By Ken Gulley
As America continues to reel from the dilemma posed by the purely political response to Covid-19 and nationwide protests against perceived racial injustice, a sudden rash of “Fake Hate Crimes” have gained national attention.
If you remember the mid-20-teens and the rash of fake hate crimes after the first Black Lives Matter movement after Ferguson, you probably remember this website tracking confirmed fakes: lickity-Link.
Well the new spurt of fake hate crimes seem a bit different. They’re not being falsely perpetuated by the victim but rather being stoked by third parties and the media.
1. While this instance is not the most recent, it is the most high profile.
Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only black driver, made headlines when he and his team discovered a noose purposely placed in their garage prior to races at Talladega Speedway.
Wallace was in the news recently after rightfully criticizing Kyle Larson’s use of the N-word during an online racing session. Wallace later asked for Larson to have a second chance.
Bubba then made headway when he critiqued NASCAR fans for their use of Confederate flag imagery and ran a Black Lives Matter car at Martinsville Speedway.
Soon after, the purported hate crime took place with the discovery of a noose in Wallace’s garage. It was later determined that the noose was in fact used as a pull down rope for the garage door and had been set in place since 2019. The rope, fashioned like a small noose only wide enough for a hand, was not targeted at Wallace or anyone specifically.
The Left was unfairly quick to lambast NASCAR and its fans as racist.
2. Five ropes were discovered hanging from a tree in an Oakland, CA park.
The ropes, described as nooses, led to an open investigation regarding a hate crime. In spite of the lack of a “hangman’s knot” being used, the investigation was pushed forward.
It would seem that the investigation would come to a crashing halt when a man, a black man, clarified that he hung the ropes as workout equipment and not a symbol of hate.
“Out of the dozen and hundreds and thousands of people that walked by, no one has thought that it looked anywhere close to a noose. Folks have used it for exercise. It was really a fun addition to the park that we tried to create,” Sengbe said.
“It’s unfortunate that a genuine gesture of just wanting to have a good time got misinterpreted into something so heinous,” he told the station.
In spite of this clarification, the investigation was continued and pushed forward to the FBI.
3. A black man in Palmdale found hanging from a tree is ruled a suicide.
In spite of Coroner suspicions that the hanging was a suicide, family members, friends, and local protestors have thrown a suspicious eye at police officers for a possible cover-up or even participation in the act. Thats right, they suspect police hung a black man near city halls. That black man is named Robert Fuller.
While a multitude of news media outlets are covering the story, almost all of them have failed to notate a few things:
(1) Fuller had previous attempts at suicide including an attempt to set himself on fire (2) Fuller was placed in a psych ward approximately one month prior to this incident (3) the catalyst for both incidents of self harm seem to point to a love triangle. *It should be noted this information is obtained from an unnamed police source with knowledge of the incident and investigation.
Due to community pressure, LASO has forwarded the case to the AG of California for transparency purposes and to further investigate the possibility of a hate crime.
With a continuation of the investigation, police were ordered to look for further information surrounding Fuller’s death including speaking with Fuller’s half brother – the other male involved in the suspected love triangle: Terron Boone.
During the investigation, Officers located Boone and discovered he had kidnapped, imprisoned, and beaten a former girlfriend for over week in an attempt to conjure evidence surrounding Fuller’s death. A warrant was issues for Boone’s arrest.
When officers attempted a traffic stop to arrest Boone for the above crime, Terron engaged in a gun battle with deputies and was killed. A female in the vehicle (not the victim of the earlier mentioned crime) was also struck and wounded. A child in the car was unharmed.
During NPRs initial coverage of the story, Boone’s act of shooting at the police was not even mentioned. Of course, this spurned protestor’s appeal that a cover-up is taking place.
On top of this, almost every article I read regarding the initial incident surrounding Fuller’s death has also pointed to another black man who was found hanging in Victorville – 50 miles east of Palmdale.
This note by reporters attempts to point to a connection and “spree” of lynchings in these northern cities of the Los Angeles Metro Area.
The Victorville man, Malcom Harsch, a black man, was also found hanging from a tree and questions swirled around his death being a racist murder rather than a suicide.
A few days ago, Harsch’s family released a statement concluding a suicide after video evidence was found of Harsch taking his own life.
Keveon Gomera was arrested after painting swastikas on catholic headstones this past Monday.
It is unknown if Keveon was hoping to pass this act off as a fake hate crime but he also attempted to burn an American flag, attacked a security guard and was caught soon after.
• Wallace BLM Car https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/09/us/bubba-wallace-confederate-flag-trnd/index.html (Leftist bias)
• Wallace on Larson https://www.autoweek.com/racing/nascar/a32177036/bubba-wallace-breaks-silence-on-kyle-larsons-use-of-racial-slur/
• Oakland Noose https://www.kcrg.com/2020/06/18/nooses-in-oakland-park-were-exercise-aids-man-says/
• Palmdale Hanging https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-robert-fuller-hanging-lynching-suicide-investigation (Right bias)
• LAT Boone Killed https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-19/sheriffs-shooting-robert-fuller-brother (Left lean)
• NBC https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/half-brother-man-found-hanged-involved-deputy-shootout-n1231382 (Left lean)
• Harsch Suicide https://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20200619/sheriffrsquos-video-evidence-shows-malcolm-harsch-hanged-himself
• PC Campus Swastikas https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200623/police-identify-man-charged-with-painting-swastikas-on-pc-campus-gravestones