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
112. Two who claimed attacked accused of false report / 2 black teenagers reported that a carload of white youths had beaten them. Police say they stole a car and crashed it, and that's how they got the injuries. / 1989-03-24
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


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