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
572. Arson investigation underway at KC church targeted 4 times in 2 months / Repeated arson attempts at KC church blamed on opposition to their "message of social and racial justice." / 2021-01-05
573. CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Police conduct surveillance at KC church that was target of vandalism, make arrest / Stakeout results in arrest of Chidera Okolo, who assaulted police with a bat during apprehension. / 2021-02-25
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Kansas City MO

Church blamed arsons on criminal opposed to their "message of social and racial justice." Arsonist caught, is black man.