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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341. Chicago man beaten for traffic incident, not Trump support. / Victim didn't have Trump paraphernalia and did not state voting preference. Victim stated that the cause of the incident was a traffic-related problem. Audio of a female on the video suggests a / 2016-11-10
346. Man Who Got Jumped For Being A Donald Trump Supporter Speaks Out /
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Not a hoax. A traffic accident started the interaction but the black people immediately made it racially charged by saying he was "one of those white Trump supporters" which the victim confirmed he supported Trump and then was attacked.