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
292. Gay Man Says North Dakota Frat Choked, Beat And Stripped Him / An 18-year-old gay man claims he was assaulted, stripped, choked, and subject to anti-gay insults at a frat party at the University of North Dakota. / 2015-09-04
293. UPDATE: UND to review fraternity incident after cops close case on alleged attack / Cops close case on gay man allegedly beaten at frat party in North Dakota / 2015-10-14
294. Another fraternity is falsely accused / Lambda Chi Fraternity at UND was accused of violence against a gay man, Haakon Gisvold, but police say it didn't happen. / 2015-10-15
Type of hoax: suspected


Grand Forks ND

Through interviews with people at the party, a police investigation found multiple witnesses including sober members of the fraternity and a friend of Gisvold's said he was not the victim.