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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609. Hoax likely: No video evidence, victim report for alleged LGBT hate crime at University of Maine / A 'tall brunette male' allegedly choked a girl in a LGBT pride shirt. “A tall white guy with short brown hair grabbed my friend from behind and choked her and called her a dyke for wearing a pride s / 202
Type of hoax: suspected


Orono ME

Cops: “The security cameras in the area were reviewed, but nothing was observed,” Lavoie said on October 1. “There are no suspects at this time. Unless UMPD receives further information, the investigation cannot progress.” The alleged victim has not filed a police report.