fake hate crimes: a database of
hate crime hoaxes in the usa
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The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed in the USA. It builds on the work of
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Report of Youth's Burning False, Police Say
/ A 15-year-old black youth said white men had set him on fire. Then he and three of his friends admitted it was a fabrication. / 1986-12-28
Type of hoax:
admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime
The boy had accidentally burned himself by lighting gasoline in a fireplace. He fabricated the story in order to avoid punishment and gain sympathy.