There is NO surge in hate crimes despite the media’s constant claim that evil Trump right-wingers are wrecking havoc across the country.
The media and their leftist friends say nearly every day that evil right-wingers are perpetrating an increasing number of “hate crimes” against poor minorities. But, the truth is, it just isn’t happening. There is NO surge in hate crimes.
“It’s a compelling story, supported by statistics that show an increase of 17% in the number of hate crimes reported to the FBI during the Trump presidency,” Nolan Finley recently said in the pages of The Detroit News.
But is this true? Are evil Trumpers blanketing the country in hate crimes? Not really.
“The surge has little to do with Trump and his red hat brigade,” Finley said. “This according to Will Reilly, a Kentucky State University associate professor, who extensively researched hate-fueled violence in America for his book Hate Crime Hoax.”
“Almost all of that surge is due to the simple fact that in 2017 the number of police departments reporting hate crimes to the FBI increased by 1,000,” Reilly wrote. “The surge narrative is pretty dishonest.”
And destructive. The perception that hate-filled mobs are roaming the streets attacking minorities, gay and transgender people and other vulnerable citizens in the name of Donald Trump keeps us on edge and makes us distrustful of our neighbors.
What else does it do? Well, with the leftists lie filling everyone’s heads, it is far easier to immediately believe obvious lies like that promulgated by Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago.
Being a denizen of Chicago, I felt Smollett’s story was a hoax right away and I even tweeted my suspicions. Turned out I was right. It was a hoax. But millions of people believed Smollett’s hoax story.
But the Smollett case is far from the only one. Finley added:
Reilly studied 409 reported hate crimes over the past five years that received media attention. They include incidents such as the racist graffiti at Eastern Michigan University and the minority woman in Grand Rapids who claimed a group of white men urinated on her.
“In major cases, almost all of them have been hoaxes,” Reilly says. “The number of hate crime hoaxes actually exceeds the number of convictions. The majority of these high-profile incidents never happened.”
It’s also a false narrative that white cops are targeting African American men, Reilly says.
In 2015, he says, of the 1,200 Americans killed by police, just 258 were black, and only 17 of those were unarmed and shot by white officers. And yet, his research indicates just 10 percent of the media coverage of police violence focused on the non-black victims.
“White guys shot by police under identical circumstances never become national stories,” Reilly say.
The fact is, the U.S.A. is not a country where minorities are oppressed or victimized.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.