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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591. Hate-crime hoax: Black student likely egged her own door, police say / Police suspect "victim" of dorm-room vandalism of "perpetrat[ing] the incident herself to obtain a leadership position in the Black Student Union." / 2021-06-11
Type of hoax: suspected


Detroit Michigan

Police are calling it a hoax.