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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

Report 101.

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 Jewish youth charged in swastika burning / A Jewish 19 yr old implicated a friend in starting a fire in the shape of a swastika on the lawn of a Jewish woman and her Catholic husband. / 1987-08-06
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

1987-07-15

Asbury NJ

A Jewish woman and her Catholic husband awoke to find a fire in the shape of a swastika on their lawn. A Jewish 19 yr old confessed, but implicated a friend. Before the confession, there was much speculation and outcry.

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