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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.
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75. 1993-06-01 Albany OR

74. 1991-07-01 Manhattan NY

73. 1992-09-01 San Leandro CA

72. 1988-06-30 Louisville KY

71. A 16 yr old black girl said two 17 yr old white youths had yelled ethnic slurs, ripped her blouse, s... 1992-09-29 Brooklyn NY

70. A black city alderman claimed that Usinger's Sausages contained rat poison. 80,000 pounds of meat wa... 1990-06-01 Milwaukee WI

69. Black community leaders received hate mail. Police found the fingerprints of James W Holley III, the... 1987-07-01 Portsmouth VA

68. Albert A Dawson, a 28 year old black man, was charged with 'ethnic intimidation' for setting fire to... 1984-02-01 Bensalem PA

67. The boy had accidentally burned himself by lighting gasoline in a fireplace. He fabricated the story... 1986-12-01 Queens NY

66. Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20 yr old black woman from Lousiana, appears to have set fire to herself and bla... 2012-10-21 Winnsboro LA http://www.examiner.com/article/did-sharmeka-moffit... Did Sharmeka Moffitt really fake hate crime attack? / 2012-10-24
65. Curtis Silwa, founder of the Guardian Angels group, admitted that his claim to have been abducted by... 1980-01-01 New York NY

64. Four black men were arrested in connections with three cross burnings around Prince George's County ... 1990-08-01 Forestville MD

63. 2012-07-01 Lincoln NE http://glpiggy.net/2012/08/21/another-hate-crime-ho... Another Hate Crime Hoax / Shortly after this article was posted, Charlie Rogers was convicted of falsely claiming to be a victim of faking a hate crime against her for being a lesbian. The article also analyzes the politics / 2012-08-21
56. The police filmed a woman coming out of the house and setting fire to a cross on the front lawn. One... 1992-10-01 Portland OR http://wweek.com/portland/article-3799-the_perfect_... The Perfect Victim: Azalea Cooley / Azalea Cooley was a black lesbian who claimed to be confined to a wheelchair and be the victim of racist harassment. But then she was filmed by the police setting fire to a cross in her own front yard. / 1992-11-26
54. A black woman, Crystal Magnum, claimed to have been raped by several lacrosse players at a frat part... 2006-03-13 Durham NC http://www.metronc.com/article/?id=1448 Duke's reign of terror / A devastating critique of the campaign of hate directed against three innocent white students accused of rape by the national press, the local left, and the university administration. "Jacobin-like / 2007-11-01
53. The defendants were acquitted, and one of them subsequently successfully sued Al Sharpton et al. for... 1987-11-28 Wappingers Falls NY http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2005/04/hate_ho... Hate hoaxes / List of several hate crime hoaxes, including the Trinity College hate letters case. /
52. 2012-03-21 El Cajon CA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/kassim-alh... Kassim Alhimidi, Husband Of Shaima Alawadi, Pleads Not Guilty To Wife's Murder / Kassim Alhimidi of San Diego claimed his wife Shaima Alawadi was a victim of a hate crime. Now he is being charged with her murder. / 2012-11-14

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