It seems that yet another allegedly right-wing attack on progressive or left-wing individuals and/or institutions and/or buildings has been shown to be an 'inside job'.
An Indiana community was shocked after a local church was vandalized with Nazi slogans and Donald Trump graffiti, but now police say it is a hate crime hoax and the church was not attacked by an outsider. They have charged the congregation’s own organist, a Hillary supporter and gay activist, for the crime.
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It was immediately thought to be a hate crime because the small Episcopal Church is a progressive congregation that welcomes gays. The graffiti spray painted on the church walls read “Heil Trump” and “Fag Church.”
But during their inquiries police quickly came to feel that the vandalism was done by someone familiar with the church and began looking at the crime as an inside job. After an investigation, police arrested Stang.
The church organist allegedly admitted to the crime telling police he did it because he wanted to “mobilize a movement after being disappointed in and fearful of the outcome of the national election.”
There's more at the link.
I've read several similar stories since President Trump's election, but as far as I can recall, I've read not a single one that links an actual hate crime (rather than just talk) to his supporters, or to activists motivated by his policies. Am I wrong? Can anyone correct that impression? If so, please add a comment, providing verifiable details.
Can't these people figure out that if you're living a lie, and propagating a lie, you're unlikely to convince anyone of the truth of your position? Truth will out. Shakespeare used the phrase, but he copied it from a proverb that's almost as old as time, and just about as inevitable. I've certainly seen it in operation within prison walls. Almost none of the inmates expected to be caught, and when they were, they fully expected to be able to duck, dodge and evade the truth, or talk their way out of their crimes. The fruits of their efforts were visible in the length of their sentences . . .