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
663. Black woman accused of posing as KKK member, leaving threatening notes for neighbors / Black residents received numerous notes in their mailbox from the KKK for 11 months. The letters said that they were gonna burn their houses down. Turns out it was a black lady sending them. / 2021-10-03
Type of hoax: suspected


Atlanta Georgia

The lady got caught