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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452. A sampling of prominent articles that have asserted the existence of a “hate epidemic” reveals glari... 2021-09-20 Vancouver BC https://areomagazine.com/2022/01/19/did-covid-reall... Did Covid Really Provoke an Anti-Asian Hate Epidemic in Canada? / There was a moral panic about hate crimes against East Asian people in Canada, caused by reactions to the Covid pandemic, in 2021. It was invented "by media organisations and advocacy groups that have / 2022-01-19
451. 2021 was filled with hate crime hoaxes, overreactions and evidence-free accusations Today, The Co... 2021-12-01 Various https://www.thecollegefix.com/year-in-review-black-... Hate crime hoaxes of 2021: Black student fakes vandalism but she’s not the only liar / Fake hate crimes during 2021 / 2021-12-22
450. Hijab-ripping fake hate crimes happen. The biggest upsurge occurred just after the election of Donal... 2021-12-14 Fairfax VA https://thepostmillennial.com/hate-hoax-police-say-... HATE HOAX: Police say no hate crime in viral high school hijab incident / Following a viral altercation involving a hijab that occurred at Fairfax High School on Dec. 14 that prompted CAIR-backed student protests, the Fairfax Police Department have concluded that there is no / 2021-12-20
449. Alleged victim Jussie Smollett was convicted of staging the hoax attack with two accomplices 2019-01-29 Chicago IL https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/12/09/... Jussie Smollett Found Guilty in Hate Crime Hoax Trial / A jury found disgraced actor and former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett guilty on five of six charges in a case where he is accused of staging an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago / 2021-12-09
448. Video Surveillance shows the suspects who vandalized vehicles, writing hateful words on them, was in... 2021-11-06 Providence Rhode Island https://turnto10.com/news/local/surveillance-shows-... Surveillance shows vandals who wrote racial slur on cars at Providence College / Providence College has shared surveillance images showing a group of vandals that etched the N-word on some students' cars, including one that belongs to a Black basketball player. / 2021-11-08
447. Players from Greece Arcadia High School claimed they were subjected to racial slurs at both the Pitt... 2021-09-28 Pittsford NY https://www.whec.com/rochester-new-york-news/pittsf... Pittsford CSD finds claims of racist taunts at soccer games were unfounded / Children from a New York School claimed they were subject to racial slurs at soccer games at two subsequent matches, one boys and one girls, but an investigation by the Pittsford Central School Distric / 2021-10-06
446. Cops: “The security cameras in the area were reviewed, but nothing was observed,” Lavoie said on Oct... 2021-09-01 Orono ME https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-likely-no-video-... Hoax likely: No video evidence, victim report for alleged LGBT hate crime at University of Maine / A 'tall brunette male' allegedly choked a girl in a LGBT pride shirt. “A tall white guy with short brown hair grabbed my friend from behind and choked her and called her a dyke for wearing a pride s / 2021-10-
445. A 19-year-old black student at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, was arr... 2021-08-27 Greenville North Carolina https://www.witn.com/2021/10/06/ecu-theta-chi-membe... ECU Theta Chi member speaks out about racist social media post / After a two-month investigation, Greenville Police arrested a young black man, James Edwards IV, 19, on a charge of cyberstalking. He’s a member of ECU’s Pi Lambda Phi chapter. ECU Theta Chi Chapter / 2021-10-05
444. The crime itself. She was pretending to be a white male KKK member and leaving threatening to kill ... 2021-09-06 Douglasville Georgia https://www.cbs46.com/news/black-woman-in-douglasvi... Black woman in Douglasville accused of pretending to be white man, threatening neighbors / "White male KKK member" leaving racist notes in neighborhood mailboxes threatening to kill people and burn down homes turns out to be black woman. First note was Dec. 21, 2020, followed by several mo / 2021-09-30
443. The Parkway School District confirmed to FOX2 the student involved was black. It announced racial sl... 2021-09-21 Saint Louis MO https://fox2now.com/news/why-did-this-happen-parkwa... Why did this happen? Parkway Central parents learn more about racist graffiti / Racist messages painted on Parkway Central HS property were painted by black student. / 2021-09-28
442. School officials say Native American Boy's claim that he was forcibly held down in a school bathroom... 2021-09-01 Tulsa Oklahoma https://apnews.com/article/native-americans-oklahom... School official says student’s hair-cut allegation untrue / School officials say Native American Boy's claim that he was forcibly held down in a school bathroom by two students who cut his hair have been shown by video evidence to be untrue. / 2021-09-06
441. It was not until the Atlanta Journal Constitution published a police mugshot of the suspect that the... 2021-08-01 Atlanta GA https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-man-arrested-fo... Black man arrested for ‘N-word’ graffiti, swastikas at Emory University / Emory University’s Police Department on Wednesday arrested the man accused of writing racial slurs and swastikas at its autism center in early August. / 2021-09-24
440. News report reveals "shame tortillas" were supplied by Hispanic fan 2021-06-19 San Diego CA https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rush-to-judgement-a... Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado / Tortillas thrown "by white fans at Hispanic opponents" and decried as crass "racism, classism, and colorism" were brought to game by Hispanic fan and CRT advocate, possibly "in hopes of creating a raci / 2021-09-19
430. State investigation shows item was bought with "victim's" own credit card on secondary Amazon accoun... 2021-07-02 Nashville TN https://www.wsmv.com/news/tennessee/state-investiga... State Investigation: Muzzle sent to ex-state vaccination expert bought with Fiscus’ credit card / Tennessee state vaccine czar Michelle Fiscus reported receiving dog muzzle in mail on July 3 after advocating for vaccination of children 14+ without parental consent. Investigation showed muzzle was b / 2021-08-1
429. After the Euros final at Wembley, some black footballers received messages from racists. It became a... 2021-07-11 London UK https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-... There was no ‘outburst’ of racism after the Euro final / We now know that just 34 racist messages were sent by people in the UK. A mural to a black player in Manchester was defaced with vile graffiti. It wasn't racist, but much of the media made out it wa / 2021-08-05
428. After a thorough investigation that included calls, emails and video clips from concerned fans, me... 2021-08-08 Denver CO https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10009987-rockie... Rockies' Investigation Reveals Fan Didn't Use Racial Slur, Was Shouting at Mascot / After much hand-wringing and hysteria about a fan allegedly shouting the n-word at a baseball game, the evidence showed that he was actually shouting "Dinger", which is the name of the Colorado Rockies / 2021-08-09
427. Cori Bush tweeted a screenshot of an alleged death threat. The screenshot still had the red asterisk... 2021-07-22 Missouri https://nationalfile.com/hate-hoax-rep-cori-bush-po... HATE HOAX?: Rep. Cori Bush Posts ‘White Supremacist’ Hate Message It Appears She Wrote Herself / Cori Bush tweeted a screenshot of an alleged death threat. The screenshot still had the red asterisks of an unsubmitted form visible. o either someone emailed a screenshot of a form instead of submitti / 2021-07-23
426. GB News demolishes the claim that 'race and religious hate offences hit record high in 2020' 2021-07-16 London UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVjr_b3WLE Can hate crime data be easily manipulated? / Michelle Dewberry of GB News demolishes the latest claim of an 'increase' in hate, citing the Crown Prosecution definition of an incident as anything which anyone, the alleged victim, or anyone else, f / 2021-07-16
425. The LaCrosse Police Department report states Victoria Unanka, a black student, “admitted to intentio... 2021-04-18 La Crosse WI https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-student-who-set... Black student who set fire to her dorm in hate-crime hoax awaits court hearing / A former Viterbo University student who police say set fire to her dormitory is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on possible charges. / 2021-06-14
424. Police are calling it a hoax. 2021-02-16 Detroit Michigan https://www.thecollegefix.com/hate-crime-hoax-black... Hate-crime hoax: Black student likely egged her own door, police say / Police suspect "victim" of dorm-room vandalism of "perpetrat[ing] the incident herself to obtain a leadership position in the Black Student Union." / 2021-06-11
423. NAACP claims an operating loop at the end of a crane cable is a "noose" and demands it be removed. 2021-05-28 New Britain CT https://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/crane-cabl... Crane cable at CCSU perceived as noose; university says it's not but will remove it / Construction company used crane cable ending in a standard tool-attachment loop to hoist a US flag for Memorial Day. Some activists saw it as a noose. / 2021-05-29
422. "Nooses" found were just ropes holding up fences or were just tangled up ropes. 2021-05-26 Windsor Connecticut https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/amazon-warehouse-... Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut shut down again after eighth noose found / Amazon repeatedly shut down a construction site after they keep finding ropes that vaguely resemble nooses. Amazon offers a $100,000 reward to find the perpetrator of this serious hate crime. Gov. Ned / 2021-05-27
421. NAACP, state and local officials on Wednesday denounced what they called continued racism at an Amaz... 2021-05-26 Hartford CT https://www.aol.com/news/8th-noose-found-amazon-des... 8th noose found at Amazon site despite additional security / It is claimed that eight nooses have been found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Hartford, Connecticut, and that these have racial connotations. / 2021-05-27
420. FBI states after a year of investigation that no perpetrator or intent could be identified, and inci... 2020-07-02 Baltimore Maryland https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2021/05/no-pe... No perpetrator found for noose discovered on Stieff Silver site / After a year's investigation into a noose reportedly found in a building under construction, the FBI could find no evidence of an actual hate crime being committed. The school overreacted typically, an / 2021-05-07
419. Two black guys painted a swastika and a hood symbol on cars and vandalized them. 2021-05-25 Spring lake North Carolina https://www.wral.com/vandals-captured-on-security-c... Vandals captured on security camera at Spring Lake auto shop / "Vandals returned to a Black-owned auto repair shop to do more damage less than a day after the owner installed security cameras. Over the past couple weeks, Dwyane Haynesworth's business in Spring Lak / 2021-05-25
418. When white people commit hate crimes, their ethnicity is mentioned. This https://www.csusb.edu/sites... 2021-01-01 San Bernadino CA https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-hate-crime... University hate crime report leaves out that 90 percent of NYC arrestees are black or Latino / California State University San Bernadino’s extremism research center published its latest report on hate crimes allegations, but it did not include the race or ethnicity of offenders. However, a re / 2021-05-18
417. Local police can find absolutely no evidence that reported threats exist 2021-04-18 Garden City New York https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=17257 University admin sounds alarm over anonymously reported hate crimes. There's just one problem. / Instagram page claims to have received threats to lynch black students over page contents. School admin issues kneejerk self-abasement. Police investigate, find absolutely no threats. / 2021-04-18
416. Black Student Accused of Starting Fire in Building Full of Her Sleeping Peers in Apparent Hate Crime... 2021-04-18 La Crosse Wisconsin https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/crime-and-co... Viterbo student who reported racist incidents accused of starting fire in residential hall / Unanka had been the target of two purported incidents of racism in the recent past and was apparently looking to frame the fire as a third one; a resident adviser told police. Unanka’s undoing, it s / 2021-04-19
415. The narrative of the mainstream media is that a white man harassed a black man out or racism. A vide... 2021-04-12 Colombia South Carolina http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62172 Jonathan Pentland Hate Hoax: Black 'Victim' Accused Of Groping Woman, Attempting to Snatch Baby 'Is Mentally Ill And Has Been Committed' / Pentland, a white man,confronted a mentally ill black man named Deandre in a gated community. Prior to the confrontation Deandre groped a woman and tried to snatch a ba
414. Hoaxer admitted. 2021-04-08 White Bear Lake MN https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/white-bear-lake-sup... White Bear Lake (HS) superintendent says messages sent to students of color a hoax / HS student sent "racist, hateful, and threatening messages" to several minority students on an anonymous Instagram account. Superintendent reports hoaxer has confessed. / 2021-04-13

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