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
107. Ex-principal arrested in blaze at church school / Manor Baptist Church and School in San Leandro was set on fire. Graffiti was sprayed on the wall. Police initially suspected racism. Shawn Ragan, former treasurer of the school, had been accused of emb / 1992-09-16
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


San Leandro CA