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.

Report 96.

Articles/programs Details
Yonkers Woman Admits Faking Death Threats and Anti-Semitic Graffiti / Jewish woman Laurie A Recht claimed she received death threats after being booed at a meeting for supporting desegregation. In November 1988 she claimed to get more, plus anti-Semitic graffiti near her / 1988-12-01
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

1988-01-01

Yonkers NY

Jewish woman Laurie A Recht claimed she received death threats after being booed at a meeting for supporting desegregation. In November 1988 she claimed to get more, plus anti-Semitic graffiti. However, she got caught.

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