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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586. Vandals captured on security camera at Spring Lake auto shop / "Vandals returned to a Black-owned auto repair shop to do more damage less than a day after the owner installed security cameras. Over the past couple weeks, Dwyane Haynesworth's business in Spring Lak / 2021-05-25
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Spring lake North Carolina

Two black guys painted a swastika and a hood symbol on cars and vandalized them.