Police: MI Student Attack Probably Not a Hate Crime
“It’s shameful that in 21st century America, such religious hatred exists in our country,” Zach Tennen, a 19-year-old sophomore, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press. “No one should ever be subjected to the horror I experienced.”
But police in East Lansing said Tuesday the incident probably isn’t a hate crime, and neither police nor Tennen’s statement provided details about the attack, including how many people were present.
I said this morning the story sounded very weird. It just sounded like a dumb stunt that somebody would do while very, very drunk, and he made up the “hate crime” because it sounded better than saying “I (or my friends) did something really, really stupid with a staple gun while I was totally drunk.”
It’s just disgusting that people make up fake “hate crimes” either because they crave attention or to cover up something drunk and stupid. Then when a real hate crime takes place, it doesn’t get the media notice because people are already suspicious.