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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.
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266. A New York firefighter has been charged with committing a fake hate crime by setting fire to his own... 2016-08-01 Endicott NY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/new-york-firefighter-set-f... New York firefighter 'set fire to own home in attempt to frame Black Lives Matter' / A New York firefighter is accused of setting his own house on fire and attempting to blame it on the Black Lives Matter movement. Jason Stokes, 41, pleaded not guilty to arson at Broome County Court af / 2016-12-09
265. A man was convicted of setting fire to his own mosque. 2015-12-25 Houston TX http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/11/texas-mus... Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque / Much of the media assumed it was a genuine hate crime, but in fact it was a Muslim setting fire to his own mosque. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the trage / 2016-12-11
264. The SPLC is classifying Islamic violence as white nationalist hate crimes. 2016-06-12 Orlando FL http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/01/04/... The Great Hijab Cover-Up / I’ve read through dozens of SPLC “hate crimes” and they are all lies. The Muslim girls in particular seem to be very spirited liars. / 2017-01-04
263. The Social Justice League at Saint Michael's College in Vermont found "Make America Great Again" wri... 2016-12-05 Burlington VT http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8498 School’s ‘Social Justice League’ goes bonkers over MAGA post / The Social Justlce League claims writing "Make America Great Again" is part of a campaign against "people of color" which includes the n-word, a woman being called "an angry black bitch", a white femal / 2016-12-06
261. The SPLC ignored at least 2,000 bias-related incidents against white students from their report on p... 2016-11-09 New York NY http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/5/sout... Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white children omitted from liberal group’s report / The SPLC's report on hate crimes after the election of Donald Trump erased evidence of crimes against Trump supporters. / 2016-12-05
260. Woman finds pro trump and racist graffiti on her car. 2016-01-01 Philadelphia PA http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/05/black-man-arre... Man arrested after pro-Trump, racist graffiti spree in Philadelphia / Black man spray paints racist graffiti in attempt to smear trump supporters. / 2016-12-05
259. This is the FBI's current definition of hate crime 2015-12-31 Washington DC https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2015/topic-pages/vic... FBI UCR victim demographic analysis / An analysis of data for victims of single-bias hate crime incidents, by demographic group. / 2015-12-31
258. A black female student claimed she was assaulted by three white men shouting "Trump!" Then she dropp... 2016-11-10 Radnor Township PA http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20161203_Vil... Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident / Villanova University has ended its probe into a report of a black female student who allegedly was knocked down by young white males yelling "Trump" because the student does not want to pursue the matt / 2016-12-03
257. A black man has been charged with writing graffiti which makes Trump supporters look bad. Either he ... 2016-11-09 Philadelphia PA http://www.phillyvoice.com/more-racist-donald-trump... VIDEO: Suspect wanted for racist Trump vandalism in South Philly /
256. Students had been invited to express their feelings about the election by writing them on Post-it no... 2016-11-20 Madison WI http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/23/students-reaction... Student’s Reaction to Trump Win: ‘Suck It Up, Pussies.’ Police Are Investigating This Hate Crime. / Conservative students wrote "suck it up, pussies" regarding the election of Donald Trump on a post-it strip. The administration called this a hate crime: "A group of cross-functional college staff r / 2016-11-23
255. A complaint regarding homophobic harassment supposedly done in the name of Donald Trump has been inv... 2016-11-14 Chicago IL http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/north-park-har... 'I Just Want Them to Stop': Chicago Student Says Threatening 'Trump' Note Taped to Her Door / "This is a country-wide epidemic", a bisexual student at North Park University claimed, saying she received homophobic abuse from supporters of president-elect Donald Trump. The media uncritically r / 2016-11-15
254. Black student, Eleesha Long, falsely claimed to have been racially assaulted & harassed by 3 white m... 2016-11-09 Bowling Green OH http://www.13abc.com/content/news/BG-police-say-stu... BG police say student lied about politically driven attack / Eleesha Long, a black student at Bowling Green State University, falsely claimed to have been racially assaulted and harassed by three white men / 2016-11-17
253. Black man in Malden, MA admits filing false report of hate crime 2016-11-15 Malden MA http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/201... Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden / A black man in Malden, MA admits that he falsely claimed to have been racially harassed & intimidated by two white men / 2016-11-18
252. Police say Scott Lattin vandalized his own truck with messages like "F--- your flag, your family, yo... 2016-09-08 Whitney TX http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-vandal... Texas man vandalizes own truck with anti-police messages, blames it on Black Lives Matter activists: cops / The police have alleged that Scott Lattin vandalized his own truck with anti-police messages, and blamed it on Black Lives Matter activists. He raised $6000 on a GoFundMe page, which is now taken do / 2016-11-18
251. There is no police report or video evidence. 2016-11-10 Seattle Washington https://www.facebook.com/hinkwei.tu/posts/102100171... Facebook claim / 2016-11-10
250. It was simple vandalism (grafitti) consisting of a campaign slogan and not a racial slur nor 'racial... 2016-11-10 Stevens Point Wisconsin http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Reports-of-racial-... Reports of racial vandalism post election at UWSP / Someone wrote 'Trump for Prez' on a black student's dorm room door and the reporter labeled it as 'racial vandalism'. / 2016-11-11
249. Not a hoax. A traffic accident started the interaction but the black people immediately made it raci... 2016-01-01 http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-investigate... Chicago man beaten for traffic incident, not Trump support. / Victim didn't have Trump paraphernalia and did not state voting preference. Victim stated that the cause of the incident was a traffic-related problem. Audio of a female on the video suggests a / 2016-11-10
248. Claim: Gay Canadian filmmaker Chris Ball was severely beaten and bloodied by emboldened Donald Trump... 2016-11-08 Santa Monica CA https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ Reddit hate crime hoaxes / Another site with a list of fake hate crimes: https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ / 2016-11-12
247. Around 5 a.m.., three vehicles and one house were spray-painted, each in black, with messages that r... 2016-11-09 Philadelphia PA http://6abc.com/politics/man-charged-with-post-elec... Man charged with post-election vandalism in South Philly / William Tucker, 58, of the unit block of Hemmings Way in Lawnside, New Jersey, is charged with vandalism and related offenses. 'One of the messages read "Trump Rules," while others contained racial / 2016-12-01
246. Victim stated it was about a traffic related issue. 2016-11-09 Chicago IL http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-investigate... Chicago man beaten for traffic incident, not Trump support. / Victim didn't have Trump paraphernalia and did not state voting preference. Victim stated that the cause of the incident was a traffic-related problem. Audio of a female on the video suggests a / 2016-11-10
245. A female student at UL-Lafayette claimed that two males, one wearing Trump clothing, assaulted her. ... 2016-11-09 Lafayette Louisiana http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/12/post-... Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say / What may seem like a dramatic rise in the number of hate harassment and hate incidents happening across the country in the wake of Tuesday's general election is not in anyone's imagination, experts say / 2016-11-12
243. Someone posted nasty racist tweets and images on twitter and students' cars in the Abilene Christian... 2014-04-03 Abilene TX http://www.ktxs.com/news/abilene/acu-students-and-f... ACU students and faculty wear white to stand against racism / Someone incited racism by posting tweets and images in Abilene TX. It was later found out that the perpetrator was african american and a hoax. / 2016-10-14
242. No noose is good noose 2015-09-23 Newark DE http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24331/ Hasty outrage: U. of Delaware, media go nuts over ‘nooses’ … turns out they’re parts of leftover decorations / The objects weren’t nooses; after an investigation, they were determined to be “remnants of paper lanterns” leftover from a previous event. "But despite the ongoing investigation at the time — to de / 2015-09-23
241. The student thought she saw a noose last year, but it was just a piece of cable. Rather than being e... 2016-10-19 Baton Rouge LA https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/10/2... Anger at LSU at racist sign left on student's door / A student who had previously reported a "noose" which turned out to be a bit of wire reported a racist sign hung on her door. The university's president assumed it was genuine. / 2016-10-21
240. Miss Choudhury was convicted of wasting police time after they'd spent hours going through CCTV foot... 2015-11-13 Birmingham UK http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2016-01-08/w... Woman who lied about being attacked for wearing a hijab fined / A woman, known only as Miss Choudhury, who claimed she was subjected to a racist assault – telling the police and media she’d been targeted for wearing a hijab – has been fined for wasting police time / 2016-01-08
239. The referendum on EU membership in the UK supposedly led to an increase in hate crime. 2016-06-25 London UK http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/its-ti... It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria / The exaggeration of hate crime in Britain since Brexit. / 2016-10-14
238. The University of La Crosse Hate Response Team said that over 10% of the reports it has received are... 2016-09-01 La Crosse WI http://campusreform.org/?ID=8180 Crucifix, Trump chalkings reported as 'hate incidents' at UW-L / A crucifix chalked on a wall was reported because it is offensive to lesbians and gays. / 2016-09-27
237. On Monday, the 26-year-old McSwiggan, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of vandalism over $400 ... 2016-09-30 Los Angeles CA http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/09/29/online-pe... Online Personality Charged With Felony Vandalism After Being Accused Of Filing False Police Report / On Monday, the 26-year-old McSwiggan, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of vandalism over $400 damage and one misdemeanor count of [filing a] false report to a peace officer. / 2016-09-30
236. Milo Yiannopoulos claims lesbians are particularly prone to commit hate crime hoaxes 2016-01-01 Auburn TX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7qysjyy4RI Why Do Lesbians Fake So Many Hate Crimes? / A summary of lesbian hate crime hoaxes in a talk at Texas Tech by Milo Yiannopoulos / 2016-09-12
235. A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. The Guardian assumed it was a hate crime. The next day, ... 2016-09-12 New York NY https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/14/mus... New York Muslim woman set on fire was not target of hate crime, New York police say / A man who set fire to a Muslim woman in New York also inflamed several kaffir females, so it wasn't an anti-Muslim hate crime, police say. / 2016-09-14

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