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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Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rush-to-judgement-a... online article 2021-09-19
State Investigation: Muzzle sent to ex-state vaccination expert bought with Fiscus’ credit card https://www.wsmv.com/news/tennessee/state-investiga... online article 2021-08-16
There was no ‘outburst’ of racism after the Euro final https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-... online article 2021-08-05
Rockies' Investigation Reveals Fan Didn't Use Racial Slur, Was Shouting at Mascot https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10009987-rockie... online article 2021-08-09
HATE HOAX?: Rep. Cori Bush Posts ‘White Supremacist’ Hate Message It Appears She Wrote Herself https://nationalfile.com/report-raffensperger-expos... online article 2021-07-24
Can hate crime data be easily manipulated? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVjr_b3WLE online article 2021-07-16
Black student who set fire to her dorm in hate-crime hoax awaits court hearing https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-student-who-set... online article 2021-06-14
Hate-crime hoax: Black student likely egged her own door, police say https://www.thecollegefix.com/hate-crime-hoax-black... online article 2021-06-11
Crane cable at CCSU perceived as noose; university says it's not but will remove it https://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/crane-cabl... online article 2021-05-29
Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut shut down again after eighth noose found https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/amazon-warehouse-... online article 2021-05-27
8th noose found at Amazon site despite additional security https://www.aol.com/news/8th-noose-found-amazon-des... online article 2021-05-27
No perpetrator found for noose discovered on Stieff Silver site https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2021/05/no-pe... online article 2021-05-07
Vandals captured on security camera at Spring Lake auto shop https://www.wral.com/vandals-captured-on-security-c... tv program 2021-05-25
University hate crime report leaves out that 90 percent of NYC arrestees are black or Latino https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-hate-crime... online article 2021-05-18
University admin sounds alarm over anonymously reported hate crimes. There's just one problem. https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=17257 online article 2021-04-18
Viterbo student who reported racist incidents accused of starting fire in residential hall https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/crime-and-co... online article 2021-04-19
Jonathan Pentland Hate Hoax: Black 'Victim' Accused Of Groping Woman, Attempting to Snatch Baby 'Is Mentally Ill And Has Been Committed' http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62172 online article 2021-04-16
White Bear Lake (HS) superintendent says messages sent to students of color a hoax https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/white-bear-lake-sup... online article 2021-04-13
Student responsible for racist graffiti that was found in Albion College dorm, officials say https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2021/04/student-... online article 2021-04-08
French Schoolgirl Admits She Made Up Story Causing Teacher’s Beheading https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/french-school... online article 2021-03-10
Madison man says a group of Trump supporters called him a racial slur outside of Portillo’s; MPD investigating https://www.channel3000.com/madison-man-says-a-grou... online article 2021-01-07
Documents obtained by News 3 Now explain why Madison Police won’t press charges in alleged hate crime incident https://www.channel3000.com/documents-obtained-by-n... online article 2021-03-01
Smith College Ruins Workers’ Lives Over Hoaxed Racism Accusations | The Narrative Survives Anyway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-hgnST8tks movie or documentary 2021-02-27
Smith College and the racist incident that wasn’t https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/04/smith-coll... online article 2021-03-04
Two years after ‘eating while black’ incident debunked at Smith College, the nation learns the truth https://www.thecollegefix.com/two-years-after-eatin... online article 2021-02-25
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Police conduct surveillance at KC church that was target of vandalism, make arrest https://www.kctv5.com/caught_in_the_act/caught-in-t... online article 2021-02-25
Arson investigation underway at KC church targeted 4 times in 2 months https://fox4kc.com/news/it-is-never-ending-arson-in... online article 2021-01-05
Lone Whistleblower Takes On the Woke Racists at Smith College https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/lone-whistle... online article 2021-02-24
Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employe... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9297475/Bl... online article 2021-02-24
U. Minnesota student claims racial profiling, fear of being shot; recorded footage shreds narrative https://www.thecollegefix.com/u-minnesota-student-c... online article 2021-02-06

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