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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 Another hate crime hoax / A lesbian high school student claimed she was pelted with eggs, had her locker and car vandalized, and was flooded with handmade hate messages. A homophobic threat was painted on the school. Then sh / 2005-05-09
 LGBT Teen Who Committed Fake Hate Crimes Against Herself 10 Years Ago Speaks Out / “I started a whole fake hate-crime thing with the police so I didn’t have to do my homework.” / 2014-05-02
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

2005-05-01

Mill Valley CA

A lesbian student at Tamalpais high claimed she was pelted with eggs, had her locker and car vandalized, and was flooded with handmade hate messages. A homophobic threat was painted on the school. Then she admitted it was fake.

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