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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93. The home of black couple Larry Williams and Patricia Anderson was ransacked and swastikas written on... 1990-11-29 Arvada CO

Man gets 10 years in fake hate crime

Rocky Mountain News

Tillie Fong


Black couple Larry Williams' and Patricia Anderson's home was ransacked and swastikas written on walls. Exactly 2 weeks later they found the home on fire and the car missing. A wave of sympathy ensued and the FBI got involved because it looked like a hate crime. After a few days, Larry Williams' brother Lee admitted arson, and Patricia attempted theft and false reporting.

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