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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530. Anti-gun doctor accused of sending himself death threat / A gun control activist deleted a tweet claiming he was the victim of a threat after various Twitterers claimed to see inconsistencies in his story / 2020-01-28
Type of hoax: suspected


Baltimore MD

Gun control activist deleted the tweet, and it seems unlikely that a real pro-gun advocate would break into an anti-gun activist's garage and put a threat on his car windscreen