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386. A student who reported herself as a victim of a hate crime has been charged with faking it. She alle... 2019-11-01 La Verne CA
Smells like Smollett: California student faces felonies for allegedly faking violent hate crimes
Dominguez Peña is facing multiple felony charges for fake hate crimes.
“It was also distressing to think about the fact that racism in the United States is so profoundly a part of the lives of people of color that a student felt compelled to do something illegal and immoral to bring attention to the problem,” said La Verne professor Judy Holiday.