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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561. Norway woman on trial for staging attacks blamed on anti-racists / An unusual putative fake hate crime - right-wingers alleged to have invented attacks from 'anti-racists'. The partner of Norway's former justice minister is on trial, accused of staging attacks agai / 2020-09-08
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Oslo Norway

Laila Anita Bertheussen, who is a member of a right-wing anti-immigration party, is accused of vandalising her own family home and threatening her relatives on several occasions, making it appear as though the Black Box theatre group was to blame. It appears that the left-wing pro-immigration theater group really did publicize the details of politicians they disagree with - but this politician is charged with faking vandalism from the theater group: "In December 2018, Bertheussen filed a complaint against Black Box for showing pictures of the homes of several politicians - including theirs - as part of a play aimed at demonstrating who was profiting from a more segregated and racist Norway."