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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484. Jussie Smollett’s neighbors cast doubt on his attack story / Meanwhile, Chicago police said Sunday that Smollett has yet to turn over data from his cellphone to verify that he was on the phone with his music manager, Brandon Moore, when he was allegedly attacked / 2019-02-11
Type of hoax: suspected


Chicago Illinois

Jussie Smollet was suppose to have been attacked by Trump supporters wearing a MAGA hat. None of his story adds up. He went out at 2am alone for a sandwich, supposedly gets attacked, and walks the rest of teh way home, didn't call 9-1-1, still had a rope around his neck, still had his sandwich intact, said he had broken ribs and went to the hospital. NOW he is backtracking and said he did not go to the hospital and that his ribs were just "bruised". Who keeps the rope on their neck after being freed?? That makes no sense. Police can only find some hooded figures they can't see, and no video of the beating. There are cameras all up and down the streets. That night was one of the coldest nights in chicago at 2 am it was only -12 degrees, with a windchill of -20 degrees. Who goes out for a sanwich at 2 am in -12 degree weather. Smollett claims he was bitten, but no teeth marks. It is reported that police have all of Smollett's journey on video to and from the store, all but 60 seconds, and an attack of that magnitude, with people fleeing the scene is not on the videos. None of this is adding up.