The mainstream media love to report on hate crimes as it perpetuates the narrative that the United States is a racist country in which minorities are victimized every day. Unfortunately, members of the media oftentimes do no research into these alleged hate crimes and report them as facts before they are even proven to be real.
An incident in which racist slurs were painted on a car near the Kansas State University campus last week was a hoax, and the man who painted the slurs has apologized.
Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams, 21, of Manhattan, admitted to investigators he was responsible for the graffiti. Law enforcement officials, however, decided not to file charges against Williams.
Police said that after learning that Williams had defaced his own vehicle, Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen and the Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson held a series of conversations. The two law enforcement agencies concluded that despite having filed a false report, criminal charges against Williams would not be in the best interests of the citizens of Manhattan.
Last Wednesday Riley County Police Department were called to an apartment parking lot on Claflin Road and found a car that had been defaced with racial slurs and threats.
The N-word was written with yellow paint across the rear windshield of the car. Other racially offensive language — “White’s Only,” “Die,” and “Date your own kind,” was also painted on the windshield and side doors of the car.
Reports of the incident led African American students on the campus to call a meeting that evening to talk about possible racism near the K-State campus.
We find it ironic that Williams is getting so much praise from police for "owning up" to what he did. It's pretty easy to own up to something when there's absolutely no punishment for doing so. Before Williams was caught, this hate crime was reported as fact by outlets all over the country. However, the same leftwing outlets that gleefully reported on it when they thought the perpetrator was a white man have now fallen silent and are not letting their audience know the truth about what occurred.
The bigger picture here is what this story says about the "victimization" culture that has spread through the U.S. like wildfire. There's nothing progressives love more than playing the victim and making it look like they themselves are being persecuted. Williams went so far as to deface his own vehicle just so he could get his moment in the sun and pretend that he has personally been discriminated against by a white man.
In the end, media outlets need to do their research first before reporting on these hate crimes. However, we find it highly unlikely that they will actually learn anything from this fake story, as their greater goal appears to be to push their own political agendas, whatever the cost.
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