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 also recommended.

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98. Another Kristallnacht lookalike incident occurred in West Hartford when three synagogues and the hom... 1983-08-01 West Hartford CT

Youth given suspended sentence for setting Hartford fires

Hartford Courant

Dave Lesher


"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. However the police arrested a Jewish 17 yr old, Barry D Schuss, who admitted the crimes.

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