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
220. KATU 'Swastika' News / A collection of 'swastika' incidents from around the north west from 2009. Students tend to be divided between ones with a sick sense of humor and those with no sense of humor at all. Lewis and Clar / 2009-10-17
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

Lewis and Clark students published a magazine mocking the Holocaust, and there were a series of swastika daubings in the college and others nearby.