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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More on that Islamophobic Hate Crime Aboard a Chicago City Bus

By A Reader

Thank you for blogging about this! I contacted CTA Media Relations and their FOIA officer about this story, and this is the response I received:

“Good morning. The CTA has received no report of the alleged incident. (You can also check with the Chicago Police Department to see if it received any report). The Facebook post referencing the incident did not have many details, including either the route number, location or time of day.

“CTA has reviewed video from buses that ran routes on Michigan Avenue on the date in question, and we found no video that depicts the description in the Facebook post.

“Thank you."

I have asked Refinery29 and NBC5 to either pony up some evidence, or post a retraction. No comment from either, as of yet.

Hate crimes are reprehensible; making false accusations to advance an agenda are equally so.

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