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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63. 2012-07-01 Lincoln NE

Nebraska woman found guilty of false report

Associated Press

Grant Schulte


Nebraska woman found guilty of false report. Charlie Rogers, a lesbian basketball player, carved anti-gay slurs in herself, and claimed she was the victim of a homophobic attack. "Police believe she faked the attack because she believed it would spark change." The city of Lincoln NE was in the middle of a debate about an ordnance which would have banned discrimination against gays and lesbians, so it is thought she was trying to influence the result.

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