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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 Jewish Youth Arrested in Swastika Fire / Dr Sheldon Jacobson, a Jewish dentist, discovered a fire in the form of a large swastika burning on his lawn. It was thought that this was another incident in a series of racial offenses which had alle / 1980-04-01
Type of hoax: convicted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

1979-08-01

New York NY

Dr Sheldon Jacobson, a Jewish dentist, discovered a fire in the form of a large swastika burning on his lawn. It was thought that this was another incident in a series of racial offenses which had allegedly occurred in the area in the last few weeks.

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