fakehatecrimes.org

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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289. Montreal man charged with terror hoax after bomb threat targeting Muslim university students 2017-03-02 Montreal Quebec http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-con... Montreal man charged with terror hoax after bomb threat targeting Muslim university students / Hisham Saadi, 47, has been charged with carrying out a hoax regarding terrorist activity, uttering threats and mischief in connection with the Concordia University bomb threat Wednesday. / 2017-03-02
288. Racist graffiti found at high school. Suspect is "non-Caucasian" say officials. 2017-02-27 Lakeville MN http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/28/lakeville-... Lakeville Officials Say ‘Non-Caucasian,’ Special Ed Student Behind Graffiti / Racist graffiti found in Minnesota high school. After initial media furore, non-white student alleged to have done the crime by officials. "District officials said the incident was very unfortunate / 2017-02-28
287. There are two sides to the story. The waitress says customers left a racist note, the customers say ... 2017-01-07 Ashburn VA http://wtop.com/loudoun-county/2017/02/lawyer-racis... Lawyer: Racist note on Loudoun Co. restaurant bill is fake / The lawyer who represents the customers who allegedly left a racist note on Loudoun Co. restaurant bill says the story is fake. The local NAACP is standing behind the waitress, but also said it's s / 2017-02-24
286. Jalen Mitchell reported to campus police on Jan. 26 that he found a note containing racist and homop... 2017-01-26 Columbus OH http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31355/ Hate crime hoax alert: Capital University student admits to fabricating several incidents / Student fabricated several hate crimes and admitted he did it because “It was a way to try to get attention, to say ‘Someone notice me, I’m dying on the inside,’” / 2017-02-24
285. Osama Nazzal was charged with spray painting anti-Arab graffiti on an Arab family's house. 2017-01-10 Sylvania Township OH http://nbc24.com/news/local/arrest-made-in-connecti... Man charged in Sylvania Township graffiti case / Osama Nazzal was charged with spray painting anti-Arab graffiti on an Arab family's house on January 10, 2017. / 2017-02-15
284. Jalen Mitchell, a black student, admitted to committing many false hate crimes. 2017-01-26 Bexley OH http://cuchimes.com/02/2017/campus-police-determine... Campus Police determine reported hate crimes were fabricated, student shares truth / Jalen Mitchell, a black Capital University student, admitted to campus police he fabricated hate crimes including writing a racist note to himself and claiming to have been racially assaulted. / 2017-02-09
283. Michael Kee, a Beloit College student, spray painted anti-Muslim graffiti on his dorm door & on a wa... 2017-02-01 Beloit WI http://www.mystateline.com/news/fake-hate-crime-rep... Fake 'Hate Crime' Report at Beloit College Leads to Arrest / Michael Kee, a Beloit College student, admitted to police that he spray painted anti-Muslim graffiti on his dorm door and on a wall to gain attention. / 2017-02-01
282. A summary of some of the fake hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump on November 8 2016. 2016-12-30 Washington DC http://lidblog.com/top-30-fake-hate-crimes/ The Top 30 Fake Hate Crimes Exposed Since Trump Was Elected / A summary of some of the fake hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump on November 8 2016. / 2016-12-30
279. A girl claimed on social media she had been called a 'terrorist' and was pushed onto the tracks by a... 2017-01-15 Vienna Austria http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4136730/Mus... Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train because of her headscarf faces prosecution in Austria after CCTV shows she invented the story / A fourteen-year-old Muslim girl claimed she was pushed in front of a train in Austria for being Muslim. Police say the CCTV cameras show the incident did not happen. / 201
278. Muslim woman claimed Trump supporters attacked her, took her purse, backpack and car keys, then stol... 2016-11-10 San Diego CA http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/SDSU-Police-A... SDSU Police: No Suspect in Attack on Muslim Student / A San Diego State University student who initially reported being pushed and verbally assaulted by two men in a parking garage has decided not to pursue charges, SDSU Police said Tuesday. A Muslim s / 2017-01-07
277. See summary of content. 2017-01-10 Baltimore area MD http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/01/11/police-cit... Police Charge Student For Threat Made At Arundel High School / Black student makes threats to school using Twitter account containing KKK. / 2017-01-11
276. Police believe the 13 y.o. was unmotivated by bias. He saw it in a video game. 2017-01-01 Esperance NY http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Boy-arreste... Boy arrested in Esperance swastika graffiti spree / Boy, 13, determined to have acted alone. Not motivated by bias toward any individual or group. Was familiar with the symbol from a video game and "chose it because it was easy to draw." / 2017-01-06
275. White man admitted he spray painted "N*gger Lovers" on his home & torched his own truck & motorcycle... 2016-12-26 Denton Texas http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/26/hate-hoax... Hate Hoax: Texan Tags Racial Slur on Own Home / David Williams, a white man, confessed to spray painting "N*gger Lovers" on his garage door in addition to torching his truck and motorcycle on his front lawn. / 2016-12-26
274. Ann Arbor police say a report of ethnic intimidation involving a woman wearing a hijab did not actua... 2016-11-11 Ann Arbor MI http://www.wxyz.com/news/u-m-student-made-up-story-... U-M student made up story about man threatening to burn hjiab, police say / A University of Michigan student said a man threatened to set fire to her hijab. She said the suspect pulled out a lighter, so she removed her hijab before he ran away on foot. Police say detectives / 2016-12-21
273. An African-American man set fire and vandalized a predominantly black church. He was part of the con... 2016-11-01 Leland Mississippi http://wreg.com/2016/12/21/mississippi-authorities-... Arrest made in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church / Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain s / 2016-12-21
271. Professor Mashhad Fahes claims she, and another person, were handed an “anti-Muslim” pamphlet. But ... 2016-11-15 Norman OK http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30113/ U. Oklahoma prof claims she was given anti-Muslim literature, blames post-election ‘values / University of Oklahoma Professor Mashhad Fahes claims she was handed an “anti-Muslim” pamphlet while on her way to class on November 15. She claims she reported it to the university police, and some / 2016-11-25
270. At Elon University, someone wrote “Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista” on a whiteboard. The administrati... 2016-11-10 Elon NC http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29937/ Post-election anti-Latino message at Elon U. turns out to be a hoax … by a Latino student / Anti-Latino graffiti at Elon University is big hoax, perpetrated by a student of the ethnicity the message targeted. / 2016-11-13
269. The UK anti-racist group Hope Not Hate exaggerated the amount of hatred online about MP Jo Cox, who ... 2016-11-28 London UK http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21711931-trol... A supposed outpouring of online hatred against Jo Cox, a murdered MP, was exaggerated / A careful analysis of the claims of the anti-racist group Hope Not Hate by the Economist found that they exaggerated the amount of hate online about the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox, who opposed / 2016-12-17
268. Police say Vincent Palmer, 27, told them he taped a note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "... 2016-12-10 Ormond Beach FL http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/o... Cops: Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire / A note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "Trump" written on it, a brick, and flaming gasoline, were thrown through a Florida woman's car window. Later, Vincent Palmer, her ex-boyfriend, confess / 2016-12-12
267. Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with filing a false report. The Muslim college student claimed s... 2016-12-09 New York NY http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-re... Muslim college student who claimed Trump supporters attacked her on the subway under arrest for making story up / A Muslim college student claimed three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip her hijab off her head on the New York subway by . She has now admitted the story is false / 2016-12-
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-government/2016/12/10/... Southern Poverty Law Center Calls Islamic and Black Lives Matter Attacks ‘Radical-Right Terrorist Plots’ / Several actual hate crimes, such as the murder of 49 people by an Islamic fundamentalist in Florida in June 2016, are classified as "terror from the right" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. / 2016-12-10
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://nypost.com/2016/12/05/report-buried-trump-re... Report buried Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white kids / The Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Federation of Teachers set out a questionnaire to teachers and administrators about post-election hate crimes. When they published a report, they exclud / 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/resource-pages/... FBI: UCR 2015 Hate Crime Statistics / FBI hate crime statistics methodology / 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.thecollegefix.com/post/30234/ Villanova ends investigation of alleged post-election hate crime, keeps mum on details / Villanova University has ceased its probe into the allegations of a black female student who claimed she was knocked over by several white men who were shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” on November 10. / 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://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
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://www.mindingthecampus.org/2016/11/pro-trump-m... Pro-Trump message investigated as hate crime / At Edgewood College in Wisconsin, administrators are investigating a message telling the losers in the recent presidential election to "suck it up, pussies" as a hate crime. It's actually protected / 2016-11-27

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