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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399. CA Attorney General Kamala Harris charged Mark Feigin with making a hate call to a Los Angeles mosqu... 2016-09-01 Los Angeles CA

Mosque threat charge dropped in court but not in news release


Scott Glover


Kamala Harris's successor, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, touted his office's prosecution of a man who "called in death threats" to a Los Angeles mosque. "We will not turn a blind eye to violent threats," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a news release about the case against Mark Feigin. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us." The problem with Becerra's statement is that it was issued two days after his prosecutors agreed to dismiss a felony hate crime charge against Feigin for making the threats in question. "This is outrageous," Feigin's defense attorney, Caleb Mason, told CNN. "These statements are false and defamatory." Police later determined from phone records and a subsequent interview that the voicemail was left by another man.

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