Someone had been sending threatening letters to local leaders of the black community in Knoxville, Tennessee over the last few weeks and it was beginning to unnerve the community.
One letter that was sent to a prominent Pastor said, “I am a very racist white man and with Mr. Trump in the White House being the President, white people going to take over the world.” Another letter was even more direct, “I wrote this letter (racial slur) … I hate (expletive, racial slur). I’m coming to your house to rape you. I’m going to get a chainsaw and cut your legs off and then cut your head off, black nasty (slur).”
The only problem with the narrative of the racist white man threatening people is… that the letters weren’t actually written by a white man. Justin Lamar Coleman was the actual sender of the letters and his reasons had nothing to do with race, it was all about a business deal gone bad. Apparently Coleman had a run-in with a local auto shop owner some six years ago and somehow came to the decision that the best way to proceed would be by sending threatening and racist letters to local community leaders.
Beginning in July, Coleman launched another attack on McCown’s reputation, sending letters to black citizens — including a former co-worker — posing as McCown and claiming to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Coleman is black.
“The defendant wrote the letters as if McCown was the author, daring the recipients of the letters or their family members to come to the body shop to fight McCown,” Kolman wrote.
As the letters were showing up in mailboxes, Coleman twice vandalized McCown’s business sign, using orange spray paint to write a profanity on it, Harper wrote.
In December, Arnold’s daughter received a letter in which Coleman again claimed to be McCown.
“Tell your daddy Daryl to come to my paint and body shop call (sic) Jeff McCown. I wrote this letter (racial slur) … I hate (expletive, racial slur). I’m coming to your house to rape you. I’m going to get a chainsaw and cut your legs off and then cut your head off, black nasty (slur),” the letter stated.
He then threatened to castrate her father.
“I am a very racist white man and with Mr. Trump in the White House being the Prisdent (sic) white people going to take over the world,” the letter stated.
This is yet another occasion where a hate crime has been blamed on the white community but soon been discovered false, in every way. Over at the Daily Wire, John Nolte has more on this trend of blaming white people for things that others have done.
After Trump humiliated the national media by winning the 2016 presidential election, the media went all-in on a campaign to prove that Trump’s victory had emboldened his racist supporters across the country to commit a series of hate crimes. The only problem is that like the above incident in Tennessee, most of these hate-crimes turned out to be hoaxes, or just plain old lies perpetrated by Trump-haters as a means to make the President and his supporters look bad.
The Muslim woman robbed of her hijab in Louisiana? Never happened.
The black woman racially-harassed at a Philadelphia gas station? Never happened.
The Asian student racially-taunted in Minnesota? Never happened.
The bisexual student receiving hate-notes in Chicago? Never happened.
The black church burned to the grown and defaced with “Vote Trump!” Committed by a black man.
Asian store firebombed by a white Trump supporter? Committed by a black man.
Michigan student told to remove her hijab or be lit on fire? Never happened.
Racist note left for Hispanic students in North Carolina? Written by a Trump-hating Hispanic.