Although the media and Democrat aligned politicians have been pushing the narrative that minorities are “living in fear” after Donald Trump’s victory in the election, claiming that hate crimes are on the rise, this particular incident has now been revealed as a hoax.
In the town of Malden, Massachusetts, a 20-year-old African-American man last Tuesday reported that two white men attacked him while getting off a public transportation (MBTA) bus. The man, whose name has not been released, stated that as he exited the bus at Broadway Square in Malden at 10 p.m, two white men approached and used “racial slurs”, while warning him that this is “Trump country” now and he would be “lynched”.
The man said that he ran and hid until the police arrived, which is when he made this report.
The Boston Herald reports that this case was given priority and additional resources assigned because it was classified as a hate crime.
Investigators prioritized resources for the suspected “hate crime” incident and re-interviewed the alleged victim
“As a result, it has been determined that the story was completely fabricated,” Malden police Chief Kevin Molis said in a statement. “The alleged victim admitted that he had made up the entire story,” saying he wanted to “raise awareness about things that are going on around the country.”
Police informed the man of the legal consequences of filing a false police report and warned him of the potential damaging impact that they had on the local community.
“Our community reacted quickly, and 24 to 48 hours later, here we are feeling better about who we are and why we are one of the most diverse cities in the state,” Christenson said. “Residents like ours who are letting us know when they hear or see something like this, that is important to how a city like ours moves forward.”
News reports of claims of harassment and hateful graffiti by Trump supporters have abounded since the Nov. 8 election, but a number of high-profile cases have fallen apart. In Lafayette, La., a Muslim woman will be charged with filing a false report after she admitted to making up a story about two men — one in a Trump hat — robbing her of her wallet and her hijab head scarf. In Santa Monica, Calif., police said they could find no evidence an alleged beating of a gay man by Trump supporters had taken place.
In addition to police resources being tied up investigating a fake hate crime involving Trump supporters, this person also contributed to the nation-wide hysteria and media narratives that minorities are being victimized and living in fear.
The media is quick to make a blanket statement such as “hate crimes are on the rise” since Trump’s victory in the election, but a closer look would indicate that a large portion of these crimes are actually against Donald Trump voters, rather than random minorities.
In fact, since the election there have been dozens of reports of Trump supporters being targeted, assaulted and injured by angry anti-Trump protesters. Here are just a few headlines indicating violence against Trump voters, and even President-elect Donald Trump himself.
Considering the number of hate crimes that have proven to be false, it makes me wonder how many other accusations out there have contributed to this fear that are actually hoaxes. If anything, the media should be addressing these violent attacks against Trump supporters and calling for an end to the hysteria, but instead they choose to focus on rumors or very isolated incidents.