Is there a tally of fake hate crimes in the United States, by year, with ideological identification? I'm defining a fake hate crime as any incident where one:
- defaces, destroys or vandalizes a public space, building, car, etc. with graffiti
- lies about an assault, attack, or racist or derogatory speech directed at themsevles
- plants racist, misogynistic, or anti-religious symbols
with the aim of using deception to marginalize political or cultural enemies, or to garner sympathy for a cause or group.
For example, I would consider this a fake hate crime:
Police say liberal student activist threatened herself with rape in Facebook hoax, framed conservatives
But this is a real one:
Cal Poly student arrested in connection with death threat against SLO Solidarity leader
There is a fakehatecrime.org website that doesn't look legit to me, FYI. You have to join, and quite honestly, I didn't feel comfortable giving them my info. So if you know more about the site or if your mileage varies, let me know.