"Hate crime"

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Interest of• Antifa
• Southern Poverty Law Center
The phrase "hate crime" is a plastic phrase associated with the "hate speech" effort to stifle free speech on the internet.

"Hate crime" is one of a set of plastic phrases used to try to facilitate the introduction of laws that stifle free speech and end anonymity on the internet.

Official narrative

The idea of "hate crime" and "hate speech" goes back to the 1960s.[1] A "hate crime", according to Wikipedia as of April 2019 is "(also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime[1]) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group or race." It notes that "term "hate crime" came into common usage in the United States during the 1980s." Such crimes are particularly heinous and deserve special laws.[2] "In 2018, South Yorkshire police urged people to report ‘offensive or insulting comments’ as part of its ‘Hate Hurts’ campaign."[3]

Google Trends reveals a spike in search interest in the term "hate crime" in January 2017 - of unknown origins.


The label "hate crime" is increasingly widely applied.


The US since about 2015 has seen a huge rise in "hate crimes: but, since the FBI does not keep separate track of them as of 2017, quantification is difficult. Whether this corresponds with a rise in such activity is uncertain - it might result from relabelling. Louisiana law illustrates this trend; since 2016 resisting arrest has been classified as a hate crime, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or a 5 year prison sentence. The law was part of a surge of similar legislation introduced around the US.[4][5]


In UK, convictions reportedly doubled from 2012 to 2017, according to Home Office figures for England and Wales.[6] The Daily Mail reported in 2018 that a FOIA request had revealed that 2507 alleged "hate incidents" were logged in 2015-2016. It gave several examples, including a dog fouling and a disputed line call in a tennis match.[7]

"Met police chiefs were criticised for bragging about the resources during a surge in London murders." One tweet, later deleted, boasted that "We have 900+ specialist officers dedicated to investigating all hate crime."[7]

"Fake hate crimes"

A "fake hate crime" is a false flag "hate crime". They may make up a large proportion of "hate crimes".[8] They often include alleged incidents of racism such as name calling or graffiti[9] although they fake stabbings are not unknown.[10] A website, http://fakehatecrimes.org attempts to keep track of them in the USA.


The American Free Press reported in March 2020 that "Fake “hate crimes” are becoming increasingly common."[11]. Inspiration for this trend may be a growing awareness of the Mossad's long history of false flag attacks against Jewish targets, to try to raise sympathy for the cause of "antisemitism".[citation needed]

"Online hate crimes"

Full article: “Online hate crime”

In 2019, the UK police trialled a unit to investigate trolls, styling them as "online hate crime". The unit convicted 7 people in its pilot year.[12]

Associated concepts

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"Hate group"

Full article: “Hate group”

A "hate group" is a group which promotes a "hateful" ideology such as racism or sexism. These groups are a special focus of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which staff members alleged in March 2019 itself suffered from a "systemic culture of racism and sexism within its workplace."[13]

Hate speech

Full article: “Hate speech”

"Hate speech" is part of the ongoing effort to restrict free speech. In 2019, the Austrian government was considering a (widely criticised)[14] policy of outlawing internet anonymity on grounds of "hate speech".[15] "Hundreds of people in Scotland are being recorded on police databases every year for committing “non-crimes” such as telling offensive jokes."[16]


An example

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"Online hate crime"


Related Quotation

"Hate speech"“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”George Orwell


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Putting the Word "Hate" into Proper Contextwebpage16 May 2017Russ Winter


An official example

2016 Orlando nightclub shooting