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
600. Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado / Tortillas thrown "by white fans at Hispanic opponents" and decried as crass "racism, classism, and colorism" were brought to game by Hispanic fan and CRT advocate, possibly "in hopes of creating a raci / 2021-09-19
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


San Diego CA

News report reveals "shame tortillas" were supplied by Hispanic fan