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 books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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

Swastika incident not considered anti-Semitic act

Asbury Park Press

Frank Argote-Freyre


Two Jewish teenagers were charged with criminal mischief for painting swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on a home and cars, plus burglary and theft. They were not charged with hate crimes, however, because, according to Det Sgt Robert Holmes, "It's tough to prove their actions are anti-Semitic if they are both Jewish". One criminologist siad the incidents might have been intended to arouse the local Jewish community.

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