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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56. The police filmed a woman coming out of the house and setting fire to a cross on the front lawn. One... 1992-10-01 Portland OR

title
The Perfect Victim: Azalea Cooley

name
Willamette Week

authors
Rachel Zimmerman

url
http://wweek.com/portland/article-3799-the_perfect_victim.html

summary
Azalea Cooley was a black lesbian who claimed to be confined to a wheelchair and be the victim of racist harassment. But then she was filmed by the police setting fire to a cross in her own front yard. When detectives confronted her with the evidence, she slashed her wrists and was hospitalized. A week later, she penned a handwritten note, confessing that the incidents had been staged, and admitting that she didn't have cancer or need a wheelchair.

date read
1992-11-26

date published
1992-11-26


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