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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355. No identified target of the "hate." 2019-04-05 San Dimas CA

Three teenagers in custody on suspicion of burning swastikas into yard and streets in San Gabriel Valley

Los Angeles Times

Jaclyn Cosgrove


Three teenage boys were in custody Monday after authorities determined they were to blame for the recent barrage of crudely drawn swastikas burned into a lawn and onto a few streets in the San Gabriel Valley. Authorities say they haven’t determined what the boys’ motive was, “but the investigation indicates the acts of hate, arson and vandalism were not directed at any particular person(s),” according to the Sheriff’s Department.

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