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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Casey M. Lee, 17; Dylan Tylor Justus, 18; James Harley, 17; and Bret St. Onge, 19, were each charged with second-degree criminal mischief as a hate crime, trespassing and fourth-degree conspiracy as a hate crime for allegedly spray-painting swastikas, racist graffiti and profanities at a high school.
Swastikas were painted on a high school track and racist graffiti and profanities were painted on two buildings.
Mott Haven, NY
Alejandro Gonzalez, a 19-year-old homeless man, allegedly slashed three Middle Eastern men with glass shards while claiming he was `fighting terrorism.`
A 14-year-old boy was left blind in one eye after he was allegedly beaten at school by classmates who yelled anti-gay slurs at him.
A Latino man was allegedly attacked by a black man who made anti-Latino remarks while wielding a baseball bat. Wendy Jean, 17, was charged with felony assault as a hate crime and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Blue Point, NY
Anti-religious graffiti, including the numerals `666,` was written on a sign at a Catholic church.
Swastikas were spray-painted on a fence.
James Hennessey, 59, was sentenced to one to three years in state prison for making more than 200 threatening and racist phone calls in 2010 to black people, people with black spouses and people who rented to black people.
Three teens allegedly smashed a window of a residence while yelling racial slurs. Wilfredo Vasquez, 17; Jamie Zawadzki, 19,;and Alex Boivin, 18, were charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal mischief.
An Indian man was allegedly beaten by two Asian men who called him an anti-Arabian epithet.