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.

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 Swastika incident not considered anti-Semitic act / Two Jewish teenagers were charged with criminal mischief for painting swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on a home and cars, plus burglary and theft. They were not charged with hate crimes, however / 1989-07-23
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

1989-07-01

Asbury Park NJ

Two Jewish teenagers were apprehended for throwing fireworks at cars. They police linked them to painting swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on a home and cars.

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