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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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
400. Sabrina Belcher, 29, was arrested and charged with filing a false police report of a felony and cons... 2020-08-18 Sumter SC https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/21/sa... Candidate faked her own kidnapping, beating in election ploy, police say / Police say Sabrina Belcher, who is running for mayor in Sumter SC, faked her own kidnapping and beating in a Facebook video in an attempt to pin the attack on an opponent. / 2020-08-21
399. CA Attorney General Kamala Harris charged Mark Feigin with making a hate call to a Los Angeles mosqu... 2016-09-01 Los Angeles CA https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/26/us/hate-crime-pr... Mosque threat charge dropped in court but not in news release / Kamala Harris's successor, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, touted his office's prosecution of a man who "called in death threats" to a Los Angeles mosque. "We will not turn a blind eye t / 2018-01-27
398. Untenured professor of neuroscience and MeTooSTEM founder BethAnn McLaughlin, admitted through her l... 2020-02-01 Nashville Tennessee https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/twitter-acc... Twitter account of embattled #MeTooSTEM founder suspended / Untenured professor of neuroscience and MeTooSTEM founder BethAnn McLaughlin, admitted through her lawyer admitted of creating a fake Twitter account with fake confessions of racism at Universities an / 2020-08-03
397. Althea Bernstein says that one of the boys “threw a lit lighter” at her to ignite the fluid. Since d... 2020-06-24 Madison WI https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/the-myste... The Mysterious Case of Althea Bernstein / A woman claims to have been assaulted with cigarette lighters by 'frat boys' in Madison Wisconsin. There was a Black Lives Matter protest going on there at the time. / 2020-07-30
396. Police believe student that reported the hate crime placed racist notes himself. 2020-06-24 College Station TX https://www.kbtx.com/2020/07/10/texas-am-police-say... Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself / Man who reported threatening and racist notes left on his car was found to be the likely perpetrator after police investigate security footage of the parking lot. / 2020-07-09
395. Reddit banned the subreddit 'hatecrimehoaxes', but it has been replaced with 'hoaxhatecrimes'. Reddi... 2020-07-09 New York NY https://www.reddit.com/r/hatecrimehoaxes Hate Crime Hoaxes / r/hatecrimehoaxes has been banned from Reddit This community was banned for violating Reddit’s rule against promoting hate. / 2020-07-09
394. "Victim" confessed to staging hoax. 2020-06-24 Hermiston, Umatilla County Oregon https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/county-com... County commission candidate confesses to writing racist letter / A racist letter that Umatilla County commissioner candidate Jonathan Lopez claimed was left anonymously in his mailbox was written by Lopez himself, according to Lopez and Hermiston Police Chief Jason / 2020-07-06
393. "Several witnesses identified Lopez, who had frequented the park, as the shooter," The Courier Journ... 2020-06-27 Louisville KY http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61563 'White Supremacist Mass Shooter' At Jefferson Square Park Turns Out to Be Hispanic Homeless Man Steven Lopez / Twitter exploded with the claim that a 'white supremacist' was shooting Black Lives Matter protestors in a park in Louisville. For example, the actor Daniel Newman, who has nearly 1 million followers
392. Police say the six placards attached to nooses and the names of black citizens killed by the police ... 2020-06-22 Milwaukee WI https://fox6now.com/2020/06/22/mcso-photos-of-peopl... MCSO: Photos of people killed in encounters with law enforcement found hanging from nooses in Riverside Park / The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after six laminated cards were found attached to a tree with nooses in Riverside Park Saturday, June 20. MCSO officials said in a news release
391. NASCAR "noose" turns out to be a garage-door pull-rope 2020-06-21 Talladega AL https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/22/is-... UPDATE: Proved to a Certainty – Is Bubba Wallace “Rope Noose” a Hoax or Misunderstanding? All Talladega Garage Doors Have Nooses – NASCAR Video Evidence… / Noose reported in black NASCAR driver's automotive garage stall proved to be nothing more than a rope loop for pulling down the overhead garage door. Same
390. The suspect is black, and has admitted to graffiti against black people 2020-01-01 Wicomico MD https://www.thecollegefix.com/confirmed-vandal-behi... CONFIRMED: Vandal behind racist graffiti at Salisbury University … is black / Salisbury University experienced massive racial unrest after a series of racist graffiti was discovered on campus over the course of the 2019-20 school year. The public, Maryland-based university ca / 2020-06-11
389. The memorial is to 49 gay people murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2016. It's possible that a whit... 2020-05-10 Orlando FL https://www.newsweek.com/memorial-pulse-nightclub-s... Memorial for Pulse nightclub shooting defaced by white supremacists / A mural paying tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting at Orlando, Florida's Pulse nightclub has been vandalized by white supremacists - according to Newsweek. A sticker from 'Patriot Front' w / 2020-05-15
388. The Georgia police allege that, following the shooting of black man Ahmaud Arberry, and protests to ... 2020-05-09 Midway GA https://archive.is/gTSMa GBI Makes Arrest for Terroristic Threats Related to the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Investigation / This is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation announcement. It says Rashawn Smith has been arrrested and charged with making terroristic threats. It alleges that, following the shooting of black man Ahmaud / 2020-05-10
387. Michigan State University has told students not to use the term 'Chinese' to describe coronavirus, b... 2020-04-02 Lansing MI https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14675 MSU tells students the 'correct term' for 'Chinese Virus' / In an email sent by Michigan State University on April 2, eight recommendations were given to handle COVID-19. Staff, faculty, and students were encouraged to sign MSU’s “Hate Has No Home Here” pledge. / 2020-04-07

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