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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Articles/programs Details
502. Hate Crime Hoaxes / Hate crime hoaxes / 2019-05-28
510. U of Illinois Student Charged With Hate Crime, Accused of Hanging a Noose in a Dorm Elevator / A University of Illinois math major may find himself adding up the years in prison if he’s found guilty of a felony hate crime charge for hanging a noose in a campus elevator. A female friend repor / 2019-09
Type of hoax: suspected


Urbana–Champaign Illinois

Trans "woman" faking a hate crime.