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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153. Alleged harassment victim says he wrote some hate letters himself / A Muslim who lived in the same apartment building as Nathan Kobrin was charged with making terroristic threats and interfering with Kobrin's civil rights. However, Kobrin admitted that he ignited the 2 / 1991-09-12
Type of hoax: convicted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Concord CA

Fake anti-Semitic crimes from a Muslim: "How many hate crimes can one bear? That's what Nathan Kobrin has been asking himself all summer in 1991. And there seems no end in sight."