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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Articles/programs Details
642. Reward Offered After Noose Found at Obama Center in Chicago / Rope resembling a noose found at construction site of Obama center. The firm behind the project said it was halting construction to provide anti-bias training to staff and workers. Construction. The c / 2022-11-13
Type of hoax: suspected


Chicago Michigan

A rope at a construction site is not a hate crime. This isn't the first time a rope was found at a construction site resembling a noose.