Another faked hate crime, but why?

From at Los Angeles CBS Local:

According to the felony complaint, McSwiggan damaged the car mirror and bumper of a vehicle on June 27. The defendant then is alleged to have falsely reported to police that he had been beaten by the vehicle’s driver and two other men, the DA said. More.

The defendant is a gay rights activist.

Reality check: Has anyone ever studied why people report false hate crimes against themselves?

From American Thinker:

Every fake crime reported makes it harder to believe the victim when actual assaults take place. Also, there is an epidemic of fake hate crimes on campus as minorities and others see how victims are lionized and feted by liberals. This appears to be motivation enough to create a fictitious hate incident where the “victim” becomes the center of attention.

As long as certain minorities are granted unquestioned moral authority every time they report a hate crime, rather than objectively investigating an incident and withholding judgment, there will be more fake hate crimes to deal with.

Yes, that was a good investment on David Duke’s part.

See also: What’s with SJWs and fake hate crimes?