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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 Man charged in U. Maryland swastika vandalism is black former UMD employee / Most of the media failed to mention that the man charged with painting a swastika at the University of Maryland is black. / 2017-10-15
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


College Park MD

Ronald Alford is charged with painting a swastika inside Maryland University. He is African-American, so one might surmise that, if found guilty, he was attempting to exaggerate the amount of white supremacy, rather than contributing to it.