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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207. Club owner Frank Elliot has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud following his claim that ... 2012-06-03 Oak Park MI

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Owner of Oak Park's torched Velvet Rope gay night spot charged with arson, insurance fraud

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Oakpark.com

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http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-2-2013/Owner-of-Oak-Park%27s-torched-Velvet-Rope-gay-night-spot-charged-with-arson,-insurance-fraud/

summary
The Velvet Rope, 728 Lake St, was destroyed by fire in the early morning of June 3, 2012 and never reopened. At the time, Frank Elliott said he thought the bar was targeted because it catered to a gay clientele. He said he found anti-gay messages scrawled on the walls inside the burned building and told reporters he believed the fire was a hate crime. He has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud.

date read
2015-08-17

date published
2013-11-13


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