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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 Youths charged in burglary case / Two teenagers vandalized and burglarized a house, leaving anti-Semitic graffiti, not out of prejudice, but in order to make it look like it was one of a series of unsolved anti-Semitic incidents in the / 1994-02-07
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

1994-02-01

West Rogers Park IL

Two teenagers vandalized and burglarized a house, leaving anti-Semitic graffiti in order to make it look like it was one of a series of unsolved anti-Semitic incidents in the area, to divert attention from themselves.

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