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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Another gay ‘hate crime’ hoax: ‘Victim’ injured himself with a somersault / "Life Site News" is a conservative website. However, this is a report of an admission in court that a gay man, Joseph Baken, injured himself doing a backflip outside a bar, then claimed he'd been targe / 2012-08-09
Eleven Hate Crime Hoaxes / A list of fake crimes, some of them fake hate crimes / 2015-03-24
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

2012-08-04

Missoula MT

A gay man, Joseph Baken, injured himself doing a backflip outside a bar, then claimed he'd been targeted by rednecks.

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