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 also recommended.

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622. Hoax alert: Black Illinois student criminally charged for racist notes / The investigation cleared two white students falsely accused of involvement. Black activists had called for their expulsion for writing racist notes. But police say a black student was to blame. / 2022-02-07
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Madison WI

Illinois law enforcement announced Friday that Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins, a black female college student, will be charged with three counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.