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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158. Man acquitted of vandalizing own home also freed on theft
print article 1991-10-01
157. Hate crime hoaxes: Lies sabotage the battle for racial justice
print article 1990-12-23
156. Woman faked crime to collect insurance, police say
print article 1994-01-02
155. Youths charged in burglary case
print article 1994-02-07
154. Ex-firefighter pleads no contest to arson
print article 1992-04-15
153. Alleged harassment victim says he wrote some hate letters himself
print article 1991-09-12
152. Jewish Youth Arrested in Swastika Fire
print article 1980-04-01
151. Woodside rebuilds, arsonist 'known' but still at large
print article 1987-08-06
150. Coast Guardsman Admits False Report of Racism
print article 2003-05-27
149. Fake hate crimes not new: colleges experience recent rash of bogus hate incidents http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/news/000424.html online article 2003-11-20
148. Swastika scrawling thieves staged insurance scam, police allege http://business.highbeam.com/4331/article-1G1-14690... online article 1993-12-30
147. Linda Man, Woman Pleads Guilty to Harassing Other Black School Bus Drivers
print article 2001-12-12
146. Arson at Chabad House http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/22706/arson-at-... print article 2004-05-21
145. Man Admits Inventing Racist Assault in San Francisco
print article 1999-05-08
144. Conviction in Phony Hate Mail Case
print article 1998-11-22
143. Woman Who Claimed to be Victim of Hate Crime Accused of Stealing Van
print article 2001-06-12
142. Jewish student caught painting swastikas on her own door then claiming anti-Semitic attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLt5U7VcHw8 tv program 2010-07-03
141. '20/20' investigation challenges Shepard murder's hate-crime label http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/20-20-i... tv program 2004-12-03
140. Brother says sexton was depressed
print article 1986-05-17
139. Swastika incident not considered anti-Semitic act
print article 1989-07-23
138. Jewish youth charged in swastika burning
print article 1987-08-06
137. Swastikas Painted on Apartments by Two Jewish Youths
print article 1984-03-31
136. Mouthing Off
print article 1992-05-08
135. Youth given suspended sentence for setting Hartford fires
print article 1984-02-25
134. Man Nabbed in Rock Spree
print article 1985-12-10
133. Yonkers Woman Admits Faking Death Threats and Anti-Semitic Graffiti
print article 1988-12-01
132. Hate fliers inflame mayoral race in New Orleans
print article 1994-02-27
131. Store Owner, Ex-firefighter Sentenced
print article 1992-06-18
130. Man gets 10 years in fake hate crime
print article 1991-05-29
129. Fayette Man Guilty in Fire at his Home
print article 1991-12-06

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