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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276. St. Louis Bosnian woman who claimed hate crime is charged with making false report / Surveillance video shows her just getting out of her car and lying in the street. At the time, Dzanic told police three black men in their late teens to early 20s had walked in front of her vehicle. / 2014-12-16
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


St Louis MO

Police said Monday that a surveillance video from a nearby business shows Seherzada Dzanic, 26... just get out of her car and lie in the street shortly before a passing driver found her...