Liberals are quick to point fingers at right-wingers when news breaks of an alleged hate crime.
But they go silent when the so-called hate crimes turn out to be hoaxes – just like the Jussie Smollett case.
Now, a former NFL player landed in legal hot water after the truth came out.
Edawn Coughman, a former NFL player who had short stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, and other teams, got caught staging a hate crime hoax.
Coughman trashed two of his own businesses, perhaps to get a publicity boost for them, or maybe cash in on an insurance payout.
Fox News reports:
A former NFL player has been accused of trashing a restaurant and an ice cream shop he owned near Atlanta to make it look like a hate crime.
Gwinett County police say they found the n-word, “monkey,” “MAGA” and swastikas scrawled on the walls and booths of the two businesses, Create & Bake Pizza and Coughman’s Creamery in Lawrenceville.
Edawn Coughman, 31, of Buford, was arrested Thursday on charges of false reporting a burglary, insurance fraud and concealing a license plate before being bonded out of jail, police said.
Coughman got caught red-handed when police officers found televisions ripped from his store’s walls in the back of his truck.
Their suspicions were also raised when Coughman called the insurance company instead of calling the police.
Sadly, the Coughman episode is not unique.
Liberals like to claim hate crimes are up since Donald Trump became president, however that’s wildly misleading.
The number of agencies reporting has increased, but there’s nothing to support that there’s a surge of right-wing hate incidents.
In fact, there’s far more evidence that shows Trump supporters have been the target of political violence and that hoax hate crimes are on the rise.
The biggest example came courtesy of disgraced “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett who claimed two MAGA-hat wearing racists tied a noose around his neck and doused him with bleach.
The Chicago Police Department thoroughly investigated the incident and proved Smollett staged the entire episode.
Coughman, Smollett, and other hoax perpetrators know that there are opportunities to be gained by faking such episodes.
It’s truly a shame because these despicable hoaxes only throw skepticism on legitimate incidents.
That’s why people like Smollett and Coughman need to be called out.
The punishment for perpetrating these disgusting hoaxes should be severe.
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