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.

Report 257.

Articles/programs Details
344. VIDEO: Suspect wanted for racist Trump vandalism in South Philly /
358. Man charged with post-election vandalism in South Philly / William Tucker, 58, of the unit block of Hemmings Way in Lawnside, New Jersey, is charged with vandalism and related offenses. 'One of the messages read "Trump Rules," while others contained racial / 2016-12-01
Type of hoax: suspected


Philadelphia PA

A black man has been charged with writing graffiti which makes Trump supporters look bad. Either he is a really dumb Trump supporter, or an incompetent hate hoaxer. 'Police say Tucker is the man who was seen in surveillance video spray-painting the hood of a car in the 900 block of South 6th Street around 5 a.m. on November 9th.'