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A Nebraska woman who claimed she was the victim of a horrific hate crime in July and subsequently charged with making false claims to police pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Tuesday.
Originally posted by Dizrael
(CNN) -- Three MASKED men allegedly bound a woman and carved words into her skin, police in Lincoln, Nebraska, said Monday.
The incident has been classified as a hate crime because a derogatory term for lesbians was painted inside the home, said Officer Katie Flood, a spokeswoman for the Lincoln Police Department.
It's scary how easy it is to press people's buttons and make them jump through hoops and bend over backwards to express outrage or compassion...even before the whole truth is known.
I wonder if a 1 world government will reverse this rascism? I kinda doubt it....
According to Peschong, police found a pile of clothes, white knit gloves and a red box cutter on the living room floor after the alleged attack. Rogers said the gloves didn't belong to her, but investigators determined that a lot of the DNA found inside the glove was Rogers' and that none of it came from a male.
Peschong said investigators discovered that Rogers deleted numerous text messages she had sent the evening of the alleged attack, and that she bought cotton gloves, a box cutter and zip ties from an Ace Hardware Store in Lincoln on July 17. All of the items were later found in her house, he said. When confronted about the evidence weeks later, he said, Rogers admitted to purchasing all of the items except the gloves.
She also sent a photo of a cross-shaped cut on her chest to a friend a few days before the reported attack, Peschong said.
Personally I can't help but think a social climate that fetishizes and hysterically politicizes certain types of "victimhood" over others lends itself to the false reporting of crimes by those seeking sympathy or attention. Scarce public resources (like those of the rural police in this case) are pressured by guilt-politics to put extra emphasis on "hate crimes" but in my opinion hate is an emotion, not a crime.
“I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone,” she wrote July 18. “I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me.”
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.”
"It is important not to focus on the actions of any single individual. As residents of Lincoln we must continue to bring our community together to declare that violence and hate are not the values of our city."
"These crimes devastate the very fabric of every community in Lincoln," their statement said. "They cause people to turn their heads over their shoulder in fear. Any allegation of crime or violence motivated by hate deserves the most serious investigation by law enforcement.”
"The last thing that we ever think when somebody ends up reporting a crime to us is that it is not the truth," said Police Chief, Jim Peschong
"I was mad about it because why would you lie about something so horrible, but I thought about it and became more okay with it because I didn't just get it just for this girl. I got it for all hate crimes around,"
...I do take offense to the above poster in the way they bashed those of us that believed and others on ATS for the way we look at reports. We only have the information provided to make an opinion in any case and with this one specifically and living in the city knowing what happens here it was very easy to believe the reports as given. The above poster must not believe any crime or report is factual to have made such a negative statement about believing a reported event. ...
Think of it this way. Woman A gets raped and cut up. Woman B also gets raped and cut up, to the exact same degree, but she happens to be a lesbian and some bad words get used at the crime scene. Although the trauma to the two women is exactly the same, Woman A's story gets buried to a small paragraph on page 7 of the local newspaper and nobody but her loved ones care. Meanwhile woman B's story gets front-page headlines, TV crews show up, and the police station is innundated with thousands of demands from irate people all over the nation to "do something fast." It becomes a national debacle. Resources are diverted from other cases to solve this highly-charged political case. A Hollywood miniseries gets made. Meanwhile all this drama and attention makes unstable people more likely to fake such crimes on themselves for attention, sympathy, or political reasons. See how that works?
I roundly reject the assertion that Woman B's case is somehow more "serious" because there was a special type of "hate" involved. Are you telling me the person who raped and cut up Woman A didn't have hate in his heart too? But according to society the crime is less, and the hate against her matters less, because she isn't a lesbian.
Originally posted by Muckster
reply to post by FailedProphet
...If a Black man attacks me and steals my watch because he needs money, it’s a horrible crime and i would feel bad. But if that same black man attacked me, and stole my watch, while making it clear to me the he is doing it simply because he hates white people, then i would start to feel singled out because of my race. He didn’t really want my watch, he actually wanted to show me how much he despised me because of my colour.... and if i lived in a predominately black area, and these crimes were becoming common, then i could start to feel isolated and depressed