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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536. Southaven man who reported racist graffiti on vehicles charged with insurance fraud / A black Mississippi man was charged with insurance fraud after he reported racist graffiti had been spray-painted on two of his vehicles. / 2020-02-28
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Southaven Mississippi

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