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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 LGBT activist ‘burned down his own home because he was annoyed there was no prejudice to campaign against’ / LGBT activist Nikki Joly's version of how he had spent the day meant there was only a five minute window for any arsonist to break into his home, douse it with fuel and set it ablaze. However, Joly / 2019-02-25
Type of hoax: suspected

2017-08-01

Jackson MI

The police say LGBT activist Nikki Joly burned down his own house because he was annoyed there was no prejudice for him to campaign against. Police were already turning their attentions to Joly after discovering he had bought $10 of gas at a local Marathon store on the morning of the fire. Joly, whose local paper awarded him ‘Citizen of the Year’ 2017 for his work on advancing LGBT rights, said he had done so to cut the grass. But his version of how he had spent the day meant there was only a five minute window for any arsonist to break into his home, douse it with fuel and set it ablaze. Traces of gasoline were also found on the equality campaigner’s clothes, The Detroit News reported.

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