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
99. Mayor's Fingerprints on Hate Mail / 1987-07-13
Type of hoax: suspected


Portsmouth VA

Black community leaders received hate mail. Police found the fingerprints of James W Holley III, the black mayor, on the letters.