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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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361. Wilfrid Reilly, author of 'Hate Crime Hoax', explains why a hate-crime epidemic never was. 2019-05-09 Seattle WA

title
The Hate-Crime Epidemic That Never Was: A Seattle Case Study

name
Quillette

authors
Wilfred Reilly

url
https://quillette.com/2019/07/07/the-hate-crime-epidemic-that-never-was-a-seattle-case-study/

summary
The Seattle Times recently reported that an epidemic of hate crimes is taking place in the Emerald City. According to the newspaper, more than 500 bias incidents were reported to Seattle police in 2018 alone, and this figure represents “an increase of nearly 400 percent since 2012.” However, this widely circulated claim is, at the very least, misleading.

date read
2019-07-07

date published
2019-07-07


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