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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195. "We are in the victims business" 2012-10-24 Madison WI

Kyle Wood Assault 'Unfounded,' As Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim Of Hate Crime Attack

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Sarah Bufkin


Madison Police Capt. Joe Balles notes that the Republican staffer could face criminal prosecution for the false reporting of a hate crime, but that the department also does not want to deter residents from coming forward in the future. "We're in the victims business," Balles told Isthmus, an alternative Wisconsin newpaper. "We really need victims to come forward. We don't take matters like this lightly."

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