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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111. A Jewish couple, Jerome and Jamie B Roedel, found their home burglarized and swastikas painted on t... 1993-04-01 Cooper City FL

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Woman faked crime to collect insurance, police say

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Chicago Tribune

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Jerome and Jamie B Roedel, a Jewish couple, found their home trashed and burglarized. The April 1993 incident included anti-Semitic graffiti in the form of swastikas painted on the walls. "Within two weeks, an interfaith council to promote unity among ethnic and religious groups was organized". Jamie Roedel collected the insurance and left her husband. In December 1993 she was charged with insurance fraud and theft.

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1994-01-02


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