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 books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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528. He told police he was stabbed for being Jewish. Then his Apple Watch caught him in a lie. / He told police he was stabbed for being Jewish. Then his Apple Watch caught him in a lie. / 2020-01-02
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

2019-12-20

West Bloomfield Township MI

Made-up antisemitic attack: Sean Samit reported he was attacked and stabbed in the abdomen by an unknown man in the parking lot at the Temple Kol Ami, where he worked as a cantorial soloist, which is a music director. Surveillance footage from across the street showed this was false. Then he claimed he'd cut himself and lost consciousness, but his Apple watch health program showed this to be false too, so he admitted the whole thing was fake.

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