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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547. UPDATE: Proved to a Certainty – Is Bubba Wallace “Rope Noose” a Hoax or Misunderstanding? All Talladega Garage Doors Have Nooses – NASCAR Video Evidence… / Noose reported in black NASCAR driver's automotive garage stall proved to be nothing more than a rope loop for pulling down the overhead garage door.
548. FBI says Bubba Wallace not a target of a hate crime / The noose found in a black NASCAR driver's team garage had been there before he started using the garage in Talladega, Alabama, say police. It was used for opening a door, and just happened to look lik / 2020-06-23
Type of hoax: suspected


Talladega AL

NASCAR "noose" turns out to be a garage-door pull-rope