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 also recommended.

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80. A black minister received a hate letter which said 'This is the Klan!'. Another letter apologized fo... 1992-01-08 Houston TX

79. Biracial couple reported finding their apartment walls painted with racial slurs and the initials 'K... 1988-08-01 Troy NY

78. 1989-03-01 Akron OH

77. 1988-07-01 Clearlake CA

76. According to Cleveland prosecutor Mark McClain "After the police talked to everyone, it was clear th... 1991-06-01 Cleveland OH

75. 1993-06-01 Albany OR

74. 1991-07-01 Manhattan NY

73. 1992-09-01 San Leandro CA

72. 1988-06-30 Louisville KY

71. A 16 yr old black girl said two 17 yr old white youths had yelled ethnic slurs, ripped her blouse, s... 1992-09-29 Brooklyn NY

70. A black city alderman claimed that Usinger's Sausages contained rat poison. 80,000 pounds of meat wa... 1990-06-01 Milwaukee WI

69. Black community leaders received hate mail. Police found the fingerprints of James W Holley III, the... 1987-07-01 Portsmouth VA

68. Albert A Dawson, a 28 year old black man, was charged with 'ethnic intimidation' for setting fire to... 1984-02-01 Bensalem PA

67. The boy had accidentally burned himself by lighting gasoline in a fireplace. He fabricated the story... 1986-12-01 Queens NY

66. Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20 yr old black woman from Lousiana, appears to have set fire to herself and bla... 2012-10-21 Winnsboro LA http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57538944-504... Little Miss Moffitt / Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old Louisiana woman who claimed three men set her on fire and wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car, fabricated the attack, authorities said Tuesday. / 2012-10-24
65. Curtis Silwa, founder of the Guardian Angels group, admitted that his claim to have been abducted by... 1980-01-01 New York NY

64. Four black men were arrested in connections with three cross burnings around Prince George's County ... 1990-08-01 Forestville MD

63. 2012-07-01 Lincoln NE http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i... Nebraska woman found guilty of false report / Nebraska woman found guilty of false report. Charlie Rogers, a lesbian basketball player, carved anti-gay slurs in herself, and claimed she was the victim of a homophobic attack. "Police believe she / 2012-12-10
56. The police filmed a woman coming out of the house and setting fire to a cross on the front lawn. One... 1992-10-01 Portland OR http://wweek.com/portland/article-3799-the_perfect_... The Perfect Victim: Azalea Cooley / Azalea Cooley was a black lesbian who claimed to be confined to a wheelchair and be the victim of racist harassment. But then she was filmed by the police setting fire to a cross in her own front yard. / 1992-11-26
54. A black woman, Crystal Magnum, claimed to have been raped by several lacrosse players at a frat part... 2006-03-13 Durham NC http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com Durham in Wonderland - the Duke Lacrosse 'rape' case / This blog by KC Johnson, together with the book he co-wrote, 'Until Proven Innocent', covers the Duke lacrosse false rape allegations comprehensively. http://www.amazon.com/Until-Proven-Innocent-Co / 2012-12-05
53. The defendants were acquitted, and one of them subsequently successfully sued Al Sharpton et al. for... 1987-11-28 Wappingers Falls NY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawana_Brawley_rape_al... Tawana Brawley rape allegations / 2012-11-08
52. 2012-03-21 El Cajon CA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/kassim-alh... Kassim Alhimidi, Husband Of Shaima Alawadi, Pleads Not Guilty To Wife's Murder / Kassim Alhimidi of San Diego claimed his wife Shaima Alawadi was a victim of a hate crime. Now he is being charged with her murder. / 2012-11-14

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