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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529. Cop Resigns After Writing 'Pig' Insult On Coffee Cup And Blaming McDonald's Workers / A police officer accused McDonald’s workers of writing “f****** pig” on the officer’s cup. Then he resigned and his boss said it was a hoax, and the pig did it himself. / 2020-01-02
Type of hoax: suspected


Herington KS

A cop falsely accused McDonald’s workers of writing “f****** pig” on the officer’s coffee cup after writing it himself. The cop, a former military police officer, had been with the department for two months. He was not identified. The claim was intended to be a “joke,” Hornaday said the officer told him. McDonald’s managers studied video surveillance footage following the incident and determined that an employee was not responsible.