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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91. The media blew up the case where a 12 yr old black boy claimed to be the victim of a racist attack a... 1993-05-04 Santa Clara CA

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2nd boy: beating was a hoax, witnesses contradict black boy's claim

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San Jose Mercury

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Sandra Gonzalez

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The media blew up the case where Jake Thomson, a 12 yr old black boy, claimed to be the victim of a racist attack at school. Boys aged 10 to 13 were put on trial for felony hate crimes. If convicted, they would could have got eight years each. However, the case fell apart, and eventually Jake Thomson admitted the hoax.

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1993-10-28


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