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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170. Real extremists are unlikely to think their agenda is advanced by painting 'KKK' on people's houses 2011-10-22 Hillsboro OR http://hillsboroaloha.katu.com/news/crime/443662-po... Police: Car, home tagged with hate crime graffiti / A house was tagged with 'KKK' and a nearby truck with a swastika / 2011-10-23
169. Lewis and Clark students published a magazine mocking the Holocaust, and there were a series of swas... 2009-10-16 Portland OR http://search.katu.com/default.aspx?ct=r&q=swastika... KATU 'Swastika' News / A collection of 'swastika' incidents from around the north west from 2009. Students tend to be divided between ones with a sick sense of humor and those with no sense of humor at all. Lewis and Clar / 2009-10-17
168. Maybe Nazis enter colleges and paint swastikas on walls. Maybe not. There were several such incident... 2010-02-21 Portland OR http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/... Police investigate swastika vandalism at University of Oregon in Eugene / A swastika was painted on the carpet in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Alliance in the middle of the night at the University of Oregon. A controversial discussion group called "Pacifica Forum / 2010-02-01
167. Media reported racial content to apparent attack on light rail train. Subsequent investigation revea... 2008-06-09 Portland OR


164. A swastika was found at the height of a political campaign to persuade the university to bar a group... 2010-02-01 Eugene OR http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/... Police investigate swastika vandalism at University of Oregon in Eugene / A swastika was painted on the carpet in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Alliance in the middle of the night at the University of Oregon. A controversial discussion group called "Pacifica Forum / 2010-02-01
163. Academic Paul Mirecki claimed to have been attacked by two white men. However, the evidence suggests... 2005-12-05 Lawrence KS http://michellemalkin.com/2005/12/07/what-happened-... The Mirecki Files / Michelle Malkin: "Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman’s killer is still on the loose. And so are the two alleged attackers of University of Kansas professor Paul Mirecki." "While a faculty colleague clai / 2005-12-07
162. Homophobic threats were scrawled on a Colorado home. Its lesbian inhabitants are accused of doing it... 2011-10-01 Parker CO http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/18/lesbian-couple... Lesbian couple accused of faking hate crime at Colorado home / "Two lesbians who claimed to be victims of a hate crime last year when hateful messages were scrawled on their Colorado home are now being accused of perpetrating a hoax." / 2012-05-18
161. Oak Brook native Safia Z Jilani has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report. She... 2009-01-19 Elmhurst IL http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Elmhurst_Stude... Elmhurst student faked attack / 19 yr old Muslim woman Safia Z Jilani has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, a felony which carries up to 3 years jail. She claimed to have been assaulted by a masked gunma / 2009-07-16
160. Gay man claimed he'd been called a homophobic word and burned with a piece of hot metal at UNC campu... 2011-04-05 Chapel Hill NC http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/12/1124145/unc-... Hate crime report at UNC was false, police say / Freshman Quinn Matney claimed he'd been called a homophobic word and burned with a piece of hot metal at UNC campus. Authorities say it's fake. / 2011-04-12
159. A black student at the University of Wisconsin Parkside created racist flyers threatening other blac... 2012-02-01 Racine WI http://journaltimes.com/news/local/deputies-parksid... Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list / "What better way to celebrate Black History Month than with yet another hoax intended to create an illusion that blacks are put upon by racists?" comments tactful, hypersensitive blogger 'Moon Battery' / 2012-02-03
158. Man admitted carving a homophobic word in himself after police noticed it was written backward. 2004-12-14 Independence MO http://www.kmbc.com/Man-Admits-Hate-Crime-Attack-Wa... Man Admits Hate Crime Attack Was False / 22 yr old Floyd Elliott admitted carving a homophobic word in himself after police noticed it was written backward. "He said he falsely reported the attack to increase the police presence in his neighb / 2004-12-28
157. A lesbian student at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) won the sympathy of hundreds of stu... 2012-03-01 New Britain CT http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/31/hate-... Hate crime hoaxes / Summarizes recent fake hate crimes in higher education. Hate notes at Trinity, Deerfield, Illinois, in 2005, anti-lesbian messages at Central Connecticut in the same year, racist/sexist messages at / 2012-07-31
156. A gay man, Joseph Baken, injured himself doing a backflip outside a bar, then claimed he'd been targ... 2012-08-04 Missoula MT http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374096/eleven... Eleven Hate Crime Hoaxes / A list of fake crimes, some of them fake hate crimes / 2015-03-24
155. Kerri Dunn was charged with insurance fraud after witnesses said she had vandalized her own car with... 2004-03-09 Los Angeles CA http://www.thesimon.com/magazine/articles/canon_fod... Stomping Out (Phony) Hate Crimes / "Racism is bad. But so are scam artists who exploit our sympathies by making false hate-crime claims." The author argues that Kerri Dunn was so egregiously exploitative of campus culture it might ca / 2004-05-03
154. A campus officer brought KKK flyers to school to make others aware that such material was being circ... 1992-01-01 San Bernadino CA


153. Vandalism at High School caused $650K damage. Swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were left. 2 were ... 1990-02-01 Rockville MD


152. 4 white students were attacked by black ones at Berkeley High School following the appearance of a r... 1991-12-01 Berkeley CA


151. John Grace, a black student at Middlebury College, admitted writing racist notes and taping them to ... 1983-09-01 Middlebury VT


150. Pedro House Jr was caught painting anti-Semitic and racist slurs on a restroom wall inside Union Cou... 1989-12-01 Cranford NJ


149. A former president of the Jewish student union was acquitted of carrying out a hate crime hoax. One ... 1988-11-01 Binghampton NY


148. At Emory University a black student claimed to be on the receiving end of racist death threats. Poli... 1990-04-01 Atlanta GA http://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/01/us/woman-s-claim-... Woman's Claim Of Racial Crime Is Called a Hoax / Local prosecutors reviewing the case of the student, Sabrina Collins, who received national attention after she had reported receiving racially motivated hate mail and death threats in recent months, s / 1990-05-31
147. A white student was arrested for sending threatening letters to 13 black students and faculty. In fa... 1988-12-01 Columbus OH


146. Racial slurs written on paper posted on door of Black Student Union building. The BSU made the most ... 1993-02-01 Williams MA


145. Black student at NW Missouri Uni. claimed racially motivated assault and death threats. As many as 1... 1988-10-01 Maryville MO


144. In 1998, a lesbian student at St. Cloud State University faked a hate crime against herself by cutti... 1998-01-01 St Cloud MN http://www.erinoconnor.org/archives/2003/03/faking_... Faking the hate? contd... A list of hoax crimes. / A list of fake hate crimes between 1998 and 2003. / 2003-03-07
139. Alicia Hardin admitted to sending racial slurs to other black students, then admitted it was a fake,... 2005-04-01 Chicago IL http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2005/04/28/expose... Alicia Hardin, Exposed / A black student allegedly sent hate letters to other minority students at a Christian college. She said she did it because she wanted her mother to pull her from the college, although it's not because / 2005-04-28
138. A lesbian student at Tamalpais high claimed she was pelted with eggs, had her locker and car vandali... 2005-05-01 Mill Valley CA http://sfist.com/2014/05/02/lgbt_teen_from_marin_wh... LGBT Teen Who Committed Fake Hate Crimes Against Herself 10 Years Ago Speaks Out / “I started a whole fake hate-crime thing with the police so I didn’t have to do my homework.” / 2014-05-02
137. Not really a hate crime. An Islamophobic flyer was produced by leftists, falsely claiming to be from... 2007-10-01 Washington DC http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Protected/Art... Jimmy Carter, Phony Hate Crimes, Etc. / There was a hoax poster at GWU mocking conservative attitudes to Muslims. Some Muslims, and college president Knapp, didn't see the joke. "The posters aimed to satirically vilify conservatives, not / 2007-10-22
136. Mirza Akram has been charged with faking a hate crime (a fire at his store, plus anti-Muslim graffit... 2004-07-09 Everett WA http://www.danielpipes.org/2042/islamophobic-prejud... "Islamophobic Prejudice" and CAIR / A story about a Muslim faking an Islamophobic hate crime. "On putting out the fire, police and firefighters found a gasoline can, a spray-painted obscenity against Arabs and a spray-painted white cross / 2004-08-25
135. Sarah Marshak, a student at George Washington University, was caught on tape painting swastikas on h... 2007-10-01 Washington DC http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/05/gwu-student-jo... GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax / Another fake antisemitic campus hate crime: Sarah Marshak claimed to have drawn three swastikas on her George Washingon University campus room door, to draw attention to the administration's inattentio / 2007-11-05

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