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.

Report 65.

Articles/programs Details
95. Founder of Guardian Angels confesses / 1992-11-25
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


New York NY

Curtis Silwa, founder of the Guardian Angels group, admitted that his claim to have been abducted by transit police. KKK graffiti appeared on his organization's HQ. In November 1992 he admitted having invented the abduction and the graffiti.