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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637. Northeastern Lab Manager Charged With Staging Zuckerberg-Inspired Explosion / Northeastern U Media Lab manager made false report of receiving and being injured by an explosive package in the mail, accompanied by a note threatening the entire lab for collaborating with Mark Zucke / 2022-10-04
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Boston MA

FBI arrested Jason Duhaime of Northeastern U for falsely reporting injuries from an explosive package accompanied by a threatening note. A cached copy of the note was found on Duhaime's PC.