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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606. Black woman in Douglasville accused of pretending to be white man, threatening neighbors / "White male KKK member" leaving racist notes in neighborhood mailboxes threatening to kill people and burn down homes turns out to be black woman. First note was Dec. 21, 2020, followed by several mo / 2021-09-30
608. Black woman is charged with posing as Ku Klux Klan member and posting notes to seven African-American neighbors threatening to burn down their homes and kill their children / Terresha Lucas, 30, was charged last week by police in Georgia with sending racist threats to families pretending to be the KKK / 2
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


Douglasville Georgia

The crime itself. She was pretending to be a white male KKK member and leaving threatening to kill people and burn down homes. Many of the notes included racially motivated language and the crime itself was racially motivated.