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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545. Memorial for Pulse nightclub shooting defaced by white supremacists / A mural paying tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting at Orlando, Florida's Pulse nightclub has been vandalized by white supremacists - according to Newsweek. A sticker from 'Patriot Front' w / 2020-05-15
Type of hoax: suspected


Orlando FL

The memorial is to 49 gay people murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2016. It's possible that a white supremacist put a sticker on a memorial to these victims - on the other hand, it could be a hoax, like so many other 'hate' incidents.