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 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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103. The sexton of a synagogue alleged Palestinian looking men called themselves the P.D.L., referred to ... 1985-12-15 Milwaukee WI

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Brother says sexton was depressed

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Milwaukee Journal

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Buzz Cody, the sexton of a synagogue, alleged Palestinian looking men called themselves the P.D.L., referred to the Koran, and attacked him with a caustic substance. The police sensed a hoax. The 'Milwaukee Journal' (11 Dec 1985) editorialized about "police insensitivity". Then the sexton's apartment was vandalized with a swastika and the letters P.D.L., and he alleged threatening phone calls. Cody was charged after the phone company found threatening calls as coming from Cody's own phone. Then he killed himself.

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1986-05-17


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