The man, whose name police have not released, had filed a complaint saying when he got off an MBTA bus near Broadway Square in Malden at 10 p.m. Tuesday, at least two white men approached him.
The men used a racial slur, made a reference to lynching and warned him this is Donald “Trump country now,” according to the report he gave police. He was able to get away from the men and hid before calling police, officials said.
Investigators prioritized resources for the suspected “hate crime” incident and re-interviewed the alleged victim.
“As a result, it has been determined that the story was completely fabricated,” Malden police Chief Kevin Molis said in a statement. “The alleged victim admitted that he had made up the entire story,” saying he wanted to “raise awareness about things that are going on around the country.”
As with all foiled hate hoaxes intended to “raise awareness,” it succeeded only in raising awareness that liberal ideology is a lie; otherwise there would be plenty of examples from the real world of privileged minority groups getting oppressed, so it would not be necessary to invent them.
If only I could give you a name and a mugshot. But apparently the hoaxer was let off with a warning, despite committing a crime by filing a false police report.
On tips from rpp618, Dave F, and Steve A.