Sister of Muslim Woman in 'Trump' Hate Crime Hoax Blames NYPD
The sister of a woman charged in New York City for filing a false police report about drunk men on a subway train yelling "Trump" and "terrorist" at her blames the NYPD for bringing the alleged lie to light.
Sara Seweid said the police never should have investigated her sister's claims because law enforcement's "first instinct" is to doubt and then disprove accusations, the New York Post reported:
"Things snowballed out of our control because of the media… reporters made things so much worse for our family.”
“I had more than one cop tell me that they’ve looked through all our social media… and it doesn’t look good that we’ve been vocal about certain issues they perceive to be anti -trump, anti-white and even anti-men.”
Yasmin Seweid of New Hyde Park, N.Y. said that on December 1, a group of inebriated white men began yelling "Trump, Trump!", "Go back to your country!" and "Terrorist!" at her on a late-night subway train.
Further investigation brought authorities to the conclusion that Yasmin Seweid fabricated the encounter and they subsequently charged her with filing a false report and obstructing government administration.
Yasmin Seweid admitted she made up the story because she did not want to be in trouble with her family for staying out late, Abby Huntsman reported.
Prior to her arrest, Seweid also allegedly ran away to her sister's home in upstate Fishkill, sparking a manhunt, the Post reported.