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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 DA: Man never admitted painting ‘Vote Trump’ in church arson / Andrew McClinton gave investigators varying accounts when he admitted setting the fire at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville. / 2019-05-02
Type of hoax: suspected


Jackson MS

A member of an African American church in Mississippi admitted setting the church on fire but never took responsibility for the words “Vote Trump” that were spray painted on the outside of the building the night of the blaze, a prosecutor said Thursday.