Fake hate occurs when the left can’t find sufficient evidence to support their ingrained belief that America is a racist country, filled to the brim with violent racists. In other words, because their basic premise is faulty, fake hate happens all the time.
The latest example of a leftist unhappy that he can’t find any actual racist threats to report is a former city attorney who decided it was time to prove “redneck” racists are a threat . . . by calling himself and issuing racist threats to city officials.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
Former Petersburg City Attorney Brian K. Telfair asked a city employee to buy a prepaid cellphone that he later used to make a phone call to himself — a call that Telfair told police was made by an unknown “redneck” caller who made racist threats to the mayor and two other city officials, according to court records.
The phony call led to the abrupt cancellation of a Petersburg City Council meeting in February 2016 after city officials received word that residents were upset about high water bills and other financial issues plaguing the city, according to court records related to Telfair’s pending misdemeanor criminal charge of lying to police about the supposed threat to city officials.
Documents in Telfair’s case file in Petersburg General District Court outline what appears to be much of the prosecution’s case against the former city attorney, who resigned in March 2016.
. . . . At the time, the city released a cryptic note about the cancellation, citing safety concerns. The next day, Telfair said that racial slurs and threats of physical violence against some members of the council and the administration prompted the cancellation.
Court documents allege that Telfair concocted the entire episode.
“Telfair stated he made the telephone call to himself that was reported to Petersburg Bureau of Police as a threatening phone call,” according to a police narrative in the court file of a Jan. 30 interview of Telfair by Virginia State Police special agents. “Mr. Telfair also stated that he made the telephone call to preserve the institution of the city.”
You can’t make this stuff up.