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.

Report 99.

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 Mouthing Off / TV personality Morton Downey Jr claimed that three neo-Nazi skinheads drew a swastika on his face in the men's bathroom at San Francisco airport. The police didn't believe him. No-one else had seen the / 1992-05-08
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place

1989-05-01

San Francisco CA

TV presenter Morton Downey Jr claimed that three neo-Nazi skinheads drew a swastika on his face in SF airport. He later admitted it was a hoax.

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