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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551. 'White Supremacist Mass Shooter' At Jefferson Square Park Turns Out to Be Hispanic Homeless Man Steven Lopez / Twitter exploded with the claim that a 'white supremacist' was shooting Black Lives Matter protestors in a park in Louisville. For example, the actor Daniel Newman, who has nearly 1 million foll
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Louisville KY

"Several witnesses identified Lopez, who had frequented the park, as the shooter," The Courier Journal reported on Sunday. "And video surveillance showed him shooting a handgun into the crowd, the citation says."