This year had perhaps the biggest and what may end up the most infamous fake hate crime of all time in it with Juicy Smolliet. The case is still ongoing, to determine if the man will be prosecuted for filing a false police report.
Although its kind of faded from the news, there was a claim that "hate crimes" are on the rise, which might be the case, if you include attacks on Jews in New York City or anyone daring to admit they support Trump, but that's not what people typically mean. In fact a Kentucky University professor did a study of hate crimes in North America and discovered that over two thirds of the claims are fake.
Fake Hate Crimes seem to be pretty usual in number for the last five years or so, after a peak in 2016 when things went really berserk. The College Fix website has a rundown of the fifty fake hate crimes they covered 2012-2018 just on their site.
So here's the 2019 run down of alleged hate crimes that ended up being a hoax or a lie:
- January: In late December last year, a 7 year old black girl was shot dead in Houston. Eyewitnesses said they saw a white man running away, and the hate crime bigot Texan story spread. Turns out it he was just running away from gunshots, and police have arrested two black men for the crime.
- January: Kids who attended a rally from Covington High School were waiting for a bus when aggressive, hostile members of the "Black Hebrew Israelites" began berating them. Then a Native American activist named Nathan Phillips began beating a drum and yelling at them. The press somehow twisted this into the young men being racially aggressive and mocking, to the point where even some allegedly conservative outfits like the Wall Street Journal and National Review attacked the young men.
- February: It took them two years, but police finally solved the case of the arson to homosexual activist Nikki Joly's home in the UK. Turns out he burned it down himself, because there wasn't any discrimination for him to fight against in his life.
- March: Jussie Smollett claims two white men in MAGA hats carrying bleach put a noose on his shoulder and threatened him with racist and anti-homosexual slurs. The case falls to pieces immediately based on its ridiculous claims and setting, and it turns out he'd hired two African bodybuilders to fake the event.
- March: Lamar, South Carolina mayor Darnell Byrd McPherson reported a hate crime against her: sticky yellow residue sprayed on her car. Turns out it was pollen congealed by rainfall.
- March: Portland, Oregon has had a rash of fake hate crimes recently, as Andy Ngo reports. Andy, of course, was later attacked himself and beaten so badly he suffered brain damage. Among the events he detailed were:
- A girl who claims she was assaulted and threatened the police officer that "her people" would "get you" if she wasn't "treated right." Eyewitnesses and friends say she got drunk and fell hitting her head on the curb.
- A "fat-queer activist" published a claim on social media about an attack on her and her partner, claiming that "two young white men" in a "maroon SUV" had lobbed a full beer can at her and called her a homophobic slur. Police investigate and find no evidence whatsoever to support this claim nor was the alleged event reported to them as she claims.
- May: A subway passenger claims he was assaulted by two men shouting anti-homosexual slurs and attacked by them. The rest of the passengers in the car note that he was spitting on people, no one said any slurs, and he was subdued by other passengers.
- May: A Jackson Mississippi church attended predominantly by black people was lit on fire and "Vote Trump" was spraypainted out front. The SPLC used this event as proof that Trump supporters are racist white supremacists and that hate crimes are on the rise. A black man later admits that he lit the church on fire.
- June: Oberlin College is finally answered by a jury in a case against a bakery which they claimed was racially profiling students. The jury found for the baker and ordered the college to pay $11 million dollars in damages.
- July: Seattle claims that hate crimes have risen in the city by "400%" since 2012. A study done this month proves the claims nonsense, with the vast bulk of the claimed hate crimes either not actually crimes or not actually involving an element of "hate" as the law defines it.
- July: Erica Thomas, a Georgia State Representative claims that she was told to "go back where she came from" in a supermarket line. She was in a 10-items-or-less checkout lane with 15-20 items when the man behind her berated her for doing so. No evidence or eyewitness supports her claim of being told to "go back" or any racial hate.
- September: A University of Illinois student claims a noose was hanged outside their door room. But a friend notes that the student made the noose and hung it themselves.
- September: Ex-Tampa Bay football player Edawn Coughman came to work at his restaurant and found racial slurs, swastikas and 'MAGA' spray painted in the trashed business. He was arrested for fraud and filing a fake report, trying to get insurance money and sell the undamaged appliances.
- September: WWL DJ Seth Dunlap claims hateful and anti-homosexual tweets were sent to him, which are later discovered to have been sent by himself.
- September: A 12 year old girl with dredlocks claims she was attacked by white boys and had her dreds cut. Later it is revealed to have been a hoax, driven by her grandmother who runs a "natural hair" shop and is a vocal advocate of not straightening or having "white hair cuts".
- October: A Muslim man posts a note by someone who says he shouldn't be teaching hockey because he's Muslim. The tweet gets tons of retweets and commentary except when reporters dig into the story they find that he's not teaching hockey anywhere, and that he previously has claimed hate against him for being a Muslim from anonymous notes.