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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122. Darres Park, a Chinese/Korean man, claimed to have been attacked by skinheads. In fact, there had be... 1990-11-01 Seattle WA

Hoax perpetrator pleads guilty to bank robberies

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Steve Miletich


"Hey hey ho, racism has got to go" chanted students from the University of Washington at a rally in defense of Darryl Park. Then it turned out his story of being attacked by six skinheads was a hoax. In fact, there had been a fight between Park and one opponent, and both were armed with clubs. On 28 January 1992 Park pleaded guilty to bank robbery. His co-defendant had been a 'witness' to the fake hate crime.

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