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
124. Woman who reported racial slur charged with lying to police / 1993-02-10
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Spring Hill KS

Edna Mitchell claimed vandals had painted racist messages on her house, and called threatening to kill her kids. Then the police charged her with making false police reports.