More Hate Crime Hoaxes

Spiritual Vigor — Nov 13, 2018

Racist note left on dorm door. But when cops question student who reported it, the truth emerges.

Racist note left on door

Kansas State University police officers were called last Monday evening to a school apartment complex to investigate a harassment case, the Wichita Eagle reported.

Seems “a note using a racial slur [was] posted on a door in the Jardine Apartment Complex,” campus police said on Facebook Thursday.

Twitter photos from @WholsBrodrick show paper on a door frame reading “Beware N****** Live Here!!! Knock at Your Own Risk,” the Eagle said.

The Twitter post — which on Monday morning appeared to be deleted — read that it’s “2018 and this was posted on my apartment door. this is still happening here at @KState so if (sic) isn’t as evident as it already was everyone needs to get out and vote I refuse to let this blatant racism stop me from moving onward and upward,” the paper reported.

The day after the photos were posted was Election Day.

Broderick Burse tweeted the photos, the Eagle said, citing the Manhattan Mercury and the campus newspaper, the Collegian. Burse is listed as a sophomore in mass communications on the university’s website, the Eagle added.

Then the truth comes out

Well, it turns out that “upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” the Facebook post from campus police read. “The matter will be addressed in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.”

An encore performance

You may recall that right around this time last November a “hate crime” near the school also turned out to be a hoax. According to the Kansas City Star, Riley County Police were called to an apartment complex near the school and found a black man’s car covered in racist graffiti.

The N-word was spray painted on the car several times, along with other derogatory statements such as “die,” “whites only,” boy,” and “date your own kind.”

The incident led black students to organize and begin a dialogue about racism. University police also increased patrols and considered installing additional security cameras across campus. The FBI even got involved in the investigation, likely because it appeared to be a hate crime, according to the Associated Press.

But soon the car’s owner, 21-year-old Dauntarius Williams, admitted to police that he was responsible for the graffiti, the Star reported, adding that officials chose to not charge him for filing a false police report as doing so wouldn’t “be in the best interest” of city’s residents.

car daubed with racist grafitti

 

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