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 recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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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
458. A student at Wright State University who said she is the victim of a racist act no longer wants to s... 2021-11-29 Dayton OH https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-racial-slur-vict... Hoax? Racial slur victim stops talking, cops close investigation / A resident of Hawthorn Hall at the public Ohio university “contacted the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) in regards to speaking with an Officer about her white board being knocked off of her door / 2022-02-16
457. Illinois law enforcement announced Friday that Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins, a black female college student... 2022-01-23 Madison WI https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-alert-black-illi... Hoax alert: Black Illinois student criminally charged for racist notes / The investigation cleared two white students falsely accused of involvement. Black activists had called for their expulsion for writing racist notes. But police say a black student was to blame. / 2022-02-07
456. Wow Bernie, isn't it incredible that the picture your "friend in Ottawa at the Occupation" sent you ... 2022-02-07 Toronto Ottowa https://thepostmillennial.com/chair-of-trudeau-fund... Chair of Trudeau-funded ‘anti-hate’ network spreads antisemitism hoax to smear Canadian truckers / In an apparent effort to smear the truckers, Chair of the "Anti-Hate" Network Bernie Farber has spread disinformation on social media regarding the ongoing Freedom Convoy. [This convoy is a nationwi / 2022-02-
455. Numerous "white supremacist" swastikas on Union Station columns were placed there by twice-deported ... 2022-01-28 Washington DC https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/02/narrative-fai... Narrative Fail: Alleged DC Swastika Perp is a Twice-Deported Mexican With Long Criminal Record / "The Usual Suspects on the left and in the media... suggest that alleged white supremacists supposedly influenced by former President Donald Trump and the Charlottesville tiki-torch racists likely made / 2022-02-04
453. Reports show that the police and university employees could not find evidence of Ku Klux Klan recrui... 2021-12-19 Salt Lake UT https://www.thecollegefix.com/hate-crime-hoaxes-stu... Hate crime hoaxes: Students alleged KKK recruited on campus, vandalized black girl’s door / “The university strongly condemns the KKK and white supremacy, as the values held by these groups are contradictory to a sense of safety and belonging for our community” / 2022-01-26
452. A sampling of prominent articles that have asserted the existence of a “hate epidemic” reveals glari... 2021-09-20 Vancouver BC https://areomagazine.com/2022/01/19/did-covid-reall... Did Covid Really Provoke an Anti-Asian Hate Epidemic in Canada? / There was a moral panic about hate crimes against East Asian people in Canada, caused by reactions to the Covid pandemic, in 2021. It was invented "by media organisations and advocacy groups that have / 2022-01-19
451. 2021 was filled with hate crime hoaxes, overreactions and evidence-free accusations Today, The Co... 2021-12-01 Various https://www.thecollegefix.com/year-in-review-black-... Hate crime hoaxes of 2021: Black student fakes vandalism but she’s not the only liar / Fake hate crimes during 2021 / 2021-12-22
450. Hijab-ripping fake hate crimes happen. The biggest upsurge occurred just after the election of Donal... 2021-12-14 Fairfax VA https://thepostmillennial.com/hate-hoax-police-say-... HATE HOAX: Police say no hate crime in viral high school hijab incident / Following a viral altercation involving a hijab that occurred at Fairfax High School on Dec. 14 that prompted CAIR-backed student protests, the Fairfax Police Department have concluded that there is no / 2021-12-20
449. Alleged victim Jussie Smollett was convicted of staging the hoax attack with two accomplices 2019-01-29 Chicago IL https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/12/09/... Jussie Smollett Found Guilty in Hate Crime Hoax Trial / A jury found disgraced actor and former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett guilty on five of six charges in a case where he is accused of staging an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago / 2021-12-09
448. Video Surveillance shows the suspects who vandalized vehicles, writing hateful words on them, was in... 2021-11-06 Providence Rhode Island https://turnto10.com/news/local/surveillance-shows-... Surveillance shows vandals who wrote racial slur on cars at Providence College / Providence College has shared surveillance images showing a group of vandals that etched the N-word on some students' cars, including one that belongs to a Black basketball player. / 2021-11-08
447. Players from Greece Arcadia High School claimed they were subjected to racial slurs at both the Pitt... 2021-09-28 Pittsford NY https://www.whec.com/rochester-new-york-news/pittsf... Pittsford CSD finds claims of racist taunts at soccer games were unfounded / Children from a New York School claimed they were subject to racial slurs at soccer games at two subsequent matches, one boys and one girls, but an investigation by the Pittsford Central School Distric / 2021-10-06
446. Cops: “The security cameras in the area were reviewed, but nothing was observed,” Lavoie said on Oct... 2021-09-01 Orono ME https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-likely-no-video-... Hoax likely: No video evidence, victim report for alleged LGBT hate crime at University of Maine / A 'tall brunette male' allegedly choked a girl in a LGBT pride shirt. “A tall white guy with short brown hair grabbed my friend from behind and choked her and called her a dyke for wearing a pride s / 2021-10-
445. A 19-year-old black student at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, was arr... 2021-08-27 Greenville North Carolina https://www.witn.com/2021/10/06/ecu-theta-chi-membe... ECU Theta Chi member speaks out about racist social media post / After a two-month investigation, Greenville Police arrested a young black man, James Edwards IV, 19, on a charge of cyberstalking. He’s a member of ECU’s Pi Lambda Phi chapter. ECU Theta Chi Chapter / 2021-10-05
444. The crime itself. She was pretending to be a white male KKK member and leaving threatening to kill ... 2021-09-06 Douglasville Georgia https://www.cbs46.com/news/black-woman-in-douglasvi... Black woman in Douglasville accused of pretending to be white man, threatening neighbors / "White male KKK member" leaving racist notes in neighborhood mailboxes threatening to kill people and burn down homes turns out to be black woman. First note was Dec. 21, 2020, followed by several mo / 2021-09-30
443. The Parkway School District confirmed to FOX2 the student involved was black. It announced racial sl... 2021-09-21 Saint Louis MO https://fox2now.com/news/why-did-this-happen-parkwa... Why did this happen? Parkway Central parents learn more about racist graffiti / Racist messages painted on Parkway Central HS property were painted by black student. / 2021-09-28
442. School officials say Native American Boy's claim that he was forcibly held down in a school bathroom... 2021-09-01 Tulsa Oklahoma https://apnews.com/article/native-americans-oklahom... School official says student’s hair-cut allegation untrue / School officials say Native American Boy's claim that he was forcibly held down in a school bathroom by two students who cut his hair have been shown by video evidence to be untrue. / 2021-09-06
441. It was not until the Atlanta Journal Constitution published a police mugshot of the suspect that the... 2021-08-01 Atlanta GA https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-man-arrested-fo... Black man arrested for ‘N-word’ graffiti, swastikas at Emory University / Emory University’s Police Department on Wednesday arrested the man accused of writing racial slurs and swastikas at its autism center in early August. / 2021-09-24
440. News report reveals "shame tortillas" were supplied by Hispanic fan 2021-06-19 San Diego CA https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rush-to-judgement-a... Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado / Tortillas thrown "by white fans at Hispanic opponents" and decried as crass "racism, classism, and colorism" were brought to game by Hispanic fan and CRT advocate, possibly "in hopes of creating a raci / 2021-09-19
430. State investigation shows item was bought with "victim's" own credit card on secondary Amazon accoun... 2021-07-02 Nashville TN https://www.wsmv.com/news/tennessee/state-investiga... State Investigation: Muzzle sent to ex-state vaccination expert bought with Fiscus’ credit card / Tennessee state vaccine czar Michelle Fiscus reported receiving dog muzzle in mail on July 3 after advocating for vaccination of children 14+ without parental consent. Investigation showed muzzle was b / 2021-08-1
429. After the Euros final at Wembley, some black footballers received messages from racists. It became a... 2021-07-11 London UK https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-... There was no ‘outburst’ of racism after the Euro final / We now know that just 34 racist messages were sent by people in the UK. A mural to a black player in Manchester was defaced with vile graffiti. It wasn't racist, but much of the media made out it wa / 2021-08-05
428. After a thorough investigation that included calls, emails and video clips from concerned fans, me... 2021-08-08 Denver CO https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10009987-rockie... Rockies' Investigation Reveals Fan Didn't Use Racial Slur, Was Shouting at Mascot / After much hand-wringing and hysteria about a fan allegedly shouting the n-word at a baseball game, the evidence showed that he was actually shouting "Dinger", which is the name of the Colorado Rockies / 2021-08-09

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