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
120. Assault with acid story called hoax / 1986-01-02
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


St Charles MO

14 yr old black girl said 2 white men had thrown acid on her and shouted racial slurs, but her mother said it was really an accident with chemicals at a cleaning job.