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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268. Kyle Wood Assault 'Unfounded,' As Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim Of Hate Crime Attack / Madison Police Capt. Joe Balles notes that the Republican staffer could face criminal prosecution for the false reporting of a hate crime, but that the department also does not want to deter residents / 2012-10-3
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Madison WI

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