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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222. Black students at Salisbury University drew a lynched stick figure accompanied by the words "nigger"... 2016-04-27 Salisbury Maryland http://college.usatoday.com/2016/04/27/black-studen... Black students connected in SU racist drawing / Black students drew a lynched stick figure accompanied by the words "nigger" and "#whitepower" in Salisbury University's library. / 2016-04-27
221. Black woman later convicted of sending hat tweets. 2015-11-18 Union New Jersey https://www.rt.com/usa/347233-kean-student-kayla-mc... Student activist gets 90 days in jail for fake racial threats on Twitter / Kayla McKelvey, a black student at Kean University, pleaded guilty to causing a false public alarm by creating a fake Twitter account that she then used to threaten the very protests she was attending, / 2016-06-18
220. A school official in a Jersey City high school said a 16-year old black kid sent racist texts to him... 2013-08-01 Jersey City NJ http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/08/the_blac... Jersey City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself, school official says / "We have NEVER and will NEVER have an (n-word) to lead our school," was one of the messages allegedly sent by a black school student to himself. A school official in a Jersey City high school said t / 2013-08-26
219. Kayla McKelvey pleaded guilty to sending threats to other black students to inspire them to attend a... 2015-11-16 Elizabeth NJ https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-admits-tweeting-fa... Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students / Kayla McKelvey, a former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students at Kean University last fall / 2016-04-19
218. The world's media reported a Muslim woman who was run over in Molenbeek, Belgium, as a victim of a h... 2016-04-01 Molenbeek Brussels http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/04/04/exposed-... Molenbeek ‘Far Right’ Hit And Run Was Muslim-On-Muslim Attack / The world's media reported a Muslim woman who was run over in Molenbeek, Belgium, as a victim of a hate crime. In fact, she was hit by a drunk called "Mohammed". The media included the New York Post / 2016-04-04
217. Video from the bus and witnesses falsify the three black students' claim of being the victims of a r... 2016-01-30 Albany NY http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/02/us/new-york-alban... N.Y. college students accused of fabricating racially motivated attack / Three New York college students who said they were targets of a racially motivated attack face multiple charges for what prosecutors are calling a false claim. / 2016-05-03
216. Jesus Cabrera, a Hispanic graffiti vandal, falsely claimed that he was assaulted with a screwdriver ... 2015-07-17 Palo Alto CA http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/East-Palo-Alto... East Palo Alto Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting Hate Crime / A Hispanic graffiti vandal falsely claimed that he was assaulted with a screwdriver and racially harassed by white males. In reality, he was assaulted by rival Hispanic gang members. / 2016-01-12
215. Devout Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque was arrested after torching it on Christmas Day. Houston TX https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/w... Suspect in Houston mosque fire claims to have prayed there five times a day, police say / Gary Nathaniel Moore, a black Muslim attendee of a Houston mosque, was arrested for torching the Mosque he previously attended. / 2015-12-30
214. Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, of Union was charged by summons with third-degree creating a false public... 2016-06-30 Union NJ https://www.rt.com/usa/347233-kean-student-kayla-mc... Student activist gets 90 days in jail for fake racial threats on Twitter / Kayla McKelvey, a black student at Kean University, pleaded guilty to causing a false public alarm by creating a fake Twitter account that she then used to threaten the very protests she was attending, / 2016-06-18
213. Black student threatened to shoot other black students on campus 2015-11-13 Saginaw MI http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2015/11... Yik Yak threat at SVSU said, 'I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus' / Police at Saginaw Valley State University say a threat posted on the social media site Yik Yak read, "I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning." The message t / 2015-11-17
212. Through interviews with people at the party, a police investigation found multiple witnesses includi... 2015-08-30 Grand Forks ND http://www.cotwa.info/2015/10/another-fraternity-is... Another fraternity is falsely accused / Lambda Chi Fraternity at UND was accused of violence against a gay man, Haakon Gisvold, but police say it didn't happen. / 2015-10-15
211. A list of ten solved hate crime hoaxes 2015-03-20 WInnsboro LA http://listverse.com/2015/03/20/10-egregious-hate-c... 10 Egregious Hate Crime Hoaxes / 10 egregious hate crime hoaxes / 2015-03-20
209. The alleged victim admitted she did it 2015-09-16 Buffalo NY http://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2015/09/white-onl... Letter to the editor: UB student sends statement to The Spectrum about 'White Only' and 'Black Only' signs / Ashley Powell explains why she put up apartheid signs in a Buffalo college / 2015-09-17
208. A series of examples of fake rape claims, plus a few fake hate crimes 2015-05-01 Vancouver WA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQgB1CvH8n4 Lauren Southern: The falsely accused are the real victims / A series of examples of fake rape claims, plus a few fake hate crimes, by Canadian anti-feminist vlogger Lauren Southern / 2015-06-08
207. Club owner Frank Elliot has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud following his claim that ... 2012-06-03 Oak Park MI http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-2-2013/Owne... Owner of Oak Park's torched Velvet Rope gay night spot charged with arson, insurance fraud / The Velvet Rope, 728 Lake St, was destroyed by fire in the early morning of June 3, 2012 and never reopened. At the time, Frank Elliott said he thought the bar was targeted because it catered to a gay / 2013-11-13
206. A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. V... 2015-06-01 Denver CO http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/06/30/suspect-arres... Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church / A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disord / 2015-06-30
205. Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!” the note read. “Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask t... 2015-07-02 Baltimore MD http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/baltimore-womans-re... Relentlessly GayYard / Online sleuths have poked holes in a Baltimore woman’s claims about homophobic complaints over her “relentlessly gay” yard that helped her gather $43,000 in donations. / 2015-07-02
203. Gay man claims he was assaulted, admits wounds were self inflicted 2015-04-24 Delta Utah http://www.sltrib.com/news/2683196-155/reported-hat... Police say Utah man admits to vandalism, injuries originally reported as anti-gay / An investigation into a string of purported hate crimes, which included "Die Fag" being carved into the arm of a gay Delta man, took a detour on Tuesday after police said the man admitted to harming hi / 2015-06-30
202. The article in the Boise Weekly says "Rachel Dolezal, who is black, says she’s been a target of a se... 2009-09-01 Coeur d’Alene ID http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_385... Black like me? - Civil rights activist's ethnicity questioned / One of the first articles to 'out' Rachel Dolezal as white. Since then, it's turned into one of the biggest topics whirling around the internet. She claimed to be of half-black parentage, and rose up t / 2015-06-11
201. 'She then stated a man got out of the truck, approached her vehicle and screamed “watch the f**k out... 2015-02-11 Arlington TX http://www.arlingtonvoice.com/crime-emergency-educa... Muslim UTA student's claim of aggravated assault with a weapon was fabricated / Ambreen Sharif claimed she was targeted by a man in a pickup truck shouting “watch the f**k out, we’re killing all of you.” But a statement released by UT Arlington Friday afternoon says the entire / 2015-02-13
200. Police said Monday that a surveillance video from a nearby business shows Seherzada Dzanic, 26... ju... 2014-12-05 St Louis MO http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts... St. Louis Bosnian woman who claimed hate crime is charged with making false report / Surveillance video shows her just getting out of her car and lying in the street. At the time, Dzanic told police three black men in their late teens to early 20s had walked in front of her vehicle. / 2014-12-16
199. A University of Chicago student who claimed his Facebook page was hacked and filled with racist and ... 2014-11-18 Chicago IL http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20329/ Racially charged hacking incident was just a hoax to push diversity agenda / A University of Chicago student who claimed his Facebook page was hacked and filled with racist and violent messages against him and another student has now admitted he faked the attack. / 2014-12-01
198. After hearing that Mr Barnes denied writing the n-word on his check, Miss Jenkins said that she beli... 2013-09-01 Williamson TN http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2637914/Man... Man falsely accused of writing ‘N*****’ on receipt at Red Lobster Sues For A Million Dollars / A customer of Red Lobster was accused of writing the n-word on a receipt. He denies it, and is suing for $1 million. / 2014-05-23
197. Statement from Grand Valley Police Department Chief Renee Freeman: "The Grand Valley State Universi... 2014-02-01 Allendale MI http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/03/23/college-studen... College Student Caught In Another Hate Crime Hoax / Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University near Detroit in Michigan. It appears to be a hoax, inflicted by the student who lived in the room and owned the whitebo / 2014-03-23
196. A gay activist, Adam Catanzarite, claims that an employee of the Apple Store put homophobic slur on ... 2014-07-08 Portland OR http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/0... Portland Apple Store customer claims store employee typed homophobic slur on receipt / A customer at the Apple Store in Portland claims that a store employee typed a homophobic slur on his receipt, entering 'f@g.com' as his e-mail address. / 2014-08-12
195. "We are in the victims business" 2012-10-24 Madison WI http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/kyle-wood-... Kyle Wood Assault 'Unfounded,' As Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim Of Hate Crime Attack / Madison Police Capt. Joe Balles notes that the Republican staffer could face criminal prosecution for the false reporting of a hate crime, but that the department also does not want to deter residents / 2012-10-30
194. Transgender school student admits to inventing attack. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano had said in a stateme... 2014-02-01 Contra Costa CA http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/04/hercule... Hercules Transgender Teen Admits Making Up Story Of School Bathroom Assault / A transgender student at Hercules High School who reported being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has admitted to making the story up, according to police. / 2014-03-04
193. A white Portland woman burned her own face with acid and claimed a black woman had committed the cri... 2010-02-03 Portland OR http://www.cbsnews.com/news/acid-attack-hoax-why-di... Acid Attack Hoax: Why Did She Say Attacker Was Black? / Bethany Storro, the Portland woman who claimed that an unknown black woman threw acid in her face, yesterday admitted she'd made up the story. / 2010-09-17
192. Man arrested for allegedly faking a homophobic hate crime in Tennessee. 2013-11-20 Paris TN http://theothermccain.com/2013/12/28/another-fake-h... Another Fake Hate Crime? Arrest Discredits Tennessee Anti-Gay Case / A man who told police he had been robbed and beaten at a Paris health food store a few days before Thanksgiving was arrested after he allegedly withheld information about the incident and has now been / 2013-12-28
191. Hateful messages about black people and 'trannies' are suspected to be the work of a member of the B... 2013-11-14 Poughkeepsie NY http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/hate-hoax-a... HATE HOAX at Vassar College: Transsexual Busted in Fake Hate Scam (Video) / Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias / 2013-12-04

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