Are LGBT people being beaten nearly to death & even killed on the streets of Portland in unprovoked attacks? Or are we actually being hoaxed? I dig into the story behind Portland’s latest moral panic blaming Trump supporters for a rash of hate crimes
Portland is suffering an epidemic of crimes against LGBT people -- except they're actually hoaxes. Andy Ngo makes his NYPost debut with a blockbuster piece of reporting that should spur a national conversation.
"Fat-queer" activist Jenny Bruso claimed in viral FB/Twitter posts that her partner Brie Jones was attacked by homophobes. She said, "Yes, it’s been reported" but police have no record of a report or even a call. In fact, police say couple ignored them.
A GoFundMe for activist Sophia Gabrielle Stanford went viral after it was alleged she was "violently attacked from behind with a baseball bat" by transphobes. That's not at all what the police reports say. Read my story for the :
Wow. Another excellent investigative report from the ever-vigilant & truth-seeking in ==> Inside the suspicious rise of gay hate crimes in Portland
This is interesting.
Activists started sharing "attack alerts" & distributing flyers around Portland w/photos & names of people they blamed. Number of alleged hate attacks grew from 2 to 15. Portland was now in a moral panic about marauding right-wing gangs hunting LGBT.
1) Portland, OR, has a problem with hate crimes in its greater metropolitan area. But to hear the New York Post’s tell it, their real problem is people faking hate crimes. Thread follows.
In a viral GoFundMe, it said Sophia Stanford was beat unconscious w/a bat by transphobes. In the police reports, we find out she was extremely drunk, carrying a gun, & likely hurt herself by falling down. Read my story about Portland's hate crime hysteria:
“If you see any of these faces in public, hit them w/a brick, because the police won’t do anything to stop it.” If this panic doesn’t end, someone could actually get killed. One sample among many of activists releasing names, photos, addresses & numbers:
I never communicated with Jenny Bruso on Twitter (attempted via phone + text), but like Sophia Stanford, she blocked me. Bruso claimed her partner was beat up by homophobes but apparently lied about reporting it to police. My last attempt to contact her:
Excellent investigative journalism by . Hate crimes are on the rise in Portland. Or are they? Very few police reports, and “cinematic narrative” suggest perhaps not. Whose interests would it serve to create panic through faked hate crimes?
“White nationalists calling themselves ‘Proud Boys’ have committed at least 9 attacks in the last week against queer & trans people who appear to be alone at night.” Flyers like this are still posted all over Portland, spreading panic. Photo: ATrueLiberal.
A new trend out of Portland: People are injured in ambiguous circumstances & then GoFundMe asking for money--alleging hate crimes--are created. investigates
Who contributed to the panic? . . . . Who else? Mayor . His communications office ignored my repeated inquiries & his comm dir hid behind security when I approached her for comment.
Jenny Bruso deleted her FB post detailing the alleged hate attack after people started raising questions. She wrote: “I, WE, owe you NOTHING” & that people were getting “triggered.” On Twitter, she mocked someone for “mansplaining” who raised valid points.
Not a pathologist but what stood out from photos shared by Jenny Bruso of her partner Brie Jones is that her nose bridge doesn’t have an injury consistent w/having face hit & glasses breaking from the impact. Also, the glasses aren’t broken as she said.
"Did these crimes really happen? Wilfred Reilly... author of the book “Hate Crime Hoax,” says the non-reporting and cinematic narrative are indications they might not have." New in from , about troubling recent trend in PDX
Another “neighborhood safety alert” spotted in Portland about the alleged rash of violent hate crimes against LGBT people. This is key: “To donate, send money to the cash app $saferidepdx.” My story:
Sophia Gabrielle Stanford is a trans activist. A GoFundMe raised thousands when it claimed she was beaten unconscious in a hate crime. Police reports say she was a belligerent drunk who lost her gun, threatened cops & probably fell. Photos: K. Wenzt-Graf
Jenny Bruso claimed in viral social media posts that her partner Brie Jones was attacked in SE Portland by homophobic white men. She said it was reported but police have no record of report or even a 911 call. Community rallied & gave them food donations.
The Jussie Smollet effect. Hate crime hoaxes seem to be soaring. Victimhood has become a currency.
. did an excellent job with this. The hysteria of fake hate crimes perpetrated by LBGT activists in Portland, where the media, mayor and even bought into these demented radicals.
Who contributed to the panic? . . . . Who else? Mayor . His communications office ignored all my media inquiries & his comm dir hid behind security when I approached her for comment.
Jenny Bruso claimed in viral social media posts that her partner Brie Jones was attacked in SE Portland by homophobic white men. She said it was reported but police have no record of report or even a 911 call. They actually refused to cooperate w/police.