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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77. 1988-07-01 Clearlake CA

Black teenager recants story about racist shooting

San Francisco Chronicle



A 14 yr old black boy claimed he had been shot in a racially motivated drive-by. One month later Police Chief Roger Sciutto said that the youth admitted that he had accidentally shot himself in the hand with a revolver.

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