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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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Independence, MO
Charles Wilhelm and David Martin, both 23, pled guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights and to violation of the Fair Housing Act for writing racist epithets in a black man's mobile home and later setting it afire in 2006.
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Kansas City, MO
Two black 16-year-olds allegedly doused a 13-year-old white boy with gasoline and then set him on fire, saying, `You get what you deserve, white boy.`
Golden City, MO
A racial slur directed at Latinos was written on a church window.
Columbia, MO
Weslie K. McWilliams, 17, was arrested on suspicion of second- degree property damage and a hate crime for allegedly carving a racial slur into a black high school student's car.
Kansas City, MO
Teresa Witthar, 43, pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges for writing racial slurs inside a biracial man's mobile home in 2006 and participating in the arson of his home.
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St. Louis County, MO
The letters `KKK` were spray- painted on a highway sign honoring civil rights figure Rosa Parks.
Sedalia, MO
Ku Klux Klan fliers were left in neighborhoods on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.