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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 Swastikas Painted on Apartments by Two Jewish Youths / Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas were daubed on 51 apartments. 2 Jewish teenagers were charged with the hoax after they'd tried to collect the reward by turning in someone else. They were also su / 1984-03-31
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

1984-03-01

Bronx NY

2 Jewish teenagers were charged with writing Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas on 51 apartments. after they'd tried to collect the reward. As usual, the crimes received far more attention than the revelations of fraud.

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