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
93. Cross Burned by Blacks, Officals Say / 1990-08-27
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Forestville MD

Four black men were arrested in connections with three cross burnings around Prince George's County MD.