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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 City report debunks ‘noose’ allegation at Oakland corporation yard / A reported “noose” tied to the back of a city truck in August, which stirred already simmering racial tensions at Oakland’s Corporation Yard, was not an intended act of racial harassment, a city-commis / 2014-12-12
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime

2014-12-12

Oakland California

A reported “noose” tied to the back of a city truck in August, which stirred already simmering racial tensions at Oakland’s Corporation Yard, was not an intended act of racial harassment, a city-commissioned report has found. The 25-page report by the law firm Hanson Bridgett immediately came under attack by SEIU Local 1021, the union that represents the two workers who spotted the rope tied to a bar on the back of a city-issued pickup truck and filed a complaint. According to the report, a union representative changed the rope’s position on the crossbar so that it looked much more like a hangman’s noose shortly before reporters arrived to snap photos. Originally the knot of the rope was not dangling from the crossbar, the investigation found, but was looped against the crossbar.

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