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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91. Nebraska woman found guilty of false report / Nebraska woman found guilty of false report. Charlie Rogers, a lesbian basketball player, carved anti-gay slurs in herself, and claimed she was the victim of a homophobic attack. "Police believe she / 2012-12-10
249. Another Hate Crime Hoax / Shortly after this article was posted, Charlie Rogers was convicted of falsely claiming to be a victim of faking a hate crime against her for being a lesbian. The article also analyzes the politics / 2012-08-21
Type of hoax: convicted - crime never took place


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