They Keep Coming: Another Bogus “Hate” Incident
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.Just on the face of it, one redneck in a city the size of Petersburg isn’t a huge deal. Of course, any genuine threat needs to be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted, but there are lots of crackpots who make threats.
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.
Court documents allege that Telfair concocted the entire episode.
But the politically correct narrative that says America is awash with anti-black racists makes any racist incident seem particularly important. This, of course, provides a huge incentive to manipulate politics by producing bogus incidents.