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Beware Hate Crime Hoaxes
Real Clear Politics ^ | November 7, 2007 | Clarence Page

Posted on 11/07/2007 8:49:36 AM PST by Signalman

A student at George Washington University recently complained that swastikas were scrawled on her dormitory door. Thanks to cameras hidden by university police, they have a suspect: The student who filed the complaint. I was shocked but not surprised, just as I am shocked but not surprised when, with thousands of cars on the road, some get into accidents. Similarly with the recent upsurge in national attention to swastikas, nooses and other racial vandalism in public places, I am shocked but not surprised that at least one case of racial-ethnic vandalism turns out to be phony. The young woman's sad case might have passed without much off-campus notice if these were not times in which any knucklehead with a rope or a felt-tipped pen can make national news by hanging a noose or scrawling racist graffiti in a conspicuous location. This upsurge in media interest followed the march that brought thousands to tiny Jena, La., in September. The marchers were protesting a series of racially charged local events that began with nooses hung from a tree in a schoolyard. With the help of black talk radio shows and blogs, Jena's local stories became a national cause with the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the lead.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycriedwolf; boycrieswolf; dncbrownshirts; fakehatecrimes; hatecrimehoax; hatecrimes; hoaxes; tawanabrawley; zogbyism

1 posted on 11/07/2007 8:49:38 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Bobkk47

There are those nooses again, nooses are the “new” church burnings, make no mistake about it.


2 posted on 11/07/2007 9:00:21 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3)
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To: Bobkk47

I hope the phony ‘Chicken Littles’ are recorded / exposed as crying wolf as often as possible between now and 11/08. bttt


3 posted on 11/07/2007 9:01:30 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("The Clintoons think they have us surrounded again. The poor bastards." ~ General Abrams paraphrased)
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To: Bobkk47
Clarence Page may be a liberal chowderhead on most issues. But he is certainly a talented writer and one of the few on the other side who can write rationally rather than emotionally. Most of the stuff he writes is well worth reading, even if I don't always agree with his viewpoint. He certainly is right on target here.

Eventually, the fake hate crime creators are going to ruin things for the occasional victim of a genuine hate crime.

4 posted on 11/07/2007 9:05:19 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Bobkk47

Funny we haven’t heard a peep about the contents of the security videos from the hallway of the noose-on-door professor at Columbia. The ones that Columbia originally refused to turn over to police, but finally did right before getting served with a subpoena for them. The silence is deafening.


5 posted on 11/07/2007 9:05:36 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Bobkk47

Is this the only recent one that has been determined to be a hoax? What about the ones at Columbia?


6 posted on 11/07/2007 9:06:23 AM PST by elc
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To: Bobkk47

We need to repeal the Hate Crime laws. It is impossible to prove and is a law against thought or emotion.


7 posted on 11/07/2007 9:13:05 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Bobkk47
Locally, theater stage hands were fired for making the standard slip knot that held the surplus rope that controlled the curtains. Looked like a noose.

People have to be sure to arrange wires, strings and cables so they don't give the vague appearance of a noose. Political correct is at a new level. Its called politically stupid. As long as our leaders, judges, and employers remain spineless, we are going to have to live with it. The people that whine and complain about the petty issues are not about correction perceived wrongs, They seek advantage.

8 posted on 11/07/2007 9:14:10 AM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: gitmo
We need to repeal the Hate Crime laws

We have killed dialog between groups of people. IMHO, Hate laws are designed to keep a partition between groups so the continue to be at odd. That way, politicians can use the division as an advantage..

9 posted on 11/07/2007 9:18:37 AM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yes, but why even have “hate” crimes? Just criminalize unnacceptable behavior like beating the tar out of somebody without provocation, and stop trying to make one victim more noble or tragic than another.


10 posted on 11/07/2007 9:32:33 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Bobkk47

I don’t believe in the concept of hate crimes. However, since they are on the books, I belive that anyone who fakes a hate crime has committed a hate crime. They are trying to falsely make it out that there are people in their environment that hate them and have done this to them. They are trying to falsely make it appear there are racists/bigots etc that exist in their community and have singled out that (phony) person, to make a problem where none exists. To foment tension between people because of a made-up incident that is done to draw attention to the faker as being a victim of people who ‘hate’ them. If you want to be liberal about it, it is a reverse hate crime. They are projecting their stereotyped hate about the groups they think are against them, into their own actions.

They are committing crimes by doing this. First they damage or destroy their own property. They lie to police and other authorities. If an innocent person actually gets fingered in this mess by being targeted as a suspect, there are crimes being committed against that person. Further this lie impacts the community by potentially stirring up conflict where the incident being focused on was totally manufactured and bogus.

They are attention whores. They are the ultimate self-absorbed, ‘pay attention to me’, the ‘look at me I’m a victim’ (and possibly Oprah’s next guest unless the scam unravels).

They ought to be prosecuted as tough as people who commit these fallatial ‘hate crimes’, as long as we have ‘hate crimes’ on the books. If I could wish they were gone today I’d wish it, maybe one day we’ll get bad law off the books.


11 posted on 11/07/2007 9:49:05 AM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sorry, I meant to spell it ‘fallacial’. No bad word, just wrong spelling.


12 posted on 11/07/2007 9:50:49 AM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Vigilanteman
Eventually, the fake hate crime creators are going to ruin things for the occasional victim of a genuine hate crime.

Careful calling them Phony Haters, or the crap will come down on you like it did with Rush Limbaugh regarding (and rightfully so) the Phony Soldiers. If Rush comes out on this one, maybe Dingy Harry will do his "black magic" again and help raise a few more million for a good cause....

(Can I say "black magic" or is that now "out"?)

13 posted on 11/07/2007 9:58:37 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: gitmo

Prosecute the hoaxers with the same “hate crime” punishments.


14 posted on 11/07/2007 10:15:38 AM PST by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: SERKIT

You are showing your religious bigotry. It is to be referred to as “wiccan ritualism”, not “black magic”. < /s >


15 posted on 11/07/2007 10:16:40 AM PST by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: oyez
divide and conquer.
16 posted on 11/07/2007 10:17:39 AM PST by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Bobkk47

It’s not like folks around DC don’t know the nature of GWU. It’s like this ~ no way the place can be overrun by Nazis or KKK types ~ just can’t.


17 posted on 11/07/2007 10:51:49 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Vigilanteman
"Page"

You are right about Page. He is a gentleman. A few years back I wrote him a letter disagreeing with his lib stance on affirmative action. He wrote me back a very nice reply and asked if he could use my words in one of his future articles. If there were more libs like him, arguing issues would not be so painful.

18 posted on 11/07/2007 12:02:34 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Bobkk47

bookmarked!


19 posted on 11/07/2007 12:12:39 PM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: Bobkk47
From Ann Coulter's article last month:

Out of legions, here are just a few hoax hate crimes on college campuses.

-- In 1997, at Duke University, a black doll was found hanging by a noose from a tree at the precise spot where the Black Student Alliance was to be holding a rally against racism. Two black students later admitted they were the culprits and were immediately praised for bringing attention to the problem of racism on campus. Indeed, four years later the president of Duke gave a baccalaureate address nostalgically describing the hoax as a "protest" against racism. Next stop: the Nobel Peace Prize.

-- In 2003, vile racial epithets were scrawled on the dorm room doors at Ole Miss, producing mass protests and a "Say No to Racism" march. And then it turned out the graffiti had been written by black students, against whom no charges were brought. A "Say Yes to Racism" rally at Ole Miss was later canceled due to lack of interest.

-- In 2005, obscenity-laced racist and anti-Semitic messages appeared on dormitory walls at the College of Wooster in Ohio. The fliers were instantly blamed on "typical white males," even though all the letter I's in the epithets were dotted with little hearts. Breadcrumbs left by the culprits included the message "Vote Goldwater" among the obscenities. The matter was dropped and flushed down the memory hole when the perpetrators turned out to be a group of leftist students led by a black studies major.

-- Just this year, anti-Muslim fliers were put out on the George Washington University campus -- by leftists, including a member of "Iraq Veterans Against War." When it was thought the leaflets were from the conservative group Young Americans For Freedom, the dean called for the expulsion of the culprits and the university demanded that YAF officers sign a statement disavowing "hate speech." But when it turned out leftists had distributed the fliers, the matter was dropped faster than Larry Craig was dropped from Mitt Romney's campaign.

20 posted on 11/07/2007 12:17:06 PM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: subterfuge

Link from Ann’s article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1912705/posts


21 posted on 11/07/2007 12:18:01 PM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: elc
Is this the only recent one that has been determined to be a hoax? What about the ones at Columbia?

See post 20.

22 posted on 11/07/2007 12:19:32 PM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

RE: security videos & the noose-on-door professor at Columbia, time seems to have stopped. My searches show no news stories dated later than October 12th.


23 posted on 11/07/2007 1:39:11 PM PST by flowerplough (La Tolteca in Rehoboth, Delaware: They probably cater Fiesta Night in Heaven)
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To: flowerplough

Funny, isn’t it, especially since at the time, Columbia and Ms. Noose-on-door were acting like it was the most earthshakingly awful news since 9/11. Then amazingly quickly, their interest in catching and publicly identifying the perpetrator dropped to zero.


24 posted on 11/07/2007 2:02:17 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Bobkk47; Cindy; proud_yank; Springman; Kathy in Alaska; sionnsar; SJackson; Clive; 1rudeboy; ...

Spread the word.

Protect yourself from the coming hate crime “set-up’s”


25 posted on 11/07/2007 4:03:38 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Yep. Funny. Like George Thorogood says, “Everybody funny, now Columbia funny, too.”


26 posted on 11/07/2007 7:07:29 PM PST by flowerplough (La Tolteca in Rehoboth, Delaware: They probably cater Fiesta Night in Heaven)
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To: Bobkk47
Claremont Hate Crime Called Hoax
LA Times ^ (FR thread) | March 17. 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Kristina Sauerwein and Stuart Silverstein

A week after a reported campus hate crime drew national attention, sparked protests and shut down the prestigious Claremont Colleges, police on Wednesday called the incident a hoax staged by a professor who slashed tires, shattered windows and spray-painted racist graffiti on her own car.

Claremont McKenna College psychology professor Kerri Dunn, who had told police that her car was vandalized as she spoke at a March 9 forum on racism, was identified by two eyewitnesses as the person who damaged the auto, authorities said Wednesday.

She was not arrested, but Claremont Police Lt. Stan Van Horn said the case would be sent to the Los Angeles County district attorney for review and that the likely charge would be filing a false police report, a misdemeanor. The FBI said she might face more serious felony charges of lying to federal investigators.

Campus leaders last week had condemned the vandalism as a hate crime, shut down the Claremont consortium of colleges for a day of anti-hate rallies and called in FBI investigators. The police contention that Dunn staged the incident triggered a wave of anger against her Wednesday and fears that students would become cynical about racism.




Professor Kerri Dunn vandalized her own car.

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"Hate Crime" Hoaxes:

Claremont [CA] professor suspected of staging hate crime

Hate Crime? No, FAKE Crime! Cops Say Gay Activist Scammed NJ College Into Pro-Homo Frenzy

FAKE HATE CRIME! Black Woman Admits Carving 'KKK' On Her Own Chest

27 posted on 11/07/2007 7:12:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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