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
170. Princeton student faked own beating / A conservative student at Princeton University claimed to have received death threats and been beaten up by blacks because of his politics. He now admits it was a hoax, and faces charges. / 2007-12-18
176. Nava '09 admits to fabricating assault, threat e-mails / Unlike many left-wing, Jewish or black victims of apparent fake crimes, the conservatives of the Anscome Society at Princeton did not assume that they were the victims of a genuine hate crime when they / 2007-12-14
201. Fake 'Hate' Crimes Embarrass Far Right / One of the most important promoters of the idea of a hate crime epidemic is the Southern Poverty Law Center. In this article, the SPLC selectively point to a few hate crime hoaxes committed by conserva / 2008-03-31
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Princeton NJ

"I accept full responsibility for my actions and agree to face criminal and/or disciplinary proceedings". Francisco Nava admitted to faking an assault on himself and sending threatening e-mails to conservatives to make it look like they were victims of