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 recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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119. A common cause of anti-Semitic graffiti is an attempt to divert attention from an ordinary, not raci... 1990-06-10 Denver CO

Hate crime hoaxes: Lies sabotage the battle for racial justice

Rocky Mountain News

Kevin Flynn


The newspapers initially reacted by saying "there's a lot more anti-Semitism than people realize" when a Jewish-owned restaurant was set afire and racist graffiti written. But the police had all the neo-Nazis well infiltrated, and in the end concluded this was a hoax, not a hate crime.

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