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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 Police say student lied about attack by Trump supporter / 2016-11-09
 Woman fabricated story of being attacked and robbed of hijab at Louisiana college by man wearing Donald Trump hat / Woman fabricated story of being attacked and robbed of hijab at Louisiana college by man wearing Donald Trump hat / 2016-11-10
 Lafayette PD: UL student made up story about attack, stolen hijab / Lafayette police say University of Louisiana student made up story about Trump supporters stealing her hijab / 2016-11-10
 Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say / What may seem like a dramatic rise in the number of hate harassment and hate incidents happening across the country in the wake of Tuesday's general election is not in anyone's imagination, experts say / 2016-11-12
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place

2016-11-09

Lafayette Louisiana

A female student at UL-Lafayette claimed that two males, one wearing Trump clothing, assaulted her. She claims that they hit her over the head with a metal object, kicked her as she lay on ground, and then stole her purse/wallet. Police investigated and she declined any medical aid or inspection of her wounds. After investigation the police concluded that she fabricated the story. They have not yet decided whether or not to charge her with filing a fake police report.

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