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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634. Portland journalist who reported on the 'alt- right' for liberal papers arrested over attacks on synagogues, mosque / Portland reporter Mike Bivins was arrested over alleged attacks of vandalism and arson at two synagogues and a mosque, according to the Portland Police Bureau. / 2022-05-08
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

If the allegations are true, either Bivins is a right-wing hatemonger posing as a leftist, or vice-versa.