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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Articles/programs Details
216. Racially-Charged Attack Not That Simple / It seemed that an apparent attack on light rail train was partly racially motivated. Teenagers were charged with attacking a 28-yr-old woman. The woman said the teenagers used the n-word first. The te / 2008-11-24
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Portland OR

Media reported racial content to apparent attack on light rail train. Subsequent investigation revealed it was a fifty-fifty situation.