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
513. 'OK' hand gesture, 'bowl cut' added to hate symbols database / A New York organization has a database of extremist symbols, and it has added the 'OK' hand gesture to it. / 2019-09-26
514. The "Ok Sign" And "Bowl Haircut" Added To Hate Symbol Database Because We Live In Hell / The "OK Sign" And "Bowl Haircut" have been added to a Hate Symbol Database / 2019-09-26
Type of hoax: not a hoax


New York NY

The information for this story comes from the Anti-Defamation League. It tries to give the impression that all manner of innocent symbols are 'hateful' and should be investigated by the police, because they are 'linked to' the Christchurch massacre.