fakehatecrimes.org

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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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Articles/programs Details
 Officer doubts racism a factor in Troy incident / Biracial couple reported finding their apartment walls painted with racial slurs and the initials 'KKK'. Police say they did it themselves. / 1988-08-19
Type of hoax: suspected

1988-08-01

Troy NY

Biracial couple reported finding their apartment walls painted with racial slurs and the initials 'KKK'. Police say they did it themselves.

Reports