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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203. Gay man claims he was assaulted, admits wounds were self inflicted 2015-04-24 Delta Utah

title
Alleged hate crimes against gay Delta man were staged, police say

name
KSL TV

authors
Ben Lockhart

url
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=35308903

summary
Suspected hate crimes against a Delta man who said he was attacked for being gay were actually staged by him, police confirmed Tuesday. The man's attorney called his actions a "cry for help." Rick Jones, 22, reported he was attacked in April while he was working at the Grand Central Station restaurant, which is run by his family. Jones said a gay slur was carved into his arm after he was knocked unconscious and beaten. The attacker also got away with $1,400 from the business' safe, Jones said at the time. But Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Tuesday that the assorted crimes were all faked by Jones.

date read
2015-06-30

date published
2015-06-30


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