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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507. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered / The Southern Poverty Law Center describes hate groups as groups whose statements cause individuals to use violence in defense of their political views. Using this criterion, the Family Research Council / 2019-08-17
511. A gunman attacked a Christian charity after it appeared on an SPLC ‘hate map’ / The Southern Poverty Law Center describes as a hate group one whose words inspire violence. It labeled a Christian conservative group as such. This inspired a man to attack the group with a gun, so the / 2019-09-06
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Montgomery AL

How the SPLC encouraged violence against a conservative Christian organization