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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654. Saller and Martinez speak on Israel-Gaza at Faculty Senate meeting / A Jewish student at Stanford wrote antisemitic messages in chalk on the sidewalk in order to try to discredit the pro-Palestinian students. He admitted it, and apologized. / 2023-11-03
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Palo Alto CA

“The chalking was created by a Jewish community member who was trying to use irony and sarcasm to draw negative attention to the pro-Palestinian protests on campus”