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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 Cops: Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire / A note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "Trump" written on it, a brick, and flaming gasoline, were thrown through a Florida woman's car window. Later, Vincent Palmer, her ex-boyfriend, confess / 2016-12-12
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime

2016-12-10

Ormond Beach FL

Police say Vincent Palmer, 27, told them he taped a note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "Trump" written on it to his ex-girlfriend's mailbox early Saturday before throwing a brick through her car window and dousing the back seat in gasoline because they were having problems over the custody of their children, according to an arrest report. He has been charged with arson.

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