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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342. Racist slur on note pinned to student's door at Kansas State was written by the student herself 2018-11-05 Manhattan Kansas

For second time in two years, racist slur at Kansas State was a hoax, police say

Wichita Eagle

Jason Tidd


For the second time in two years, the person who reported a written racist slur found on or near Kansas State University has admitted that it was a hoax, police said. Officers on Monday received a report of “a note using a racial slur posted on a door in the Jardine Apartment Complex,” K-State police said Thursday in a news release on Facebook. “Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” K-State police said. “The matter will be addressed in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.” The case marks the second time that police in Manhattan determined the person who reported an incident involving the N-word admitted to investigators that they fabricated it. In November 2017, Riley County police said that a man admitted he painted racist slurs on his own car.

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