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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219. Kayla McKelvey pleaded guilty to sending threats to other black students to inspire them to attend a... 2015-11-16 Elizabeth NJ
221. Black woman later convicted of sending hat tweets. 2015-11-18 Union New Jersey

title
Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students

name
Yahoo

authors
AP

url
https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-admits-tweeting-fake-threats-fellow-black-students-204320195.html

summary
Kayla McKelvey, a former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students at Kean University last fall. According to prosecutors, the 25-year-old McKelvey tweeted threats from a campus library because she wanted more people to attend the November 17, 2015, rally on racial issues.

date read
2016-04-19

date published
2016-04-19


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