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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

Report 98.

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 Youth given suspended sentence for setting Hartford fires / "I had relatives in the Holocaust; I never thought I'd see this again". Three synagogues and the home of a state representative were set on fire. The Jewish Defense League announced armed patrols. / 1984-02-25
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

1983-08-01

West Hartford CT

Another Kristallnacht lookalike incident occurred in West Hartford when three synagogues and the home of a state representative were set on fire. A Jewish 17 yr old, Barry D Schuss, confessed.

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