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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198. 19-year-old pleads guilty to trashing Rockville school / At Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland, vandals caused $650K damage to the library, computers, storage and offices. Gas jets were opened in the chemistry lab, filling the school with gas, causin / 1990-10-02
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Rockville MD

Vandalism at High School caused $650K damage. Swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were left. 2 were arrested; one is black, one is Jewish.