Stop faking hate crimes. You’re hurting your own cause


A woman is no longer enrolled at North Park University in Chicago after school officials determined she had fabricated a story about receiving threatening, slur-riddled notes mentioning President-elect Trump.

“We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” the school’s president, David Parkyn, said in a statement.

The ex-student, Taylor Volk, claimed she received messages containing “harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump,” a local NBC News affiliate, WMAQ-TV, reported.

Some of the notes were emails, and some notes were taped to her door, she said.

Volk uploaded pictures of supposedly threatening messages, some of which contained anti-gay slurs, to her various social media accounts.

But it appears she made up the story in a misguided bid to draw attention to herself and her displeasure with the outcome of the Nov. 8 presidential election. Sadly, she’s not alone in protesting Trump’s victory by claiming a phony hate crime. – READ MORE

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