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
157. Hate crime hoaxes: Lies sabotage the battle for racial justice / The newspapers initially reacted by saying "there's a lot more anti-Semitism than people realize" when a Jewish-owned restaurant was set afire and racist graffiti written. But the police had all the ne / 1990-12-23
Type of hoax: suspected


Denver CO

A common cause of anti-Semitic graffiti is an attempt to divert attention from an ordinary, not racist, crime. This was the case when the Eggshell restaurant in Denver was set on fire.