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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296. Twitter threats to black Kean students made by black alum, police say / A threat was made to kill black students. Police say it was a black woman faking a hate crime. / 2015-12-01
317. Student activist gets 90 days in jail for fake racial threats on Twitter / Kayla McKelvey, a black student at Kean University, pleaded guilty to causing a false public alarm by creating a fake Twitter account that she then used to threaten the very protests she was attending, / 2016-06-18
Type of hoax: convicted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Union NJ

Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, of Union was charged by summons with third-degree creating a false public alarm