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  • [Catholic Caucus] For second time, Pope sends special envoy to Medjugorje

    05/31/2018 2:50:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | May 31, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - For the second time, Pope Francis is sending a special envoy to the famed site of Medjugorje, in this case to care for a local parish that sees millions of pilgrims arriving each year because of what some believe are apparitions of Mary Our Lady Queen of Peace at the Bosnian-Herzegovinian location.The Vatican announced Thursday that Archbishop Henryk Hoser, now retired as the Archbishop of Warsaw in Poland, has been appointed Apostolic Visitor “for an undetermined time” to the Saint James parish of Medjugorje, which is run by the Franciscan friars.His missions, according to a statement released by...
  • Facebook’s biggest Black Lives Matter page reportedly a ‘scam’ tied to middle-aged white Australian

    04/09/2018 11:10:52 PM PDT · by Trillian · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook … was fake news. Citing “a review of the page and associated accounts and websites,” CNN reported Monday that the page titled Black Lives Matter “was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia.” The official Black Lives Matter page (https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatter) has less than 330,000 “Likes” and “Follows.” According to CNN, the Australian page had more than twice that many. Facebook had suspended the Australian page by the time of CNN’s Monday report, but only because, CNN claimed, “it had suspended a user account that administrated the page.” The...
  • East Palo Alto Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting Hate Crime

    01/12/2016 3:49:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/12 | Michelle Roberts
    A man who told police he was stabbed with a screwdriver in a Palo Alto parking garage by is now accused of making up the story. Over the summer, 19-year-old Jesus Cabrera told police he was verbally harassed by three white men, authorities said. He said the men made disparaging remarks about his ethnicity, and police in turn investigated the incident as a hate crime. He was arrested Friday after police say he admitted to making up the story. Police say Cabrera now claims he was stabbed by a rival graffiti crew in East Palo Alto while he was tagging...
  • Hate crime that sparked EMU protests deemed hoax

    10/28/2017 1:24:30 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies
    Leadership Insititue ^ | Oct 25, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    An alleged hate crime that sent Eastern Michigan University’s campus into racial unrest in has now been confirmed as a hoax by local authorities. As Campus Reform reported in September, students took to the streets to protest, and even blocked traffic at one point, in response to racist images found on campus, including “KKK” in red, white, and blue spray paint and “leave N*****s.” ... Now, M Live reports that officers have arrested 29-year-old Eddie Carlin, a black man who attended the institution for two years ...
  • Black Man Arrested In ‘KKK’ Graffiti Case At Eastern Michigan

    10/24/2017 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11:04 PM 10/23/2017 | Amber Athey
    A black man has been arrested in connection with a string of racist graffiti incidents at Eastern Michigan University that were protested by students on 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, reports MLive. The charges are related to three incidents of vandalism that appeared to be targeting the black community at EMU. In September 2016, EMU discovered “KKK” and “Leave N***ers” spray painted in red, white, and...
  • Sheriff shares new details about Las Vegas shooting investigation

    10/11/2017 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 57 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | Rachel Crosby
    Despite Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock’s history of high-stakes gambling, he had no known gambling debts, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Tuesday. And, contrary to published reports, Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told investigators in Los Angeles she had no concerns about his mental health. In an extensive interview Tuesday with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lombardo clarified those details and provided new information about the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 concertgoers and left nearly 500 injured. The sheriff said investigators have made contact with Paddock’s entire “family tree,” including the shooter’s two ex-wives. Their conversations have shed new light...
  • The ‘Noose’ Discovered In A Michigan State Dormitory Was Someone’s Lost SHOELACE

    10/06/2017 6:44:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/6/17 | Eric Owens
    Officials at Michigan State University investigated and released strongly worded statements earlier this week because a female student claimed to find a noose on the handle of a stairwell door in a residence hall.Turns out, the alleged “noose” was just a stray shoelace.The first report of the packaged leather shoelace someone decided was a noose occurred on Wednesday morning, reports the Lansing State Journal.Police — and, of course, the office of institutional equity — investigated the shoelace after a female student reported it as a noose. The president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, rapidly released a statement denouncing nooses...
  • David Horowitz: Charlottesville Is Biggest 'Fake News' of Summer

    08/16/2017 1:00:05 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 16, 2017 | David Horowitz
    The tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation toward civil war. Instead, the media and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally.
  • The Possible Reasons Big Corporations Are So Eager for Trump to Break His Promise on Paris

    05/29/2017 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    European countries and major corporations are pressuring President Donald Trump to remain in the Paris climate agreement despite his promises on the campaign trail to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era deal that never gained congressional approval.The Trump administration so far is sticking with being undecided—at least until Trump returns to the United States from his first foreign trip, where on Friday, he’s meeting with Group of Seven ally countries, which support the agreement.Back home, the pressure is growing from multinational corporations, even the energy sector, which have opposed stricter limitations on carbon.Exxon Mobil Corp., once run by Trump’s...
  • Man arrested for spray painting swastikas on his home not believed to be Jewish

    03/21/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 17 replies
    News 10 ABC ^ | 3/20 | Anya Tucket
    There’s a new shocking revelation to the man whom Schenectady Police claim faked his own hate crime. It turns out he may not even be Jewish as he claimed to be. “I looked and said, ‘what the hell is going on here?'” That was Andrew King during a NEWS10 ABC interview in February. He showed the messages of hate, swastikas spray-painted on the front of his Schenectady home. ... They say he tried to convert several times but was turned down by at least two congregations. They strongly cautioned me that Mr. King does not represent the Jewish community and...
  • YouTube star’s bias claims disputed by passengers, Delta

    12/22/2016 10:51:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2016 | 1:29am | Joe Tacopino
    The tale of a notorious YouTube hoaxster who claimed to be kicked off a Delta flight for speaking Arabic turned out to be the latest in a growing series of false accusations of bias made in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory. Serial prank artist Adam Saleh set the Internet aflame Wednesday when he posted the clip of himself being asked to leave the flight because he “spoke a different language” — but his story quickly fell apart. “You guys are racist. I cannot believe my eyes. I cannot believe it,” Saleh pleads in the video. “I spoke a...
  • Growing list of post-election 'hate crimes' turn out to be hoaxes

    12/21/2016 10:41:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 21, 2016 | By Christopher Carbone
    Since the election victory of Donald Trump, numerous stories have surfaced about hate crimes allegedly tied to supporters of the businessman or to his rhetoric, some true and many not. Although the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there have been hate crimes since the election, a number of the incidents have been disproven or shown to be hoaxes or ill-timed jokes. Here are some noteworthy ones. A Muslim teenager from Long Island by the name of Yasmin Seweid told authorities that she was harassed on the subway by men who yelled "Donald Trump!" while trying to remove her hijab....
  • Carr: No ring of truth with this hotline

    12/15/2016 11:55:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 16, 2016 | By Howie Carr
    What this country needs is a fake hate-crime hotline. That way, if you’re a mourning Hillary voter suddenly overcome with an urge to concoct a fake hate crime, you can avoid tying up 911 and wasting the cops’ time. Just dial 1-800-555-FAKE. Camera crews and reporters from all the alt-left fake-news outlets will soon arrive to record your tearful recounting of the incident … that never happened. So now we have the Wellesley College hate-crime hoax, to go along with the 20-year-old guy in Malden who, it turns out, was not attacked by people who do not exist yelling, “This...
  • Journalist Tricked Into Spreading Hoax Trump-Inspired Attack [Hoaxing Media Hoaxed]

    11/25/2016 6:01:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/16 | Peter Hasson
    A staff writer for left-wing website Mic.com uncritically accepted a prankster’s account of a fictitious racially-charged interaction with a Trump supporter, later spreading the false story on Twitter while dismissing those skeptical of the story’s veracity.The story begins with a tweet from Mic staff writer Sarah Harvard, requesting stories of Trump-inspired attacks on non-whites, Muslims or LGBTQ people. “If you’re a person of color, Muslim, and/or LGBTQ, and have been attacked by a Trump supporter. DM/email me,” she wrote, providing her email for people to contact her. Harvard promised a “Safe space” for any alleged victims.Screenshot/Twitter That tweet caught the...
  • Hateful ‘Trump’ Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were Fabricated, University Says

    11/23/2016 3:23:19 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | November 22, 2016 | Richard Ray
    Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school. “We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement. The student, Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She...
  • Hateful 'Trump' Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were Fabricated' University President Says

    11/22/2016 6:44:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/22/16 | Richard Ray
    Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school. We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement. The student, Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She...
  • 7 Fake Hate Crimes That The Media Blamed On Trump And His Supporters

    11/22/2016 10:49:12 AM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | November 17, 2016
    Once Donald Trump won the presidential election last week, it seemed as if everyone had a story about how Trump supporters had abused them. Turns out most of those stories have turned out to be exaggerations, not related to Trump, or just plain lies. Between this and Democrats paying people to protest, good luck convincing America that you’re in touch with the issues that really matter. Here are 7 of the most egregious fake stories:
  • Need Freeper Help of links to Hate Crime Hoaxes post election

    11/19/2016 4:08:09 PM PST · by reaganaut · 19 replies
    Reaganaut ^ | 11/19/16 | Reaganaut
    I hate vanities but need help from fellow freepers. Arguing with a lib who doesn't believe these so called hate crimes have been hoaxes and thinks they really are a result of racist Trump supporters. I know I have seen info debunking them, links etc. I tried search but I know there are more out there.
  • Transgender woman claims she was escorted out of NC bathroom, may not have happened

    05/15/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 5/6/16
    A transgender woman claims she was escorted out of a public North Carolina restroom by security – but surveillance video shows it might not have happened. Alexis Adams told WTVD last week that she was “humiliated beyond belief” and “bystanders were stunned” as security escorted her out of the Transit Center Thursday. “I couldn’t think. I couldn’t speak. I was speechless,” she said. “It was embarrassing. I was outed in front of everybody.” The Durham woman said she wanted to make a statement by going into a woman’s restroom and snapping a selfie in the mirror. She said a custodian...
  • There Have Been Over 100 Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Past Decade

    05/03/2016 2:50:25 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 May 2016 | Milo
    Victimhood is profitable. On the internet, it can get you thousands of dollars in crowdfunding donations. In the media, it can win you national prominence and a cooing audience of credulous sycophants. On campus, it can get you attention and plaudits from fellow grievance-mongers. Convince enough people you’re a victim, and everyone from presidential candidates to celebrities will come rushing to support you.