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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 2nd boy: beating was a hoax, witnesses contradict black boy's claim / The media blew up the case where Jake Thomson, a 12 yr old black boy, claimed to be the victim of a racist attack at school. Boys aged 10 to 13 were put on trial for felony hate crimes. If convicted, t / 1993-10-28
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place

1993-05-04

Santa Clara CA

The media blew up the case where a 12 yr old black boy claimed to be the victim of a racist attack at school. Boys aged 10 to 13 were put on trial for felony hate crimes. Eventually Jake Thomson admitted the hoax.

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