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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497. An alleged anti-Semitic attack on a kosher Italian-style café in Winnipeg, Canada was staged by the... 2019-04-18 Winnipeg Canada

Anti-Semitic attack on kosher cafe in Canada was staged by owners, police say

Jewish Telegraph Agency

Marcy Oster


Police charged the owners of the BerMax Caffe and Bistro in Winnipeg, in central Canada, with public mischief. The investigation of the April 18 incident involved 25 police officers and 1,000 hours of investigative work, police told local media. The restaurant was vandalized and spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti, and it also reported that a woman who works at the restaurant was assaulted. It was the fourth attack on the café in the last five months.

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