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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639. Man believed to have vandalized Rainbow Crosswalk arrested after barricade / For the second time in as many days, Atlanta’s Rainbow Crosswalks was vandalized. Police say on Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a male spray painting the rainbow crosswalk at 10th Street a / 2022-08-19
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Atlanta GA

The accused is black, and painted swastikas