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 70.

Articles/programs Details
102. Milwaukee Alderman Accused of Lying to Disfavor Opponent / 1990-06-26
Type of hoax: suspected


Milwaukee WI

A black city alderman claimed that Usinger's Sausages contained rat poison. 80,000 pounds of meat was recalled, none of it was tainted. Usinger's Sausages management had opposed renaming a street... MLK.