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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291. False report of anti-Muslim abuse on a Chicago bus. 2015-12-11 Chicago Illinois

title
This Woman Had The Perfect Response For The Man Who Spit At Her In Anti-Muslim Attack

name
Refinery 29

authors
Jennifer Chowdhury

url
http://www.refinery29.com/2015/12/99388/muslim-woman-facebook-response-antimuslim-abuse

summary
A woman named Sharareh Delara Drury, who describes herself as a journalist, claimed that she was accosted on a Michigan Avenue bus in Chicago. Her story was first posted on her Facebook page and then reported by Refinery 29 and by the Chicago NBC affiliate. The Chicago Transit Authority issued a statement saying that they had multiple cameras on every bus. They reviewed all video from Michigan Avenue buses on that day and found that no such incident occurred. The Chicago Police Department said the woman never filed a police report. No witnesses have come forward to support her story.

date read
2015-12-11

date published
2015-12-11


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