On Thursday, Turan held a news conference to request that the NYPD find the teens responsible for his horrifying injuries.
Now, it’s quite possible that the whole thing is a hoax. So far, there doesn’t appear to be any direct evidence that the attack occurred except for Turan’s injuries. No eye witnesses or video surveillance has been talked about in the case, and may not even exist.
As in any similar case, we should hold off on a final judgment until all the facts are known.
From CBS New York:
A man claims he was attacked by a group of teens because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
It happened at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday on Canal Street near Greene Street in Manhattan.
Jahangir Turan, 42, claims he was walking down the street when he was accosted by more than a dozen teens for wearing a MAGA hat. His attackers allegedly shouted vulgarities about President Donald Trump as he was being attacked.
Police say he refused medical attention.
Fox 5NY has more:
A New York City art gallery owner says he was viciously beaten in Manhattan by a large group of teens for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. …
“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” Turan said.
He says the group of about 15 “kids” yelled “F*** Trump” and stomped on him. One of them smashed his head into a scaffold. Turan says he suffered a fracture in his cheek and a badly swollen eye. He’s awaiting an eye specialist to determine if there is any permanent damage to his sight. …
“It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America,” Turan said.
Notice how it’s only local stations covering this story, with nothing being said from the mainstream media. Yes, that’s not an accident.
Put simply, they don’t WANT to cover it. Surprise, surprise.
And even if it is a hoax, then the best way to get to the bottom of the story is to publicize it so the truth gets out. Isn’t that what happened in the Jussie Smollett case?
Police continue to investigate.
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