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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Ann Arbor woman pleads guilty to making up hate crime / Halley Bass pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that a white male scratched her face because she was wearing a "solidarity pin". In reality, she inflicted the wound in a university literature class. / 2017-03-07
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Ann Arbor MI

Halley Bass falsely reported that a white man scratched her face because she wore a "solidarity pin".