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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160. Hoax perpetrator pleads guilty to bank robberies / "Hey hey ho, racism has got to go" chanted students from the University of Washington at a rally in defense of Darryl Park. Then it turned out his story of being attacked by six skinheads was a hoax. I / 1991-01-29
Type of hoax: convicted - crime never took place


Seattle WA

Darres Park, a Chinese/Korean man, claimed to have been attacked by skinheads. In fact, there had been a fight between Park and one opponent, and both were armed with clubs.