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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164. Police say Norwood girl lied about racial attack / A 15 yr old white girl claimed to have been attacked by 4 black women who shouted racial insults. Norwood police det. sgt. William G Brooks said the girl was actually injured in a pre-arranged fight wi / 1993-12-30
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Norwood MA