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 also recommended.

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348. Jussie Smollet was suppose to have been attacked by Trump supporters wearing a MAGA hat. None of his... 2019-01-29 Chicago Illinois
349. Jussie Smollett was allegedly attacked by Trump Supporters in Downtown Chicago. 2019-01-29 Chicago IL

Jussie Smollett’s neighbors cast doubt on his attack story

New York Post

Gabrielle Fonrouge


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. Moore has said he heard Smollett’s assailants shout a “racial slur” and the words “MAGA country,” an apparent reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. Cops have said they found plenty of surveillance video, but none that captured the incident.

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