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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643. Vegan food truck owner charged with arson and insurance fraud / Tuesday, Hartsfield was charged with both arson and insurance fraud in connection to the fire that destroyed his food truck. “My food truck (Rollin Roots) was burglarized and vandalized multiple times / 2022-11-16
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


San Diego CA

Black, gay food truck owner charged with arson, insurance fraud, and grand theft for staging own "hate crime"