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.

Report 474.

Articles/programs Details
641. Ashland city leaders respond to reports of death threats against Oregon Shakespeare Festival director / Ashland Shakespeare Festival currently features a version of King John with "an all-female and nonbinary cast performing a story about male power in imperial Europe" / 2022-10-29
Type of hoax: suspected


Ashland OR

It sounds like another example of a "Social Equity and Racial Justice Committee" talking about "our community's history of racism". Yes, Oregon does have a history of racism, but it's history. Ashland is hyper-liberal. So the refusal of the alleged victim of the threats to share them with the police is cause for scepticism.