Political correctness means that thugs of preferred pigmentation can attack others to their heart’s content, until they finally get hurt themselves — at which point they can attack some more by screaming racism:
A black University of Iowa student from [the Chicago suburb] Naperville lied about being the victim of a hate crime and was actually an aggressor during several drunken fights that began inside a bar, police said Tuesday.
Marcus Owens, 19, told police that he was attacked in an alley April 30 by three white men who hurled racial slurs and beat him, damaging his eye socket, knocking out his front teeth and cutting his lips. The claim stoked safety concerns and exposed minority students’ distrust of university leaders.
But a two-week investigation by Iowa City Police found that a heavily intoxicated Owens was an instigator during several altercations that began inside the Eden Lounge early May 1 and continued in downtown streets. One of the fights involved Owens and some of his friends beating someone who used a racial epithet, police said.
Police said Tuesday that Owens, a 2015 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, would not face charges for filing a false report, fighting or underage drinking, and that they would not seek restitution to recover the costs of their investigation.
It appears that as usual, there will be no consequences for the hoaxer — other than a place on the Hate Hoax List.
On tips from Dave F, Steve A, Maudie, and John G.