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Hate Incidents

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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Hayward, CA
Four teens, ages 13 to 16, were arrested on suspicion of defacing property and a hate crime for allegedly throwing lemons at a local mosque, striking at least one person.
Vandalism
08/02/2012
Orange, CA
A Latina woman allegedly dumped hot coffee on a black nursing assistant at a medical center and called him racial epithets. Rose Mary Ayala, 38, was charged with one felony count of hate crime battery.
Assault
07/17/2012
Los Angeles, CA
A gay homeless man was allegedly beaten by a man who used anti-gay slurs.
Assault
06/28/2012
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jeremiah Leo `Smurf` Hernandez, 33, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a March 2011 cross burning near a black teen's residence.
Legal Developments
06/26/2012
Guerneville, CA
A man leaving a gay bar was allegedly beaten by a man who used anti-gay slurs.
Assault
06/25/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Swastikas and the words `white power` were written on garage doors of several residences on a street in Baldwin Hills.
Vandalism
06/21/2012
Davis, CA
A noose was found hanging from a goal post at a high school.
Intimidation
06/14/2012
Clovis, CA
Graffiti that included racist symbols and messages was spray-painted on cars, residences, boats and fences in a neighborhood. Three teens were arrested.
Vandalism
06/13/2012
Jurupa Valley, CA
Diego Desantiago and Enrique Gomez, both 18, were charged with investigation of burglary, committing a hate crime and conspiracy for allegedly vandalizing a Mormon church. Two teens also arrested in connection with the incident.
Vandalism
06/13/2012
Modesto, CA
Nicholas Velasquez, 29, was charged with elder abuse and committing a hate crime after allegedly yelling `I hate white people` while punching a woman in a wheelchair.
Assault
06/04/2012