Another Hoax: African-American Man Pretended To Be A Racist Trump Supporter, Sent Threatening Letters
Another fraudulent case of alleged Trump supporter racism has occurred in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Justin Lamar Coleman, an African-American man, has pled guilty to “mailing threatening communications,” the Knoxville News Sentinel reported Thursday.
In the letters, Coleman pretended to be another man named Jeff McCown. After an incident occurred between Coleman and McCown all the way back in 2010, Coleman apparently never let the incident go.
In July of last year, he wrote threatening letters to black residents posing as McCown.
In the letters supposedly from McCown, Coleman wrote he was a member of the KKK, used racial slurs, and threatened to rape and cut off the recipients head.
One letter stated, “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.”
Coleman also reportedly suffers from mental illness.
After the election of Donald Trump last November, a number of news outlets and interest groups claimed there was a rise in hate crimes, supposedly committed by racist Trump supporters.
Many of these highly-publicized incidents have been revealed to be fake. (RELATED: Here Are All The Hate Crime Hoaxes That Have Plagued The Country Since Trump’s Election)
Last December, it was revealed that a black man burned an African-American church and defacing the side with graffiti that reads, “Vote Trump!”
This week, a black male suspect was arrested for allegedly damaging a store, and leaving a note indicating the act was done by a white Trump supporter. (RELATED: HATE HOAX: Black Suspect Arrested For Damaging Store, Writing Threat From Trump-Supporting ‘White America’)