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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title
Michigan children made up story about white man urinating on black child, police say

name
al.com

authors
John Tunison

url
https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/michigan_children_made_up_stor.html

summary
A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, Michigan police said. Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday. Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl. Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children "concocted the story to avoid trouble." Original fake news story: (8/23/18) https://www.newsweek.com/white-man-accused-urinating-black-child-1087379

date read
2018-08-25

date published
2018-08-23


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