Monday, December 17, 2007

Don't cry wolf

This is news worthy for its rarity. A fabricated crime by someone belonging to a conservative group. As is typically the case (based on recent news reports of these types of things) hoax crimes like this are usually perpetuated by liberals. I hope that charges are pressed for, at a minimum filing a false police report if a report was filed. Neither article includes that information. False crimes/hate crimes are wrong and should be punished regardless of who files them. They serve to inflate crime stats and sensationalize crime when it is not discovered to be a hoax. When they are proved to be a hoax they undermine anti-crime efforts and create a willingness to disbelieve real crime reports. Neither of which are beneficial to the general public safety.

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