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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.
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230. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has charged Calum McSwiggan with making a false police report after... 2016-06-27 Los Angeles CA http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/30/youtube-... YouTube personality in 'gay hate crime attack' charged with making false police report after 'faking injuries' / A man said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. London-native Calum McSwiggan – who runs a LGBT and lifestyle ch / 2016-06-
229. The perpetrator, a Syrian immigrant, admitted to painting swastikas before starting the fire. 2015-03-31 Inglostadt Bavaria https://www.rt.com/news/339226-syrian-refugee-arson... Syrian refugee admits to setting shelter on fire, spray-painting swastikas to frame far-right / A Syrian refugee has admitted to setting fire to a migrant hostel and painting swastikas to make it look it was Nazis who did it. / 2016-04-11
228. Student arrested for painting obscene pro-Donald Trump, anti-Mexico graffito is a social justice act... 2016-05-27 Chicago IL http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/01/depaul-stu... DePaul Students Traumatized by Pro-Trump Message, Rope Found After Milo Visit / A student has been arrested for painting "Trump 2016 - Fuck Mexico" on a sidewalk at DePaul University. He's a social justice student and activist. A rope tied in a noose has also been found - a regula / 2016-06-01
227. Marcus Owens, a black University of Iowa student, lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wa... 2016-05-17 Iowa City Iowa http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-su... Cops: Iowa student from Naperville lied about being victim of hate crime / Marcus Owens, a black University of Iowa student, lied to police about being the victim of a hate crime and was actually an instigator of drunken fights in Iowa City, Iowa. / 2016-05-17
226. Three black students at the University at Albany had been attacked on a city bus by a group of white... 2016-02-03 Albany NY http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/nyregion/racism-c... Racism Charges in Bus Incident, and Their Unraveling, Upset University at Albany / Surveillance videos did not support the accounts of the young women, Ms. Burwell, Alexis Briggs and Ariel Agudio. Neither did the statements of multiple fellow passengers. Rather than being victims of / 2016-03-01
225. Gay pastor falsely accused Whole Foods of adding Homophobic Slur to cake he ordered. 2016-04-01 Austin TX http://www.businessinsider.com/pastor-drops-lawsuit... Pastor admits he lied about a Whole Foods incident that caused a public outcry / In a statement on Monday, Brown said: The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team mem / 2016-05-17
224. The article says the family issued an apology and said that his account of the incident was inconsis... 2016-01-16 Iowa City Iowa http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/FBI-Assault-near-U... FBI: Assault near University of Iowa campus not hate crime / It was reported as a hate crime but the FBI determined that it was not. / 2016-05-16
223. Various hate crime hoaxes, many of them listed elsewhere on this site 2016-03-24 New York NY http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/05/02/hate-crime... There Have Been Over 100 Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Past Decade / A list of fake hate crimes from 2007 thru 2016 / 2016-05-02
222. Black students at Salisbury University drew a lynched stick figure accompanied by the words "nigger"... 2016-04-27 Salisbury Maryland http://college.usatoday.com/2016/04/27/black-studen... Black students connected in SU racist drawing / Black students drew a lynched stick figure accompanied by the words "nigger" and "#whitepower" in Salisbury University's library. / 2016-04-27
221. Black woman later convicted of sending hat tweets. 2015-11-18 Union New Jersey http://hotair.com/archives/2016/04/19/kean-universi... Kean University racism protester to face jail time for tweeting fake death threats / This would supplement report 214. Kayla-Simone McKelvey convicted and facing jail time. / 2016-01-16
220. A school official in a Jersey City high school said a 16-year old black kid sent racist texts to him... 2013-08-01 Jersey City NJ http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/08/the_blac... Jersey City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself, school official says / "We have NEVER and will NEVER have an (n-word) to lead our school," was one of the messages allegedly sent by a black school student to himself. A school official in a Jersey City high school said t / 2013-08-26
219. Kayla McKelvey pleaded guilty to sending threats to other black students to inspire them to attend a... 2015-11-16 Elizabeth NJ https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-admits-tweeting-fa... Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students / Kayla McKelvey, a former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students at Kean University last fall / 2016-04-19
218. The world's media reported a Muslim woman who was run over in Molenbeek, Belgium, as a victim of a h... 2016-04-01 Molenbeek Brussels http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/04/04/exposed-... Molenbeek ‘Far Right’ Hit And Run Was Muslim-On-Muslim Attack / The world's media reported a Muslim woman who was run over in Molenbeek, Belgium, as a victim of a hate crime. In fact, she was hit by a drunk called "Mohammed". The media included the New York Post / 2016-04-04
217. Video from the bus and witnesses falsify the three black students' claim of being the victims of a r... 2016-01-30 Albany NY http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-local/article/Chur... Churchill: UAlbany bus attack story isn't holding up / Three black students claimed to be victims of a racial attack on a bus. The evidence seems to show otherwise. / 2016-02-09
216. Jesus Cabrera, a Hispanic graffiti vandal, falsely claimed that he was assaulted with a screwdriver ... 2015-07-17 Palo Alto CA http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/East-Palo-Alto... East Palo Alto Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting Hate Crime / A Hispanic graffiti vandal falsely claimed that he was assaulted with a screwdriver and racially harassed by white males. In reality, he was assaulted by rival Hispanic gang members. / 2016-01-12
215. Devout Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque was arrested after torching it on Christmas Day. 2016-01-01 Houston TX https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/w... Suspect in Houston mosque fire claims to have prayed there five times a day, police say / Gary Nathaniel Moore, a black Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque, was arrested for torching the Mosque he previously attended. / 2015-12-30
214. Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, of Union was charged by summons with third-degree creating a false public... 2016-06-30 Union NJ http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2015/12/arrest_ma... Twitter threats to black Kean students made by black alum, police say / A threat was made to kill black students. Police say it was a black woman faking a hate crime. / 2015-12-01
213. Black student threatened to shoot other black students on campus 2015-11-13 Saginaw MI http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2015/11... Yik Yak threat at SVSU said, 'I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus' / Police at Saginaw Valley State University say a threat posted on the social media site Yik Yak read, "I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning." The message t / 2015-11-17
212. Through interviews with people at the party, a police investigation found multiple witnesses includi... 2015-08-30 Grand Forks ND http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/crime-and-cour... UPDATE: UND to review fraternity incident after cops close case on alleged attack / Cops close case on gay man allegedly beaten at frat party in North Dakota / 2015-10-14
211. A list of ten solved hate crime hoaxes 2015-03-20 WInnsboro LA http://listverse.com/2015/03/20/10-egregious-hate-c... 10 Egregious Hate Crime Hoaxes / 10 egregious hate crime hoaxes / 2015-03-20
209. The alleged victim admitted she did it 2015-09-16 Buffalo NY http://www.mindingthecampus.org/2015/09/white-only-... ’White Only’ and ’Black Only’ / Someone posted signs reading “White Only” or “Black Only” at the entrance to bathrooms and above drinking fountains around campus. The Black Student Union called a meeting to discuss the incident. / 2015-09-23
208. A series of examples of fake rape claims, plus a few fake hate crimes 2015-05-01 Vancouver WA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQgB1CvH8n4 Lauren Southern: The falsely accused are the real victims / A series of examples of fake rape claims, plus a few fake hate crimes, by Canadian anti-feminist vlogger Lauren Southern / 2015-06-08
207. Club owner Frank Elliot has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud following his claim that ... 2012-06-03 Oak Park MI http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-2-2013/Owne... Owner of Oak Park's torched Velvet Rope gay night spot charged with arson, insurance fraud / The Velvet Rope, 728 Lake St, was destroyed by fire in the early morning of June 3, 2012 and never reopened. At the time, Frank Elliott said he thought the bar was targeted because it catered to a gay / 2013-11-13
206. A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. V... 2015-06-01 Denver CO http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/06/30/suspect-arres... Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church / A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disord / 2015-06-30
205. Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!” the note read. “Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask t... 2015-07-02 Baltimore MD http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/baltimore-womans-re... Relentlessly GayYard / Online sleuths have poked holes in a Baltimore woman’s claims about homophobic complaints over her “relentlessly gay” yard that helped her gather $43,000 in donations. / 2015-07-02
203. Gay man claims he was assaulted, admits wounds were self inflicted 2015-04-24 Delta Utah http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=35308903 Alleged hate crimes against gay Delta man were staged, police say / Suspected hate crimes against a Delta man who said he was attacked for being gay were actually staged by him, police confirmed Tuesday. The man's attorney called his actions a "cry for help." Ric / 2015-06-30
202. The article in the Boise Weekly says "Rachel Dolezal, who is black, says she’s been a target of a se... 2009-09-01 Coeur d’Alene ID http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2010/0... An Ugly Reminder... / Civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal 'found' a noose hanging at her home. / 2010-06-21
201. 'She then stated a man got out of the truck, approached her vehicle and screamed “watch the f**k out... 2015-02-11 Arlington TX http://www.arlingtonvoice.com/crime-emergency-educa... Muslim UTA student's claim of aggravated assault with a weapon was fabricated / Ambreen Sharif claimed she was targeted by a man in a pickup truck shouting “watch the f**k out, we’re killing all of you.” But a statement released by UT Arlington Friday afternoon says the entire / 2015-02-13
200. Police said Monday that a surveillance video from a nearby business shows Seherzada Dzanic, 26... ju... 2014-12-05 St Louis MO http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts... St. Louis Bosnian woman who claimed hate crime is charged with making false report / Surveillance video shows her just getting out of her car and lying in the street. At the time, Dzanic told police three black men in their late teens to early 20s had walked in front of her vehicle. / 2014-12-16
199. A University of Chicago student who claimed his Facebook page was hacked and filled with racist and ... 2014-11-18 Chicago IL http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20329/ Racially charged hacking incident was just a hoax to push diversity agenda / A University of Chicago student who claimed his Facebook page was hacked and filled with racist and violent messages against him and another student has now admitted he faked the attack. / 2014-12-01

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