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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650. New York cop accused colleagues of menacing her with text messages, arrested for sending them herself / Female police officer complains about receiving harassing messages from colleagues; investigators discover she had sent them herself. / 2023-07-02
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Ossining NY

Complainant charged with the felony