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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490. Police confirm injuries actually inflicted by victim's brother 2023-10-22 North Ridgeville Ohio https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/11/fake-hate-pol... Fake Hate: Police File Charges Against Ohio Man Who Allegedly Faked Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime / Hospitalized 20yo Palestinian-American Hesham Ayyad blames injuries on truculent Jewish hit-and-run driver. Police confirm he was actually beaten by 19yo brother Khalil. / 2023-11-19
489. ASU law professor publishes reports of fake hate crimes against Muslims 2023-11-11 Phoenix Arizona https://azfreenews.com/2023/11/asu-law-professor-de... ASU Law Professor Deletes Viral Tweet Detailing Fake Racial Attack Against Muslims / ASU law professor with large social media following posts claims of hate crimes against Muslims that are later proven to be fakes / 2023-11-14
488. Local police say no reports of a Muslim being attacked by a pro-Israel individual have been reported... 2023-10-31 Chapel Hill North Carolina https://www.thecollegefix.com/police-no-evidence-is... Police: No evidence Israel supporter attacked UNC Muslim student with knife / The Muslim Students Association claimed a member was attacked by a knife-wielding pro-Israel individual, but the police say no evidence has been submitted. / 2023-11-01
487. “The chalking was created by a Jewish community member who was trying to use irony and sarcasm to dr... 2023-11-01 Palo Alto CA https://archive.ph/2tuT8 Saller and Martinez speak on Israel-Gaza at Faculty Senate meeting / A Jewish student at Stanford wrote antisemitic messages in chalk on the sidewalk in order to try to discredit the pro-Palestinian students. He admitted it, and apologized. / 2023-11-03
486. An investigation by the University of Dallas cleared the professor of any wrongdoing. 2023-02-01 Dallas Texas https://www.thecollegefix.com/conservative-white-pr... Conservative white professor falsely accused of harassing black student in viral video / A black student accused a white professor of harassing her for loudly playing something on her laptop. An investigation cleared the professor of any wrongdoing, but the student still posted videos, mon / 2023-10-19
485. Historically black college’s allegations of fan racism debunked by investigation 2023-09-26 Greensboro VA https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/greensboro/g... VA State U's claim of racial slurs unfounded / Claims by VA State U alums of "racial slurs and monkey noises" from Guilford women's soccer fans during game refuted by investigation. / 2023-10-04
484. The "comedian" has admitted to falsifying instances of being racially victimized in order to promote... 2023-09-16 USA https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12525763/H... Hasan Minhaj admits to making up stories of racial discrimination / Hasan Minhaj admits to making up stories of racial discrimination / 2023-09-16
483. Complainant charged with the felony 2022-05-16 Ossining NY https://nypost.com/2023/07/02/new-york-police-offic... New York cop accused colleagues of menacing her with text messages, arrested for sending them herself / Female police officer complains about receiving harassing messages from colleagues; investigators discover she had sent them herself. / 2023-07-02
482. Not criminal per se, but two black youths circulated racist fake currency at their high school 2023-03-14 Sacramento CA https://www.theblaze.com/news/school-suspends-black... School suspends black students for anti-black racism: 'This is the third time we’ve had perpetrators of a racially motivated incident identified as African-Americans' / "two black students [circulated] fake money... for buying fried chicken and alcohol and contained the N-word as well as a derogatory image of
481. MIT students deliberately post hateful speech in an effort to delegitimize MIT's new commitment to f... 2023-03-01 Cambridge Massachusetts https://www.thecollegefix.com/lgbtq-slurs-found-at-... LGBTQ slurs found at MIT done by students protesting school’s new pro-free speech efforts / In a weird double-reverse protest, MIT students deliberately posted "hate speech" on flyers and sidewalks to demonstrate that they should not have the right to do so, under the school's new liberal fre / 2023-03-03
480. Police determined "White Power" graffiti on HS actually painted by Hispanic gang. 2023-01-19 Caldwell Idaho https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crime-hoax-idaho-po... Hate crime hoax: Idaho police say 'White Power' graffiti on high school created by 'rival' Hispanic gangs / "...police provided an update that the graffiti vandalism is believed to be a "diversion tactic" used by one of the Hispanic gangs in the area to avoid being caught by police..." / 2023-01-24
479. Look how carefully The College Fix reports alleged hate crimes, in contrast to the people who make t... 2022-08-31 Durham NC https://www.thecollegefix.com/here-are-14-times-hat... Here are 14 times campus hate crimes turned out to be hoaxes in 2022 / Here are 14 times campus hate crimes turned out to be hoaxes in 2022. / 2022-12-19
478. FBI admits bomb threats to 59 HBCUs were non-credible hoaxes by a minor now under state indictment. 2022-01-04 Various Various https://www.thecollegefix.com/juvenile-bomb-threat-... Juvenile bomb-threat caller never posed credible danger to HBCUs, but FBI refused to say so until after midterms / FBI kept "non-credible" case open until after midterms, will not reveal hoaxer's age, race, location, or motive. / 2022-12-01
477. Gay bar "bricked" 4X in a month, publicly decried as 'hate crime"; gay perpetrator simply had person... 2022-10-20 NYC NY https://www.dailywire.com/news/narrative-busted-man... Narrative Busted: Man Throwing Bricks At NYC Gay Bar Was Actually A Gay Man Enacting ‘Revenge,’ Police Say / NY leftists loudly decry gay bar vandalism as "hate crime"—turns out gay brick thrower was "exacting revenge" on staff member. / 2022-11-25
476. Black, gay food truck owner charged with arson, insurance fraud, and grand theft for staging own "ha... 2021-10-03 San Diego CA https://www.kusi.com/vegan-food-truck-owner-charged... Vegan food truck owner charged with arson and insurance fraud / Tuesday, Hartsfield was charged with both arson and insurance fraud in connection to the fire that destroyed his food truck. “My food truck (Rollin Roots) was burglarized and vandalized multiple times / 2022-11-16
475. A rope at a construction site is not a hate crime. This isn't the first time a rope was found at a c... 2022-11-10 Chicago Michigan https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/11/13/rewar... Reward Offered After Noose Found at Obama Center in Chicago / Rope resembling a noose found at construction site of Obama center. The firm behind the project said it was halting construction to provide anti-bias training to staff and workers. Construction. The c / 2022-11-13
474. It sounds like another example of a "Social Equity and Racial Justice Committee" talking about "our ... 2022-07-01 Ashland OR https://www.opb.org/article/2022/10/28/ashland-city... Ashland city leaders respond to reports of death threats against Oregon Shakespeare Festival director / Ashland Shakespeare Festival currently features a version of King John with "an all-female and nonbinary cast performing a story about male power in imperial Europe" / 2022-10-29
473. Voter-suppression claim collapses after black man arrested for burning churches 2022-11-08 Jackson Mississippi https://www.wnd.com/2022/11/vote-suppression-claim-... Voter-suppression claim collapses after black man arrested for burning churches / Black suspect allegedly set seven fires including two black churches and an HBC on election day, that were characterized as acts of white intimidation. / 2022-11-11
472. The accused is black, and painted swastikas 2022-08-17 Atlanta GA https://www.atlantanewsfirst.com/2022/08/19/vandal-... Man believed to have vandalized Rainbow Crosswalk arrested after barricade / For the second time in as many days, Atlanta’s Rainbow Crosswalks was vandalized. Police say on Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a male spray painting the rainbow crosswalk at 10th Street a / 2022-08-19
471. Black 18-year-old Pharrell Smith will face a terror charge after threatening to shoot black people a... 2022-09-19 Opelika AL https://moonbattery.com/black-teen-makes-white-powe... Black Teen Makes White Power Death Threat / Black 18-year-old posted on Facebook as "Dylann Cruz" that he was “coming to [the] Opelika Alabama fair to kill every NEGRO that we lay eye contact on so be prepared. WHITE POWER.” Suspect arrested an / 2022-10-19
470. FBI arrested Jason Duhaime of Northeastern U for falsely reporting injuries from an explosive packag... 2022-09-12 Boston MA https://www.thedailybeast.com/northeastern-universi... Northeastern Lab Manager Charged With Staging Zuckerberg-Inspired Explosion / Northeastern U Media Lab manager made false report of receiving and being injured by an explosive package in the mail, accompanied by a note threatening the entire lab for collaborating with Mark Zucke / 2022-10-04
469. The investigation revealed it was a fraud. 2022-08-26 Provo UT https://www.byucougarchronicle.org/post/exclusive-r... Exclusive: Racist Comments at BYU Volleyball Game Never Happened, Sources Suggest / BYU fans accused of racial epithets and threats against a black Duke women’s volleyball player. Evidence shows it never happened. / 2022-08-30
468. For months, the Canadian media has been full of stories about finding the bodies of indigenous child... 2022-01-01 Kamloops BC https://quillette.com/2022/04/13/frances-widdowson-... Quillette Podcast #186: Frances Widdowson on the Questions Canadians Aren’t Supposed to Ask About Unmarked Graves / 215 presumed graves were identified with ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in Kamloops, B.C.. But no-one has attempted to dig up any of these presumed graves. Some of them allegedly date from the ei
467. If the allegations are true, either Bivins is a right-wing hatemonger posing as a leftist, or vice-v... 2022-04-30 Portland OR https://thepostmillennial.com/portland-journalist-w... Portland journalist who reported on the 'alt- right' for liberal papers arrested over attacks on synagogues, mosque / Portland reporter Mike Bivins was arrested over alleged attacks of vandalism and arson at two synagogues and a mosque, according to the Portland Police Bureau. / 2022-05-08
466. There is one type of fake racism claim which comes from the right - the claim of antisemitism. They ... 2022-05-07 Sacramento CA https://campusreform.org/article?id=19514 U California pushes ethnic studies mandate that Newsom called 'offensive' against Jews / The University of California (UC)is considering a proposal that would require high school students to take an ethnic studies course before being admitted to one of the system's universities. Oppone / 2022-05-07
465. The University of Michigan’s police department said that it does not have reason yet to believe the ... 2022-04-09 Ann Arbor MI https://www.thecollegefix.com/police-dispute-claim-... Police dispute claim of ‘racially motivated’ vandalism against black Michigan student / Two physical bulletin boards created by a black student were vandalized. He claims the valdalism was racially motivated. However, there is no evidence of this. / 2022-04-27
464. In the case of the Jackson church a mentally ill Black parishioner pleaded guilty to tagging the bui... 2022-02-01 Bloomington IN https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/2022/03/19/bomb-thre... Bomb Threats Against HBCUs — Another Hoax? / More than a third of America’s 101 historically Black colleges and universities have been targeted by calls or emails threatening to set off bombs on their campuses since early January, with the vast m / 2022-04-15
463. Sheriff: Video shows racist graffiti on school wall written by two black girls 2022-03-22 Sacramento CA https://www.thecollegefix.com/two-black-girls-wrote... Two black girls wrote ‘All [n-words] should die’ graffiti in latest hate-crime hoax / Two black girls identified as the likely culprits of penciled racial slur graffiti at a CA public high school. The unnamed teenagers “were observed writing a racial obscenity,” on March 22, according t / 2022-03-30
460. BLM/Antifa rioters convicted, attempted to frame Proud Boys for own bank/police/postal arson/vandali... 2020-10-02 Atlanta GA https://thepostmillennial.com/blm-antifa-activists-... BLM, Antifa activists convicted of arson after attempting to frame Proud Boys for their own crimes / "A group of Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters were convicted on federal charges after attempting to frame the Proud Boys for a series of vandalism and arson attacks the far-left extremists carried / 2022-0
459. Caught on video and admission by perp 2022-02-09 Sacramento California https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2022/02/17/person-i... District Identifies Person Responsible For Racist Graffiti Found At McClatchy High / Student caught vandalizing water fountain with racist graphiti was black female student that was caught on video and made an admission. Distric back-tracked on zero tolleramce and activists suggest / 2022-02-17

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