November 21, 2017

USA: Fake Hate Crime At Air Force Academy Prep School. Black Cadet Admitted To Writing Racist Remarks On Dorm Doors. His Lie Continues To Spread. Progressives Are Happy. Damage Done.

ABC Denver7 News
reported by Robert Garrison
Tuesday November 7, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – One of the black cadets allegedly targeted by racial slurs scrawled on a whiteboard at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School was responsible for the incident, Air Force Academy officials announced Tuesday.

Officials say the cadet admitted to writing the messages on the whiteboard outside the dorm rooms of five black cadet candidates. The cadet is no longer at the school, but a spokesman declined to say whether the student withdrew or was expelled.

The student's name wasn't released.

The Air Force Academy launched an investigation after images of the graffiti began surfacing on social media in September.

The episode prompted a quick response by academy officials, including superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, who gave an impassioned speech condemning racism.

"There is absolutely no place in our Air Force for racism. It's not who we are, nor will we tolerate it in any shape or fashion," Silveria said. "I've said it before, the area of dignity and respect is my red line. Let me be clear; it won't be crossed without significant repercussions."

The Air Force Academy declined to release additional information citing cadet privacy.

The prep school is separate from the academy and helps promising students meet the academy's entrance requirements.
Air Force Times
written by Dan Elliott, The Associated Press
Wednesday November 8, 2017

DENVER — The Air Force Academy said Wednesday it would not discuss what led a student to allegedly stage a hate crime, but a researcher said those who commit hoaxes are sometimes trying to bolster their reputations or want to deflect attention from trouble they are in.

The academy said this week that an African-American student acknowledged writing anti-black slurs in a dormitory in September and that an investigation confirmed the student was responsible.

The epithets prompted academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria to sternly warn students that racists were not welcome at the school, and he invoked some of the racial tensions that have been gripping the country. A video of the speech has been widely viewed online.

Silveria stood by his comments Tuesday after the slurs were revealed to be a hoax, saying the need for a culture of respect can never be overemphasized.

Academy spokesman Meade Warthen said he could not discuss what may have motivated the student, citing privacy laws.

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said hate-crime hoaxes are often meant to attract or divert attention or they can be a political statement.

The slurs were found at a prep school on the Air Force Academy grounds outside Colorado Springs. The prep school helps potential academy cadets meet the academy’s entrance requirements.

The student, whose name was not released, has left the school, but officials will not say whether the student was expelled or withdrew.

Many hate-crime hoaxes occur in school settings, Levin said.

“I think that schools and universities are perceived as places that are more embracing to victims of such a tragedy (as a hate crime),” he said. “A place where the culture is to rally around victims of prejudice, such as universities, would be a reason.”

Hate-crime hoaxes seem to be on the rise, but the number is tiny compared with actual hate crimes, he said.

The FBI said 5,850 hate crimes were reported to law enforcement in 2015, an average of 16 a day. Levin estimated that no more than three hoaxes a month occur nationwide.

He worries that hoaxes will discourage real victims from coming forward for fear of being attacked or doubted.

“Most hate crimes are not reported to begin with, so that’s why this is a worrisome development,” Levin said.

The Air Force Academy announcement was the second time this week that a hate crime was exposed as a hoax. Police in Manhattan, Kansas, said Monday that a black man acknowledged putting racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank.

That followed a string of incidents at Kansas State University in Manhattan since May. A noose was left in a tree, white supremacist fliers were found on campus and an anti-gay slur was written outside the student union.

written by Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
Tuesday November 14, 2017

The liberal narrative on Donald Trump assumes his election was evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of “hate crime” incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that turned out to be hoaxes. Any media outlet that leaps on a small incident of vandalism as a grand statement on Where America Stands ought to have the courage to acknowledge publicly when the story is fraudulent. To do otherwise is to stoke racial fires with dishonesty.

And that’s precisely what they’re doing.

On September 29, a shocking story came out of Colorado Springs. Five black cadets at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School found racist messages written outside their rooms, like “Go home, (N-word).” The head of the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria had the entire student body stand while he demanded that the racist perpetrator(s) should leave. It was humiliating. Put yourself in the shoes of the cadets forced to endure this tongue-lashing.

This turned into a national story. CNN’s Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin offered 11 minutes, with a news report and an interview with Silveria, and Erin Burnett Tonight added another seven with another Silveria interview. CBS Evening News offered two minutes and 45 seconds on it, and NBC Nightly News did two minutes. The PBS NewsHour offered a minute.

It confirmed a liberal narrative: the U.S military has a racism problem. But on November 8, the Academy reported that one of the black cadet “victims” had written the messages. It was a hoax. A vicious, ugly hoax. Some of the news outlets reported this. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin offered three minutes, but not the Erin Burnett program. PBS gave it 22 seconds. But CBS and NBC couldn’t find the time. They were comfortable just leaving the Fake News of racism uncorrected.

At Kansas State University, Dauntarius Williams reported his car vandalized with “Go home, [N-word] boy” and other messages. The Kansas City Star reported the story on November 1, complete with a “students are fed up” headline and quoting an outraged black student who complained the college doesn’t have a “multicultural center on its campus.”

It was another lie. On November 6, Riley County police reported Williams confessed to the graffiti, and was not charged with filing a false report since he “expressed sincere regret that his actions had resulted in the negative media attention that resulted.” Williams said “It was just a Halloween prank that got out of hand.” Williams had called the Star after the incident and said he was a Kansas State student. He lied about that, too.

On November 10, 19-year-old Yasmin Seweid pleaded guilty to lying to police last December when she claimed that she had been harassed by drunk white men on the New York City subway who yelled anti-Islam slurs and chants of “Donald Trump!”, The New York Daily News and BuzzFeed all fell for it.

On Fox’s The Five, Greg Gutfeld blasted BuzzFeed for their response to the hoax. The headline was “Woman Arrested For Allegedly Making Up Story of NY Subway Attack by Trump Supporters.” Now compare that to the original BuzzFeed headline of the incident: "Drunk Men Yelling Donald Trump Attempt to Remove Woman's Hijab on NYC Subway." There was no “allegedly.” According to BuzzFeed’s headline, the hoax itself was “alleged” and might be real. Even today, while their stories admit the reality, the awful headlines keep lying.

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