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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Memorial for Pulse nightclub shooting defaced by white supremacists https://www.newsweek.com/memorial-pulse-nightclub-s... online article 2020-05-15
GBI Makes Arrest for Terroristic Threats Related to the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Investigation https://archive.is/gTSMa online article 2020-05-10
Smells like Smollett: California student faces felonies for allegedly faking violent hate crimes https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14832 online article 2020-05-06
Judges tosses student’s hate-crime hoax conviction on First Amendment grounds https://www.thecollegefix.com/judges-tosses-student... online article 2020-04-13
Racist threats and attacks that rattled a California university campus were faked, police say https://www.newsweek.com/racist-threats-attacks-tha... online article 2020-04-13
MSU tells students the 'correct term' for 'Chinese Virus' https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14675 online article 2020-04-07
Racist graffiti found on student's dorm in Marsh Hall https://www.thecollegianur.com/article/2020/01/raci... online article 2020-01-25
College student charged with faking hate crime against herself https://www.thecollegefix.com/college-student-charg... online article 2020-03-11
JCPD: Woman arrested for carving "white pride" into sidewalk at JC business https://wcyb.com/news/local/jcpd-woman-arrested-for... online article 2020-03-03
Southaven man who reported racist graffiti on vehicles charged with insurance fraud https://wreg.com/news/southaven-man-who-reported-ra... online article 2020-02-28
New surveillance video released from Popeyes body slam incident in Columbia https://fox17.com/news/local/new-surveillance-video... online article 2020-01-30
Southaven man who reported racist graffiti on vehicles charged with insurance fraud https://wreg.com/news/southaven-man-who-reported-ra... online article 2020-02-28
Philadelphia Police Release Images Of Suspect Wanted For Spray-Painting Racial Slurs On Cecil B. Moore Mural https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2020/02/26/philad... online article 2020-02-15
Lawyer for ex-UAlbany student in bus case says her conduct was free speech https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Appeal-to-b... online article 2020-02-19
Go Home N-Word - Student Says Athletes beat him in hateful attack; Police say that's not true https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/waukesha... tv program 2020-02-04
Anti-gun doctor accused of sending himself death threat https://yournews.com/2020/01/28/1423434/anti-gun-do... online article 2020-01-28
Cop Resigns After Writing 'Pig' Insult On Coffee Cup And Blaming McDonald's Workers https://www.yahoo.com/news/kansas-police-pig-insult... online article 2020-01-02
He told police he was stabbed for being Jewish. Then his Apple Watch caught him in a lie. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oak... online article 2020-01-02
Andy Ngo responds: Twitter punishes you for telling the truth https://www.thepostmillennial.com/andy-ngo-responds... online article 2019-12-06
Are We in the Midst of a Transgender Murder Epidemic? https://quillette.com/2019/12/07/are-we-in-the-mids... online article 2019-12-07
A National Epidemic: Fatal Anti-Transgender Violence in the United States in 2019 https://www.hrc.org/resources/a-national-epidemic-f... online article 2019-12-01
Andy Ngo suspended from Twitter for correcting Chelsea Clinton's claims about hate crimes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Y0frT9sP0 online article 2019-11-27
Hate-Crime Violence Hits 16-Year High, F.B.I. Reports https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/us/hate-crimes-f... online article 2019-11-12
O Oberlin, My Oberlin https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/o-oberl... online article 2019-08-01
Finnish Politician Apologises for Fake Hate Crime https://nationalfile.com/finnish-politician-apologi... online article 2019-11-14
The great hate crime HOAX https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7617669/Th... online article 2019-10-26
“He never taught here”: ice rink disputes claim of racism by hockey coach https://www.thepostmillennial.com/he-never-taught-h... online article 2019-10-18
The myth of rising hate crime https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/10/17/the-myth-o... online article 2019-10-17
Hate crimes double in five years in England and Wales http://archive.is/NM17N online article 2019-10-15
Why we keep falling for hate-crime hoaxes https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/why-we-keep-falling-f... online article 2019-10-03

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