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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394. "Victim" confessed to staging hoax. 2020-06-24 Hermiston, Umatilla County Oregon

title
County commission candidate confesses to writing racist letter

name
East Oregonian

authors
JADE MCDOWELL

url
https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/county-commission-candidate-confesses-to-writing-racist-letter/article_352052b0-bfba-11ea-8e32-67b1b9e99a65.html

summary
A racist letter that Umatilla County commissioner candidate Jonathan Lopez claimed was left anonymously in his mailbox was written by Lopez himself, according to Lopez and Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston. On Monday, July 6, Edmiston said in an email that Lopez had confessed that he wrote the letter.

date read
2020-07-08

date published
2020-07-06


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