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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224. Irvington School hit by hate-speech graffiti / The Irvington School playground is quite the busy place, with lots of little feet running around... Now there are racial slurs spray painted all around. "Here's one large swastika, right front and c / 2011-01-09
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

Children often do things to shock. Real far-right political activists aren't likely to believe that hateful graffiti on a child's bike will win them many converts.