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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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307. The Manhattan District Attorney dropped charges against a 26-year-old man who was accused of kicking... 2017-03-12 Manhattan New York

title
Charges dropped against man accused of anti-gay hate crime

name
Ny Daily News

authors
Laura Dimon, Shayna Jacobs, Graham Rayman

url
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/charges-dropped-man-accused-anti-gay-hate-crime-msg-article-1.3039699

summary
A 50-year-old man who claimed he was the victim of an anti-gay bias attack outside Madison Square Garden has been arrested — not only for making up the incident, but also for attacking the man who was arrested for the bogus crime, officials said Friday. Curtis Campbell told police that 26-year-old Grant Leach kicked him in the groin and hurled anti-gay profanities at him and two friends on Seventh Ave. near W. 33rd St. about 8 a.m. on March 12, authorities said. Cops arrested Leach nearby and charged him with assault and harassment, police said. The charges were ultimately dropped when detectives looked over surveillance cameras in the area and learned that the clash never happened. That’s not all; Campbell allegedly grabbed a metal object and swung it at Leach, according to court papers.

date read
2017-06-18

date published
2017-04-10


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