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 (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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595. Rockies' Investigation Reveals Fan Didn't Use Racial Slur, Was Shouting at Mascot / After much hand-wringing and hysteria about a fan allegedly shouting the n-word at a baseball game, the evidence showed that he was actually shouting "Dinger", which is the name of the Colorado Rockies / 2021-08-09
Type of hoax: not a hoax

2021-08-08

Denver CO

After a thorough investigation that included calls, emails and video clips from concerned fans, media and broadcast partners, the Colorado Rockies have concluded that the fan was indeed yelling for Rockies mascot Dinger in hopes of getting his attention for a photo, and there was never any racial slur that occurred.

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