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Prosecutors: No Charges for Muslim Student Suspected of Hate-Crime Hoax

Prosecutors: No Charges for Muslim Student Suspected of Hate-Crime Hoax

“the incident in question did not occur”

This is an update to a story we ran recently. Another campus hoax with no real consequences.

The College Fix reports:

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.

“This office has declined to authorize charges in that matter,” Steven Hiller Chief Assistant Prosecutor, told The College Fix via email. “The office will not comment further on this case.”

In November after the student lodged her claim, the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security issued an alert, calling the incident an act of “hate and intimidation” and “ethnic intimidation.”

However a month later, in mid-December, Ann Arbor police in conjunction with campus police and the FBI announced their investigation found the incident did not occur. They came to that conclusion after conducting witness interviews and reviewing multiple surveillance videos of the area in question.

“During the course of the investigation, numerous inconsistencies in the statements provided by the alleged victim were identified. Following a thorough investigation, detectives have determined the incident in question did not occur,” police stated.

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So will there be administrative punishment at the U of Mich? My guess, no on that too.

Wouldn’t there be a charge of filling a false police report? If they refuse to charge her, then they are condoning her actions, while failing to uphold their duties.

    Of course there should be charges of filing a false report and lying to investigators. In an even-handed world, there would also be a hate crime against white men, since she falsely charged one. But prosecutors are politicians, and they don’t want to be singled out as Islamophobes.

Unclear if this is a Muslim get out of jail free card or a female one (or perhaps both). Women who lie about being assaulted (sexually or otherwise) are almost never charged, even if they go so far as to testify at trial and get a man convicted.

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