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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544. GBI Makes Arrest for Terroristic Threats Related to the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Investigation / This is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation announcement. It says Rashawn Smith has been arrrested and charged with making terroristic threats. It alleges that, following the shooting of black man Ahmaud / 2020-05-1
Type of hoax: suspected


Midway GA

The Georgia police allege that, following the shooting of black man Ahmaud Arberry, and protests to demand prosecution, Rashawn Smith, a black 20-year-old man, pretended to be a white racist and threatened to kill those protestors