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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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
Crucifix, Trump chalkings reported as 'hate incidents' at UW-L http://campusreform.org/?ID=8180 online article 2016-09-27
Online Personality Charged With Felony Vandalism After Being Accused Of Filing False Police Report http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/09/29/online-pe... online article 2016-09-30
Why Do Lesbians Fake So Many Hate Crimes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7qysjyy4RI online article 2016-09-12
New York Muslim woman set on fire was not target of hate crime, New York police say https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/14/mus... online article 2016-09-14
A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. Now just going out requires courage https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/... online article 2016-09-13
'Poster boy for white hatred' sues Michigan Tech for scapegoating him http://campusreform.org/?ID=8116 online article 2016-09-09
Woman's Claim Of Racial Crime Is Called a Hoax http://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/01/us/woman-s-claim-... online article 1990-05-31
Calum McSwiggan summoned to court over fake hate crime claims http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/07/20/calum-mcswigga... online article 2016-07-20
Das Hakenkreuz selbst geritzt http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/urteil-im-mittw... online article 2010-05-17
Messerattacke offenbar erfunden - linker Jungpolitiker wird angeklagt http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/verdacht-des-vor... online article 2016-07-15
'Racist' Text Messages at Ottoson Fabricated: Police http://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/racist-tex... online article 2016-07-06
YouTube personality in 'gay hate crime attack' charged with making false police report after 'faking injuries' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/30/youtube-... online article 2016-06-29
Student activist gets 90 days in jail for fake racial threats on Twitter https://www.rt.com/usa/347233-kean-student-kayla-mc... online article 2016-06-18
Feuer in Asyl-Unterkunft: Der Schuldige scheint gefasst http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/bayern/Feuer-in... online article 2015-10-08
Syrian refugee admits to setting shelter on fire, spray-painting swastikas to frame far-right https://www.rt.com/news/339226-syrian-refugee-arson... online article 2016-04-11
DePaul Students Traumatized by Pro-Trump Message, Rope Found After Milo Visit http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/01/depaul-stu... online article 2016-06-01
Cops: Iowa student from Naperville lied about being victim of hate crime http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-su... online article 2016-05-17
Racism Charges in Bus Incident, and Their Unraveling, Upset University at Albany http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/nyregion/racism-c... online article 2016-03-01
Pastor admits he lied about a Whole Foods incident that caused a public outcry http://www.businessinsider.com/pastor-drops-lawsuit... online article 2016-05-17
FBI: Assault near University of Iowa campus not hate crime http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/FBI-Assault-near-U... online article 2016-05-16

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