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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301. Student confessed to incident. 2017-04-28 Northfield MN https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/... A racist note sparked protests at a Minnesota college. The school now says the message was fake. / A racist threat against a black student at St. Olaf College was determined to be fabricated and not a genuine threat according to the college president. / 2017-05-10
300. Church organist George Nathaniel Stang vandalized the church where he worked w/ hateful graffiti. 2016-11-20 Bean Blossom IN http://www.theindychannel.com/news/crime/pc-church-... PC: Church organist who reported vandalism was actually the one who did it / George Nathaniel Stang confessed to local police that he spray painted a swastika, the words "Heil Trump" & a homophobic slur on the church where he worked. His intention was to "mobilize a movement". / 2017-05-03
299. An assistant professor, Azhar Hussain, was charged with fabricating anti-Muslim threats & an assault... 2017-03-08 Terre Haute IN http://www.tribstar.com/news/isu-professor-arrested... ISU professor arrested, accused of making up threats and attack / Azhar Hussain, an assistant ISU professor, was charged by local police with falsely reporting anti-Muslim threats & an assault against himself. Local police believe his intention was to elicit sympathy / 2017-04-21
298. A black man has been charged with leaving a threatening letter outside a Nepali/Indian store claimin... 2017-04-01 Charlotte NC http://wfae.org/post/hate-crime-white-america-leads... Hate Crime By 'White America' Leads To Black Man's Arrest / Nepal-Indian merchant threatened with torture if he didn't leave country. Signed "White America." Police arrested black man after reviewing video tape. /
297. The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially off... 2017-03-24 St. Peter MN http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8965http://www.camp... College ‘Diversity Council’ Posts FAKE Racist Flyers / The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the m / 2017-03-24
296. Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a s... 2017-03-01 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/23/israeli-man... Israeli man arrested in US Jewish community center bomb threats / Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S.. Police spokesman Micky Rosen / 2017-03-23
295. Jewish man Andrew King spray painted his home with 3 swastikas & claimed to be a victim. 2017-02-10 Schenectady NY http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2017/03/jew... Jewish man arrested after spray painting swastikas on his own home in Upstate NY / Andrew King, a Jewish man, spray painted 3 swastikas on his home & reported the incident to the police. The police later determined that he fabricated the hate crime & charged him with false reporting. / 2017-03-21
294. Halley Bass falsely reported that a white man scratched her face because she wore a "solidarity pin"... 2016-11-15 Ann Arbor MI http://amp.mlive.com/v1/articles/20274103/ann_arbor... Ann Arbor woman pleads guilty to making up hate crime / Halley Bass pleaded guilty to fabricating an assault in which she claimed a white man scratched her face because she wore a "solidarity pin". In fact, the wound was self-inflicted in a literature class / 2017-03-07
293. CNN & SPLC blames whites for bomb threats made by black leftist 2017-02-22 St Louis Missouri http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/03/anti-trump-commun... Anti-Trump Communist Arrested For Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats / Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis by the FBI for making at least eight bomb threats and the cyberstalking of an ex-girlfriend. / 2017-03-03
292. Vandals not responsible for tipped graves at Jewish cemetery 2017-03-05 Brooklyn New York http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/vandal... Vandals not responsible for dozens of tipped graves at Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, management says / Police and the general manager of a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn said that 42 fallen headstones were not caused by vandals, saying Sunday that the memorials had naturally tipped over due to age / 2017-03-05
291. False report of anti-Muslim abuse on a Chicago bus. 2015-12-11 Chicago Illinois http://www.refinery29.com/2015/12/99388/muslim-woma... This Woman Had The Perfect Response For The Man Who Spit At Her In Anti-Muslim Attack / A woman named Sharareh Delara Drury, who describes herself as a journalist, claimed that she was accosted on a Michigan Avenue bus in Chicago. Her story was first posted on her Facebook page and then r / 2015-12-11
290. Two black students charged for posting racist messages supporting the Ku Klux Klan 1998-10-30 Oxford OH http://enquirer.com/editions/1999/01/22/loc_two_bla... Two black students charged in racial vandalism at Miami / Two black Miami University students were charged for allegedly posting racist messages supporting the Ku Klux Klan at the college's black learning center. / 1999-01-22
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 no
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

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