Rachel Dolezal is the president of the NAACP’s Spokane, WA chapter. Recently she alerted authorities to a hateful letter sent to her P.O. Box with pictures of lynchings and threats. This horrible hate crime rocked the community, but as police investigated they concluded that no one but Dolezal or one of her associates could have sent the letter. Once again, a hate crime is self-generated.
KXLY reports that Dolezal “found” the offending letter in her post office box in February:
The 20 pages of notes included pictures and lynchings and words like “war pig.”
“I was immediately struck by guns pointed towards me,” Dolezal told KXLY of the pictures in February.
Police took possession of the letter and dusted it for prints. At some point the police noticed that the letter didn’t have any post mark:
Postal workers told detectives the envelope had not been canceled, time stamped or imprinted with the bar code that directs mail to the right destination. According to the police report, the postal inspector told detectives, “The only way this letter could have ended up in this P.O. box would be if it was placed there by someone with a key to that box or a USPS employee.”
Police then interviewed the three postal employees who put mail in post office boxes and none of them remember seeing the envelope. They all said they’ve never seen mail end up in a box without the barcode. All three said, at the very least, they would have canceled the stamps.
If the letter had been slipped into a residential mailbox, anyone could have done it, but with the P.O. Box, it had to be the box renter or a postal employee. After interviewing the postal employees, police do not believe they were responsible. That pretty much narrows the suspects down to Dolezal or one of her minions.
While police are quick to go after racist hate crime suspects, they have less zeal when it comes to busting minorities for faking hate crimes so the investigation is “on going.”
As it turns out, Dolezal is a frequent victim of hate crime. Look at this:
Dolezal told police she was especially concerned about the hateful mail she found in the organization’s P.O. box in February because of past hate crimes committed against her. Dolezal teaches classes at Eastern Washington University and, in her online bio, describes being the victim of “at least eight documented hate crimes [targeting her] and her children during her residency in North Idaho.”
KXLY was able to find these “hate crime” reports Dolezal has made:
November 2009: employees at the Human Rights Education Institute reported finding a swastika stuck to the side of the building. Police interviewed Dolezal and dusting for fingerprints, but found no match. Security cameras which operated at the facility did not record what happened and the case was closed.
April 2010: Dolezal reported someone left a vulgar and threatening phone message, saying she favored the dark-skinned students in her class over the light-skinned students. Police determined it was a one-time call and they didn’t have evidence to prosecute.
June 2010: Dolezal reported finding what she believed was a rope fashioned into a noose hanging outside her Coeur d’Alene home. She told investigators she felt threatened by the noose because someone had threatened her at work about her ethnicity. Investigators talked to a neighbor who owned the property. He told them “he hung a deer up there [about a year ago] and he believes the rope is from that time.” He told investigators that he mentioned that information to Dolezal. Investigators say they called Dolezal, but she never returned their call and the case was closed.
How many times does Chicken Little get to say, “the sky is falling” before people stop believing her? A better question is: why would the NAACP keep this woman, who is so clearly full of sh*t, as a chapter president? I know they like stirring the pot, but it makes them look really bad when one of their presidents is continually faking racism.
Obviously she is desperate for attention and is using fake racism to get it. I think faking a hate crime should carry the same punishment as an actual one. Maybe people like Dolezal would stop trying to pull this crap and we’d find out that there really isn’t that much hate after all.