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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318. YouTube personality in 'gay hate crime attack' charged with making false police report after 'faking injuries' / A man said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. London-native Calum McSwiggan – who runs a LGBT and lif
322. Calum McSwiggan summoned to court over fake hate crime claims / Calum McSwiggan has been charged in Los Angeles with faking injuries which he claimed were the result of a homophobic hate crime. / 2016-07-20
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has charged Calum McSwiggan with making a false police report after he was allegedly seen hitting himself with a phone in jail.