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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 Hate crime report at UNC was false, police say / Freshman Quinn Matney claimed he'd been called a homophobic word and burned with a piece of hot metal at UNC campus. Authorities say it's fake. / 2011-04-12
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

2011-04-05

Chapel Hill NC

Gay man claimed he'd been called a homophobic word and burned with a piece of hot metal at UNC campus. Authorities say it's fake.

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