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
221. Police: Car, home tagged with hate crime graffiti / A house was tagged with 'KKK' and a nearby truck with a swastika / 2011-10-23
Type of hoax: suspected


Hillsboro OR

Real extremists are unlikely to think their agenda is advanced by painting 'KKK' on people's houses