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 Fake Hate Crime? Arrest Discredits Tennessee Anti-Gay Case / A man who told police he had been robbed and beaten at a Paris health food store a few days before Thanksgiving was arrested after he allegedly withheld information about the incident and has now been / 2013-12-28
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

2013-11-20

Paris TN

Man arrested for allegedly faking a homophobic hate crime in Tennessee.

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