Feds: Black man posed as racist, sent threatening letters
Jamie Satterfield , USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee Published 5:30 a.m. ET April 13, 2017 | Updated 7:20 a.m. ET April 13, 2017
A man still obsessing over an angry encounter at a West Knox County body shop six years later posed as the owner, pretended to be a racist and sent a graphic, threatening letter to the daughter of the pastor of one of East Knoxville’s most prominent churches, court records filed Wednesday show.
Justin Lamar Coleman has struck a deal via Assistant Federal Defender Paula Voss to plead guilty to a federal charge of mailing threatening communications for six letters he sent last year between July and December, including to the daughter of the pastor of Overcoming Believers Church in East Knoxville. Authorities found an unsent letter, also graphically threatening and addressed to Pastor Daryl Arnold, in Coleman’s home on Overton Lane, U.S. District Court records show.
Yet another hoax-hate-crime. I’m going to make the wild-a$$ed guess that the body shop owner being impersonated is “white”. If white-on-______ racism is so pervasive in the US, why are so many “hate crimes” turning out to be hoaxes?