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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155. Kerri Dunn was charged with insurance fraud after witnesses said she had vandalized her own car with... 2004-03-09 Los Angeles CA

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Professor Kerri Dunn of Claremont College was convicted of insurance fraud after faking a hate crime in which slurs about Jews and black people were written on her car she got a year in jail. `Steve Freeman, director of the Legal Affairs Department for the Anti-Defamation League said that incidents such as Dunn's do not discourage the goals of the league. Freeman said pseudo-hate crimes are usually rare. "The FBI has 91,000 documents of hate crimes since 1991," he said. "Only a handful of those, maybe even as few as ten, have been fake."` After 3 days, this site has already compiled evidence of dozens of hate crime hoaxes.

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