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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145. Black student at NW Missouri Uni. claimed racially motivated assault and death threats. As many as 1... 1988-10-01 Maryville MO

title
Student admits he lied about threats

name
Kansas City Times

authors
Fred Mares

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summary
Quentin E Banks, a black student at NW Missouri Uni. claimed racially motivated assault and death threats. As many as 15 black students found Ku Klux Klan flyers on windshields. Rumors of a KKK 'klavern' swept the adademy. Then Banks admitted he'd faked it. Before the FBI-induced fess-up, the president of the university said: "We believe the klavern is made up of about five students, who are distributing the leaflets and letters on the students' cars and under their doors. The U.S. Marshall's office and the FBI have told us that this is a violation of the students' civil rights. We'll catch one of 'em these days at it."

date read
2012-12-21

date published
1988-12-06


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