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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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 Man Who Got Jumped For Being A Donald Trump Supporter Speaks Out /
 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
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Not a hoax. A traffic accident started the interaction but the black people immediately made it racially charged by saying he was "one of those white Trump supporters" which the victim confirmed he supported Trump and then was attacked.