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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372. New York firefighter 'set fire to own home in attempt to frame Black Lives Matter' / A New York firefighter is accused of setting his own house on fire and attempting to blame it on the Black Lives Matter movement. Jason Stokes, 41, pleaded not guilty to arson at Broome County Court af / 2016-12-09
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Endicott NY

A New York firefighter has been charged with committing a fake hate crime by setting fire to his own house, which had a "Blue Lives Matter" sign - which is a way of supporting the police in response to the "Black Lives Matter" movement, to make it look as if Black Lives Matter activists did it.