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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276. Police believe the 13 y.o. was unmotivated by bias. He saw it in a video game. 2017-01-01 Esperance NY

title
Boy arrested in Esperance swastika graffiti spree

name
Times Union

authors
Steve Barnes

url
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Boy-arrested-in-Esperance-swastika-graffiti-spree-10840736.php

summary
Boy, 13, determined to have acted alone. Not motivated by bias toward any individual or group. Was familiar with the symbol from a video game and "chose it because it was easy to draw."

date read
2017-01-07

date published
2017-01-06


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