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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386. A student who reported herself as a victim of a hate crime has been charged with faking it. She alle... 2019-11-01 La Verne CA

Racist threats and attacks that rattled a California university campus were faked, police say


Andy Ngo


Numerous racist attacks occurred at La Verne University. Some students blamed the university for allowing racism to fester. Now the police have charged Dominguez Peña with faking the whole thing, including falsely claiming she was assaulted by a masked man, sending offensive and threatening Instagram messages to minority students, and setting fire to her own car. She has been arrested on felony charges of making criminal threats and perjury, as well as seven misdemeanors related to electronic impersonation and filing false police reports.

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