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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631. Bomb Threats Against HBCUs — Another Hoax? / More than a third of America’s 101 historically Black colleges and universities have been targeted by calls or emails threatening to set off bombs on their campuses since early January, with the vast m / 2022-04-15
Type of hoax: suspected


Bloomington IN

In the case of the Jackson church a mentally ill Black parishioner pleaded guilty to tagging the building and setting the fire. In Bloomington, the church’s openly gay organist was charged with arson, as well as painting the “Heil Trump!” graffiti, a swastika and an anti-gay slur. As usual, both cases were quickly and quietly relegated to the Memory Hole.