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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.
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253. Black man in Malden, MA admits filing false report of hate crime 2016-11-15 Malden MA http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/201... Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden / A black man in Malden, MA admits that he falsely claimed to have been racially harassed & intimidated by two white men / 2016-11-18
252. Police say Scott Lattin vandalized his own truck with messages like "F--- your flag, your family, yo... 2016-09-08 Whitney TX http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-vandal... Texas man vandalizes own truck with anti-police messages, blames it on Black Lives Matter activists: cops / The police have alleged that Scott Lattin vandalized his own truck with anti-police messages, and blamed it on Black Lives Matter activists. He raised $6000 on a GoFundMe page, which is now taken do / 2016-11-18
251. There is no police report or video evidence. 2016-11-10 Seattle Washington https://www.facebook.com/hinkwei.tu/posts/102100171... Facebook claim / 2016-11-10
250. It was simple vandalism (grafitti) consisting of a campaign slogan and not a racial slur nor 'racial... 2016-11-10 Stevens Point Wisconsin http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Reports-of-racial-... Reports of racial vandalism post election at UWSP / Someone wrote 'Trump for Prez' on a black student's dorm room door and the reporter labeled it as 'racial vandalism'. / 2016-11-11
249. Not a hoax. A traffic accident started the interaction but the black people immediately made it raci... http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-investigate... Chicago man beaten for traffic incident, not Trump support. / Victim didn't have Trump paraphernalia and did not state voting preference. Victim stated that the cause of the incident was a traffic-related problem. Audio of a female on the video suggests a / 2016-11-10
248. Claim: Gay Canadian filmmaker Chris Ball was severely beaten and bloodied by emboldened Donald Trump... 2016-11-08 Santa Monica CA https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ Reddit hate crime hoaxes / Another site with a list of fake hate crimes: https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ / 2016-11-12
247. Around 5 a.m.., three vehicles and one house were spray-painted, each in black, with messages that r... 2016-11-09 Philadelphia PA http://6abc.com/politics/man-charged-with-post-elec... Man charged with post-election vandalism in South Philly / William Tucker, 58, of the unit block of Hemmings Way in Lawnside, New Jersey, is charged with vandalism and related offenses. 'One of the messages read "Trump Rules," while others contained racial / 2016-12-01
246. Victim stated it was about a traffic related issue. 2016-11-09 Chicago IL http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-investigate... Chicago man beaten for traffic incident, not Trump support. / Victim didn't have Trump paraphernalia and did not state voting preference. Victim stated that the cause of the incident was a traffic-related problem. Audio of a female on the video suggests a / 2016-11-10
245. A female student at UL-Lafayette claimed that two males, one wearing Trump clothing, assaulted her. ... 2016-11-09 Lafayette Louisiana http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/12/post-... Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say / What may seem like a dramatic rise in the number of hate harassment and hate incidents happening across the country in the wake of Tuesday's general election is not in anyone's imagination, experts say / 2016-11-12
243. Someone posted nasty racist tweets and images on twitter and students' cars in the Abilene Christian... 2014-04-03 Abilene TX http://www.ktxs.com/news/abilene/acu-students-and-f... ACU students and faculty wear white to stand against racism / Someone incited racism by posting tweets and images in Abilene TX. It was later found out that the perpetrator was african american and a hoax. / 2016-10-14
242. No noose is good noose 2015-09-23 Newark DE http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24331/ Hasty outrage: U. of Delaware, media go nuts over ‘nooses’ … turns out they’re parts of leftover decorations / The objects weren’t nooses; after an investigation, they were determined to be “remnants of paper lanterns” leftover from a previous event. "But despite the ongoing investigation at the time — to de / 2015-09-23
241. The student thought she saw a noose last year, but it was just a piece of cable. Rather than being e... 2016-10-19 Baton Rouge LA https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/10/2... Anger at LSU at racist sign left on student's door / A student who had previously reported a "noose" which turned out to be a bit of wire reported a racist sign hung on her door. The university's president assumed it was genuine. / 2016-10-21
240. Miss Choudhury was convicted of wasting police time after they'd spent hours going through CCTV foot... 2015-11-13 Birmingham UK http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2016-01-08/w... Woman who lied about being attacked for wearing a hijab fined / A woman, known only as Miss Choudhury, who claimed she was subjected to a racist assault – telling the police and media she’d been targeted for wearing a hijab – has been fined for wasting police time / 2016-01-08
239. The referendum on EU membership in the UK supposedly led to an increase in hate crime. 2016-06-25 London UK http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/its-ti... It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria / The exaggeration of hate crime in Britain since Brexit. / 2016-10-14
238. The University of La Crosse Hate Response Team said that over 10% of the reports it has received are... 2016-09-01 La Crosse WI http://campusreform.org/?ID=8180 Crucifix, Trump chalkings reported as 'hate incidents' at UW-L / A crucifix chalked on a wall was reported because it is offensive to lesbians and gays. / 2016-09-27
237. On Monday, the 26-year-old McSwiggan, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of vandalism over $400 ... 2016-09-30 Los Angeles CA http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/09/29/online-pe... Online Personality Charged With Felony Vandalism After Being Accused Of Filing False Police Report / On Monday, the 26-year-old McSwiggan, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of vandalism over $400 damage and one misdemeanor count of [filing a] false report to a peace officer. / 2016-09-30
236. Milo Yiannopoulos claims lesbians are particularly prone to commit hate crime hoaxes 2016-01-01 Auburn TX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7qysjyy4RI Why Do Lesbians Fake So Many Hate Crimes? / A summary of lesbian hate crime hoaxes in a talk at Texas Tech by Milo Yiannopoulos / 2016-09-12
235. A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. The Guardian assumed it was a hate crime. The next day, ... 2016-09-12 New York NY https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/14/mus... New York Muslim woman set on fire was not target of hate crime, New York police say / A man who set fire to a Muslim woman in New York also inflamed several kaffir females, so it wasn't an anti-Muslim hate crime, police say. / 2016-09-14
234. According to a lawsuit filed against Michigan Tech, the university wrongfully expelled a student aft... 2015-11-01 Houghton MI http://campusreform.org/?ID=8116 'Poster boy for white hatred' sues Michigan Tech for scapegoating him / Matthew Schultz, a student, wrote “Gonna shoot all black people…….. A smile tomorrow.” Another student allegedly sent a screenshot the post on YikYak to the police, but altered so it only showed the fi / 2016-09-09
233. A 17-year-old claimed four neo-Nazis carved a swastika on her when she helped a migrant child. She w... 2007-11-01 München http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/urteil-im-mittw... Das Hakenkreuz selbst geritzt / 17-year-old girl convicted of carving herself with a swastika, and claiming it was done by a gang of four Nazis. / 2010-05-17
232. Julian Kinzel alleged in January that right wing extremists slashed him 17 times with a knife while ... 2016-01-01 Wismar http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/verdacht-des-vor... Messerattacke offenbar erfunden - linker Jungpolitiker wird angeklagt / The prosecutor says Julian Kinzel slashed himself with a knife and made out it was neo-Nazis that did it. / 2016-07-15
231. A student at Ottoson Middle School falsely reported that he/she had received racist text messages ac... 2016-07-06 Arlington MA http://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/racist-tex... 'Racist' Text Messages at Ottoson Fabricated: Police / A student at Ottoson Middle School sent himself/herself racist text messages and claimed to have been racially targeted. / 2016-07-06
230. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has charged Calum McSwiggan with making a false police report after... 2016-06-27 Los Angeles CA http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/07/20/calum-mcswigga... Calum McSwiggan summoned to court over fake hate crime claims / Calum McSwiggan has been charged in Los Angeles with faking injuries which he claimed were the result of a homophobic hate crime. / 2016-07-20
229. The perpetrator, a Syrian immigrant, admitted to painting swastikas before starting the fire. 2015-03-31 Inglostadt Bavaria http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/bayern/Feuer-in... Feuer in Asyl-Unterkunft: Der Schuldige scheint gefasst / Syrian started fire in migrant center. / 2015-10-08
228. Student arrested for painting obscene pro-Donald Trump, anti-Mexico graffito is a social justice act... 2016-05-27 Chicago IL http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/01/depaul-stu... DePaul Students Traumatized by Pro-Trump Message, Rope Found After Milo Visit / A student has been arrested for painting "Trump 2016 - Fuck Mexico" on a sidewalk at DePaul University. He's a social justice student and activist. A rope tied in a noose has also been found - a regula / 2016-06-01
227. Marcus Owens, a black University of Iowa student, lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wa... 2016-05-17 Iowa City Iowa http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-su... Cops: Iowa student from Naperville lied about being victim of hate crime / Marcus Owens, a black University of Iowa student, lied to police about being the victim of a hate crime and was actually an instigator of drunken fights in Iowa City, Iowa. / 2016-05-17
226. Three black students at the University at Albany had been attacked on a city bus by a group of white... 2016-02-03 Albany NY http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/nyregion/racism-c... Racism Charges in Bus Incident, and Their Unraveling, Upset University at Albany / Surveillance videos did not support the accounts of the young women, Ms. Burwell, Alexis Briggs and Ariel Agudio. Neither did the statements of multiple fellow passengers. Rather than being victims of / 2016-03-01
225. Gay pastor falsely accused Whole Foods of adding Homophobic Slur to cake he ordered. 2016-04-01 Austin TX http://www.businessinsider.com/pastor-drops-lawsuit... Pastor admits he lied about a Whole Foods incident that caused a public outcry / In a statement on Monday, Brown said: The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team mem / 2016-05-17
224. The article says the family issued an apology and said that his account of the incident was inconsis... 2016-01-16 Iowa City Iowa http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/FBI-Assault-near-U... FBI: Assault near University of Iowa campus not hate crime / It was reported as a hate crime but the FBI determined that it was not. / 2016-05-16
223. Various hate crime hoaxes, many of them listed elsewhere on this site 2016-03-24 New York NY http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/11/24/15-hate-h... 15 Hate Hoaxes You Can Dispel This Thanksgiving / A list of alleged fake hate crime reports following the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. / 2016-11-24

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