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
Oregon politician wrote racist letter to himself, police say

name
Komo News

authors
Thomas Yazwinski

url
https://komonews.com/news/local/oregon-politician-wrote-racist-letter-to-himself-police-say

summary
Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston says the criminal investigation for second-degree intimidation due to the racist, hate-filled letter received by Jonathan Lopez on June 23 has been closed. The matter will be referred this week to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office for initiating a false report - a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon.

date read
2020-07-22

date published
2020-07-07


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