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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Articles/programs Details
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. (!?!)

Reports