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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226. Three black students at the University at Albany had been attacked on a city bus by a group of white... 2016-02-03 Albany NY

Judges tosses student’s hate-crime hoax conviction on First Amendment grounds

The College Fix

Greg Piper


“While the Constitution protects your right to lie on Twitter, it certainly doesn’t protect your right to lie to the police.” NY Appellate Court struck down one of Asha Burwell's convictions - some of her posts were covered by the First Amendment, and did not 'cause public alarm'. However, her other conviction, for lying to the police, was upheld.

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