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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345. Canadian film producer Chris Ball was bloodied shortly after the election by supporters of Donald Trump / After the 2016 U.S. general election wound down, stories of a more dangerous United States began popping up on social media. According to one such story, gay Canadian film producer Chris Ball was badl
348. Reddit hate crime hoaxes / Another site with a list of fake hate crimes: https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ / 2016-11-12
Type of hoax: suspected


Santa Monica CA

Claim: Gay Canadian filmmaker Chris Ball was severely beaten and bloodied by emboldened Donald Trump supporters shortly after the 2016 election. He did not go to the police, did not name the bar he was attacked at, and no one caught the event or aftermath on video. Only still images of Chris with blood on him.