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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359. Villanova ends investigation of alleged post-election hate crime, keeps mum on details / Villanova University has ceased its probe into the allegations of a black female student who claimed she was knocked over by several white men who were shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” on November 10. / 2016-12-03
360. Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident / Villanova University has ended its probe into a report of a black female student who allegedly was knocked down by young white males yelling "Trump" because the student does not want to pursue the matt / 2016-12-03
Type of hoax: suspected


Radnor Township PA

A black female student claimed she was assaulted by three white men shouting "Trump!" Then she dropped the case, and so did her university, Villanova. But the university is not saying it was a hoax. School spokesman Jonathan Gust “declined to say why the student did not want to cooperate or whether the university knows the identities of the males allegedly involved in the incident.” Local police closed the matter after the student said she no longer wished to pursue it, but Villanova had indicated it would continue looking into it.