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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Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20161203_Vil... online article 2016-12-03
Villanova ends investigation of alleged post-election hate crime, keeps mum on details http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30234/ online article 2016-12-03
Man charged with post-election vandalism in South Philly http://6abc.com/politics/man-charged-with-post-elec... online article 2016-12-01
Student’s Reaction to Trump Win: ‘Suck It Up, Pussies.’ Police Are Investigating This Hate Crime. http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/23/students-reaction... online article 2016-11-23
Pro-Trump message investigated as hate crime http://www.mindingthecampus.org/2016/11/pro-trump-m... online article 2016-11-27
'I Just Want Them to Stop': Chicago Student Says Threatening 'Trump' Note Taped to Her Door http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/north-park-har... tv program 2016-11-15
Another pro-Trump ‘hate crime’ deemed a hoax http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8445 online article 2016-11-24
BG police say student lied about politically driven attack http://www.13abc.com/content/news/BG-police-say-stu... online article 2016-11-17
Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/201... online article 2016-11-18
Texas man vandalizes own truck with anti-police messages, blames it on Black Lives Matter activists: cops http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-vandal... online article 2016-11-18
Facebook claim https://www.facebook.com/hinkwei.tu/posts/102100171... online article 2016-11-10
Reports of racial vandalism post election at UWSP http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Reports-of-racial-... online article 2016-11-11
Reddit hate crime hoaxes https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ online article 2016-11-12
Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/12/post-... online article 2016-11-12
Man Who Got Jumped For Being A Donald Trump Supporter Speaks Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr_17ZCJLg8 online article
Canadian film producer Chris Ball was bloodied shortly after the election by supporters of Donald Trump http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/11/09/cal... online article
VIDEO: Suspect wanted for racist Trump vandalism in South Philly http://www.phillyvoice.com/more-racist-donald-trump... online article
Woman who lied about being attacked for wearing a hijab fined http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2016-01-08/w... online article 2016-01-08
Lafayette PD: UL student made up story about attack, stolen hijab http://klfy.com/2016/11/10/lafayette-pd-ul-student-... online article 2016-11-10
Chicago man beaten for traffic incident, not Trump support. http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-investigate... online article 2016-11-10
Woman fabricated story of being attacked and robbed of hijab at Louisiana college by man wearing Donald Trump hat http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mu... online article 2016-11-10
Police say student lied about attack by Trump supporter http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-say-student-lied-ab... online article 2016-11-09
ACU students and faculty wear white to stand against racism http://www.ktxs.com/news/abilene/acu-students-and-f... online article 2016-10-14
Hasty outrage: U. of Delaware, media go nuts over ‘nooses’ … turns out they’re parts of leftover decorations http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24331/ online article 2015-09-23
No noose, but UD group proceeds to protest ‘unsatisfactory racial curriculum and general racist tone’ http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24372/ online article 2015-09-26
Noose scare inspires Black Lives Matter gathering http://udreview.com/noose-scare-inspires-black-live... online article 2015-09-24
Alleged hate crime at LSU sparks anger; victim caused faux outrage over ‘noose’ last year http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29583/ online article 2016-10-21
Anger at LSU at racist sign left on student's door https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/10/2... online article 2016-10-21
Muslim woman fined after LYING about being attacked for wearing hijab http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/632963/Muslim-woma... online article 2016-01-08
It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/its-ti... online article 2016-10-14

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