fakehatecrimes.org

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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Hate crime hoax alert: Capital University student admits to fabricating several incidents / Student fabricated several hate crimes and admitted he did it because “It was a way to try to get attention, to say ‘Someone notice me, I’m dying on the inside,’” / 2017-02-24
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place

2017-01-26

Columbus OH

Jalen Mitchell reported to campus police on Jan. 26 that he found a note containing racist and homophobic language taped to the back door of his university-owned residence. After further investigation, campus police determined that the incident was a fabrication.

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