157. Hate crime hoaxes: Lies sabotage the battle for racial justice / The newspapers initially reacted by saying "there's a lot more anti-Semitism than people realize" when a Jewish-owned restaurant was set afire and racist graffiti written. But the police had all the ne / 1990-12-23
Type of hoax:
A common cause of anti-Semitic graffiti is an attempt to divert attention from an ordinary, not racist, crime. This was the case when the Eggshell restaurant in Denver was set on fire.