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 (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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75. 1993-06-01 Albany OR

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Reported hate crime really plan by son to avoid trouble

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The Oregonian

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summary
The black stepson of Albany's white mayor drove his car into a ditch, flattening three tires. A racist note was found on the windshield. He claimed the damage was carried out by white racists. He later admitted to police he'd crashed the car and fabricated the note and the story.

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1993-06-03


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