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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449. Alleged victim Jussie Smollett was convicted of staging the hoax attack with two accomplices 2019-01-29 Chicago IL

title
Jussie Smollett Found Guilty in Hate Crime Hoax Trial

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breitbart.com

authors
Breitbart News

url
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/12/09/jussie-smollett-found-guilty-in-hate-crime-hoax-trial/

summary
A jury found disgraced actor and former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett guilty on five of six charges in a case where he is accused of staging an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago and then lied to Chicago police about it. He was acquitted on one count. The verdict came after a roughly one-week trial in which two brothers testified that Smollett recruited them to fake an attack on him near his home in downtown Chicago in January 2019. Smollett repeatedly denied the claims. The brothers said Smollett orchestrated the hoax, telling them to put a noose around his neck and rough him up in view of a surveillance camera, and that he said he wanted video of the hoax made public via social media. The Jan. 29 assault was reported to police, prompting a massive investigation that a lead detective said included some two dozen officers and 3,000 staff hours.

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2021-12-09

date published
2021-12-09


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