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Police Arrest CO Lesbian Couple For Faking Hate Crime

In October, Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin called police in their hometown of Parker, CO, claiming a noose had been hung from their front door and the words “Kill the Gay” scrawled on their garage.

But now the women have been arrested by police, who believe the couple faked the incident. Whitchurch and Conklin initially told officers they believed the attack was perpetrated by neighbors who were angry they didn’t clean up after their dogs.

But working in conjunction with the FBI, police investigated the incident and arrested the women for criminal mischief and false reporting. Whitchurch, who was also charged with forgery, told KMGH-TV ABC 7 TV  that the cops got it wrong: “The only thing I can think is they didn’t like this thing public, I don’t know.”

She also said she won’t back down. “This is a fight I started. This is a fight I’m going to finish. This is a fight I’m right on. I have every right to live where I want to live.”

But local civil-rights activists aren’t thrilled with the women. Scott Levin, the Mountain States Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, issued a statement saying such a false report “wastes law enforcement’s time and resources.” “When people make false claims of being victims of hate crimes, they take advantage of sympathetic community members and of the media.”

On:           May 21, 2012
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    • Christel & Aimee

      We did not do this to ourselves! We are fighting this, and will keep you all updated. There’s no reason to turn your backs on us now. You can see that gays and lesbians are fighting everywhere for equal rights, we are no exception.

      May 21, 2012 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Myles MacLean

      I hope that you get all the right breaks and are able to prove your case.Shine another light on so-called American justice.Go girls go!

      May 21, 2012 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sarge

      This isn’t a case of the cops being prejudiced and throwing the blame on the blamer; they and the FBI obviously have proof to their accusations. Looks to me to be just another instance of mentally ill people bringing a bad name to the gay community.

      May 21, 2012 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Myles MacLean

      Of course the police and the F.B.I. are correct.The police never do anything wrong.If you are accused,you are guilty.
      Let us see the proof.
      Absolute power brings absolute corruption.Police have obviously never been known to create evidence,no siree!Hate crime,no way,never in the good ole U.S.A.
      What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty.Another fine example of American justice.

      May 21, 2012 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      Something tells me these women didn’t do this to themselves. I don’t think the LGBT community needs to turn their backs on these women just yet. I’ve been in very homophobic towns before and I can assure you there’s a small segment of the police force which is the most homophobic of them all.

      May 21, 2012 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christel & Aimee

      We’re really sorry we lied. Derp!

      May 21, 2012 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok

      Caught in a lie. I’m sooo sure thr FBI has a stake in covering up your oh so important mystery, Scooby. Pathetic.

      May 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homomofo

      I’d feel safer in a room full of mafia than I would with american police officers. I would have more faith in the common decency and trustworthiness of just about any common citizen than I would in the completely corrupt scum bags who choose to be cops in today’s world. So unless they make the proof public and it is valid, these ladies have my support.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Walter

      Surprised this is covered on this site. It’s already known that gays will lie to get someone in trouble who they disagree with.

      May 22, 2012 at 4:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristeI & Aimee

      You’re right, impostor. We apologize.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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