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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Articles/programs Details
75. Tawana Brawley rape allegations / 2012-11-08
205. Hate hoaxes / List of several hate crime hoaxes, including the Trinity College hate letters case. /
Type of hoax: suspected


Wappingers Falls NY

The defendants were acquitted, and one of them subsequently successfully sued Al Sharpton et al. for libel.