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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389. The memorial is to 49 gay people murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2016. It's possible that a whit... 2020-05-10 Orlando FL

Memorial for Pulse nightclub shooting defaced by white supremacists


Aila Slisco


A mural paying tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting at Orlando, Florida's Pulse nightclub has been vandalized by white supremacists - according to Newsweek. A sticker from 'Patriot Front' was stuck on a memorial to the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre. The article uncritically quotes the SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League that Patriot Front is a significant 'hate group'. It does not consider the possibility that the sticker was stuck there by anyone else other than white supremacists. In any case, the article doesn't explain in what way the sticker expresses hate.

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