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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Articles/programs Details
150. Coast Guardsman Admits False Report of Racism / 2003-05-27
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place



A black employee of the coastguard in Oregon admitted his claims of racial harassment were unfounded