University of Michigan student Halley Bass pled guilty in court on Monday for filing a false police report and saying she’d been attacked by a Trump supporter. This is the second hate hoax coming out of U of M since a Muslim student lied about having her hijab ripped off shortly after the election.
Bass had been wearing a “solidarity pin” on her jacket, a symbol liberals donned to let others know they were a safe space for the marginalized, when she alleged her white attacker used it to scratch her face. But she confessed the truth to the judge for the first time:
“I was suffering from depression at the time. I made a superficial scratch on my face. It was visible and I was embarrassed about what I’d done. So I made up a story and told a friend that a stranger had done it while I was walking. I was encouraged to report it to the police. I made the mistake of doing that.”
At the time, Bass was emboldened to make her claim because of the hate-crime hysteria being reported, which, as it turns out, were just a bunch of other hoaxes.
As HeatStreet notes, the Muslim girl’s fake crime wasn’t punished even though the FBI was brought in to investigate, but Bass faces 90 days in jail or a $500 fine.