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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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
Lesbian school board member says she is a victim of homophobic hate crime, won’t provide a police report https://www.thecollegefix.com/lesbian-school-board-... online article 2021-02-03
Portland Israeli restaurants vandalized with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2021/01/po... online article 2021-01-11
A Black Woman Was Assaulted by a Mob of Trump Supporters https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/a-black-woman-was... online article 2021-01-09
Hoax? Black activist, ASU give conflicting answers on racist graffiti investigation https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-black-activist-a... online article 2020-12-07
Hoax – Man Charged With Putting Racist Graffiti on His Own Car https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/hoax-man-char... online article 2020-11-18
Federal investigators say there is insufficient evidence of alleged hate crime in Althea Bernstein case https://wkow.com/2020/10/02/federal-investigators-s... online article 2020-10-02
OSU students furious after university reports Black-on-White 'hate crime' https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15775 online article 2020-09-27
Norway woman on trial for staging attacks blamed on anti-racists https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/norway-woman... online article 2020-09-08
Candidate faked her own kidnapping, beating in election ploy, police say https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/21/sa... online article 2020-08-21
Mosque threat charge dropped in court but not in news release https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/26/us/hate-crime-pr... online article 2018-01-27
Twitter account of embattled #MeTooSTEM founder suspended https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/twitter-acc... online article 2020-08-03
The Mysterious Case of Althea Bernstein https://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/the-myste... online article 2020-07-30
Oregon politician wrote racist letter to himself, police say https://komonews.com/news/local/oregon-politician-w... online article 2020-07-07
The new Reddit hate crime hoax page https://www.reddit.com/r/hoaxhatecrimes/ online article 2020-07-19
Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself https://www.kbtx.com/2020/07/10/texas-am-police-say... online article 2020-07-09
Hate Crime Hoaxes https://www.reddit.com/r/hatecrimehoaxes online article 2020-07-09
County commission candidate confesses to writing racist letter https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/county-com... online article 2020-07-06
'White Supremacist Mass Shooter' At Jefferson Square Park Turns Out to Be Hispanic Homeless Man Steven Lopez http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61563 online article 2020-06-28

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