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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  Cops: Iowa student from Naperville lied about being victim of hate crime / Marcus Owens, a black University of Iowa student, lied to police about being the victim of a hate crime and was actually an instigator of drunken fights in Iowa City, Iowa. / 2016-05-17
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

2016-05-17

Iowa City Iowa

Marcus Owens, a black University of Iowa student, lied about being the victim of a hate crime and was actually the instigator.

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