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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 Jewish student acquitted of vandalism / A former president of the Jewish student union was acquitted of carrying out a hate crime hoax. Offensive graffiti was written on the Jewish center. James Oppenheim was arrested, though police said / 1989-12-22
Type of hoax: suspected

1988-11-01

Binghampton NY

A former president of the Jewish student union was acquitted of carrying out a hate crime hoax. One might think the balance of probability is that he did it, but obviously, it is impossible to put it more strongly than that.

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