"Hate crime"

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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]

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.[3]

In UK, convictions reportedly doubled from 2012 to 2017, according to Home Office figures for England and Wales.[4]

"Fake hate crimes"

A "fake hate crime" is a false flag hate crime and may make up a large proportion of hate crimes.[5] They often include alleged incidents of racism such as name calling or graffiti.[6] A website, http://fakehatecrimes.org attempts to keep track of fake hate crimes in the USA. 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]

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."[7]

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)[8] policy of outlawing internet anonymity on grounds of "hate speech".[9]


Related Document

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


An official example

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