State Senator Martin J. Golden was completely gulled by a hoax --- he did a running Tweet storm about an alleged incident of violence with racial overtones at a high school in Bay Ridge.....
All that Golden accomplished by all of this was his showing the whole world that he is an incendiary alarmist
The State Senator's own words can tell the whole story better than I can [Golden Tweets from the earliest to the latest]:
"Senator Marty Golden @SenMartyGolden ... 13 hours ago.... A School Safety Agent has reported a stabbing at Fort Hamilton High School. We are awaiting further details and will provide updates...."
"Senator Marty Golden @SenMartyGolden... 13 hours ago.... Fort Hamilton High School update per NYPD: The victims wounds are superficial. He was transported to NYU Langone to receive care. The #NYPD are still working to identify a suspect. #FortHamilton #BayRidge….”
"Senator Marty Golden @SenMartyGolden... 13 hours ago... The dispute was over the use of equipment at the park at Fort Hamilton High School. The suspect, a male African American per NYPD, pulled out a knife and slashed the victim. Luckily, the victim was able to move and avoid more serious injury. The suspect fled on foot….”
"Senator Marty Golden @SenMartyGolden... 13 hours ago.... I want to thank the @NYPDSchools safety agents who responded to today’s slashing behind Fort Hamilton High School. They did a tremendous job and we are lucky to have you. Thank you to the @NYPDnews and @NYPD68Pct who also did a fantastic job. Thankfully the victim will be okay! “
"Senator Marty Golden @SenMartyGolden... 12 hours ago... Update regarding the incident behind Fort Hamilton High School this afternoon. NYPD has alerted my office that the wounds were self inflicted and the story fabricated by the teenager...."_________________________
(All Tweets from [https://twitter.com/SenMartyGolden]).
These Tweets do not necessarily bespeak a racial animus, although there is clearly a racial component in Senator Golden's narrative. However, they are clearly alarmist and inflammatory --- and ultimately, most of them turned out to be quite inaccurate and misinformative.
One does have to ask, was there any legitimate purpose behind our State Senator's running commentary about this particular ongoing police activity ???