A female student in Ohio is being charged after filing a false police report alleging that she was attacked by Donald Trump supporters, and liberal students in Massachusetts are facing disciplinary action after creating Ku Klux Klan hoax vandalism.
The day after the election, 24-year-old Eleesha Long, a black student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, claimed that she was attacked by three white men wearing Trump hats who threw rocks at her and called her a racial slur. She immediately took to Facebook about the attack, and it went rapidly viral.
She described in detail what each man was wearing during the alleged “hate crime,” and what happened to her — but never filed a police report. Eventually, an officer from her school took her to the police station to file a report.
Throughout the police investigation, Long’s story changed multiple times and her Facebook and Verizon history proved that she was not where she claimed to be.
It turns out that the student was motivated by frustration with friends and family members who supported the president-elect, the local ABC affiliate reports.
In her text messages, police found messages to her boyfriend and mother saying things such as “this is why you should take an IQ test to vote,” “I hope they all get AIDS,” “I haven’t met a decent Trump supporter yet.”
It appears that Long was the one full of hate all along. She has now been charged with falsification and obstructing official business.
Meanwhile, at Williams College in Massachusetts — a liberal arts school — two students are facing disciplinary action over a KKK hoax.
The students involved have not yet been named, but they gained viral attention after pouring a red wood stain meant to look like blood down the stairwell of a school building and writing “AMKKK KILL” with the substance.
Both the Federal Bureau of Investigations as well as the Massachusetts State Police were brought on to investigate the hateful vandalism. After looking at over 40 suspects however, it was determined that the two students had done it in an act of protest against the election results.
The students staged the pro-KKK statement to “bring attention to the effects of the presidential election on many within our community,” Williams College President Adam Falk said in a statement about their eventual confession.
“Their actions did much more than damage property,” Falk continued. “They harmed our entire community and caused considerable fear, among students in particular. We are deeply distressed that anyone in our community would feel compelled to express themselves in such a destructive and harmful way.”
In Louisiana, an 18-year-old Muslim student is facing misdemeanor charges for fabricating a story that her hijab was yanked from her head by Trump supporters shouting racial slurs on election night.
“During the course of the investigation, the female complainant admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males,” Lafayette police said in a statement. “This incident is no longer under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department.”
Her fabrications had been reportedly widely in mainstream media before being debunked.
Meanwhile, Trump supporters, including children, have been actually violently assaulted across the nation.
Anyone who wants to “make America great again” has become a target of mob violence — fueled by false media narratives — and the attacks have continued over a week after the nation chose Donald Trump as our new president.
On Tuesday, a man on a subway in New York City was attacked by two men for wearing a white MAGA hat.
Corey Cataldo, 24, was choked and viciously assaulted over his political views, and nobody on the train did anything to help him.
“He asked me if I’m a Trump supporter. I said ‘yeah’ and thought he’d say ‘me too.’ People have been doing that,” Cataldo told the local ABC affiliate. “But no. This man was not a Trump supporter.”
“The next thing I know, I have hands around my neck and I’m being choked,” Cataldo continued. “I try to fight him off, and another gentleman comes over, pretends like he’s going to help me and says ‘get off of him.’ He shoves me up against the wall, up against the window.”
The two men have not yet been located by police. Cataldo, an electrician, has been suffering from pain in his shoulder since the attack.
On Thursday, Thomas Arrington, another New Yorker and a black student at Queensborough Community College was also assaulted for his support of Trump. Arrington is an upstanding citizen by all acounts and was honored by the city for his volunteer work just last week.
“I was accosted, threatened with being lit on fire, and almost lit on fire for wearing a Make America Great Again hat. This on a campus with a holocaust museum,” Arrington told the Observer.
“On Thursday, I was just having a discussion and some guys came up and said they were going to light my hat on fire,” Arrington continued. “I ignored them. Then one of the guys flanked me, came up behind me with a lighter in his hand. I reported it. And when I followed up with the dean, I saw that the sergeant [who took the report] didn’t even file the report.”
In Rockville, Maryland, another round of high school walkouts was underway on Wednesday when a 15-year-old student in a MAGA hat was jumped by four student protesters — as they ironically chanted “love trumps hate.”
A Democratic Strategist and former Press Secretary to Bernie Sanders took to CNN on Monday to mock a Donald Trump supporter that was violently attacked in the street in Chicago — because he is white.
Symone Sanders ranted and raved about how white people need to stop questioning the “hate crimes” that are happening, as many have been debunked by authorities, but brushed off actual real violence committed against Trump supporters.
“The audacity of privileged white people to sit on national television and question if hate crimes are happening, to just flippantly say ‘stop it, it’s not okay,’ and not put any action behind those words, it’s appalling to me. It’s actually appalling,” Sanders said.
When Carl Higbie interjected that there is violence on both sides — and that Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have not bothered to denounce their violent followers — Sanders became even less reasonable.
“I’m sorry, hate crimes and protesting are not the same things…” Sanders responded. “A hate crime is a crime that is committed against somebody because of their religion, because of what they look like, because of their sexual orientation. That’s not the same thing as protesting.”
Higbie then asked her to comment specifically on the video of the Trump supporter being dragged from his car and brutalized before having his car stolen.
“What do you say to the people who dragged a poor white guy out of a car and beat him?” asked Higbie.
Not realizing that this kind of hate is why the Democrats lost, Sanders responded:
“Oh my goodness, poor white people! Please! Oh my– stop. Stop, Carl.”
“That’s not protesting!” Higbie pointed out. “Dragging someone out of their car are beating them is not protesting.”
The man in the video, 50-year-old David Wilcox has since went public to talk about what happened to him.
Wilcox explained that the woman in the video had side swiped him, and when he went to approach her, she punched him. After her initial assault, another woman and three men got out of the car and began attacking him.
“The next thing I knew, I was getting hit from both sides,” Wilcox told NBC Chicago. “They made a coordinated attack on both sides and started hitting me.”
Portland rioters handed out flyers on Saturday evening, threatening press and others that they better not film their actions — before attacking a camera crew, again.
Portland Riot, photo by Alex Milan Tracy
The Oregon city has been experiencing some of the most violent protests in the nation — with multiple assaults reported and even a shooting. On Saturday evening, 71 people were arrested — including the two involved in the shooting, who are now charged with attempted murder. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
A group of rioters had also attacked a camera crew with a baseball bat at a protest in the extremely liberal city on Thursday evening.
One man was shot and injured at an anti-Trump protest in Portland, Oregon, early Saturday, marking a new climax to the string of protests that have occurred across the nation since the results of the presidential race were announced.
The victim in the shooting, who police have not identified, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was shot on the Morrison Bridge during the fourth round of Anti-Trump Protest in Portland.
The protest began early Friday morning, before coming to a violent and ferocious end early Saturday morning when the man was shot. Protesters had marched throughout the city during the night, where police, prepared in suitable riot gear, resulted to using tear gas and flash-bang grenades to clear areas during conflict. In this video taken after the incident, police ask for witnesses with any information about the event, that could lead to identifying and arresting the perpetrator.
Shawna Hall, a local resident who witnessed the events leading up to, and the shooting itself, stated to police that there was confrontation between protesters and vehicle occupants. The gunman exited the car, walking to the bridge, while another passenger lead the gunman back into the car. After traveling again for a short while over the bridge, the vehicle was said to have been halted again by yelling protesters disrupting the passengers.
Hall said all the car’s occupants subsequently left the vehicle and had a verbal exchange with the protesters, before one passenger, who wasn’t the gunman, engaged in a small physical confrontation. She said that during this time the gunman shot multiple times in the air, and then shot the victim. As six—what we presume to be gunshot sounds—can be heard in this video. Another demonstrator has said that the victim was shot in the leg.
The police have reiterated and confirmed this information, stating that they believe the incidents to have taken place in the same way that the witnesses have recalled. Luckily, a protest medic was quickly on the scene to tend to the man, while others tried to keep protesters from nearing. Police arrived swiftly to clear the bridge, consequently setting off a flash-bang grenade.
Police have described the shooter as being 5-foot-8 and in his late teens. They said he had a thin build and was wearing a dark hoodie with blue jeans. Police have stated he fled the scene, most probably in a gray or silver sedan, following the incident.
If you have any additional information regarding this incident, police have requested that you call the police bureau’s non-emergency line, 503-823-3333.