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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638. Black Teen Makes White Power Death Threat / Black 18-year-old posted on Facebook as "Dylann Cruz" that he was “coming to [the] Opelika Alabama fair to kill every NEGRO that we lay eye contact on so be prepared. WHITE POWER.” Suspect arrested an / 2022-10-19
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Opelika AL

Black 18-year-old Pharrell Smith will face a terror charge after threatening to shoot black people at the upcoming Opelika Fair.