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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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157. A lesbian student at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) won the sympathy of hundreds of stu... 2012-03-01 New Britain CT

title
Lesbian teen faked anti-gay notes that sparked college’s ‘Solidarity Rally’

name
Life Site News

authors
Kathleen Gilbert

url
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lesbian-teen-faked-anti-gay-notes-that-sparked-colleges-solidarity-rally

summary
A conservative site reports on teenager Alexandra Pennell at Central Connecticut State University claiming that homophobic notes were slid under her door. Police installed a camera, but more notes appeared. The camera was disconnected each time. She said she disconnected it accidentally. Police installed a second, secret camera. This caught her putting a note under her own door. "When confronted with the video evidence, Pennell said she had only planted one or two notes; after being told the camera had been running a long time, she admitted to all of them, saying she did it because she wanted her roommate to spend more time with her."

date read
2012-12-22

date published
2012-07-05


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