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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74. 1991-07-01 Manhattan NY

Neighbor held in 'KKK' slaying of granny

New York Post

Anne E Murray, Peter Moses and Ransdell Pierson


Helen Clewell was murdered in her apartment. A note was left claiming to be from the KKK, containing racial slurs. Police charged a Latino man who lived on the same floor as the victim.

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