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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134. Man Nabbed in Rock Spree / It was like Kristallnacht all over again. 15 Jewish owned stores had their windows broken. Except it was a hoax. A Jewish man was charged. / 1985-12-10
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


New York NY

Vandals threw rocks through windows of Jewish shops. 2 weeks later, another 7 stores' windows were broken. A Jewish guy was charged with carrying out the hoax.