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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 Man pleads guilty, says he lied, police weren't racist / Sergie Revera Ayala claimed he had been abducted at knifepoint. He was found lying on the roadside with his hands tied behind his back. The police didn't believe him and charged him with burglarizing a / 1991-04-18
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

1990-07-11

Syracuse NY

Sergie Revera Ayala claimed he had been abducted at knifepoint. The police charged him with burglarizing a nearby home. He said they were victimizing him for being Mexican. 9 months later, he admitted it wasn't true.

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