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 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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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