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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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  GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax / Another fake antisemitic campus hate crime: Sarah Marshak claimed to have drawn three swastikas on her George Washingon University campus room door, to draw attention to the administration's inattentio / 2007-11-05
Type of hoax: suspected


Washington DC

Sarah Marshak, a student at George Washington University, was caught on tape painting swastikas on her door. Incredibly, she claimed to have only drawn three of them, to draw attention to GWU's inattention to the first three.