Supposed Hate Crime at University of Maryland Just Another Hoax
“graffiti—including a swastika—was found in a men’s bathroom”
Campus race hoaxes are common and are usually meant to serve a specific purpose. Sometimes, the hoax perpetrators are doing it as a preface to issuing demands. In other instances, it’s meant to advance a political narrative. In a recent case at the University of Maryland, it appears to be the actions of an angry employee.
Robby Soave of Reason reports that this is the second recent hoax of its kind:
Another Hate Crime at the University of Maryland Turns Out to Be a Hoax
Racially charged graffiti—including a swastika—was found in a men’s bathroom at the University of Maryland last fall and reported to the authorities as a hate crime.
That case is now solved. The perpetrator was Terrell Demonte Alexander, an 18-year-old former university employee. According to The College Fix, Alexander is black—which suggests this incident was a hoax, or at the least an act of intimidation committed by a member of the targeted minority group.
It’s the second such deceptive case at the university in the past few months. Last October, police arrested Ronald Alford, a 52-year-old black former employee, for spray-painting a swastika on campus. At the University of Maryland, workplace grievances seem to be more important motivators of bias incidents than racism.
Jessie Campisi of the student newspaper The Diamondback has more:
Former UMD employee charged in hate bias incidents in North Campus Dining Hall
University Police charged Terrell Demonte Alexander, 18, from Lanham, in connection with “racially charged writings” found in the men’s bathroom of the North Campus Dining Hall in October and November, according to a news release. Alexander was also charged with property damage to certain classes of persons or groups in the incidents…
Handwriting samples and photos of the graffiti were later submitted to the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division, and Alexander was connected to the graffiti, the news release said.
“We take incidents of hate-bias in our community very seriously, which is reflected in the extensive effort to identify the individual responsible,” University Police Chief David Mitchell said in a statement. “Thanks to our officers, who spent many hours reviewing video footage and interviewing potential witnesses, to Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division, who analyzed handwriting samples and to the university’s Dining Services for their attentive proactive response towards the incidents.”
Hoaxes like this diminish the impact of real incidents of racism. It’s a point that seems repeatedly lost on those who carry out such acts.
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Hoaxes like this diminish the impact of real incidents of racism.
Such a hoax is a real incident of racism.
It is rapidly approaching – if not already reached – the point where all such incidents are assumed to be hoaxes until proven otherwise.
Speaking personally, that point has definitely been reached. Whenever these stories come up, I now take it for granted that some left wing activist has done it and called the media to go and gawk at it. Only variants are when a mentally ill leftist does it, such as when that black guy thought it was a good idea to spray paint his own car with racial slurs. Well and then there’s always the mosque member who’s mad at someone else at the mosque so he sneaks in at night and burns it down.
Agreed he should be charged as if he was a Nazi who meant these things. That’ll stop the hoaxes in short order.
On the bright side, what does it say about race relations when hate crimes have to be faked?
Did you notice the racial makeup of those crowd running about in Philadelphia last night ?
Looked like typical Philly white trash to me.
Our SJWs are taking notes from the Palestinians: if there are not hate crimes against your people, fake them.
That nonsense has been old since I was a kid.
Swastika – The swastika is an ancient religious icon used in the Indian subcontinent, East Asia and Southeast Asia, where it has been and remains a sacred symbol of spiritual principles in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
It’s a fake hate crime, but is it a fake swastika?
But it was a “sincere” fake.
I hope this doesn’t discourage more hoaxers from coming forward with their fake hate crimes.
Was it a poop swastika? I hear those are the worst kind.
“…found in a men’s bathroom.”
Did you just assume its gender??
America: so intolerant and racist, ‘hate’ crimes must be faked!
Perhaps the culprit identifies as an androgynous goat, to attract the switch-hitting Islamist?
Because of western culture these types of social crimes are not going to stop, especially as Muslims are in the ascendancy along with the faux multiculturalism of the progressive liberals. The rewards of these “look-at-me” social betrayals are to great. Prison time for one person, if the entire mini-culture benefits, is considered acceptable.
The masters of hoaxes and fake hate crimes:
Trump’s very fine people at work.