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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241. Police: Va. Minister Painted Racial Slurs on House Before Setting It On Fire / Olander D. Cuthrell, a minister, has been charged with painting graffiti on his car and house and setting the house on fire, making out it was a racially motivated crime. / 2013-04-04
258. Minister Sentenced to 2 Years for Staging Fake ‘Hate Crime’ at His Home / Cuthrell has been convicted of faking a hate crime. / 2013-11-02
Type of hoax: convicted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Chesterfield VA

Olander D. Cuthrell, a black minister, has confessed to writing graffiti on his car and house, setting the house on fire, and claiming it was a hate crime.