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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588. 8th noose found at Amazon site despite additional security / It is claimed that eight nooses have been found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Hartford, Connecticut, and that these have racial connotations. / 2021-05-27
Type of hoax: suspected


Hartford CT

NAACP, state and local officials on Wednesday denounced what they called continued racism at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut where eight nooses have been found within a month, despite additional security measures added last weekend. It looks similar to dozens of other fake hate crimes committed in the USA.