fakehatecrimes.org

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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Faking the hate? contd... A list of hoax crimes. / A list of fake hate crimes between 1998 and 2003. / 2003-03-07
Type of hoax: suspected

1998-01-01

St Cloud MN

In 1998, a lesbian student at St. Cloud State University faked a hate crime against herself by cutting her chest and battering her face.

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