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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531. Go Home N-Word - Student Says Athletes beat him in hateful attack; Police say that's not true / A Waukesha student involved in a parking lot brawl says it was racially motivated. Police say that's not true. A fight at a Waukesha shopping center resulted in the arrest of six Waukesha high schoo / 2020-0
Type of hoax: suspected


Waukesha Wisconsin

Police uncovered video evidence that claims of a 15 year old student being called N-word and hateful attack were incorrect. It was only the 15 year old student himself using racial slurs.