fakehatecrimes.org

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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270. At Elon University, someone wrote “Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista” on a whiteboard. The administrati... 2016-11-10 Elon NC http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29937/ Post-election anti-Latino message at Elon U. turns out to be a hoax … by a Latino student / Anti-Latino graffiti at Elon University is big hoax, perpetrated by a student of the ethnicity the message targeted. / 2016-11-13
269. The UK anti-racist group Hope Not Hate exaggerated the amount of hatred online about MP Jo Cox, who ... 2016-11-28 London UK http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21711931-trol... A supposed outpouring of online hatred against Jo Cox, a murdered MP, was exaggerated / A careful analysis of the claims of the anti-racist group Hope Not Hate by the Economist found that they exaggerated the amount of hate online about the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox, who opposed / 2016-12-17
268. Police say Vincent Palmer, 27, told them he taped a note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "... 2016-12-10 Ormond Beach FL http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/o... Cops: Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire / A note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "Trump" written on it, a brick, and flaming gasoline, were thrown through a Florida woman's car window. Later, Vincent Palmer, her ex-boyfriend, confess / 2016-12-12
267. Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with filing a false report. The Muslim college student claimed s... 2016-12-09 New York NY http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-re... Muslim college student who claimed Trump supporters attacked her on the subway under arrest for making story up / A Muslim college student claimed three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip her hijab off her head on the New York subway by . She has now admitted the story is false / 2016-12-
266. A New York firefighter has been charged with committing a fake hate crime by setting fire to his own... 2016-08-01 Endicott NY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/new-york-firefighter-set-f... New York firefighter 'set fire to own home in attempt to frame Black Lives Matter' / A New York firefighter is accused of setting his own house on fire and attempting to blame it on the Black Lives Matter movement. Jason Stokes, 41, pleaded not guilty to arson at Broome County Court af / 2016-12-09
265. A man was convicted of setting fire to his own mosque. 2015-12-25 Houston TX http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/11/texas-mus... Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque / Much of the media assumed it was a genuine hate crime, but in fact it was a Muslim setting fire to his own mosque. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the trage / 2016-12-11
264. The SPLC is classifying Islamic violence as white nationalist hate crimes. 2016-06-12 Orlando FL http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/10/... Southern Poverty Law Center Calls Islamic and Black Lives Matter Attacks ‘Radical-Right Terrorist Plots’ / Several actual hate crimes, such as the murder of 49 people by an Islamic fundamentalist in Florida in June 2016, are classified as "terror from the right" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. / 2016-12-10
263. The Social Justice League at Saint Michael's College in Vermont found "Make America Great Again" wri... 2016-12-05 Burlington VT http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8498 School’s ‘Social Justice League’ goes bonkers over MAGA post / The Social Justlce League claims writing "Make America Great Again" is part of a campaign against "people of color" which includes the n-word, a woman being called "an angry black bitch", a white femal / 2016-12-06
261. The SPLC ignored at least 2,000 bias-related incidents against white students from their report on p... 2016-11-09 New York NY http://nypost.com/2016/12/05/report-buried-trump-re... Report buried Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white kids / The Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Federation of Teachers set out a questionnaire to teachers and administrators about post-election hate crimes. When they published a report, they exclud / 2016-12-05
260. Woman finds pro trump and racist graffiti on her car. 2016-01-01 Philadelphia PA http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/05/black-man-arre... Man arrested after pro-Trump, racist graffiti spree in Philadelphia / Black man spray paints racist graffiti in attempt to smear trump supporters. / 2016-12-05
259. This is the FBI's current definition of hate crime 2015-12-31 Washington DC https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2015/resource-pages/... FBI: UCR 2015 Hate Crime Statistics / FBI hate crime statistics methodology / 2015-12-31
258. A black female student claimed she was assaulted by three white men shouting "Trump!" Then she dropp... 2016-11-10 Radnor Township PA http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30234/ Villanova ends investigation of alleged post-election hate crime, keeps mum on details / Villanova University has ceased its probe into the allegations of a black female student who claimed she was knocked over by several white men who were shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” on November 10. / 2016-12-03
257. A black man has been charged with writing graffiti which makes Trump supporters look bad. Either he ... 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
256. Students had been invited to express their feelings about the election by writing them on Post-it no... 2016-11-20 Madison WI http://www.mindingthecampus.org/2016/11/pro-trump-m... Pro-Trump message investigated as hate crime / At Edgewood College in Wisconsin, administrators are investigating a message telling the losers in the recent presidential election to "suck it up, pussies" as a hate crime. It's actually protected / 2016-11-27
255. A complaint regarding homophobic harassment supposedly done in the name of Donald Trump has been inv... 2016-11-14 Chicago IL http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8445 Another pro-Trump ‘hate crime’ deemed a hoax / A bisexual student alleged that she received mail that read “back to hell” and “#trump,” along with homophobic slurs. The university president says it was an invention. / 2016-11-24
254. Black student, Eleesha Long, falsely claimed to have been racially assaulted & harassed by 3 white m... 2016-11-09 Bowling Green OH http://www.13abc.com/content/news/BG-police-say-stu... BG police say student lied about politically driven attack / Eleesha Long, a black student at Bowling Green State University, falsely claimed to have been racially assaulted and harassed by three white men / 2016-11-17
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... 2016-01-01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr_17ZCJLg8 Man Who Got Jumped For Being A Donald Trump Supporter Speaks Out /
248. Claim: Gay Canadian filmmaker Chris Ball was severely beaten and bloodied by emboldened Donald Trump... 2016-11-08 Santa Monica CA http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/11/09/cal... 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 badly /
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://www.phillyvoice.com/more-racist-donald-trump... VIDEO: Suspect wanted for racist Trump vandalism in South Philly /
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.wbrz.com/news/police-say-student-lied-ab... Police say student lied about attack by Trump supporter / 2016-11-09
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/24372/ No noose, but UD group proceeds to protest ‘unsatisfactory racial curriculum and general racist tone’ / There was nothing — repeat, nothing — racial attributed to the remnants of lanterns that were hanging in a tree at the University of Delaware this past week. An immediate social media firestorm had / 2015-09-26
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 http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29583/ Alleged hate crime at LSU sparks anger; victim caused faux outrage over ‘noose’ last year / Black student at Louisiana State University Clarke Perkins claimed to have found a racist message hanging on her apartment door. / 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.express.co.uk/news/uk/632963/Muslim-woma... Muslim woman fined after LYING about being attacked for wearing hijab / A Muslim woman claimed she was attacked for wearing a hijab. CCTV footage showed she was on her own. / 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

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