Activist Set His Own House On Fire To Fake Hate Crime Against Himself

Police said that LGBTQ activist Nikki Joly set fire to his own house to fake a hate crime against himself.

Jackson, MI – A transgender gay-rights activist who was the City of Jackson’s Citizen of the Year is facing charges after he allegedly staged a hate crime against himself by burning down his own home.

"We determined it pretty quickly to be an arson," Jackson Police and Fire Services Director Elmer Hitt told the Detroit Free Press. "We investigated it over what probably was a year’s time before the prosecutor ended up issuing charges.”

Nikki Joly, 54, spearheaded a movement aimed at passing a city ordinance to protect transgender and gay citizens from discrimination – a measure some citizens strongly opposed, according to MLive.

After the ordinance passed, Joly orchestrated the city’s first PRIDE Parade and Festival, and was ultimately named the city’s 2018 Citizen of the Year.

"There is no space for hate and ultimately, love will win," Joly told MLive at the time. "I believe that, 99 percent of the time."

On Aug. 10, 2017, five days after the parade, Joly’s home was set on fire.

His pets – three cats and two dogs – died in the blaze, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"He knows that he is a target. And that is a hard way to live," his friend, Kim Cwynar, told MLive at the time. "And yet, he perseveres, every single day. Stepping up to the plate, standing up for others, speaking up for others."

"I was really in shock for quite a while, and I was afraid," Joly said. "There were plenty of people mad at me. I was called everything but my name. But to take it there? I didn't understand that."

Although the home was still standing, its contents were destroyed and the house was uninhabitable.

"It is very humbling when you realize you are homeless," Joly’s partner, Chris Moore said. "When everything is literally in a box to your left."

The community rallied around the couple, and donated everything from furniture to Christmas tree ornaments.

Joly received $58,000 in donations, The Detroit News reported.

As investigators pieced together a timeline for the arson investigation, they discovered security footage that showed Joly filling up a gas can prior to the blaze, according to the Detroit Free Press.

He had fuel on his clothing, and smelled of gasoline, a witness said.

Investigators also noticed that photos from the walls inside the residence seemed to be missing.

“The timeline shows a window of less than five minutes for another person to enter the residence, splash gasoline around, ignite the fire and then leave without being scene,” court documents read, according to The Detroit News.

Jory claimed that whoever burned down his home must have been inside the residence while he was there.

Hitt declined to provide a motive for Joly’s alleged offense, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Joly has been charged with first-degree arson, and is due back in court on Mar. 8.

Comments (19)
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jimmer1
jimmer1

No one in the main street media reporting on this either? Hmmm

Ghost31289
Ghost31289

The MSM and the left keep banging on about how hate crimes against POC and LGTBQ are on the rise because of Trump, but where?? Where is this epidemic of hate crimes? Because all I keep seeing is self inflicted hoaxes, complaints about police discrimination that get immediately disproved by bodycams, filmed assaults against conservatives, increasing anti-white rhetoric in media, and news stories about white supremacists that end up being false.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

He incinerated 5 living pets. There's no punishment harsh enough for this soulless piece of shit.

JBo
JBo

I wonder if he'll be named "Arsonist of the Year" now?

5150
5150

Another week, another fake hate crime. So predictable.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

These activists must really hate themselves. They are sick in the soul and as Officer Cynical said, he killed his own pets. He should never be allowed again to have a living creature in his care.

LEO0301
LEO0301

So this is where Jussie got the idea of staging a fake hate crime. It must be in the LGBTQ handbook. Well, I'm sure "love will win" out for this man, once he is safely tucked away in a jail cell.

RetiredADA
RetiredADA

I hope he has the book thrown at him for killing his own pets...

FRANCIN
FRANCIN

HE ALSO NEEDS TO PAY BACK ALL THE FINANCIAL DONATIONS $58,000IN RESTITUTION

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Here is a list of over a hundred similar hate hoaxes complete with links to the original sources.

When right wing hate doesn't exist it becomes necessary for "liberals" to fabricate it to support their bogus liberal narrative.

UhO5O
UhO5O

Stupid is all I got! Just stupid!

cspcapt
cspcapt

So let me get this straight, he set a fire because he hates transgenders which he is one - what does that make him beside stupid?

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

Is it still fake if he hates himself (itself)? You can't make this up! Well, maybe he can.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

"IT" can share a cell with Pussie Smellet!!! Sorry piece of shit liberals!!! Human garbage!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This thing took it to another level. I hope it’s insurance doesn’t cover any of the damages either.

C911
C911

Should be charged for viciously killing his pets!

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Good/upside to this stupidity is that it’s unlikely the insurance company will pay on this claim. Otherwise, if y’all wanted to remodel you could just burn your house and have the insurance company foot the bill!!! Oops, hopefully I didn’t say that loud enough to give AOC any ideas for her socialist/communist paradise.