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.

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115. Dr Sheldon Jacobson, a Jewish dentist, discovered a fire in the form of a large swastika burning on ... 1979-08-01 New York NY

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Jewish Youth Arrested in Swastika Fire

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New York Daily News

authors
Nat Kanter

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summary
Dr Sheldon Jacobson, a Jewish dentist, discovered a fire in the form of a large swastika burning on his lawn. It was thought that this was another incident in a series of racial offenses which had allegedly occurred in the area in the last few weeks. The police apprehended a Jewish teenager. He was convicted of the crime.

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1980-04-01


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