fakehatecrimes.org

fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa



The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.
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136. Mirza Akram has been charged with faking a hate crime (a fire at his store, plus anti-Muslim graffit... 2004-07-09 Everett WA http://www.danielpipes.org/2042/islamophobic-prejud... "Islamophobic Prejudice" and CAIR / A story about a Muslim faking an Islamophobic hate crime. "On putting out the fire, police and firefighters found a gasoline can, a spray-painted obscenity against Arabs and a spray-painted white cross / 2004-08-25
135. Sarah Marshak, a student at George Washington University, was caught on tape painting swastikas on h... 2007-10-01 Washington DC http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/05/gwu-student-jo... GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax / Another fake antisemitic campus hate crime: Sarah Marshak claimed to have drawn three swastikas on her George Washingon University campus room door, to draw attention to the administration's inattentio / 2007-11-05
134. A 13 year old claimed to have been attacked for holding up a sign criticizing illegal immigration. T... 2008-04-08 Athens GA http://www.gazette.com/articles/malkin-96276-crime-... How the left is faking an epidemic of hate crime / "If you can’t stand the heat, manufacture a hate-crime epidemic." An opinion column, backed up by references. / 2010-03-27
132. A Texas woman claimed a black man attacked her and carved a 'B' on her face when he saw her Republic... 2008-10-01 http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-... Fake 'Hate' Crimes Embarrass Far Right / One of the most important promoters of the idea of a hate crime epidemic is the Southern Poverty Law Center. In this article, the SPLC selectively point to a few hate crime hoaxes committed by conserva / 2008-03-31
131. When an African American prof in a prestigious university in New York finds a noose at her office, i... 2007-10-09 New York NY http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists... Fertile ground for fake hate / "Faked hate crimes are an abhorrently common phenomenon on modern college campuses, where race-consciousness reigns in such a poisonous way that it would make integrationists weep" argues conservative / 2008-04-01
130. "I accept full responsibility for my actions and agree to face criminal and/or disciplinary proceedi... 2007-12-01 Princeton NJ http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-... Fake 'Hate' Crimes Embarrass Far Right / One of the most important promoters of the idea of a hate crime epidemic is the Southern Poverty Law Center. In this article, the SPLC selectively point to a few hate crime hoaxes committed by conserva / 2008-03-31
129. It's possible that a real Nazi painted a swastika outside the office of Democrat representative Davi... 2009-08-08 Atlanta GA http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/08... Beware of fake hate crimes / It's possible that a real Nazi painted a swastika outside the office of Democrat representative David Scott of Atlanta. But probably not, argues John McCormack. The Weekly Standard is a generally conse / 2009-08-11
128. A noose and a white hood were hung up in the library at the University of California at San Diego. A... 2010-01-01 San Diego CA http://battlehate.ucsd.edu Join the Battle Against Hate / University of California at San Diego 2010 – Join The Battle Against Hate – http://battlehate.ucsd.edu / 2010-02-01
127. A white woman told police she'd been attacked by 3 black men with bats and kidnapped her friend at a... 1989-11-01 Hazel Park MI


126. 1993-12-01 Norwood MA


125. Benjamin Hull claimed that a gang of Hispanic youths shot off his leg. He later admitted he'd done i... 1991-01-01 Sunnyside WA


124. Kareem Khoury blamed anti Arab racism for a fire at his Dairy Queen. He was indicted on charges of a... 1991-01-01 Detroit MI


123. Sergie Revera Ayala claimed he had been abducted at knifepoint. The police charged him with burglari... 1990-07-11 Syracuse NY


122. Darres Park, a Chinese/Korean man, claimed to have been attacked by skinheads. In fact, there had be... 1990-11-01 Seattle WA


121. 2 gay, 1 lesbian, not Jewish residents of Tacoma returned home to find their apartment vandalized wi... 1994-10-01 Tacoma WA


120. Susan and Curtis Klein found their home vandalized, swastikas all over, most of their clothes and fu... 1991-03-22 Germantown MD


119. A common cause of anti-Semitic graffiti is an attempt to divert attention from an ordinary, not raci... 1990-06-10 Denver CO


118. Two teenagers vandalized and burglarized a house, leaving anti-Semitic graffiti in order to make it ... 1994-02-01 West Rogers Park IL


117. Terry Hutter claimed to be a victim of anti-Semitic arson attacks by people who wrongly believed he ... 1991-01-01 Sugarloaf Mountain CO


116. Fake anti-Semitic crimes from a Muslim: "How many hate crimes can one bear? That's what Nathan Kobri... 1991-05-17 Concord CA


115. Dr Sheldon Jacobson, a Jewish dentist, discovered a fire in the form of a large swastika burning on ... 1979-08-01 New York NY


114. Woodside Synagogue destroyed by fire. Member of synagogue questioned by police. Lt. Harding, the cou... 1986-04-08 Silver Spring MD


113. A black employee of the coastguard in Oregon admitted his claims of racial harassment were unfounded... 1979-12-31 OR


112. Various examples of recent incidents at colleges 2003-11-01 San Francisco CA http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/news/000424.html Fake hate crimes not new: colleges experience recent rash of bogus hate incidents / 2003-11-20
111. A Jewish couple, Jerome and Jamie B Roedel, found their home burglarized and swastikas painted on t... 1993-04-01 Cooper City FL http://business.highbeam.com/4331/article-1G1-14690... Swastika scrawling thieves staged insurance scam, police allege / 1993-12-30
110. 2001-12-01 Kansas City MI


109. Arson at Jewish Chabad center blamed on 33-yr old Jewish man. 2004-05-12 San Francisco CA http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/22706/arson-at-... Arson at Chabad House / 2004-05-21
108. 1999-05-01 San Francisco CA


107. 1998-11-01 Wilmington NC


106. 2001-06-12 St Paul MN



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