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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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


95. Anti Defamation League National Commission member and candidate for New Orleans mayor Donald Mintz w... 1994-02-01 New Orleans LA


94. Arson at clothes store. Owner, Angela Thomas, claimed it was racist. It was actually an insurance fr... 1990-07-01 Kansas City MO


93. The home of black couple Larry Williams and Patricia Anderson was ransacked and swastikas written on... 1990-11-29 Arvada CO


92. A black couple, Marcellous and Sandra Jackson, wrote racial slurs on the walls of their home before ... 1991-03-01 Fayetteville GA


91. The media blew up the case where a 12 yr old black boy claimed to be the victim of a racist attack a... 1993-05-04 Santa Clara CA


90. The police say Milton Metcalfe set himself on fire and claimed it was white racists. He had earlier ... 1993-09-01 Loveland OH


89. Racist graffiti on black MPs dorms. Within a week a black MP was charged with writing the graffiti a... 1992-10-08 March air force base CA


88. A black mayoral candidate, Charles A Lewis, found racist graffiti on his house. Then he said he was ... 1991-08-09 Jacksonville NC


87. Edna Mitchell claimed vandals had painted racist messages on her house, and called threatening to ki... 1993-02-05 Spring Hill KS


86. 14 yr old black girl said 2 white men had thrown acid on her and shouted racial slurs, but her mothe... 1986-01-01 St Charles MO


85. A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police deter... 2012-05-01 Parker CO http://kdvr.com/2012/05/17/lesbian-couple-accused-o... Lesbian couple accused of faking hate crime / A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents. / 2012-05-17
84. Oliver Mason III, a black man, claimed to have received a racial hate letter and claimed to have bee... 1991-04-05 Annapolis MD



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