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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 LONG ISLAND MAN CHARGED IN NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE SWASTIKA CASE / Jasskirat Saini, 20, of Plainview NY, was arrested and charged with drawing Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti at public locations at the Nassau Community College. Based upon his name and photograph, / 2016-12-21
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Garden City New York

Nassau Police arrested a man on Tuesday who's suspected of leaving swastika graffiti around a Long Island college. Police said Jasskirat Saini, 20, of Plainview, is responsible for drawing swastikas several different times at various locations on the campus of Nassau Community College. The incidents began Oct. 15 when three swastikas were found drawn inside a men's bathroom. In two more incidents later that month, graffiti was found in additional men's bathrooms. RELATED UPDATE: Judge says serial swastika artist's actions like putting match to gasoline Swastikas were again found on a stair handrail and on a wall Dec. 7. On Dec. 16, multiple swastikas were found again in a men's bathroom. During the investigation Tuesday, Nassau County Police said they found Saini drawing two swastikas on the exterior wall of Building H, and a KKK on the floor of F Building Cluster 225 at Nassau Community College. Saini has been charged with aggravated harassment and will be arraigned on Wednesday in Hempstead. The charges are connected with 110 anti-Semitic drawings, involving 10 cases at Nassau Community College, said Nassau Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter. Each count is punishable by up to four years in prison.