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 (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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Articles/programs Details
‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ SHOOTING OF 7-YEAR-OLD BLACK GIRL; GUNMAN TURNS OUT TO BE BLACK / A seven-year-old black girl was shot dead in Houston. The media claimed it was a hate crime after a witness saw a white man running away. It turns out he was running away from the gunshots. Two suspect / 2019-01-06
Suspect charged with murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in case of 'mistaken identity'; 2nd man in custody / Another hate crime which turns out not to be. The suspects are the same race as the victim. / 2019-01-06
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime

2018-12-30

Houston TX

A seven-year-old black girl was shot dead in Houston. The media claimed it was a hate crime after a witness saw a white man running away. It turns out he was running away from the gunshots. Two suspects have been arrested, both African-American.

Reports