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 recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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440. News report reveals "shame tortillas" were supplied by Hispanic fan 2021-06-19 San Diego CA https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rush-to-judgement-a... Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado / Tortillas thrown "by white fans at Hispanic opponents" and decried as crass "racism, classism, and colorism" were brought to game by Hispanic fan and CRT advocate, possibly "in hopes of creating a raci / 2021-09-19
430. State investigation shows item was bought with "victim's" own credit card on secondary Amazon accoun... 2021-07-02 Nashville TN https://www.wsmv.com/news/tennessee/state-investiga... State Investigation: Muzzle sent to ex-state vaccination expert bought with Fiscus’ credit card / Tennessee state vaccine czar Michelle Fiscus reported receiving dog muzzle in mail on July 3 after advocating for vaccination of children 14+ without parental consent. Investigation showed muzzle was b / 2021-08-1
429. After the Euros final at Wembley, some black footballers received messages from racists. It became a... 2021-07-11 London UK https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-... There was no ‘outburst’ of racism after the Euro final / We now know that just 34 racist messages were sent by people in the UK. A mural to a black player in Manchester was defaced with vile graffiti. It wasn't racist, but much of the media made out it wa / 2021-08-05
428. After a thorough investigation that included calls, emails and video clips from concerned fans, me... 2021-08-08 Denver CO https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10009987-rockie... Rockies' Investigation Reveals Fan Didn't Use Racial Slur, Was Shouting at Mascot / After much hand-wringing and hysteria about a fan allegedly shouting the n-word at a baseball game, the evidence showed that he was actually shouting "Dinger", which is the name of the Colorado Rockies / 2021-08-09
427. Cori Bush tweeted a screenshot of an alleged death threat. The screenshot still had the red asterisk... 2021-07-22 Missouri https://nationalfile.com/report-raffensperger-expos... HATE HOAX?: Rep. Cori Bush Posts ‘White Supremacist’ Hate Message It Appears She Wrote Herself / Cori Bush tweeted a screenshot of an alleged death threat. The screenshot still had the red asterisks of an unsubmitted form visible. o either someone emailed a screenshot of a form instead of submitti / 2021-07-24
426. GB News demolishes the claim that 'race and religious hate offences hit record high in 2020' 2021-07-16 London UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVjr_b3WLE Can hate crime data be easily manipulated? / Michelle Dewberry of GB News demolishes the latest claim of an 'increase' in hate, citing the Crown Prosecution definition of an incident as anything which anyone, the alleged victim, or anyone else, f / 2021-07-16
425. The LaCrosse Police Department report states Victoria Unanka, a black student, “admitted to intentio... 2021-04-18 La Crosse WI https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-student-who-set... Black student who set fire to her dorm in hate-crime hoax awaits court hearing / A former Viterbo University student who police say set fire to her dormitory is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on possible charges. / 2021-06-14
424. Police are calling it a hoax. 2021-02-16 Detroit Michigan https://www.thecollegefix.com/hate-crime-hoax-black... Hate-crime hoax: Black student likely egged her own door, police say / Police suspect "victim" of dorm-room vandalism of "perpetrat[ing] the incident herself to obtain a leadership position in the Black Student Union." / 2021-06-11
423. NAACP claims an operating loop at the end of a crane cable is a "noose" and demands it be removed. 2021-05-28 New Britain CT https://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/crane-cabl... Crane cable at CCSU perceived as noose; university says it's not but will remove it / Construction company used crane cable ending in a standard tool-attachment loop to hoist a US flag for Memorial Day. Some activists saw it as a noose. / 2021-05-29
422. "Nooses" found were just ropes holding up fences or were just tangled up ropes. 2021-05-26 Windsor Connecticut https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/amazon-warehouse-... Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut shut down again after eighth noose found / Amazon repeatedly shut down a construction site after they keep finding ropes that vaguely resemble nooses. Amazon offers a $100,000 reward to find the perpetrator of this serious hate crime. Gov. Ned / 2021-05-27
421. NAACP, state and local officials on Wednesday denounced what they called continued racism at an Amaz... 2021-05-26 Hartford CT https://www.aol.com/news/8th-noose-found-amazon-des... 8th noose found at Amazon site despite additional security / It is claimed that eight nooses have been found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Hartford, Connecticut, and that these have racial connotations. / 2021-05-27
420. FBI states after a year of investigation that no perpetrator or intent could be identified, and inci... 2020-07-02 Baltimore Maryland https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2021/05/no-pe... No perpetrator found for noose discovered on Stieff Silver site / After a year's investigation into a noose reportedly found in a building under construction, the FBI could find no evidence of an actual hate crime being committed. The school overreacted typically, an / 2021-05-07
419. Two black guys painted a swastika and a hood symbol on cars and vandalized them. 2021-05-25 Spring lake North Carolina https://www.wral.com/vandals-captured-on-security-c... Vandals captured on security camera at Spring Lake auto shop / "Vandals returned to a Black-owned auto repair shop to do more damage less than a day after the owner installed security cameras. Over the past couple weeks, Dwyane Haynesworth's business in Spring Lak / 2021-05-25
418. When white people commit hate crimes, their ethnicity is mentioned. This https://www.csusb.edu/sites... 2021-01-01 San Bernadino CA https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-hate-crime... University hate crime report leaves out that 90 percent of NYC arrestees are black or Latino / California State University San Bernadino’s extremism research center published its latest report on hate crimes allegations, but it did not include the race or ethnicity of offenders. However, a re / 2021-05-18
417. Local police can find absolutely no evidence that reported threats exist 2021-04-18 Garden City New York https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=17257 University admin sounds alarm over anonymously reported hate crimes. There's just one problem. / Instagram page claims to have received threats to lynch black students over page contents. School admin issues kneejerk self-abasement. Police investigate, find absolutely no threats. / 2021-04-18
416. Black Student Accused of Starting Fire in Building Full of Her Sleeping Peers in Apparent Hate Crime... 2021-04-18 La Crosse Wisconsin https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/crime-and-co... Viterbo student who reported racist incidents accused of starting fire in residential hall / Unanka had been the target of two purported incidents of racism in the recent past and was apparently looking to frame the fire as a third one; a resident adviser told police. Unanka’s undoing, it s / 2021-04-19
415. The narrative of the mainstream media is that a white man harassed a black man out or racism. A vide... 2021-04-12 Colombia South Carolina http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62172 Jonathan Pentland Hate Hoax: Black 'Victim' Accused Of Groping Woman, Attempting to Snatch Baby 'Is Mentally Ill And Has Been Committed' / Pentland, a white man,confronted a mentally ill black man named Deandre in a gated community. Prior to the confrontation Deandre groped a woman and tried to snatch a ba
414. Hoaxer admitted. 2021-04-08 White Bear Lake MN https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/white-bear-lake-sup... White Bear Lake (HS) superintendent says messages sent to students of color a hoax / HS student sent "racist, hateful, and threatening messages" to several minority students on an anonymous Instagram account. Superintendent reports hoaxer has confessed. / 2021-04-13
413. Anti black graffiti was made by a black student. 2021-04-02 Albion Michigan https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2021/04/student-... Student responsible for racist graffiti that was found in Albion College dorm, officials say / On Friday April 2nd 2021 racist anti black graffiti, which included the N-word and multiple references to the Klu Klux Klan, was found near a college dorm: https://www.facebook.com/groups/38116726900 / 2021-04-08
412. Schoolgirl and dad charged with terrorism and slander of teacher murdered over girl's hate hoax. 2020-10-05 Paris France https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/french-school... French Schoolgirl Admits She Made Up Story Causing Teacher’s Beheading / French schoolgirl accuses teacher of teaching a lesson disrespectful to Muslims, on a day when she was not even in attendance. Radical Muslims beheaded teacher in retaliation. / 2021-03-10
411. It appears that the Madison police tried to find evidence for Yisrael Ami's hate crime claim, but co... 2021-01-06 Madison WI https://www.channel3000.com/documents-obtained-by-n... Documents obtained by News 3 Now explain why Madison Police won’t press charges in alleged hate crime incident / Documents obtained by News 3 Now explain why Madison Police won’t press charges in alleged hate crime incident. Detective Kelly Dougherty concluded the investigation and said, “I have been unable
410. Vandalism at KC church was assumed to be the work of someone opposed to 'social justice', but the ma... 2020-12-20 Kansas City MO https://www.kctv5.com/caught_in_the_act/caught-in-t... CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Police conduct surveillance at KC church that was target of vandalism, make arrest / Stakeout results in arrest of Chidera Okolo, who assaulted police with a bat during apprehension. / 2021-02-25
409. Church blamed arsons on criminal opposed to their "message of social and racial justice." Arsonist c... 2020-12-20 Kansas City MO https://fox4kc.com/news/it-is-never-ending-arson-in... Arson investigation underway at KC church targeted 4 times in 2 months / Repeated arson attempts at KC church blamed on opposition to their "message of social and racial justice." / 2021-01-05
408. Smith College: investigated by law firm; "the investigators found no sufficient evidence of discrimi... 2018-07-31 Northampton Massachusetts https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9297475/Bl... Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employe... / Oumou Kanoute claimed she was targeted in July 2018 for 'eating while black' Kanoute was a stu
406. The complainant, Lindsay-Ryan did not respond to multiple requests for a copy of the police report a... 2021-01-10 Evanston IL https://www.thecollegefix.com/lesbian-school-board-... Lesbian school board member says she is a victim of homophobic hate crime, won’t provide a police report / A lesbian school board member in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago, said she is a victim of a hate crime. “This weekend I was the target of a hate crime,” Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan wr /
405. It might be partly a hoax - we don't know yet 2021-01-06 Los Angeles CA https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/a-black-woman-was... A Black Woman Was Assaulted by a Mob of Trump Supporters / This report suggests this is an example of a black woman being assaulted, partly because of her race. "While no one has been arrested in connection with the attack, according to the Washington Post, th / 2021-01-09
404. A black student found the “N-word” written outside the Grammage Auditorium and posted the video on T... 2020-10-23 Phoenix AZ https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-black-activist-a... Hoax? Black activist, ASU give conflicting answers on racist graffiti investigation / Black student activists at Arizona State University said an investigation into racist graffiti has been resolved, but won’t share any further details. “Yes, the matter has been resolved,” Aniyah Bra / 2020-12-07
403. DA John Flynn says there is video evidence of the fraud. 2020-11-16 Buffalo NY https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/hoax-man-char... Hoax – Man Charged With Putting Racist Graffiti on His Own Car / Clifton Eutsey, 18, has been accused by authorities of a hate crime hoax. Authorities say he spray-painted his own car with pro-Trump messages, N-word, anti-BLM slogans, and swastikas in addition to a / 2020-11-18
402. Two black men are in custody after allegedly committing a hate crime against students at Ohio State ... 2020-09-02 Columbus OH https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15775 OSU students furious after university reports Black-on-White 'hate crime' / Student Solidarity at Ohio State University clarified that this assault, combined with a racial slur, could not be a 'hate crime' - "OSU sent out an email on Friday confirming that the alleged victims / 2020-09-27
401. Laila Anita Bertheussen, who is a member of a right-wing anti-immigration party, is accused of vanda... 2018-12-01 Oslo Norway https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/norway-woman... Norway woman on trial for staging attacks blamed on anti-racists / An unusual putative fake hate crime - right-wingers alleged to have invented attacks from 'anti-racists'. The partner of Norway's former justice minister is on trial, accused of staging attacks agai / 2020-09-08

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