June 30, 2016

"In a moment of desperation to get out of the cell, I took the pay phone off the wall and hit myself once across the forehead with it as hard as I could."

"I knew I had to injure myself to get out of the cell and into a hospital, and it was the only solution I could find to get myself out of there.”

The strange story of Calum McSwiggan, the 26-year-old YouTube personality, who's charged with making a false report.
The absence of visible marks on his face when he was booked did not mean his story of being attacked was false, he wrote [on a long Facebook post].... “Being accused of being a liar and being called a disgrace to the LGBT+ community, a community I’ve dedicated my life to, is more painful than any hate crime could ever be,” he wrote.

18 comments:

Lem said...

That is not what he seemed to be saying on his Instagram.

Last night was the worst night of my life and I'm really struggling to find the words to talk about it. After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys. The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen. With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I've never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye. All I can do is thank my wonderful YouTube friends for being with me the whole way. I'd be lost without them. Right now I don't feel that I'm in the right place to talk about this but I will be addressing this fully in the future.

Brando said...

Anyone who fakes a hate crime deserves to be left in the wilderness, forever cut off from civil society. Actual people do get assaulted every day, and I'm sure they're not amused by attention whores with agendas.

JAORE said...

Hate crime! Blaring of headlines. Rending of garments.

Oh, a hoax..... page 26 between the ads for used appliances and autos.

Next hate crime! Blaring of....

Sure, there are legitimate hate crimes. And there are cops that shoot too readily. But goodness me there seems to be a string of victims parading about that turn out to be thugs, opportunists or both. Meanwhile the marches continue, the towns burn, the cops are put on trial.

For the love of God can we not wait until facts are known before the circus is let loose? Guess not.

Unknown said...

Liar, liar, butt-hole on fire.

Unknown said...

To be a victim is to be holy

Ann Althouse said...

"That is not what he seemed to be saying on his Instagram."

I added a bracketed reference to make it clear that's what he said on Facebook (as opposed to the original Instagram).

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Doesn't anyone else have a bullshit meter?

For example, that prostitute in Oakland. I do believe that she is a prostitute and I also believe that she probably slept with a couple cops. However, the rest I'm almost certain is total nonsense. You heard it here first. She did not get paid for sex at 12 and ~35 cops did not clamber over each other to risk their careers/marriages/reputations by boning one particular thick-thighed, dime-a-dozen streetwalker.

Tarrou said...

I'm about six thousand for six thousand on these.

Hate crimes are fake.

Whoever reported it committed it.

If it wasn't who reported it, it was someone of their group.

With these handy rules of thumb, you will correctly diagnose the vast, overwhelming majority of hate crimes you see in the media.

Tarrou said...

Oh, and for what it is worth, false hate crime reporting is a hate crime, against the purported perpetrators of a crime that never existed. This was a hate crime against straight men.

JAORE said...

We have incentivized false victim hood - there have been too many cases recently to believe otherwise. And I suppose it is to be expected when we live in a world where "Vote Trump" in chalk can virtually shut a campus down.

Best of both worlds. (Relative) fame, much sympathy, perhaps cash, even a career. Hang a noose on a doorknob, false claim of rape. Gay bashing - for a person who makes his living at being a gay spokesperson.... And the added benefit of none of that actual icky part of being a victim.

I've seen it elsewhere, if it can be PROVEN that the report is false, the punishment should be the same as that the falsely accused individual would have faced.

Harold said...

JAORE said...
...Sure, there are legitimate hate crimes...

But strangely enough, they're never reported. Like the knockout game. Real, a genuine hate crime, and unreported as hate crime. With a further denial by many in the media that any such thing occurs.

Or, they're deliberately misreported. Like when a U.S. Army major of the Religion of Peace™ kills his fellow soldiers. Both a hate crime and terrorism, but treated by officialdom and the media as ANYTHING ELSE but either of those.

I'm sure if we put our minds together here, we could come up with a big list of actual hate crimes. Against Christians, Jews, and white people. But have never been reported as such in the MSM and which officialdom has labeled as something else, and anything but.

Doug said...

JAORE said, "Sure there are legitimate hate crimes...". No. There are not.

n.n said...

Another false narrative in the transgender spectrum disorder history book.

Sebastian said...

Item #230 on fakehatecrimes.org.

mikee said...

When a black man was dragged behind a truck until dead, his murderers were found, arrested, convicted of murder and scheduled for execution. Oddly enough, this murder was used to promote the concept of hate crimes requiring enhanced sentences.

What did they want Texas to do, execute the killers twice, each?

JAORE said...

I stand corrected. There are real crimes for which hate of a group is a motivating factor.

Frankly if someone bashes me in the head, I care not if he did it because of my race, age or gender. Convict him of head bashing.

I suppose if you can show he hates and intends to head bash all old, white guys it could factor into the sentencing phase.

Jonathan Graehl said...

Dumb middle/high school kids are known to racist-graffiti their classmates' homes (or just random drainage culverts). Nazi signs, etc. 95%+ not really a hate crime, of course. Maybe kids aren't as likely these days to flirt with forbidden behavior.

Jonathan Graehl said...

I think the key is: those seeking *attention* for hate crimes are almost 100% hate crime hoaxers these days. If you catch some 12 year olds doing legit non-hoax 'hate', you're more interested in resolving things w/ the kids' parents + maybe the school officials. You probably don't go national with it, in interest of accepting peace and not ruining lives. Now and then you get a single psychopath (or family of them) who keeps harrassing someone, though. Whether or not it qualifies as "hate", it's nasty and fortunately rare.