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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581. White Bear Lake (HS) superintendent says messages sent to students of color a hoax / HS student sent "racist, hateful, and threatening messages" to several minority students on an anonymous Instagram account. Superintendent reports hoaxer has confessed. / 2021-04-13
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


White Bear Lake MN

Hoaxer admitted.