by The College Fix:
Hate-crime hoaxes had a banner year
During the 2016-17 school year, campuses across the nation were plagued by numerous hate crime reports — but so many turned out to be fake.
Often, students confessed to fabricating the incident or submitting a baseless report after police found no evidence. Sometimes they refused to even cooperate with police, making an investigation impossible. Other times officers caught the “victims” red-handed in their own web of lies.
Many examples were inspired by students trying to create and push the narrative of a spike in hate crimes after Donald Trump was elected president.