university.  The psychology involved [in phony hate crimes] sometimes is complex, revolving around self-hate, but in other instances, it is purely commercial — the opportunity to raise money, or bullying — the opportunity to intimidate spineless college administrators into meeting demands for (variously) ethnic or sexuality studies programs faculty slots, student centers, or any of the other baubles purchased out of the high tuitions and student activity fees extorted in return for a degree.  The latest outrageous phony hate crime comes from Salisbury State University on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a campus fully 25% minority, where black students had previously protested vague forms of racism.

Why so many anti-LGBT hoax 'hate crimes'?  There just doesn't seem to be enough hate to go around, if the epidemic of hoaxes by LGBT folks falsely claiming persecution is any indication. [...] But so widespread is the practice that the Daily Wire was able to come up with a list of ten other such hoaxes, which have been discovered and disproven.

Whole Foods sues gay man who claimed anti-gay slur written on his cake.  Whole Foods has countersued an Austin gay pastor who claimed that a cake decorator at the store wrote an anti-gay slur on his cake.  Jordan Brown says he didn't notice the slur until he was stopped at a stoplight some blocks away. [...] Whole Foods released a video they say proves the pastor altered the cake.

Pastor in Whole Foods cake fight sued over student debt, records show.  The pastor at the center of a [sic] legal fight with Whole Foodsover a cake with an anti-gay slur written on it is already embroiled in a separate lawsuit that accuses Jordan Brown of defaulting on about $27,000 in student loans.  Brown, a gay pastor at the Church of Open Doors in Austin, filed a lawsuit on Monday [4/18/2016] against Whole Foods, accusing the Austin-based grocery chain of writing an anti-gay slur on a cake he ordered from the flagship store on Lamar Boulevard earlier this month.  The suit, filed by Brown's attorney Austin Kaplan, requests a jury trial and seeks unspecified damages and monetary relief for mental anguish, court costs and other expenses.  Whole Foods on Tuesday filed a countersuit against Brown, saying store officials investigated Brown's allegation and determined that he made fraudulent claims.

Whole Foods debunks pastor's claim of homophobic cake, takes legal action.&nbvsp; So it was a scam.  On Monday, it was reported a gay pastor, Jordan Brown, who lives in Austin, Texas, decided to sue Whole Foods Market after he said he purchased a cake that read "Love Wins" and the word "Fag" was added.  Whole Foods said they'd look into the case, but stood by their baker.  The internet was immediately abuzz with chatter that Mr. Brown's claims were bogus, that the cake looked altered, and questioned why in Austin — which is known for its liberal outlook — would this sort of discrimination happen.

More Fake Hate Exposed.  A left-wing gay activist and Texas pastor, Jordan Brown, is now facing serious legal issues for manufacturing a fake lawsuit against the grocery store Whole Foods in Austin Texas.  "After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown's claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney"  — Whole Foods.

Are You Planning A Cake Hoax?  These 5 Tips Will Make Sure It's A Success.  Social Justice Warrior hoaxing is having a heyday.  Whether you're a multi-racial family surreptitiously spray-painting your own home with racist graffiti, a lesbian waitress writing fake anti-gay notes on receipts, an overweight teen falsely claiming a store clerk called you fat, or an activist sending yourself hateful tweets, never has the time been better to advance your cause using a bit of fakery.  But [...] you have to be good at your game if you don't want to be caught.  Sure, the media will believe you and run far and wide with your story before checking it, and that's good enough to keep these hoaxes coming for the years to come.  But if you want to keep your cake hoax from being revealed by citizens less credulous than the media, here are some tips to get you going.  Let's look at a story from yesterday [4/18/2016] that was good enough to fool various journalists but not good enough to fool anyone else.

Gay Pastor Furious After Getting "Gay Hate" Cake, Then Inconvenient Fact Comes Out.  A gay pastor from Austin, Texas, filed a lawsuit against the Whole Foods grocery chain Monday [4/18/2016] after he allegedly received a cake with an anti-gay slur on it, but several inconvenient facts make it appear as if he made up the accusation. [...] Whole Foods also wrote that the bakery team member who made Brown's cake happens to be a part of the LGBT community as well, which makes sense given that Austin tends to be almost as liberal as San Francisco.  Moreover, users on Twitter noted a number of odd discrepancies, such as the fact that the letters did not match, in that the piping for "Love Wins" looked much more refined than the piping for "F**."

Texas pastor files lawsuit over Whole Foods cake that allegedly contained homophobic slur.  A Texas man claims he got a taste of hate in the form of a Whole Foods cake with a homophobic slur on it.  Austin pastor Jordan Brown filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain Monday [4/18/2016] alleging he asked a bakery employee to write "Love Wins" on a pre-frosted cake last Thursday and was shocked when he peered inside the box's clear top at a stoplight and saw "Love Wins F--" instead.

Surprise! 'Middle Eastern' Student Made Up Bogus 'Hate Crime' in Manhattan, Slashed Herself.  Our pals from CAIR were unavailable for comment after yet another bogus hate crime.  Man, this wave of Islamophobia is so overwhelming they still have to make up bogus incidents.

Muslim Woman Admits Faking Knife Attack Hate Crime in New York City.  On Thursday [3/31/2016], a Muslim woman in New York City claimed she was attacked by a white male who called her a terrorist and slashed her cheek with a knife before running away.  On Friday, police announced the as-yet unnamed 20-year-old slashed her own cheek, giving herself a two-inch cut, and invented the hate crime story.

Muslim woman made up story about being slashed and called a 'terrorist'.  A New York woman who was believed to be the victim of a racially-motivated slashing attack admitted to police that she made up the claim, and the wound was actually self-inflicted.

Lesbian Professor Cold-Cocked Her Own Face Then Swore Random Guy Beat Her Up At Toby Keith Concert.  A gay Central Michigan University professor has pleaded guilty for falsely claiming that a random guy at a Toby Keith concert called her a "cross-dressing fag," punched her in the face and spat on her.  The professor, Mari Poindexter, had alleged that the man approached her at the Aug. 19 concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., reports The Morning Sun, a local newspaper.

The Great Racial Hoax of Albany.  The Great Hoax of Albany started out straightforwardly enough: a dozen violent and racist white students harassed, threatened, tossed N-bombs and attacked three black coeds ... hurting them really, really, really badly.  For no reason whatsoever.  It ended Wednesday [2/24/2016] when Albany police charged the three black women with assault, and charged two of them with filing a false police report about the racial violence. [...] And oh yeah, the entire story was a lie.  All of it.

SUNY Albany students who claimed racial attack will be charged for assault and false reporting.  Three SUNY Albany students who claimed they were victims of a racially motivated attack may have been the aggressors, police said Thursday — and they'll soon face charges.  The students will be arrested about four weeks after allegedly assaulting a passenger on a city bus, then lying about what happened, leading to national outrage over an apparently fabricated story. [...] The women, who are all 20 and African-American, claimed on Jan. 30 that up to a dozen white classmates spewed racial insults and ganged up on them on a bus.

NY college students who claimed to be victims of racist attack charged.  Three black female college students who claimed to be victims of an assault by a group of white men and women have been charged themselves.  The University at Albany announced Thursday [9/25/2016] that two of the women, Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell, have been charged with misdemeanor assault and falsely reporting an incident.  The third woman, Alexis Briggs, has been charged with misdemeanor assault.  The women, all 20 years old, claimed they were attacked early on the morning of Jan. 30 while riding a bus.

Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire was a devout attendee.  A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining he was a regular at the mosque.  A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday [12/30/2015].

Another Big Lie Exposed: Black Cop Writes Fake Racist Letter.  The headlines from February tell the story: "Threatening 'white power' letters appear at police department with a history of racial tensions,' proclaimed the Washington Post."  "Racist 'white power' letter found in Bridgeport Police Department mailboxes says black cops belong in toilet," said the New York Daily News.  Ten months later, a black cop has confessed to writing the letter — and at the behest of Lt. Lonnie Blackwell, the head of the Guardians, the black police officers' union in Bridgeport.

Black alum and protest leader at Kean University allegedly threatened to kill black students in shocking anonymous tweets.  The person who repeatedly threatened to kill African American students at the state university here was actually an African American, according to investigators.  They've charged Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, a former homecoming queen at Kean University, with anonymously sending a series of tweets two weeks ago that threatened en masse bodily harm to students of color.

Apparent Hate Hoax at University of Kansas.  When a student activist of politically preferred pigmentation claims to have been the victim of an extravagantly unlikely hate crime, that dead rat scent you detect is not a bouquet of roses.

Representative Hate Hoax List.  Moonbattery maintains a list of fake hate crimes!

Two Black Students Posing as White Threaten To Shoot Up Their Schools.  It's really hard to imagine how some allegedly aggrieved person would make up a racial hoax.

Hate Crime Hoaxes.  When threatening notes that targeted minority students started showing up around the Trinity International University campus in 2005, administrators spoke to the campus and conferred with police before ultimately evacuating all students of color from their residence halls.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation came in to look into the apparent hate crime, and arrested a suspect in less than a week.  The whole thing was fake.  Things didn't go quite that far this year at Central Connecticut State University, after a student claimed to be receiving notes in her dormitory room that attacked her for being a lesbian.  But hundreds of students did hold a rally for her in March, long before police discovered earlier this month (thanks to a camera in a hall closet, which was installed after the one initially placed in her room was turned off) that she was slipping the notes under her own door.  Rarely are apparent hate crimes uncovered as hoaxes, but those sorts of incidents have been popping up on campuses for years and are still a difficult phenomenon to address.

St. Louis Church Arsons:  A Suspect Is Nabbed.  St. Louis-area police have arrested David Lopez Jackson, a 35-year-old black man, in connection with the burning of churches around the area.  Jennings has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson.  There have been seven fires in St. Louis and nearby Jennings over the course of October.  The arsons struck a range of denominations, but mostly black churches.

Another fake hate crime.  Reading a hard copy of the New York Times this morning, I find Monica Davey's story "Suspect is charged in St. Louis church fires." [...] Not wanting to go too far out on a limb, she puts it this way:  "The authorities said Mr. Jackson was black."

Former Congressional Candidate Admits Sending Death Threats To Herself.  A former Congressional candidate admitted to CBS13 that she sent herself fake death threats in the mail.  Karen Davis is now facing federal charges for lying to investigators about two death threat letters she said she received during her failed 2014 campaign.  "You know, everybody makes mistakes.  I did," she said.

Black Man Suffers Another Racist Beating — in Whole Foods?  Another black man is the victim of another racist beating — for no reason whatsoever.  Or so the media would have us believe.  This time in Oakland.  And we know that because of what the CBS affiliate called an "unprovoked violent beatdown" was witnessed by one of the world's top authorities on black victimization, Dr. Zoe Marks.  And she is spreading this story around the globe. [...] ["]The 'witness' in the video is a social justice warrior that has one of those dubious doctorates in 'African studies' degrees and ties to look for racism where none is present.  Everyone involved in this situation is black.  A customer, the cashier, the manager and the security guard — are all black.["]  Except for Dr. Marks.  She is white.

Report: Black Lives Matter organizer and Oprah scholarship recipient who claims he has been the victim of a hate crime 'revealed to be white'.  A key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement who claimed he was the victim of a horrific hate crime in his youth as a result his race has been outed as white.  Shaun King, an author and writer who is one of the leading voices speaking out against police brutality on social media, has claimed he is biracial in numerous interviews.  King has said that his father is black and his mother is white and of Irish descent — but his birth certificate lists his parents as both white.

Tennessee lesbian couple faked hate crime and destroyed own home with arson for insurance claim, jury rules.  A lesbian couple faked a hate crime that left their home a pile of charred rubble at their Venore, Tenn., property in 2010, local reports said.  An insurance company caught on to the ruse months after the blaze and accused Carol Ann and Laura Stutte of perpetuating a hoax and blaming the fire on their neighbor, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Lesbian couple burned down their own house for the insurance payout then called it a hate crime.  A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court ruled.  Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte reduced their own house to a pile of charred rubble in September 2010 and branded their neighbor a homophobe in order to get the $276,000 insurance pay out.

Planned Parenthood's 'Hacked' Website Looks Like PR Stunt.  As outcry grows in response to a series of undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood (PP) employees appearing to engage in selling organs and tissues from aborted babies for profit, the abortion provider claimed that "extremists" had hacked their website.  As Breitbart News reported, PP claimed that it had been hacked on Sunday evening [7/26/2015].

Planned Parenthood "Hacking" Sure Looks Like An Orchestrated PR Stunt.  Planned Parenthood claims on several of its websites that the organization's web operations have been attacked by "extremists," but this so-called hacking has all the hallmarks of an orchestrated public relations stunt.  Numerous people on Twitter pointed to evidence suggesting that this so-called hack wasn't a hack at all: [...]

Leading Ferguson Activist's Hate Crime Claim Disputed By Police Report, Detective.  While [Shaun] King has said that he was attacked by up to a dozen "racist" and "redneck" students, official records show that the altercation involved only one other student.  And while King has claimed that he suffered a "brutal" beating that left him clinging to life, the police report characterized King's injuries as "minor."  At least two profiles written about King have asserted that the assault was one of Kentucky's first registered hate crimes.  But Keith Broughton, the former Versailles police detective, told TheDC that the case was never classified as a hate incident.

Authorities: Gay Slur Carved Into Utah Man's Arm Was Staged.  A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday [6/30/2015].

Fake Hate Crime: Gay Man Lied About Attack, Carved 'Die Fag' Into His Own Arm.  A 21-year-old Utah man made news earlier this year by being the victim of a series of "hate crimes" because he was gay.  In one instance he told police his attackers carved "die fag" into his arm.  Now police have discovered that this man was lying the whole time, that he carved the hateful saying into his own arm and that the whole series of "hate crimes" were all a hoax.

If Rachel Dolezal Isn't Black, How Is Caitlyn Jenner A Woman?  Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University, was outed earlier this week by her parents as being white.  In what has to be one of the more bizarre news stories of 2015, Dolezal pretended for years to be black.  Social media accounts posted pictures of a black man who she said was her father (he's not).  She regularly wrote about her black son Izaiah (he's actually her adopted brother).  It also appears as though she repeatedly lied about being the victim of race-based hate crimes.  She claims to have been the victim of at least nine separate hate crimes.

Is the Story of a Muslim Woman Insulted by Flight Attendant a Hoax?  [Scroll down]  What's really remarkable about this story is, near as I can tell, at no point in the last week did any of these major media outlets try and independently verify the details of of Ahmad's story.  Well, according to the Savvy Stews travel website, passengers who were on board the same flight have posted messages on the Internet with very specific details about what transpired that appear to contradict Ahmad's story and portray her as the one being rude and out of line.

Perpetually Aggrieved Muslim Flyer Tahera Ahmad — Not Her First Grievance Rodeo.  When a person walks around continually looking for grievance it should come as no surprise when they find one, or eleventy.  The ridiculous, and profoundly sketchy, story of the liberal Northwestern University Muslim chaplain, Tahera Ahmad, discriminated against by United Airlines because a flight attendant opened her can of diet Coke is one such invisible grievance that only the perpetually aggrieved could find.

Muslim Woman's 'Fake Hate' Over a Diet Coke, Of Course It Was a Lie.  When Tahera Ahmad described a horror-show aboard a United flight from Chicago's O'Hare to Washington Dulles in which a flight attendant told her she couldn't have a Diet Coke because she may use it "as a weapon," it never rang true to me.  Honestly, it didn't pass the laugh test.  She may as well have described the scene in the violent movie "Pulp Fiction" where Bruce Willis' character finds himself taken prisoner along with Marcellus Wallace in a torture dungeon under a pawn shop. The melodrama of "I felt the hate in his voice and his raging eyes," is a line out of a bad novel.

The Left discovers the value of fake hate crimes.  When tyranny arrives on these shores, it isn't going to start off looking like something out of George Orwell — it's going to look a lot like college, which is why the sort of people who twice made Barack Obama president of these United States will welcome it.  George Washington University ("the Harvard of safety schools," as alumnus Dan Foster calls it) has a swastika problem.  This goes back a ways.  In 2007, a Jewish student, Sarah Marshak, reported that her dorm-room door had been defaced with swastikas, and she complained that the university was doing too little to investigate.  But the university was in fact investigating thoroughly — it had, ridiculously enough, gone as far as consulting the FBI — and its sneakily hidden surveillance cameras recorded the vandal in action.  No points for guessing that the malefactor was Sarah Marshak.

Person Putting "Whites Only" Stickers Around Austin Turns Out to be Liberal Social Justice Warrior.  It turns out that the person who has been posting "whites only" stickers around Austin, Texas is actually a liberal "social justice warrior" looking to bring attention to the racism of whites.  For days no one knew who had posted them and why could only be speculated.  The answer has been solved today:  the stickers were posted by Austin lawyer Adam Reposa who did it to point out the "gentrification" of Austin and the displacement of minorities.

Muslim student made up story about man threatening her with gun on Texas campus.  A Muslim student at the University of Texas, Arlington, who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint by a white man on campus, admitted on Friday [2/13/2015] that she made the story up, a university spokeswoman said.

Hoax: St. Louis Woman Who Claimed She Was Attacked By Black Teens Made It Up.  A Bosnian woman living in St. Louis who claimed she was attacked by three black teenagers because of her nationality is being charged with filing a false police report after video surveillance shows she made it all up.  Seherzada Dzanic, a 26-year-old Bosnian immigrant, claimed she was attacked on Dec. 5 in the Bevo Mill neighborhood — a Bosnian section of St. Louis.

'Hate crime' hoax leads to campus lockdown at Virginia college.  Barely a week into the semester at Sweet Briar College, and already a student has admitted to a "hate crime" hoax.  It turns out that the student who put "'White Only' and 'Colored' signs on doors and water fountains" is no longer enrolled in the school (surprisingly), and she will not likely face "hate crime" charges, as reported at The College Fix.  To add to the insanity, the school went on "lockdown" Wednesday [9/3/2014] after a threatening caller said:  "We want justice."  "Who is the white girl that did this?"

Gays Gone Wild: Life in America after the Ball is Over.  [Scroll down]  Ritualized crying became the weapon of choice.  We heard about well-intended homosexuals being thrown out of the house by mean Christian parents.  We heard about stellar gay citizens "just wanting to build families."  In endless performances of rhetorical masochism, we heard about kids of gay people longing to have society applaud their guardians for wrenching them away from their own biological roots.  We heard about horrible bullies committing all these mythical crimes against helpless gay people: [...] All of these stories, it turns out, were completely fabricated.  And this is a trimmed down list, believe me — the anti-gay hate crime hoaxes are astonishing in their volume and premeditation.  This is not a coincidence.

Truth often lost in rumor mill of gay hate crimes.  Did you hear about the two gay dads whose daughter got a nasty rejection note for her tie-dye birthday party?  Or the homophobic slurs written around an Ivy League college dorm?  Or the two lesbians who came outside one day and found homophobic words spray-painted on their garage door?  Thanks to the Internet, the whole nation can be driven to outrage over rude and outrageous events — events that, it turns out, never happened or were perpetrated by the "victims" themselves.

Radio DJs spark outrage after admitting they made up story about a homophobic RSVP to a party.  Two radio DJs in Long Island who caused an uproar last week by posting the homophobic RSVP to a birthday party for a 'little girl with two gay dads' admitted on Saturday that the whole thing was a hoax.

Report: Man falsified police report in alleged anti-gay attack.  A Tennessee health food store owner who claimed that three men beat him and robbed his store in an anti-gay attack was arrested for filing a false police report, according to The Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer.  Joe Williams claimed that days before Thanksgiving he was beaten by the three men outside of his store.  The men, who he claimed were wearing ski masks during the attack, also allegedly robbed the store of $1,500, and doused it in gasoline.

Teen's mom 'strong suspect' in racist graffiti probe.  Investigators say the mother of a Lunenburg teen whose home had racist graffiti sprayed on it last month is a "strong suspect" in the case. [...] "Most of the leads we have followed up throughout the investigation have led back towards the house," said Lunenburg police Lt. Michael Luth.

Lesbian waitress behind viral tip story also lied about serving in Afghanistan, brain cancer: report.  Former friends and acquaintances of the New Jersey lesbian waitress who claimed she was stiffed on a tip because she was gay, say that evidence Dayna Morales made up the whole story isn't surprising:  she has a long history of fabricating similar, and even more elaborate, stories about herself.

Waitress in anti-gay receipt flap reportedly issuing refunds to donors.  The couple accused of leaving the note for [Dayna] Morales has since denied doing so, telling NBC 4 New York they did in fact leave an $18 tip on the $93 bill.  The unidentified couple also provided the station a credit card statement that indicated the tip, according to the report.  NBC News has also reported that a Pentagon source said Morales was dismissed from the Marine Reserve Corps in May because she was not attending drills and that she was discharged under "less than honorable" conditions.

Hate Crime Tip-hoaxing.  Two recent incidents have caused many people, including blogger Elizabeth Scalia, to suggest that people stop tipping with cash, in order to prevent being falsely accused of a hate crime. [...] So, if you want to avoid being falsely accused of stiffing on a tip and committing a hate crime, always put the tip on your credit card.  And save your receipts and credit card bills.

Knockdown games, bigoted receipts, and self-inflicted HIV.  A gay waitress in New Jersey claimed she got no tip for a sizable bill.  The customer supposedly wrote "I'm sorry, but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle" on the receipt.  After an initial burst of media hysteria, and another wave of sympathy donations from far and wide, it was determined from credit card records that a hefty tip was indeed left on the bill, and the customers are not only former restaurant employees who always leave good tips, they're also gay marriage supporters.  They evidently made an innocuous comment based on the name of the waitress that someone in the restaurant either interpreted as offensive, or saw as a good opportunity for a fresh "bigoted receipt" hoax.

Shocking discovery in hoax bias incident at Vassar College.  Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students' doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned.

Family Says They Did Tip Gay Server, Didn't Leave Note.  After a gay server at a New Jersey restaurant said a customer denied her a tip and wrote her a hateful note on the receipt, a local family contacted NBC 4 New York and said their receipt shows they paid a tip and didn't write any such note.  Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month, showing the bill with a line through the space for a tip.  The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle."

Charge dismissed in alleged attack on Muslim cabdriver Mohamed Salim.  Charges were dropped Thursday [11/14/2013] in the case of a Fairfax County businessman accused of fracturing a Muslim cabdriver's jaw after a profanity-laced tirade against the driver and his religion that was captured on video.  After reviewing cellphone records and other evidence in the alleged attack, which some Muslim groups termed a hate crime, prosecutors said they did not believe Mohamed A. Salim's account.

Minister Sentenced to 2 Years for Staging Fake 'Hate Crime' at His Home.  An African-American Baptist minister from Chesterfield County, Virginia was sentenced to two years in prison this week after admitting he staged a "hate crime" at his own home because he could no longer afford to pay rent.  41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell confessed to spray-painting racial slurs on the side of his house and setting his porch on fire.

Racist Red Lobster receipt may be hoax, analysts say.  The racial slur a Red Lobster waitress claimed to receive on a receipt in lieu of tip may have been a hoax, according to two separate handwriting analyses.  One handwriting analyst concluded that whoever wrote "none" on the tip line was not the same person who wrote the racial epithet.  The second analyst believes the racist comment could have been written by the waitress herself.

Man accused of writing 'none n*****' in the tip line of his check from a black waitress.  The Red Lobster customer accused of writing 'none n*****' on the tip line of his check is so confident he didn't make the slur that he hired a forensics expert to evaluate his handwriting.  The forensics expert evaluated both 20-year-old Devin Barnes' handwriting and that of his wife and concluded:  'There is evidence to indicate that Devin Barnes did not write the total entry.  No significant handwriting characteristic similarities were noted.'

Black Skin Privilege.  When an anonymous individual drew a noose on the office door of an African American faculty member at Columbia University the entire university community concluded that it was an act of racism, and the institution was virtually shut down to express collective horror that such an event might occur.  This all took place before there was any indication that its message was racial or that its perpetrator was not the faculty member herself — which has been a not infrequent occurrence on campuses before.

Hate-crime hoaxes and "counter-Trayvonism".  Four "hateful text messages" appeared on the phone of a 16-year-old black student who was running for Student Council president at St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, N.J. [...] Can you guess where this is going?  The Journal reports that the unnamed student "sent the texts to himself, a school official confirmed last week."

Jersey City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself, school official says.  The black St. Peter's Prep student who purportedly received racist text messages warning him to drop out of the Jersey City high school's student government election sent the texts to himself, a school official confirmed last week.

What should be next to Trayvon Martin's hoodie in the Smithsonian?  I have a suggestion.  How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley?  If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes?

The Dreaded Wyoming GOP Facebook [...] Rapist Has Been Apprehended.  All over campus, plus-sized Women's Studies majors hid themselves behind dead-bolted doors, while University of Wyoming officials launched an investigation to find the hateful misogynist responsible for this crime.  Fortunately, investigators didn't have to look far.

University of Wyoming police: Rape threat came from alleged target.  The University of Wyoming Police Department says Meg Lanker-Simons created the anonymous threat of sexual violence targeted at her on social media last week.  The university announced Tuesday [4/30/2013] that campus police cited Lanker-Simons for misdemeanor interference with a police investigation.  Lanker-Simons accused an anonymous source of posting a threat of rape on the Facebook page "UW Crushes" on April 24.  But the citation issued Monday claims Lanker-Simons admitted to making the post, then lying about it.

'Hate Crime' Hoaxes.  A student at the University of Wyoming has received a misdemeanor citation for a Facebook post that "allegedly threatened" a female UW student, the amusingly named Laramie Boomerang reports.  The target of the post was Meg Lanker-Simons.  The student who is accused of sending it is Meg Lanker-Simons.  CampusReform.org has the full text of the post except for a partly redacted four-letter obscenity.

Another Hoax College 'Hate Crime' Charge in North Carolina.  Jumping at the chance to prove their politically correct bona fides, Chapel Hill is up in arms over what is quite obviously a faked attack on a gay student.

Man who claimed he was beaten for being gay admits he made it all up.  A young man who told police he was beaten up in a would-be hate crime appeared in court today admitting that he made the entire incident up.  The story of Joseph Baken travelled from Missoula, Montana across the country when a picture of his scratched and bruised face made waves on the internet.

Lesbian college student 'faked anti-gay notes left in her room' that sparked rally against hate crimes.  A lesbian student has been kicked out of college and arrested after it emerged she was behind a string of anti-gay messages slipped under her dorm room door, police said.  After the notes were found in Alexandra Pennell's room at Central Connecticut State University in March, hundreds came out in support of the student at a campus rally against hate crimes.

Lesbian arrested for lying about fake hate crime.  The lesbian who claimed three masked men broke into her home last month, tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs into her body and tried to set her house on fire will be arrested, after police discovered she was lying about the attack.

Fake Hate Crimes:  An Islamist Weapon.  As Daniel Pipes has documented for years, Islamist organizations in the West are quick to label crimes as anti-Muslim hate crimes as part of their effort to make Muslims feel under attack and to paint themselves as Muslims' protectors. ... Cutting through the propaganda requires understanding the ways in which crimes are misrepresented as hate crimes — and why.  There are two main culprits to consider:  Muslims who stage fake hate crimes and Islamist organizations that seek to exploit them.

Fake hate crime
Hate message left on Muslim woman's car.  Police are investigating a note left on a car, targeting an American Muslim woman and her daughter.  The note "We don't Muslims in America" (apparently the word "want" was left out) was written in English.  But there was also Arabic writing, translated to say "We don't want Muslims in America.  Go away."

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This is the most obviously fake hate crime I've ever seen.  Who scribbles messages in Arabic (and faulty English) and leaves them on other people's cars?  Nobody.

Anti-Muslim note left on car in English and Arabic.  Grain of salt alert:  what ignorant racist Islamophobic yahoo helpfully pens his hate note in both English and Arabic?  The fact that he left a word out of his English version opens the possibility that the note was penned by an angry Coptic Christian or some other native Arabic-speaking victim of Islamic jihad, but it also opens the possibility that the whole thing is just another clumsy fake by Islamic supremacists trying yet again to portray Muslims as victims and thereby deflect attention away from jihad activity.

Lesbian Couple Charged With Staging Hate Crime.  A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents.  On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and reported the words "Kill the Gay" were scrawled in red spray paint on the garage door of their Parker, Colo., home. [...] After reviewing witness statements, authorities determined Whitchurch and Conklin had staged the incidents.  Both women are charged with criminal mischief and false reporting.

Louisiana woman says 3 racist men set her on fire.  Officers found Sharmeka Moffitt with burns on more than half of her body when they responded to her 911 call Sunday night [10/21/2012], said Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Lt. Julie Lewis.

Police: Winnsboro woman set fire to herself.  Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said various theories of what happened to Moffitt began floating around as soon as Sunday, but law enforcement chose to wait before jumping to conclusions.  "This has been a very disturbing case for all involved," Cobb said.  "All of the evidence indicates this was a self-inflicted situation."

Police say Winnsboro attack fabricated.  Police announced Tuesday [10/23/2012] they believe Sharmeka Moffitt fabricated a story about being attacked and burned Sunday night at Civitan Park in Winnsboro by three men who wrote "KKK" on the hood of her car, and instead set herself afire.

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This is indeed a hate crime, in my estimation.  This woman evidently hates white men so much that she was willing to vandalize her own car and set herself on fire in order to blame imaginary racist white men for it.  That's a lot of hate.

Police: Burn wounds self-inflicted.  Police in Winnsboro are announing at a news conference that they believe Sharmeka Moffitt fabricated a story about being attacked and burned Sunday night at Civitan Park in Winnsboro by three men who wrote "KKK" on the hood of her car.

Police: Lesbian Staged Campus Hate Crime.  Another day, another fake hate crime.  This time, police allege, the faker is a lesbian at Central Connecticut State University. The Hartford Courant and other media have reported that Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) has expelled Alexandra Pennell, and now the unhappy college girl faces eight felonies and 17 misdemeanors.  Although Pennell pleaded not guilty, police caught her on tape and she confessed to her roommate, the newspaper reported.  Staging hate crimes is now a common occurrence.

Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by Muslim.  When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered, but because they had their own living dead proof that Islamophobia was the biggest problem in America since German Measles.  A note lying on the floor read, "Go back to your country, you terrorist;" which clearly meant that Shaima Alawadi's murder was a hate crime[...]

San Diego Muslim man arrested for brutal murder of his wife was US Army Islamic cultural adviser.  One lost detail following the arrest on Friday of Kassim Alhimidi in San Diego, charged with bludgeoning his wife to death with a tire iron last March, was that Alhimidi was reportedly a former Islamic cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Army (HT: Daniel Greenfield).

Hate Crimes that Aren't:

The police and the press are doing everything they can to avoid stating the obvious.  A criminal act can only be considered a "hate crime" if the victims are not white and the perpetrators are not black.

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Tucker Carlson Says Nashville Transgender School Shooter Murdered Victims Because They Were Christian.  On Monday, Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old biological woman who claimed she was a "he," shot three staff members and three nine-year-olds at the Christian school in Tennessee where she was formerly a student.  And the number of leftists who tried to frame Hale as a victim of Christian hatred has shocked many Americans.  Carlson referred to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's comments on Tuesday.  Garland that the FBI, the Nashville police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are all investigating the shooting — and yet he wouldn't hazard a guess on motive.  "Motive hasn't been identified, Garland told us," Carlson said.  "Really?  You wonder how that could possibly be."  He explained that the shooter herself said she'd left evidence behind to elucidate her horrific actions.

Deeds or motives?  Which matters most?  Every week there seems to be another racist graffiti hoax, with racist words getting traced back to a Black person.  And every time, depending on whether progressives believe the graffitist to be a White racist or Black hoaxer, we see that race is the determining factor in deciding whether we should punish motives or just deeds. [...] We live in a dark, funhouse world in which race matters just as much as it did during Jim Crow, although now Whites are the disfavored race.  If a White person kills a Black or Asian person, "hate" immediately becomes a factor and an added charge.  However, if a Black or Hispanic person kills a White person, hate never becomes an issue.  Even those Asians whom Blacks murder are not treated as hate crimes.

Why Isn't the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?  A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug.  Do a search for "Larry Elder" and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up.  Washington Post?  Zilch.  Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either, although if you make it to the 15th paragraph of a story entitled "The Vice President pushed back against the effort to recall Newsom in the Bay Area," you will find a bland passing reference to Wednesday's disgusting incident.

'Hate Crime' Charges Filed After Racist Attack Against Larry Elder.  On Friday, two California councilwomen filed a complaint with the LAPD over alleged "hate crimes" committed by protestors.  On Wednesday, the women, Latina Soledad Ursua and Chie Lunn, were walking with California gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder as he toured a Venice Beach homeless encampment when a white woman wearing a pink-haired gorilla mask hurled both eggs and racial slurs at the group. [...] As of publishing time, Gavin Newsom has yet to denounce the racially and politically motivated attacks on Elder, Ursua, and Lunn.  That's no surprise.  In Newsom's California, these things are acceptable if they're against Republicans.

White racist leftist in ape mask assaults Larry Elder and take a look at how the LA Times covered it.  So is naked racism of Bull-Connor-era ilk against the man who may become California's first black governor O.K. so long as a Democrat is doing it?  Apparently so, based on how the Los Angeles Times is covering yesterday's egg-hurling incident.  A leftist white woman, unsubtle as she can get, wearing a gorilla mask, hurled an egg at the head of gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder in Venice, California, nearly hitting him, and then another leftist did the same as Elder was hustled off by his aides into an SUV.

California recall candidate Larry Elder targeted by egg-throwing hostile crowd.  At least one egg was thrown at Larry Elder, the Republican front-runner in the California gubernatorial recall election, during a confrontation with a hostile crowd while walking with his team on Wednesday [9/8/2021].  Local reporters posted video to social media that showed an individual wearing a gorilla mask and tossing an egg in the direction of the conservative radio host, who was in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles to tour a homeless encampment.

'If I were a Democrat they'd be calling it a hate crime': Larry Elder slams the left.  California governor hopeful Larry Elder has slammed Democrats for not calling attack on him a hate crime after a white woman in a gorilla mask was filmed throwing an egg at him on a campaign stop Wednesday [9/8/2021].  On Thurday night, the GOP candidate told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight host Jesse Watters that he encountered the 'very angry and ugly scene' while he was touring a homeless encampment in Venice Beach.  'If I were a Democrat, obviously, this would be called systemic racism, they'd be calling it a hate crime.  I don't like to play that game,' he said.

Media ignore racial attack on Larry Elder because he's a black Republican.  Do a search for "Larry Elder" and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up.  Washington Post?  Zilch.  Nothing comes up on The New York Times site either, although if you make it to the 15th paragraph of a story titled "The Vice President pushed back against the effort to recall Newsom in the Bay Area," you will find a bland passing reference to Wednesday's disgusting incident.  According to our nation's media leaders, it's not a story that a white person wearing a gorilla mask attacked Larry Elder, a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of California, by hurling an egg that touched his head.  If Elder were a Democrat, the attack would have been instantly and with good reason dubbed racist.  It would not only be front-page news, it would be just about the only news you were hearing about today on CNN and MSNBC.

Assault On Black Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Elder Exposes Double-Standard On Race.  Imagine for a moment that a white woman wearing a gorilla mask threw an egg at the first black American with a serious chance of becoming governor of California as he visited homeless encampments with black and Latino community leaders.  Imagine that, seconds later, both the gorilla-masked woman and a white man punched the candidate's security guard.  And imagine that somebody fired a pellet gun into the crowd.  It is reasonable to expect that such an event would be instantly and roundly condemned as a racist hate crime by civil rights leaders, talking heads, and political leaders.  Some might demand an FBI investigation into whether the woman acted alone, and why the L.A. police had failed to protect the candidate.  And it is reasonable to expect that, within hours, there would have been protests in Los Angeles and across the country.  And yet, after this exact event occurred in Los Angeles yesterday before noon it aroused neither extensive news media coverage, widespread condemnation, nor protests.

LA sheriff on Larry Elder's gorilla mask assailant: 'How is this not a hate crime?'.  The gorilla mask-wearing woman who threw an egg at California recall candidate Larry Elder and slapped his security guard should be charged with a hate crime, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.  The unidentified woman was seen in a viral video riding a bicycle next to Elder and his guards after a campaign event in Venice Beach.  She threw an egg that narrowly missed Elder's head, and then she slapped a security guard. [...] LAPD, which has jurisdiction over Venice Beach, issued a press release Thursday night saying two men also hit Elder's guard in the head.  Police asked for the public's help in identifying those suspects, along with the woman in the gorilla mask.  "She might be one of the 20,000 felons from our prisons released by our soft-on-crime governor," Elder quipped on Tucker Carlson Tonight about the woman.

No hate crime charges lodged against man accused in Lower Manhattan stabbing.  Expected hate crime charges were not lodged against the 23-year-old Bensonhurst man accused of randomly attacking an Asian stranger who was walking down a Lower Manhattan street Thursday evening [2/25/2021].  But while prosecutors have determined that racial bias can't be proven in the attack, it remains a heinous crime, according to court papers that emerged from suspect Salman Muflihi's arraignment early Saturday.  "This case is every New Yorker's worst nightmare," Assistant District Attorney Adam Johnson told Judge Anne Swern in Manhattan Supreme Court, "to be attacked by a complete and total stranger with a large knife for no reason at all."

Maryland couple slain at Delaware veterans cemetery visited son's grave almost daily, surviving son says.  Before they were shot and killed May 8 in what authorities say seemed to be a random attack, Maryland couple Paul and Lidia Marino spent part of almost every day visiting the Delaware grave of their son Anthony, who died in 2017. [...] "He came up behind them, pulled out a handgun and did his thing.  He shot our dad in the back of the head and then he shot our mom," Ray said.  "We don't know if he shot our mom first in front of our dad or if he shot our dad first in front of our mom.  We don't even know if they saw him."

Jewish man attacked by two women after trying to film anti-Semitic tirade.  Two female attackers yelled "F- you Jew" and "I will kill you Jews" at a Brooklyn man before shoving him to the ground when he tried to film their anti-Semitic screed, law enforcement sources and witnesses said Wednesday [1/1/2020].  The two African American women approached the 22-year-old Hasidic victim at Gerry and Rutledge Streets in Broadway Triangle where they began taunting him with anti-Semitic slurs, the law enforcement source said.  The first woman began yelling at the victim before the second woman grabbed his cell phone, broke it in half and threw it to the ground, the source said.

Hate crime suspect Tiffany Harris arrested for third time in one week.  Tiffany Harris — arrested and released twice in three days after being charged in separate misdemeanor assaults in Brooklyn, including on a trio of Orthodox Jewish women — was arrested a third time on New Year's Eve.  Harris was picked up by New York City Sheriff's deputies at a Brownsville, Brooklyn, hotel on an arrest warrant issued earlier Tuesday after she allegedly failed to comply with court-ordered monitoring, officials said.

Kids shatter synagogue window in Rosh Hashanah hate crime.  A group of kids shattered a Brooklyn synagogue's window during Rosh Hashanah prayers by chucking a milk crate and a metal object at it, police said.  The four suspects went up to the house of worship on Throop Avenue near Bartlett Street in Williamsburg at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday [9/30/2019] and one of them hurled the milk crate at the window, video of the incident shows.  [Video clip]

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There's a five-letter adjective missing from the article above.  See if you can guess what it is.

DC Tourist Savagely Beaten, Stomped, Spit on by Gang of Youths at Hilton Hotel Where Reagan Was Shot.  A tourist was savagely beaten, stomped and spit on by a gang of over a dozen youths at the entrance to the Washington Hilton Hotel around 1 a.m. on July 14, according to Washington, D.C. police who released hotel surveillance video showing the brutal unprovoked attack.  The Hilton — located about twelve blocks north of the White House at 1919 Connecticut Avenue and T Street, NW — is a key part of official Washington, playing host to presidents, foreign dignitaries, business and political gatherings including the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Brutal Assault In DC.  The [Washington, DC] Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in identifying 14 persons of interest in reference to an Aggravated Assault incident which occurred in the 1900 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at approximately 1:00 AM.

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This story involves a group of about twenty violent black perpetrators conducting an unprovoked and coordinated attack on a lone white man.  If the colors were reversed, this would have been a viral (Breaking News!) national "hate crime" story.

Man Beaten to Death in Detroit After Car Accident.  A 24-year-old white man was beaten to death Monday morning after getting into a minor fender bender on Detroit's west side.  Tyler Wingate, a resident of Berkley, Michigan, was driving at 1:30 a.m. on Monday near the 13500 block of Livernois Avenue when he bumped into a car in which Lawrence James Davis, 23, was either a driver or a passenger.  According to the Detroit police, Davis jumped out of the auto and assaulted Wingate by kicking and punching him repeatedly.  Once Wingate was lying unresponsive on the ground, Davis fled the scene on foot.

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Again, if the colors of the victim and perpetrator were reversed, this would have been a national "hate crime" story.

Baltimore's new deputy police commissioner gets mugged at gunpoint.  A new deputy police commissioner in Baltimore got a firsthand lesson in the city's crime problems — getting robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife, according to reports.  Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy had only started with the force in April after being brought in from New Orleans to help lead sweeping reforms, according to the Baltimore Sun.  He was robbed at 9 p.m.  Friday [7/19/2019] by four men in a white SUV near Patterson Park, according to the Sun. [...] There have been 185 homicides in the city so far this year, with 166 from shootings, according to the Sun, with only St. Louis having more murders per 100,000 people, according to a Pew Research Center study based on 2017 figures.

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The victim in this case was white, and the multiple violent perpetrators were black.  Once again, if the colors were reversed, this would be a "hate crime" story in the national news.

Sweden: Wife of senior Jewish leader stabbed 9 times in street by Muslim man; police not treating it as hate crime.  A Jewish woman in her 60's who is the wife of a senior leader of the local Helsingborg's Jewish community — and its secretary — was randomly stabbed 9 times by a Muslim man who is "known to police". Yet investigators are not treating the incident as a hate crime.  That is absurd.  "Israel's Foreign Ministry said the stabbing appeared to have been anti-Semitic in nature.  A leading rabbi echoed this sentiment."  The rise of violent anti-semitism is so bad in Sweden that many Jews in that country have moved to Israel for sanctuary, ever since the flood of Muslim migrants have entered Sweden.  Swedish authorities shield them from public scrutiny and criticism, so the problem escalates.

Was Black Hit-And-Run On Two White Boys Another Hate Crime?  The boy in the hospital is blond.  Atuno is black.  The charges have since been upgraded to Attempted Murder.  This seems pretty similar to the Mall of America attack, although it has gotten less attention.

SPLC Keeps Denying.  Black-on-White Violence Keeps Happening.  Let's look at just a few examples of black violence, all of which happened since the SPLC's latest report a few days ago.  All of the keep happening wildly out of proportion.  All of them, the SPLC could not care less about.  In New York City, a black woman was walking down the street, bumping into white ladies.  When one of the white women suggested she stop assaulting white pedestrians, the black woman started hitting the white woman with a heavy metal box, all the while yelling and threatening, "Take that you white b----," followed by "that's what you get, white b----."

Muslim Disrupts Pennsylvania Church Service, Tells Congregation They're Going to Hell.  Recently a Muslim drove up to BlueStone Church in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, while a service was going on.  He wasn't there, however, to engage in interfaith dialogue.  What he did there was a menacing glimpse of what is likely to become a common occurrence at churches across the country.

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If the religions were reversed, this would have been called a hate crime.

No hate crime charges for teen in kidnapping/torture of white teen in Chicago.  In January, a brutal crime shocked the nation in the days before Donald Trump was inaugurated.  Four black individuals abducted an 18-year-old mentally challenged white man, brutally tormenting him with punches, kicks, and taunts while slicing off hunks of his hair with a knife and tearing off his clothing.  They broadcast their crime on Facebook.  Perpetrators Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington, and Tanishia Covington, shouted "F**k white people!" and "F**k Trump!" while they brutalized the sobbing young man.  One of them cut a patch out of the victim's scalp.  Before the attack, the victim thought of at least one of the assailants as a friend.  The torture lasted for at least 30 minutes.

FBI: Anti-White Hate Crimes Are The Fastest Growing Racial Hate Crimes In America.  A new FBI report indicates that hate crimes committed against white Americans are the fastest growing racial hate crimes in the United States.  The FBI report on 2016 Hate Crime Statistics shows that in 2016, there were 876 reported anti-white hate crime offenses in the United States.  In 2015, this number was 734, indicating a 19.34 percent increase.  There were more racial hate crime offenses altogether in 2016 compared to 2015.

Cops say man splashed liquid in girl's face, called her 'white b****'.  A man splashed an unknown liquid in a girl's face and called her a "white b****" as she was getting off a school bus in Queens, officials said.  The 13-year-old had just stepped off the bus near the corner of Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill when the man accosted her around 3:30 p.m.  Tuesday, police said.  "This is for you, white b****," he shouted before throwing the substance in her face.

'Hunt & Kill All White Women' Facebook Post Deemed Not Hate Speech.  "White women should be hunted and killed then we won't get white babies who think the(y) own the world," the user posted.  When the post was reported by another user for "hate speech," Facebook responded with the message, "We reviewed the comment you reported for displaying hate speech and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards."

The politicization of hate crime legislation.  Last week in Chicago, a white special-needs teenager was held captive by four black youths.  The victim was bound, gagged, tortured, forced to drink toilet water, partially scalped, and subject to racially and politically motivated verbal abuse.  The perpetrators streamed portions of their violent savagery on Facebook.  After the victim escaped from his assailants and was found on the streets by a police officer, a Chicago police commander initially said he was unsure whether the attack constituted a hate crime — as if that distinction might calibrate the crime's viciousness.  President Obama was likewise initially hesitant to label this cruelty as a racially motivated hate crime — which was odd given the president's prior readiness to jump into and editorialize about racially charged cases such as those of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Trayvon Martin.

Chicago Is Breaking.  The police did what police do in this age of political correctness.  In spite of the fact that the suspects were caught on tape screaming about race, the police now say that the victim was targeted because he has "special needs."  Earlier, news outlets reported that police were claiming there was "no indication" the attack was "motivated by politics or race."  Yes, I'm sure that if the roles were reversed, and four white people tortured a bound and gagged black man while screaming about his race and cursing Barack Obama, that the press and police would make similar claims.  I'm certain that attacks like this wouldn't be grist for the leftist mill, proving that "Trump's America" is a racist horror show.

Vicious Hate Crime In Chicago Whitewashed By Press.  Note that the AP makes no reference to the races of the people involved, and says it is too soon to tell whether the assault was racially motivated.

Judge denies bail for 4 suspects in Chicago torture video.  A judge denied bail Friday for the four suspects accused of beating a mentally disabled man and streaming it live on Facebook. [...] As seen in the horrifying video that appeared online this week, a young, mentally disabled white man was beaten, threatened with a knife and taunted with profanities directed at white people and President-elect Donald Trump.  The suspects, who are black, face charges including hate crimes and aggravated battery.

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Notice that the hate crime charges came about because the victim was mentally disabled, not because the victim was white and the multiple perpetrators were black.  Had the colors been reversed, the victim's mental capacity and physical strength would have been immaterial.

Police: Race not motive behind video attack.  Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday morning [1/5/2017] that charges are expected soon against four black suspects.  Guglielmi says the suspects made "terrible racist statements" during the attack, but that investigators believe the victim was targeted because he has special needs, not because of his race.

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Crime in Chicago is notoriously rampant.  This situation isn't improved when race-based criminal attacks are attributed to something other than racial hatred — because the actors belong to a politically favored group.  Inexplicably, the police spokesman admitted "the suspects made 'terrible racist statements' during the attack," yet they're not racists.  This is called playing on both sides of the fence.  It doesn't solve problems, and it gets old really fast.

Black Lives Matter Chapter Proudly Praises Barista For Spitting In Officer's Coffee.  A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks barista for spiting in an officer's coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night [12/28/2016]. [...] Black Lives Matter Stockton contended that an anonymous barista spit in the coffee because they were unhappy with how the officer had treated a family member.  The barista was also displeased with how the department did not take a race related complaint seriously.

That SPLC Survey on Post-Election 'Hate Crimes' Left Out 2,000 Committed Against White Students.  How else are you going to create the fake news narrative that a wave of so-called "hate crimes" was sweeping the nation?  For one, just make things up, as the SPLC is famous for doing.  Two, ignore all the actual crimes committed against Trump supporters, or people who just happen to be white.

Punching white woman after yelling 'I hate white people' not hate crime, judge rules.  An indigenous woman in Calgary, Canada who yelled "I hate white people" before punching a white woman in the face and knocking her tooth out did not commit a racially motivated hate crime, a provincial court judge has ruled.  Judge Harry Van Harten's written decision in the case argued that the motivation of the perpetrator, Tamara Crowchief, in the attack on the victim, Lydia White, was not related to racial bias.  The judge disagreed with the prosecutor's argument that the unprovoked assault, which occurred in November 2015, rose to the level of a hate crime.

Hate Group Urges Gangs To Kill Cops After Dallas Shootings.  Groups like the New Black Panther Party are applauding the man who killed five Dallas police officers on Thursday, while another group is calling for more dead cops.

Feds clear Muslim flag attacker of hate crime.  The FBI has determined that no hate crime occurred on the day after Memorial Day in Lawrenceville, Georgia, when a Muslim woman dressed in a burqa came out of the woods behind a homeowner's house, grabbed the family's large American flag and attacked them with it.  The FBI was asked by local police to investigate whether Amina Ali Ahra, 30, may have committed a hate crime when she attacked homeowner Dami Arno and her 17-year-old daughter while the two were drinking coffee in their garage on the morning of Tuesday, May 31.  Ahra grabbed the family's large flag off their mailbox and used the 4-foot long pole made of PVC pipe as a weapon, swinging it wildly at Arno's head.  The 42-year-old fought off the much larger Ahra and two neighbors helped restrain her until police arrived.

Black woman's assault on 'white b----' who yelled N-word in Harlem deli wasn't a hate crime, worker says.  "They got mad because they were telling me their order and the Hispanic lady got in front of them," said the store manager, who asked not to be named.  "That's when the argument started.  They were arguing with each other, cursing each other out toward the back of the store.  I was trying to make both their sandwiches at the same time so they can leave."  But the dispute quickly became tinged with racial hatred, officials said.  "You white b----," the black woman told the Hispanic customer.  "You don't belong here.  Go back to your people."

Hate crime charges dropped against boys accused of setting school bus fire in Crown Heights:  NYPD.  The boys who were arrested for allegedly setting a yellow bus on fire outside a Jewish elementary school last Sunday [5/8/2016] will not be charged with a hate crime, NYPD confirmed Friday.  The NYPD said two of the boys are 14 years old, one is 12 and the fourth is 11.  They were arrested Thursday and charged as juveniles with arson and criminal mischief, originally as hate crimes.  The hate crime charges will be dropped after it was later determined that there was insufficient evidence.

Marine Hero: I Was Attacked at DC McDonald's 'Because of My Skin Color'.  A decorated U.S. Marine who was beaten and robbed at a Washington D.C. McDonald's said this morning that the attack was a "hate crime."  Veteran Marine Sgt. Christopher Marquez, who earned a Bronze Star for his heroism in Iraq, spoke out today [2/18/2016] in an exclusive Fox and Friends interview.  Marquez said that four or five males — along with at least one female — asked him if "black lives mattered" to him as he was eating last Friday [2/12/2016].

The Editor says...
Notice that it is the victim who is calling this a hate crime — not the police.

Bret Baier: Media Silent on Hate Crime Against Decorated Marine.  Fox News Host, Bret Baier called the rest of the media out Thursday evening [2/18/2016] during his update of the story of the Marine assaulted and robbed by apparent Black Lives Matter supporters.  "The story has received very little national attention, except on this channel." Baier said of the media's silence on the attack.  Sergeant Chris Marquez was knocked unconscious outside of a Washington D.C. McDonalds, February 12, by black youths that were harassing him and asking him if he believed black lives mattered.  Sgt. Marquez received injuries to his head and neck as a result of the attack.

Police: Woman makes 'anti-white slurs' to officers during Rock Hill arrest.  A Rock Hill woman was charged with resisting police and disorderly conduct Saturday night [12/5/2015] and placed into a restraint chair at the city jail after police say she directed "anti-white slurs" toward officers, according to a Rock Hill Police Department report.  An officer pulled over Brittany Jenice Foye, 27, for speeding, police said.  When asked for her license and registration, "Foye made statements about there being more issues with the traffic stop," the report states, and said she was "pro-black" because of "everything that has been going on."

NYPD: Man Told Victim 'I'm Going To Kill You White Boy' Before Queens Attack.  A man needed multiple stitches after his throat was slashed during an unprovoked attack in Queens, police said.  The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Thursday [3/12/2015] near Seneca and Gates avenues in the Ridgewood section.  The 24-year-old victim was walking with his girlfriend when a man ran up to him and said "I'm going to kill you white boy" in Spanish, police said.  The suspect then slashed the victim's throat with a razor, 1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria reported.

St. Louis' Bosnian community sees hammer murder as hate crime.  Insistence by St. Louis officials that the beating death of a Bosnian man was not a hate crime is being met with skepticism and anger, according to leaders of the city's 70,000-strong Bosnian community, and the victim's brother is calling on authorities to "investigate every possible motive."

Teenage vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling 'anti-Semitic' slurs.  A group of teenagers vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police.  Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli in crown heights at just after 9pm. [...] Police say that there is no indication that the incident was a hate crime and they are not investigating it as one.

The Editor says...
Read that last sentence again.  The headline says the perpetrators were yelling anti-Semitic slurs, although the body of the article doesn't make that assertion clear.

Hate Crimes You Don't Hear About.  [Scroll down]  Four years later, a black man named Colin Ferguson opened fire inside a commuter train in Long Island.  Six people died and nineteen were injured. "Police recovered from Ferguson's pocket a handwritten note titled, 'Reasons for This.'  It expressed hatred towards whites, Asians, and 'Uncle Tom blacks,' and stated that Nassau County, Long Island was chosen as 'the venue' because of its predominantly white population." [...] Commentators either denied that it was a hate crime or admitted that it was but then tied themselves in knots to explain it away.  The Dallas Morning News interviewed a sociologist who "conceded that Ferguson picked his victims on the basis of race, but did not think this justified the hate crime label."

If you're black and possibly guilty but a white person is involved, the media will actively volunteer to be your advocate.
Black Skin Privilege.  In America today, blacks generally can conduct racist assaults on whites and count on "civil rights" activists and the media not to notice.  In the two months following Trayvon Martin's death, black assailants carried out at least fourteen known attacks against white victims with the idea of "avenging" the fallen youth.  In East Toledo, six juveniles beat a 78-year-old white man, shouting:  "This is for Trayvon ... Trayvon lives, white [man].  Kill that white [man]!"  In Gainesville, five blacks shouting "Trayvon!" beat a 27-year-old white man, leaving his face permanently disfigured.

If you're white, it's a hate crime.  If you're black, it's not.
Federal authorities charge white 'knockout' suspect with hate crime.  Federal authorities said Thursday they have arrested and charged a Texas man in connection with the "knockout game," accusing him of a hate crime for targeting a black man for a vicious street attack.  Most knockout victims that have appeared in news reports have been white, but the Justice Department said in this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and stepped in with federal charges.

This attack was instigated by a group of black thugs with no motive other than racism.  But it isn't called a hate crime.
White soldier, 20, 'stabbed to death by group of African American men in possible hate crime'.  The victim's two friends, also soldiers and also white, told police they were walking south on Pacific Highway when a vehicle approached them and someone inside called out a racial slur.  One of the soldiers yelled back something about those in the car treating combat soldiers with disrespect, Lawler said.  The car then turned around, stopped next to the soldiers and five black males piled out of the vehicle.

Three black soldiers arrested for stabbing white comrade to death 'called him a cracker'.  Tevin Geike, 20, was left for dead in a parking lot near his base in Lakewood, Washington in the early hours of Saturday morning.  Previously police said they believed the attack was racially motivated because the attackers — a group of five African American men — called Tevin a 'cracker', a racist term for a white person.  However, after interviews with those involved in the confrontation officers today [10/7/2013] said they no longer believed the killing to be a hate crime after speaking to everyone they believe was involved.

The Editor asks...
If the colors were reversed, would the cops be so sure?

Scrap Hate Crime Laws — or Enforce Them.  In that Jeremiah Hill does not look like the kind of person who might commit a hate crime — at least by Justice Department standards — prosecutors have all but cleared him of the same in the stabbing death of Army Spc. Tevin Geike on October 5.  A review of the known facts in these two cases would make you think [George] Zimmerman and Hill live in two different countries.

Pennsylvania man charged in assault of charity runner in Wilmington.  Wilmington police today arrested and charged a Pennsylvania man with assault, saying a store's surveillance video showed him punching a former Marine who was running in the city Wednesday on a cross-country run to draw attention to veterans' issues.  Police confirmed the assault was made "suddenly and without provocation," offering no motive for the attack on the charity runner.

5 Americans Who Were Murdered For Being White in America.  [#2]  The Denver Crips gang had been specifically targeting white people to rob.  They had robbed and attacked dozens of people because they were white.  They went out specifically looking for another white person to rob and found 23 year old Andrew Graham.  Graham, who had just been accepted into a Master's program for mathematical engineering, was walking home.  Five members of the Crips followed him for two blocks before they confronted Graham, murdered him, and left his corpse lying in the front yard of a home in a residential neighborhood.

The perps spew racial slurs, then launch a violent attack.  Even so, it's not a "hate crime."
4 teen girls charged with 'ethnic intimidation' after brutally beating Pa. white woman.  Four teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old white woman Sunday [8/25/2013] in Pittsburgh, Pa.  According to police, the four young black girls, ages 14, 15 and 16, threw a bottle at the woman's car while she was stopped at a stop sign and called her a racial slur, a local TV station reported.  "She gets out to address it, and that's when the girls jump her," said Lt. Shirley Sloan, the TV station reported.

Teens face ethnic intimidation charges after brutally beating woman in North Side.  Three teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old woman Sunday in Pittsburgh's North Side. [...] According to police, the girls threw a bottle at the victim, Ginger Slepski's car, and when she stopped to confront the girls, they attacked her.

If G.W. Bush Had a Son, He'd Look Like Christopher Lane.  Unlike Trayvon Martin, Christopher Lane doesn't have powerful, race-baiting allies in the Oval Office, Justice Department, media, and entertainment industry.  Assuredly, General Holder will not use Chris Lane's senseless murder as a catalyst to pursue his often-requested national race dialogue.  Nope.  Nor will the Justice Department zealously create a tips hotline (in Zimmerman-like fashion) to build an airtight case against the Chris Lane's shooter for a civil rights violation or hate crime, even though the alleged gunman once tweeted, "90% of white ppl are nasty.  #HATE THEM."

Black teen who allegedly murdered Australian jogger posted racist Tweets.  One of the teens charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla., previously posted anti-white statements on his Twitter feed.  James Edwards, 15, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17, have all been charged as adults in Lane's death.  Lane, a 22 year-old student from Melbourne, was out for a jog last Friday evening when the three teens began following him in a car and shot him "just for the fun of it," according to Duncan officials.

White victims, black perps.
United States is raising a nation of savages.  In Brunswick, Ga. two teenagers are accused of shooting a young mother and murdering her 13-month-old child.  Sherry West was taking her baby out for a stroll when the boys demanded she give them cash. [...] She pleaded with them to spare her child — but one of the boys took a gun and shot the 13-month-old between the eyes.

Civil rights activists remain silent on Florida school bus beating video.  A viral video showing the beating of a 13-year-old white boy by three African-American youths in Florida has left hundreds of thousands of viewers horrified, but critics say the case doesn't seem to be attracting much sympathy from self-styled civil rights activists.  In the chilling video, three 15-year-old boys repeatedly beat and kick a victim police said was left with a broken arm and two black eyes.

Critics blast Jackson, Sharpton over silence on Florida school bus beating.  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who both blasted Florida in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Martin's death, with Jackson calling it an "apartheid state" and "our Selma," have not spoken publicly of the brutal beating aboard a school bus caught on cellphone and surveillance video.  Neither Jackson nor Sharpton responded to requests for comment from FoxNews.com.

Allen West on white boy's bus beating: Where's Jesse Jackson?  The video, which went viral this past week, depicts a July 9 assault on a Pinellas County school bus.  Three black teenage boys, all age 15, beat a white boy, while the bus driver — who has since resigned — tries to verbally halt the altercation but does not physically intervene.  The beating, it was later reported, was due to the victim's report to school authorities that one of the videotaped assailants tried to sell drugs to him.

You got that right, mister.  He's as sorry as they come.
Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says [his] son is 'sorry'.  The father of one of three Florida teens charged in a vicious school bus attack said his son is "sorry" for taking part in the July beating that made national headlines.  As the trio headed to court on Tuesday [8/13/2013], Julian McKnight said his son Julian, 15, has also suffered in the aftermath of the July 9 attack on a Pinellas County school bus after it left Lealman Intermediate School in the St. Petersburg-area community of Gulfport.

Attention Al Sharpton: Black Dude in White Hoodie Viciously Stabs White Teenage Girl.  Did you hear about the seventeen-year-old Queens resident, Natasha Martinez, who was stabbed eleven times last week by a black male wearing a white hoodie?  Yep, just a few days ago, as this young lady was walking home from her job at Mickey D's, and right in front of her house, Natasha was jumped by a black dude in a white hoodie and suffered eleven stab wounds — she is in serious condition.

Murder and Double Standards.  Few Americans outside of Knoxville, Tenn., know about the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, two young people who were kidnapped, savagely assaulted, raped, and murdered by people of a different race.  If Christian and Newsom had been black, and they had been raped, tortured, and murdered by a group of white people, the victims' names would be painfully seared into the national psyche by the media's saturation coverage of the atrocities and their aftermath.

Police: Mableton fatal assault not racially motivated.  The deadly assault of a Mableton man has become a national story, at least online, with several web sites and blogs claiming Joshua Chellew was killed because he was white.  Initially reported as a hit-and-run, police now say Chellew died June 30 after an attack by four black teenagers in Cobb County.  According to the arrest warrant, the 36-year-old victim was repeatedly punched and kicked by the youths outside a Chevron gas station.  Chellew, badly beaten, eventually stumbled onto Mableton Parkway, where he was run over.  He died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Why is Joshua Chellew less important than Trayvon Martin?  [Scroll down]  Courtesy of Top Conservative News, which notes:  ["]If the races had been reversed, this would be the biggest news story in the United States.  It would have knocked the Zimmerman trial out of the news.["]  Yep.  Or, if Chellew had been able to defend himself against one or all of them, he'd be the new George Zimmerman.  We'd be seeing baby pictures of his attackers.  Al Sharpton would be marching.

'Trayvonned'.  The media is silent on what compelled the attackers, but what is known is that Joshua [Chellow] was set upon and mercilessly beaten in a life-threatening attack by a group of four "unarmed" black males. [...] Did any of you know about this attack?  No.  Because the media reported it as a "hit and run fatality" while deliberately refusing to discuss the events the preceded the fatal "hit and run".

Another Blacks-on-White Philadelphia Beat Down: When is a Hate Crime NOT a Hate Crime?  When it's a bunch of black thugs (girls in this case) beating the shit out of a lone, white girl.  Giggling with glee ("like they were enjoying a ride on a rollercoaster," said their victim) while they brazenly and unmercifully beat her in front of Philadelphia's City Hall.  In the middle of the day (so much for your curfews stemming the increasing tidal wave of feral packs of black thugs acting... well... very black).  Image the outrage if a pack of white teenagers were strolling through town, singling out black kids for random, racially-motivated beatings.

Racial violence is increasingly common and most media ignore it.
Shot For Being White.  Four black people in Wilmington, North Carolina needed money for marijuana and traveling.  So they set out to get it by robbing white people.  They tried to break into a house, but were seen, so they fled.  They stalked a woman through downtown Wilmington, but she escaped.  Finally they came upon a 20-year-old college kid named Joshua.  They took his money, cell phone and sandwich.  Then he asked them to only take his money and not his ID because he explained to them it was hard to replace.  Then they shot and killed him.

Seven Black Teenagers Attack 1 White Teenager And Beat Him Senseless.  The white kid was simply going to play football, but seven black kids beat him before he got there.  It was only a few blocks from his house.  Apparently, the kids at his school didn't like him because he was white.

Black males kill white female, yet it is not a hate crime.
Mom of teen 'slay sibs' tips off cops after NJ girl, 12, killed for bike.  The massive search for Autumn came to a tragic end Monday night when her body was found stuffed in a recycling bin at a vacant property near the boys' house.  An autopsy found she had been strangled. [...] The two brothers were charged with murder, body disposal and tampering with evidence.

Attack on CAPA teacher caught by surveillance cameras.  Police from the city's Zone 2 station have confirmed they are questioning a boy in an attack on a teacher from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts on a downtown street.  Police said the boy was accompanied by his mother while being questioned on Tuesday afternoon [10/9/2012].

Eric Holder, 'Hate Crimes,' and 'His People'.  A group of those whom Eric Holder described as "his people," at least six young men, repeatedly punched a 24-year-old white woman in the face, then proceeded to kick her face over and over when she was on the ground helpless.  This occurred in Buffalo, New York last week, but the event has received no attention by the mainstream media because the victim was white and the attackers were black.  This was no friendly urban jostling:  the woman was left with a broken nose and cracked bones in her face.  There must have been a little bit of hate in at least one of those kicks to the face, but you can bet it won't be charged as a hate crime.

The Cowardly Media Reporting On Hate Crimes.  Isn't it curious that the media (with the exception of ABC and FoxNews) refuses to cover a hate crime shooting of a victim at a conservative pro-life organization in Washington, DC if the perpetrator is a leftwing zealot? [...] This craven media only recognizes hate crimes committed by the right, whether real or imaginary.  The left ones will always be given a pass.

Security guard shot at Family Research Council in Washington.  [Scroll down]  When the FBI took the suspect into custody, he had Chick-fil-A "materials" and ammunition in his backpack, the senior law enforcement official said.  The official refused to say whether the Chick-fil-A material was a flier, a menu, a sandwich wrapper or something else.  Gay rights groups have called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A because its chief executive took a public stance against gay marriage, and the Family Research Council has supported Chick-fil-A.

Hate Crimes Against Sikhs.  The FBI keeps a Hate Crimes Incident Report Form which collects data on hate crimes in the U.S.  There's nothing on the report form that documents crimes against Sikhs.

Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case.  Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday [4/17/2012].  Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said.  Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, "Empty your pockets, white boy."

A hate crime in Baltimore.  Straight white guys don't make good crime victims.  Especially if the crime is a so-called "hate crime."  Last month, shortly after St. Patrick's Day, a white tourist from Arlington was knocked out cold, beaten some more, kicked, robbed of money, a cellphone, his car key and a watch, and then stripped nearly naked on a Baltimore street. [...] Fact one:  There was only one white guy standing in front of the Clarence Mitchell Jr. Courthouse that night.  Fact two:  Everybody else was black.  Fact three:  The only person being beaten, robbed and stripped was the white guy.

Six youths 'beat man, 78, in alleged racial revenge attack'.  A 78-year-old white man says he was savagely beaten by a gang of six youths shouting:  'This is for Trayvon.  Kill that white.'  Six youngsters aged between 11 and 17, both white and black, allegedly launched a merciless attack on Dallas Watts in East Toledo, Ohio. ... Detectives have said they are not treating the case as a hate crime.

6 charged in beating of NC man in Seneca.  The report said that a woman told police that there were several black men attacking the 32-year-old white man, whose identity was redacted.  "Upon exiting the restaurant he was jumped by a mob of individuals, and severely beaten about the head and torso," said John Covington, the Seneca police chief.  "The report was that racial slurs were being used toward the victim."

Six Men Who Could Be Obama's Sons Arrested For Pummeling White Man.  This beating occurred March 17 and we're just hearing about it now?  Where's the national media to gin up the outrage?

Allen West: The New Black Panther bounty on Zimmerman is a hate crime.  Rep. Allen West, who has previously decried the police "mishandling" of the Trayvon Martin shooting as an "outrage" and called for a Justice Department investigation, on Wednesday found himself wondering why that very same Justice Department isn't treating the New Black Panther Party's bounty for the man who shot Martin as a "hate crime."

The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name.  In Kansas City on Wednesday, "two older teens" followed a "13-year old boy" walking home from school.  When the 13 year-old reached his front porch, the teens grabbed him, pinned his arms, poured gasoline on him, and set him on fire.  The boy managed to pull his shirt off and pat the fire out, and the parents rushed him to the local children's hospital.  As seen on local TV news, although not obvious in the accompanying article, the parents are white.  So is the boy.  "We were told it's a hate crime," the boy's mother told the reporter. ... Without the mother's reference to the hate crime, the viewer/ reader would have no sense that the attackers were likely of another, unspecified race.

Teen Set on Fire in Racial Attack; Media Silent.  [Scroll down]  Of course, if you scrutinize the few local outlets reporting the story and cut and paste, you can piece the picture together.  The Fox article I excerpted above provides only the vaguest hint of the attack's racial nature by quoting Mrs. Coon as saying that her family was told "it's a hate crime."  KCTV 5 did a bit better, reporting that the victim was white and the assailants black; however, while they quoted the attackers as stating "This is what you get," for some reason they omitted the "white boy" part.

How Derrick Bell Beat Martin Luther King Jr.:  [Scroll down]  Two years ago Newsweek ran a photo of a white baby asking the question, "Is your baby racist?"  While the media will gleefully charge 6-month-old white babies with racism, accusing them of bigotry for staring longer at photos of other races; it will go on ignoring the Allen Coon case, as it has ignored any number of similar and worse cases.

Lawyer: Lesbians' assault on gay man can't be hate crime.  Three women identified by their lawyers as lesbians were arraigned yesterday on a hate crime charge for allegedly beating a gay man at the Forest Hills T station in an unusual case that experts say exposes the law's flawed logic.

New Horizons for Hate Crimes.  Excuse me for laughing, but the flawed logic of liberals has run into sort of a lesbian conundrum up in the blue-blue state of Massachusetts.  Seems three women who proudly fly the rainbow flag were arraigned for beating up a gay man in a Massachusetts train station.  All three ladies were charged with participating in a hate crime.  That's right — three lesbians who happen to be black beat up on a gay guy in a train station and get arrested for being perpetrators of a "hate crime."  The problem is that all four of the individuals involved — the accused as well as the victim — are homosexuals.  So is it the first-ever gay-on-gay hate crime?

A Beating and Racial Slurs But No Hate-crime Charges.  Ah, the left-wing capacity for rationalization knows no bounds.  While we're told that even substantive criticism of Barack Obama is driven by the hatefulness the left has dubbed "racism," a racial attack by three black teenagers on two white men in Philadelphia this past Monday [1/30/2012] is, somehow, not.

Muslim Hate Crimes.  Facts are facts.  Muslims in the Middle East have zero respect for other religions.  In the Saudi Arabia city of Mecca, all other religions beside Islam are banned.  Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are squelched and outlawed in the name of Islam.  It appears many in the Muslim world are stuck in year 4.  Christian churches are routinely burned, bombed and destroyed in the Middle East.  Christians and people of other faiths are beaten and killed by Muslims with no fear of prosecution from Muslim-controlled courts.  Ah yes, Islam — that religion of peace.

More evidence that Islam is not a "Religion of Peace".

Man arrested for 'hate-crime' beating tells police he is gay, too.  A man has been arrested in connection with the vicious hate crime which shocked New York last weekend when a young gay man was savagely beaten outside McDonalds.  But the 'twist in the tale' in connection to the incident is that the man who was arrested claims it was not a hate crime — because he is also gay.

Obviously this would be a hate crime — if it had been a predominantly black church.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's church purposely set on fire.  Gov. Sarah Palin's home church was badly damaged by arson, leading the governor to apologize if the fire was connected to "undeserved negative attention" from her failed campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Arson suspected in fire at Palin's church.  A Friday night fire at Gov. Sarah Palin's church caused an estimated $1 million in damage, and investigators say it could be the work of an arsonist.  Firefighters were called to Wasilla Bible Church about 9:40 p.m. and found flames and smoke coming out windows at the back of the three-story structure, said James Steele, chief of the Central Mat-Su Fire Department.

ATF:  accelerant poured around Palin's church.  Federal investigators in Alaska say an accelerant was poured around the exterior of Gov. Sarah Palin's home church before it was heavily damaged by a fire.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Monday that the accelerant was poured at several locations around the church, including entrances.

No hate crimes charges in Palin church arson.  Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate of the United States, urged law enforcement officials to thoroughly investigate the Friday night arson of the Wasilla Bible Church, in which the entrance of the church was set ablaze with a group of women and children inside.  "We do not know if this arson and attempted murder was perpetrated by advocates of homosexual marriage, but the church has been the target of verbal attacks by the homosexual lobby and their apologists in the major media and this attack follows countless other recent attacks by homosexuals against Christians," said Delgaudio.

Is this a Hate crime?  Ronda Dowdy awoke Tuesday morning to a sight that shattered her Idaho honeymoon.  Apparently offended by a bumper sticker on Dowdy's car reading "Marriage is between a man and a woman," someone allegedly threw a rock through the vehicle's rear window as it sat on Randolph Avenue and left two notes with pointed messages.  "As we were waiting for the police to show up, I saw a crumpled up note laying in the gutter," said Dowdy, who moved to Pocatello from the Houston area last year.  "It said basically, 'We will not stop until you remove the bumper sticker.'"

The Princeton Hate Crime That Wasn't :  The Jena 6 case exploded overnight when the Media imagined they had a "race hate" issue on their hands.  They did the same with the Duke Rape case.  Both cases were later proven not to be a case of a "hate crime" at all and, in the end, weren't even real crimes. … Contrast that coverage with a reported crime that occurred near Princeton University that perfectly fits the definition of a "hate crime" and we found a media that stayed mum not reporting a thing about it.  The reason, of course, is because this victim was a conservative, Christian attacked because he was a conservative Christian — the news media obviously didn't feel there was anything to talk about.

Rep. Carson:  Tea Party Protesters Are 'One of the Largest Threats to our Internal Security'.  As our readers have already learned, Rep. Andre Carson gathered Capitol Hill reporters around him and told the tale of racial slurs and menacing crowds on the verge of hurling rocks at the congressmen.  Our first few videos showed the congressmen coming out of the Cannon Office Building, walking down the steps and into Independence Avenue from various angles.  None of those videos revealed the racial hatred Rep. Carson conveyed to reporters that day and none of the videos showed a mob rushing or in any way impeding the congressmen.

War Memorial Torn Down by Vandals:  Is This a Hate Crime?  The Mojave Desert War Memorial, which was saved temporarily by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, was torn down by vandals sometime Sunday night [5/9/2010].  Liberty Institute, which represents longtime memorial caretakers Henry and Wanda Sandoz, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), The American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the American Ex-Prisoners of War, is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the removal of VFW property.

When Grievance Industries Collide.  At Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch, we learn Canadian authorities and school officials don't know quite what to do about a McGill University Muslim student who has written that he'd like to "shoot everyone in the room" at a conservative student organization, that the organization is a "secret Zionist convention" to which he "should have brought an M16," and that — in response to the club's showing of "Indoctrinate-U," a documentary about political correctness on college campuses — "the jihad begins today."

The Editor says...
Imagine if a nominally Christian student had made threats of violence against a Muslim.  Would there be any hesitation about what to do with him?

University Downplays Student's Jihad Threat.  Montreal police are investigating a student who made threats against a conservative club at McGill University, even though university officials determined the student's threats about jihad and wanting to "shoot everyone in the room" were harmless.  A spokesman for the Montreal Police Service told the Toronto Star they take the threat allegedly made by Haaris Khan seriously.  Khan attended a viewing of the documentary "Indoctrinate-U," sponsored by Conservative McGill, a student organization affiliated with Canada's Conservative Party.  During the viewing, Khan is accused of making death treats using his Twitter account.

Sharia Vigilante Street Justice in America.  [Scroll down]  After I learned of the attack on Mr. Alsaegh, I did not want to rush to judgment and waited until he told me that the FBI concluded that this was a hate crime.  I believe that my article on this incident is the first to be reported in the media.  This incident has been totally ignored by the mainstream media.  Why is it that attacks perpetrated by Muslims against Muslim infidels or honor crimes are ignored?

Sharpton, Jackson, Media Silent About Hate Crime in S.C.  Six black men assaulted a white man outside a restaurant in Seneca, S.C. on March 17 after insulting him with a racial remark.  Such was the severity of the beating and obvious racial motive that local police have referred the case to federal officials.  However, contrary to their usual reaction in such matters, the national media have yet to jump on the case, and civil rights leaders have said nothing about it.

Beating of Alabama man not seen as hate crime, despite claim 'Trayvon' invoked.  A racially charged beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite one witness' claim that she heard an assailant exclaim:  "Now that's justice for Trayvon."

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"Hate crime" laws directly contradict the teaching of Jesus Christ, who said,
"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you."
- Matthew 5:44           

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