You’re actually quite a reasonable personThere was a case about two years ago where a Somali boy fell off a roof and died, and that sparked a fervent protest movement insisting he was killed in a hate crime. The police were totally ignored when they said it was just a tragic accident. It became so big of a deal that even the New York Times wrote an article about it. Despite its popularity, though, there was never any evidence to support the "hate crime" angle—it was just a plausible-sounding story and people were feeling threatened under Trump and rising nativism. So they were primed to eat up a story like this, and the distraught family found it easier to accept that their son was brutally killed by a racist than he died in a tragic accident no fault of anybody. But as it turned out, the kid had smoked some weed for the first time, panicked, and then decided to jump on the roof top (IDK if he was trying to jump to another building?) , ending his life. In this case, I can't say for sure, but I'm seeing the same signs. I have not seen any evidence that this little girl was pushed by anybody into the river. People just seem to be accepting the premise without asking more questions. Before everybody runs away with this story---let's make sure its verified. And then make a lot of noise. Making a lot of noise and then the story turns out to be a dud--this will undermine future (real) cases of hate crimes.