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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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

Vandalism at KC church was assumed to be the work of someone opposed to 'social justice', but the man arrested is black