In an era where hate crimes are more often hoaxes than real, the latest example was one used to attack Karen Pence and Christianity as a whole. A student of Immanuel Christian School accused three boys of cutting off her dreadlocks. This story was picked up by several leftist outlets as a means to vilify Karen Pence, the Second Lady, who chose to work there in spite of the outrage mob. But just like Jussie Smollet, it turned out to be a hoax.
Following an investigation by the Fairfax County Police Department, Danish said Amari Allen, the student who accused three of her classmates of assault, acknowledged the accusations were not true.
“While we are relieved to hear the truth and bring the events of the past few days to a close, we also feel tremendous pain for the victims and the hurt on both sides of this conflict,” he said. “We recognize that we now enter what will be a long season of healing.”
Allen’s family apologized to the boys and the school for “the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused.”
“To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school,” the family said. “We understand there will be consequences, and we’re prepared to take responsibility for them.”
They added, “To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”
— Maxim Lott (@maximlott) September 30, 2019
Hi @rawstory. You uncritically reported this fake story and tied Mike Pence to it in an effort to slander him. Now that the story has been revealed a hoax, when can we expect your retraction and apology? https://t.co/wHn4jO6HD5
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 30, 2019
Look at the # of shares the dreadlocks hate hoax had. Why’d the media run with this story without evidence?
Just these tweets from news outlets and activists = 150,000 likes. This means tens of millions of impressions.
How many impressions will the news she made it all up get? pic.twitter.com/T1aREHHAGZ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 30, 2019
The facts. Wait for them. pic.twitter.com/EOue7dgj0t
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) September 30, 2019
America is so great we have to fake hate crimes. More seriously, moving forward, we should really practice presumption of innocence as a movement to the extent that we believe that a hate crime is a hoax from the start and move forward from there pending evidence. These are crazy times and such times as these produce all kinds of people of all ages bearing false witness in a way that they know the “right” people will join them on. We cannot become complicit as people bear false witness on one another.
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