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Saturday, 1 December 2007

When ‘Hate crimes’ are self-inflicted

I’ve been trawling through the wasteland of the media on the internet and seen many an article about discrimination crimes (aka hate crimes) and many examples have revealed incidents that were not true. I say again, some people actually fake that they were abused or had property destroyed or damaged and blame someone else who is different. That is the alleged basis for the crime, that the perpetrator is different to the victim and that’s believed to be why the crime occurs.

Anyway, I’m generalising, but many of the fake cases involve jealous or bitter relationships, insurance jobs or happen as a way of getting someone out of trouble - by blaming some other poor bugger. Think I’m full of crap? I’ll let the articles speak for themselves…

French Jews stunned by claims that rabbi faked own stabbing

The French Jewish community is in an uproar over allegations that Reform Rabbi Gabriel Farhi, who was stabbed on January 3, may in fact have faked the stabbing.

The allegations surfaced in a report this week by the weekly magazine Marianne, which was then picked up by Le Figaro. The journal reported that police officers investigating the stabbing said it is not clear whether Farhi was actually stabbed by an unknown assailant, and they are not ruling out the possibility that Farhi in fact stabbed himself.

Calif. Professor Charged with Hate Crime Hoax

Professor Accused Of Faking Hate Crime To Undergo Mental Evaluation

Note: info is from both articles

LOS ANGELES - A Southern California college professor who received wide media attention when she claimed that racists had vandalized and defaced her car with ethnic slurs was charged on Monday with filing a false police report and insurance fraud.

Kerri Dunn, a professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College, east of Los Angeles, portrayed herself as a victim of racists angered by her message of tolerance at a campus forum when she reported the vandalism on March 9. She then put in a claim with her auto insurer for damages to her car.

Her story drew media attention and prompted hundreds of students to rally in her name, joined by civil rights activists. But police and FBI agents who investigated the incident began suspecting Dunn of a hoax after witnesses came forward to say they had spotted the 39-year-old professor vandalizing her own car.

LOS ANGELES — A judge delayed sentencing for Kerry Dunn, the Claremont McKenna College professor accused of faking her own hate crime.Dunn will be sent to the Department of Corrections for an evaluation of her mental state. It was rescheduled for the Dec, 15.

Last March, Dunn said that someone spray painted her car with racial slurs, but there were others who testified they saw Dunn vandalizing her own car. She was convicted of attempted insurance fraud, and filing a false police report. She faces up to 3½ years in prison.

Cries of ‘anti-Semitism’ vanish after suspect identified

By mid-afternoon, the elite “Hate Crime” Task Force had made their arrest. Olga Abramovich, 49, of Brooklyn, was charged with criminal mischief and “related crimes,” police said. The woman admitted targeting about 20 sites because she was angry at her former husband, a Jew, for dumping her and marrying a younger woman.

Since the arrest, the media has dropped all mention of “hate” and “anti-Semitism.” The candlelight vigils have been canceled. The ADL will not be issuing a press release.

Doubt Is Cast on Report Of Attack on Downey

LEAD: A spokesman for San Francisco International Airport said today that a report by Morton Downey Jr. of being attacked at the airport on Monday night was inaccurate.

A spokesman for San Francisco International Airport said today that a report by Morton Downey Jr. of being attacked at the airport on Monday night was inaccurate.

”The facts certainly did not happen the way Mr. Downey said they happened,” said the spokesman, Ron Wilson. ”We cannot substantiate any of his claims.”

Mr. Downey, the star of a confrontational talk show on television, said he was attacked by skinheads in a restroom at the airport Monday night. He said they tried to shave his head and scribbled swastikas on his face, sweatshirt and pants.

‘Swastika attack’ woman detained

The 23-year-old woman said six men cut her clothes and drew swastikas on her body, assuming that she was Jewish. Police say there are trying to clarify some inaccuracies in the account of the woman who has not been named.

According to French media reports - citing unnamed police sources - the woman subsequently admitted having made the story up.

Judge’s son gets probation for drug possession, other felonies

Schwartz has been jailed since a May court hearing arising from a 2003 complaint that he himself made to police and others about Enzo Lieghio, a neighboring landowner with whom Schwartz had a simmering dispute regarding property where Schwartz’s company was building in Clinton Township.

A building facade on that construction site had been spray-painted with swastikas and the words “dumb Jew,” in reference to Schwartz’s own heritage. But court officials now believe Schwartz painted the anti-Semitic markings himself in an effort to falsely incriminate Lieghio.

Police: Jewish GW Student Admits Putting Swastikas On Her Door

WASHINGTON — George Washington University officials said a Jewish student who complained about swastikas showing up on her door put them there herself.The student lives in Mitchell Hall, where half a dozen swastikas had shown up on her dorm room door in the past several weeks.University police set up a hidden camera. They said the girl admitted responsibility Monday.

Jewish man held over Paris fire

Police in Paris have arrested a man in connection with a fire at a Jewish community centre that was initially assumed to be an anti-Semitic attack.

French media report that the suspect is a Jewish man who worked there.

The centre was daubed with swastikas and set alight a week ago, prompting renewed pledges by French authorities to defeat anti-Semitism and racism.

Police: UNH student made false claims

Snell filed a report with UNH police that she was assaulted by two men on Oct. 3 after leaving a meeting of the Jewish student organization, Hillel. She said the men grabbed and pushed her, made derogatory comments about Jews and talked about Nazism.

UNH police launched an investigation and on Friday determined that the incident was unfounded.

Ex-Employee Held in Arson First Linked to Neo-Nazis

PARIS, Aug. 30 - The police arrested a Jewish former employee on Monday in connection with a recent arson attack on a Jewish community center here, suggesting that the attack was not a neo-Nazi act as originally assumed.If the 52-year-old man, who was not identified, is found guilty of setting fire to the center, it would be the third case in less than two months in which apparently anti-Semitic acts turned out to be the work of disturbed individuals seeking attention, rather than of neo-Nazis or others pursuing an anti-Semitic agenda.

Another interesting thing is that many of the links, especially from the mainstream media, are dead if you look into other cases. The news sites could have every other article ever created on them, but when it comes to these cases, sometimes they simply disappear.

By thegreatrevolt