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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509. 13 Questions for David Lammy -- a Twitter thread / UK MP David Lammy is being asked questions about the claim that he may have sent fake hate mail to himself. / 2019-07-13
Type of hoax: suspected


London UK

Similar handwriting on various hateful letters sent to an MP - it is also possible that some of his own handwriting is similar.