Are hate crime hoaxes a real thing in America?

Dec 24, 20

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.