It’s pathetic when someone fakes a hate-motivated crime. They almost invariably get caught, and usually in the most publicly embarrassing way possible. The bogus attacks are remembered by the public for years after the fact, and make it difficult for those who are victims of legitimate crimes to be taken seriously without nearly iron-clad evidence.
Lesbian activist Charlies Rogers just helped destroy her cause and her community a little more:
A former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.
Four days before Charlie Rogers crawled naked and bleeding from her Lincoln home, screaming for help, she outlined in a Facebook posting what investigators believe was her motive for faking the July 22 attack, Police Chief Jim Peschong said at a news conference.
“So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me,” read the July 18 posting, according to police.
Tip: If you intend to stage a crime, don’t foreshadow your plot in advance on Facebook.
Rogers isn’t just an activist. She’s an idiot that thinks attempting to lie to the public for sympathy is the way to establish lasting change.