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.

Report 81.

Articles/programs Details
115. Police say man fabricated tale of racial attack / Kenneth Daughrity said he was attacked by racists. He said a cop wouldn't help him. Eventually, the police said there were no witnesses for any of his allegations, and that they were fabrications. / 1992-02-20
Type of hoax: suspected


San Diego CA

Black man Kenneth Daughrity complained that three white skinheads attacked him shouting racial epithets. He said no-one would help him and a local store wouldn't let him call.