This does not accomplish what they think it accomplishes. (With appologies to Iñigo Montoya.) Hate crime? Black man arrested for ‘n-word’ graffiti, swastikas at Emory University
In August, someone painted several racist and offensive slurs on a building at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Police have just arrested a black man for the crime.
And as for keeping the public informed...
Police reports indicate that Emory officials became aware that the actor was a black man in early August, but never informed the campus or the press. This allowed the belief that the crime was racially motivated to perpetuate.
Because how would admitting that the hate-crime was mostly a hoax advance the narrative. No telling how he really feels about Jews; that may have been actual hate.