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 recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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164. A swastika was found at the height of a political campaign to persuade the university to bar a group... 2010-02-01 Eugene OR
168. Maybe Nazis enter colleges and paint swastikas on walls. Maybe not. There were several such incident... 2010-02-21 Portland OR

Police investigate swastika vandalism at University of Oregon in Eugene


Lynne Terry


A swastika was painted on the carpet in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Alliance in the middle of the night at the University of Oregon. A controversial discussion group called "Pacifica Forum" had been meeting in the student union. This group is listed as a 'hate group' by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and there was a student campaign to evict it.

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