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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Type of hoax: suspected


Hazel Park MI

A white woman told police she'd been attacked by 3 black men with bats and kidnapped her friend at an ATM. Police say the whole thing was a hoax devised by the woman, who is married, after her extramarital lover beat her up.