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 66.

Articles/programs Details
96. Little Miss Moffitt / Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old Louisiana woman who claimed three men set her on fire and wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car, fabricated the attack, authorities said Tuesday. / 2012-10-24
165. Another Fake Hate Crime – Someone Hated Themselves / This story is an analysis of the Sharmeka Moffitt case. Dean puts fake hate crimes down to white guilt promoted by the SPLC and the ADL. "The ADL and SPLC are the major culprits as the base most of the / 2012-10-24
214. Bogus hate crimes all the rage / Mark Potok complains that fake hate crimes are 'dangerous', because they undermine the SPLC: "The best evidence suggests there are something like 200,000 hate crimes a year in the United States. But / 2012-10-24
219. Did Sharmeka Moffitt really fake hate crime attack? / 2012-10-24
Type of hoax: suspected


Winnsboro LA

Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20 yr old black woman from Lousiana, appears to have set fire to herself and blamed it on a group of white men. The police say it's a hoax.