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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437. Court records: Ex-Petersburg city attorney made phony call to himself claiming racial threats to city leaders / Brian K. Telfair, a black former Petersburg City Attorney, racially threatened himself & other black city employees on Feb. 16, 2016. Telfair threatened from a phone that was purchased at his
441. Trump is ignoring the Minnesota mosque bombing. We know why. / The author claims that he "knows" the president is ignoring a suspected hate crime at a Minnesota mosque because "the administration is more than willing to sacrifice different segments of the American / 2017-08-10
442. City report debunks ‘noose’ allegation at Oakland corporation yard / A reported “noose” tied to the back of a city truck in August, which stirred already simmering racial tensions at Oakland’s Corporation Yard, was not an intended act of racial harassment, a city-commis / 2014-12-12
443. Victim who told police he was stabbed due to 'Neo Nazi' haircut was lying, police say / The Sheridan Police Department stated that Joshua Witt, 26, admitted to making up a story, that he was stabbed after being mistaken for a neo-Nazi because of his haircut, when police confronted him wit / 2017-08-28
445. Fake flyers portray conservative student group as anti-Muslim; police investigating / Someone distributed flyers at George Washington University which falsely claimed to be from Young America’s Foundation asking “Hate Muslims? So do we!!!” and promoting an “Islamo-fascism awareness week / 2017-09-11
446. West Chester East student charged with making death threats to minority students / West Chester East student charged with making death threats to minority students / 2017-09-12
447. A killing in Harlow: the shame of Remainers / Brendan O'Neill remembers the media-generated hysteria about the death of Arek Jozwik, a Polish man killed when a teenager hit him in a late night drunken fight - he fell over and his head hit the conc / 2017-09-15
Type of hoax: accomplice(s) charged with committing crime


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