From Yahoo News:
Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty Monday to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students last fall.
Do you remember that hate crime hoax last week which was described as ‘unlikely?’ Did you wonder why they described it as ‘unlikely?’ As if it were incredibly unusual for a reported hate-crime to turn out to be a hoax? Even though it seems like most of them turn out that way.
Meanwhile you may have noticed the relative rarity of actual hate-crimes. Surely, you might think, it is these that ought to be described as ‘unlikely?’
Anyway, back to the story:
According to prosecutors, the 25-year-old McKelvey tweeted threats from a campus library because she wanted more people to attend the November 17, 2015, rally on racial issues. She then returned to the rally to tell people about the threats.
Perhaps, when one of these things happens, the journalist to whom it’s reported should start with the question ‘who profits from this?’ If the journalist has read the book Hate-Crime Hoaxing For Fun And Profit, he’ll know all about the profit angle.
One tweet addressed to campus police read: “@kupolice I will kill all the blacks tonight, tomorrow and any other day if they go to Kean University.”
There’s really only three sorts people who could profit from this sort of thing. Trolls trolling for fun. Someone trying to court controversy for reasons other than fun… perhaps to sell a book. Or the sort of person who did it in this story.
The university increased security, and several law enforcement agencies were also alerted, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
I’d be interested to know who alerted the authorities. If it was Mckelvey she wasn’t following the rules of hate-crime hoaxing. I don’t understand why, they are very clearly explained in the hate-crime hoaxer’s bible Hate-Crime Hoaxing For Fun And Profit.
It’s almost as if no-one’s read it!
The threats also prompted a group of black ministers to call for Kean President Dawood Farahi to resign, saying the threats showed that he hadn’t done enough to address racial tension on campus.
They always want college presidents to resign. I expect there’s a black affirmative action guy waiting in the wings.
McKelvey and her attorney had sought to have her participate in a pretrial intervention program that would have allowed her to avoid jail. But a judge denied that request last week.
I’d be surprised if they hadn’t claimed some emotional or psychological problems. That’s what normally happens.