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 97.

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Man Nabbed in Rock Spree / It was like Kristallnacht all over again. 15 Jewish owned stores had their windows broken. Except it was a hoax. A Jewish man was charged. / 1985-12-10
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime

1985-11-23

New York NY

Vandals threw rocks through windows of Jewish shops. 2 weeks later, another 7 stores' windows were broken. A Jewish guy was charged with carrying out the hoax.

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