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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63. 2012-07-01 Lincoln NE

title
Nebraska woman found guilty of false report

name
Associated Press

authors
Grant Schulte

url
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iwQW7HgPFajZJSBwsJivEBBeetOQ?docId=29fa56719a3c43cfa6766bebc7a62da2

summary
Nebraska woman found guilty of false report. Charlie Rogers, a lesbian basketball player, carved anti-gay slurs in herself, and claimed she was the victim of a homophobic attack. "Police believe she faked the attack because she believed it would spark change." The city of Lincoln NE was in the middle of a debate about an ordnance which would have banned discrimination against gays and lesbians, so it is thought she was trying to influence the result.

date read
2012-12-13

date published
2012-12-10


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