“It was very distressing to hear that a student fabricated racist threats, especially as those threats did so much damage to the reputation of other individuals and the university”
If true, this young woman is going to be in a world of trouble.
Campus Reform reports:
Smells like Smollett: California student faces felonies for allegedly faking violent hate crimes
In a case reminiscent of that of Jussie Smollet, one California student is facing felony charges for allegedly faking ten separate incidents of racist attacks or threats against her own on campus. Students rallied behind her, naive to the fact that she fabricated it all.
During one such report, Dominguez Peña was reportedly found bruised at the bottom of a stairwell, claiming that she had been beaten by a masked man, but denied medical assistance.
The campus community rallied behind Dominguez, believing that she had been the victim of targeted, violent, hate-filled attacks.
On March 9, the La Verne student was arrested by La Verne police and charged with making criminal threats and perjury, both felonies. She was also charged with seven misdemeanors related to electronic impersonation and filing false police reports.
It took multiple agencies over a year of investigating to bring this to light.
One professor told Campus Reform that rather than the students’ lies being indicative of a lack of real racism in the community, her actions reflect just the opposite: that racism is such a problem that people feel compelled to make up incidents.
“It was very distressing to hear that a student fabricated racist threats, especially as those threats did so much damage to the reputation of other individuals and the university,” La Verne professor Judy Holiday told Campus Reform.
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