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 books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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Hate Crime a Scam, Say Charges / 3 non-Jewish homosexual residents of Tacoma returned home from gay pride in Canada to find their apartment vandalized with homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti. There was systematic damage to furniture / 1994-09-13
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

1994-10-01

Tacoma WA

2 gay, 1 lesbian, not Jewish residents of Tacoma returned home to find their apartment vandalized with homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti. They ended up being charged with insurance fraud and murder threats.

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