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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512. "Jussie Smollett 2.0" CAUGHT Red Handed, Sprayed "MAGA" And Slur On Wall, ARRESTED And CHARGED / Ex-Tampa Bay NFL player charged with fake hate crime - trashing two restaurants he owns and spraying the N-word and "MAGA" on the walls / 2019-09-15
Type of hoax: suspected


Tampa FL

Edwan Coughman is charged with wrecking his own restaurants and writing racist and pro-Trump slogans on walls