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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597. State Investigation: Muzzle sent to ex-state vaccination expert bought with Fiscus’ credit card / Tennessee state vaccine czar Michelle Fiscus reported receiving dog muzzle in mail on July 3 after advocating for vaccination of children 14+ without parental consent. Investigation showed muzzle was b / 2021
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


Nashville TN

State investigation shows item was bought with "victim's" own credit card on secondary Amazon account.