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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590. Crane cable at CCSU perceived as noose; university says it's not but will remove it / Construction company used crane cable ending in a standard tool-attachment loop to hoist a US flag for Memorial Day. Some activists saw it as a noose. / 2021-05-29
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


New Britain CT

NAACP claims an operating loop at the end of a crane cable is a "noose" and demands it be removed.