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When Nikki Joly's Jackson home burned down in 2017, some believed the fire was a hate crime against the transgender, gay-rights activist who had fought for a local anti-discrimination ordinance.

But now, instead of a victim, the 54-year-old is accused of being the perpetrator.

The Michigan case is gaining national attention as the American public draws parallels to the situation involving Jussie Smollett, where the supposed victim in a hate crime became the accused. Authorities concluded the attack on Smollett was a hoax.

“Real hate crimes are on the rise,” Graham Cassano, associate professor of sociology at Oakland University, said Monday. “But as these crimes increase and become publicized, it’s not surprising to me that people would take the opportunity to use this to their advantage and fabricate hate crimes.”

Authorities are accusing Joly, who was named Citizen of the Year by the Jackson Citizen Patriot last year, of setting fire to his own home and killing his pets, two dogs and three cats. He has been charged with first-degree arson.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/25/jackson-hate-crime-arson-joly/2978003002/

 


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1 hour ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Pretty much the standard now days 

Funny you say that.  Down near the end of the OP article, there is another opinion editorial linked that discusses that very phenomenon.

 

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All the fake hoaxers should spend time behind bars.  It's criminal that these hoaxers are causing ears to harden to the point of deafness so that when a real hate crime happens, people will ignore it or at least doubt it.

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It sometimes pays very well to be perceived as a marginalized victim..........if Jussie had succeeded, he would have been showered with book deals, acting roles, speaking engagements, etc.........he would have been a hero......instead, he is a scum bag.....imo.


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1 minute ago, missileman said:

It sometimes pays very well to be perceived as a marginalized victim..........if Jussie had succeeded, he would have been showered with book deals, acting roles, speaking engagements, etc.........he would have been a hero......instead, he is a scum bag.....imo.

I agree, but the transgressions will be a short memory ... give him a year, he is unscathed 


 

 

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Just now, Randyandyuni said:

I agree, but the transgressions will be a short memory ... give him a year, he is unscathed 

nailed it. Do you hear anymore about the VA governor ?

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I think its funny in some of these hoax cases when early on the corporate media says how dare you doubt the validity of the story then they show videos of people with MAGA hat's on being assaulted and call them alleged assaults. No agenda there.


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1 hour ago, jg121783 said:

I think its funny in some of these hoax cases when early on the corporate media says how dare you doubt the validity of the story then they show videos of people with MAGA hat's on being assaulted and call them alleged assaults. No agenda there.

One of my favorites was.. She must be believed because she is a woman.  every single Democrat on that committee opened with, I believe you. If you know human nature like I do, you know someone doubts you when they have to reaffirm they believe you. 

 

Its the same as telling a customer, " I will be honest with you." it implies you have been lying before now

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Apparently this guy was only renting the house, so apparently he was destroying someone else's property.


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11 hours ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Its the same as telling a customer, " I will be honest with you." it implies you have been lying before now

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14 hours ago, ALFKAD said:

these hoaxers are causing ears to harden to the point of deafness so that when a real hate crime happens, people will ignore it or at least doubt it.

Just the other day, we read "The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf'" to Mini-Bone, and he readily understood the moral.


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