Are hate crime hoaxes a real thing in America?

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A Church vandalised with Nazi symbolism was wrongly blamed on white nationalists and Trump supporters.

Right after Donald Trump’s election, A pro-gay Episcopal church in Indiana was vandalised with “Heil Trump,” a swastika and an anti-gay slur. Turns out it was the church's gay organ player who did committed these acts. He was charged only with a misdemeanor.

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In 2018, vandalism of a New York synagogue was falsely blamed on Trump supporters.

Days after the Pittsburgh massacre, Trump supporters were blamed for Nazi vandalism at a Brooklyn synagogue & fires in a Jewish community. Turns out the perpetrator was a gay black man who had worked with city council on an initiative to fight hate crimes.

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In 2016, A black church in the US suffered an arson attack made to look like it was inflicted by Trump supporters, when it wasn't.

One week before the presidential election, a black church in Mississippi was burned in an arson attack. “Vote Trump” was written on the building. After much panic, an investigation revealed that the man responsible was a church member: Andrew McClinton.

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In 2016, a muslim student faked being attacked by white supremacists.

In Nov 2016, a Muslim student at the University of Louisiana said two white racist Trump supporters brutally assaulted her, ripped off her hijab and robbed her. The story went viral but it was false. The media never identified her by name after the hoax was revealed.

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