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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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


105. A Jewish student painted swastikas on her own door. 2010-07-03 Washington DC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLt5U7VcHw8 Jewish student caught painting swastikas on her own door then claiming anti-Semitic attack / A Jewish student painted swastikas on her own door. / 2010-07-03
104. Was Matthew Shepard murdered for being gay?. It is almost universally believed his murder was the re... 1998-10-07 Laramie WY http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/20-20-i... '20/20' investigation challenges Shepard murder's hate-crime label / It is almost universally believed that the murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in 1998 was the result of anti-gay hatred. Just one TV program, one article in the NY Times, and the same one in the SF C / 2004-12-03
103. The sexton of a synagogue alleged Palestinian looking men called themselves the P.D.L., referred to ... 1985-12-15 Milwaukee WI


102. Two Jewish teenagers were apprehended for throwing fireworks at cars. They police linked them to pai... 1989-07-01 Asbury Park NJ


101. A Jewish woman and her Catholic husband awoke to find a fire in the shape of a swastika on their law... 1987-07-15 Asbury NJ


100. 2 Jewish teenagers were charged with writing Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas on 51 apartments. ... 1984-03-01 Bronx NY


99. TV presenter Morton Downey Jr claimed that three neo-Nazi skinheads drew a swastika on his face in S... 1989-05-01 San Francisco CA


98. Another Kristallnacht lookalike incident occurred in West Hartford when three synagogues and the hom... 1983-08-01 West Hartford CT


97. Vandals threw rocks through windows of Jewish shops. 2 weeks later, another 7 stores' windows were b... 1985-11-23 New York NY


96. Jewish woman Laurie A Recht claimed she received death threats after being booed at a meeting for su... 1988-01-01 Yonkers NY



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