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.

Report 109.

Articles/programs Details
146. Arson at Chabad House / 2004-05-21
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


San Francisco CA

Arson at Jewish Chabad center blamed on 33-yr old Jewish man.