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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533. Philadelphia Police Release Images Of Suspect Wanted For Spray-Painting Racial Slurs On Cecil B. Moore Mural / Philadelphia police released images of a suspect wanted for spray-painting racial slurs on the mural of a black historical figure and 2 other locations. Video shows a young black male doing the g
Type of hoax: suspected

2020-02-15

Philadelphia PA

First reported headline was "Philadelphia Police Investigating After Mural Depicting Cecil B. Moore Found Defaced With Racist Graffiti", and then 5 days later another headline read "Philadelphia Police Release Images Of Suspect Wanted For Spray-Painting Racial Slurs On Cecil B. Moore Mural". The released images of the subject show a young black man doing the graffiti.

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