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 also recommended.

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Articles/programs Details
252. Racist Graffiti At Agoura High School Included Hit List Of African American Students (VIDEO) / High School in LA daubed with racist graffiti. / 2013-05-16
253. Cops Investigate Racist Graffiti Found At Agoura High / Racist graffiti at LA high school / 2013-07-15
Type of hoax: suspected


Agoura Hills CA

It's possible that real racists wrote hateful messages in a high school, but it wouldn't advance their aims much. Surely a hoax is a more likely explanation.