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 also recommended.

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54. A black woman, Crystal Magnum, claimed to have been raped by several lacrosse players at a frat part... 2006-03-13 Durham NC http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com Durham in Wonderland - the Duke Lacrosse 'rape' case / This blog by KC Johnson, together with the book he co-wrote, 'Until Proven Innocent', covers the Duke lacrosse false rape allegations comprehensively. http://www.amazon.com/Until-Proven-Innocent-Co / 2012-12-05
53. The defendants were acquitted, and one of them subsequently successfully sued Al Sharpton et al. for... 1987-11-28 Wappingers Falls NY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawana_Brawley_rape_al... Tawana Brawley rape allegations / 2012-11-08
52. 2012-03-21 El Cajon CA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/kassim-alh... Kassim Alhimidi, Husband Of Shaima Alawadi, Pleads Not Guilty To Wife's Murder / Kassim Alhimidi of San Diego claimed his wife Shaima Alawadi was a victim of a hate crime. Now he is being charged with her murder. / 2012-11-14

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