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

Youths made up racial-attack story

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Douglas Montero


3 black youths on a bicycle stealing spree claimed they had been attacked by a group of white men. Cleveland sgt. Reynolds said they fabricated the story to conceal their crimes. The prosecutor concurred. (no date, 1991)

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