Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources. These incidents include only a fraction of the approximately 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.
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Tavares Spencer, 16, was convicted of attempted first-degree felony murder, attempted second-degree murder and robbery for the April shooting of a transgender man.
Neo-Nazi Bill White, 36, was convicted of three counts of transmitting a threatening communication to attempt to extort money. In 2012, White fled the country to avoid probation and then sent threatening e-mails to his estranged wife demanding money.
New Orleans, LA
Jamie Hebert, 20, pled guilty to second-degree battery and to violating Louisiana's hate crime statute for shouting anti-gay slurs and punching a man who was holding hands with another man in the French Quarter in February 2013. Hebert was sentenced to two years on the battery charge and three years on the hate crime charge but the sentences were suspended. Instead, Hebert will spend three years on probation.
Seal Beach, CA
Swastikas and other graffiti were spray-painted on the window of a spa and on a nearby sidewalk.
Richard M. Cyplik, 28, pled guilty to a hate crime for threatening his black former neighbors in June, calling them racial epithets and vandalizing their residence and vehicles. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 24 months of probation and 100 hours of community service and ordered to undergo anger management counseling and diversity training.
Dylan Grall, 23, was arrested on battery and hate crime charges for allegedly punching two men who were speaking Hebrew. Grail allegedly thought the men were speaking Spanish and yelled at them to speak English.
Raymond Stevens, 42, was indicted on a felony charge of criminal mischief for allegedly writing racist graffiti on the residences of several African refugee families.
About 40 white supremacists attended a rally to celebrate Leif Erikson Day. Groups represented included the Keystone State Skinheads, which sponsored the event; the Vinlanders Social Club; the Advanced White Society; the Blood and Honour Social Club; and the Traditionalist Youth Network.
A swastika and the letters 'KKK' were drawn on a man's door and on a stool on his porch.
Moreno Valley, CA
A racial epithet was scratched on a woman's vehicle.