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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121. 2 gay, 1 lesbian, not Jewish residents of Tacoma returned home to find their apartment vandalized wi... 1994-10-01 Tacoma WA

Hate Crime a Scam, Say Charges

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Joe Mooney


3 non-Jewish homosexual residents of Tacoma returned home from gay pride in Canada to find their apartment vandalized with homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti. There was systematic damage to furniture and plumbing. They got a lot of publicity, and donations of money and goods. Eric L Sturgis, Lee E Brovold and Michelle L Murray ended up being charged with insurance fraud and threatening to murder people who'd told police it was a hoax.

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