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 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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