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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554. Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself / Man who reported threatening and racist notes left on his car was found to be the likely perpetrator after police investigate security footage of the parking lot. / 2020-07-09
Type of hoax: suspected


College Station TX

Police believe student that reported the hate crime placed racist notes himself.