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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192. Man arrested for allegedly faking a homophobic hate crime in Tennessee. 2013-11-20 Paris TN

title
Another Fake Hate Crime? Arrest Discredits Tennessee Anti-Gay Case

name
The Other McCain

authors
Robert McCain

url
http://theothermccain.com/2013/12/28/another-fake-hate-crime-arrest-discredits-tennessee-anti-gay-case/

summary
A man who told police he had been robbed and beaten at a Paris health food store a few days before Thanksgiving was arrested after he allegedly withheld information about the incident and has now been charged with filing a false report.

date read
2014-01-27

date published
2013-12-28


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