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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559. Mosque threat charge dropped in court but not in news release / Kamala Harris's successor, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, touted his office's prosecution of a man who "called in death threats" to a Los Angeles mosque. "We will not turn a blind eye t / 2018-01-27
Type of hoax: suspected


Los Angeles CA

CA Attorney General Kamala Harris charged Mark Feigin with making a hate call to a Los Angeles mosque. The case was subsequently dropped, because the police found evidence that it wasn't Feigin who left the threatening messages.