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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82. Black man Lewis Watkins, 25, claimed he had been beaten by white men shouting racial slurs and refer... 1992-01-01 New York NY

Man reports bias attack, but the police express doubts

New York Times

Mary W Tabor


Watkins had made two previous unfounded reports of beatings by white men in white vans.

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