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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610. Pittsford CSD finds claims of racist taunts at soccer games were unfounded / Children from a New York School claimed they were subject to racial slurs at soccer games at two subsequent matches, one boys and one girls, but an investigation by the Pittsford Central School Distric / 2021-10-06
Type of hoax: suspected


Pittsford NY

Players from Greece Arcadia High School claimed they were subjected to racial slurs at both the Pittsford Mendon boys and girls soccer games, but in a letter sent to families and staff Wednesday night, Superintendent of Schools Michael Pero said evidence does not support the serious allegations. Pero said the review included interviews with students, site supervisors, coaches, players and officials — as well as analysis of game audio and video recordings.