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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Judge hands stiff sentence to man who shot off own leg / Benjamin Hull claimed that a gang of Hispanic youths shot off his leg. He later said he'd done it himself - to end pain in his leg resulting from a 1973 industrial accident. / 1993-11-21
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

1991-01-01

Sunnyside WA

Benjamin Hull claimed that a gang of Hispanic youths shot off his leg. He later admitted he'd done it himself - to end pain in his leg resulting from a 1973 industrial accident. (!?!)

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