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.

Report 273.

Articles/programs Details
381. Arrest made in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church / Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain s / 2016-12-21
383. A Black Church Burned in the Name of Trump / The Atlantic jumps to the conclusion that the people who burned a church in Mississippi are Donald Trump supporters. / 2016-11-02
384. The perpetrators who set the Hopewell M.B. Church in MS on fire must be brought to justice. This kind of hate has no place in America. / Hillary Clinton assumed that the burning of a Mississippi church was an example of white racism. / 2016-11-02
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Leland Mississippi

An African-American man set fire and vandalized a predominantly black church. He was part of the congregation.