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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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Beaumont, TX
Steven Walter Cooke, 48, a general in the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 murder of Scott Freeman, 37, leader of a rival faction of the group.
Legal Developments
05/02/2012
Houston, TX
Three white men, Charles Cannon, 26; Michael McLaughlin, 40; and Brian Kerstetter, 32, were convicted of a federal hate crime for using racial slurs while attacking a black man at a bus stop in 2011.
Legal Developments
04/15/2012
Arlington, TX
A racial slur was written on a truck parked at a high school.
Vandalism
04/02/2012
Richland Hills, TX
Wanda Derby, 71, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a hate crime enhancement for allegedly beating her son's roommate with her cane because she believed he was gay and had AIDS.
Assault
03/27/2012
Arlington, TX
A racial slur was written on the window of a truck parked at a high school.
Vandalism
03/25/2012
Houston, TX
TX Houston 2012-03-21 David Harlow, 43, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, was convicted of racketeering and aggravated assault for the 2008 beating of a prospective gang member.
Legal Developments
03/20/2012
Dallas, TX
Five men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and beat two men on the street.
Assault
03/12/2012
Fort Worth, TX
Timothy York, 35, a self- professed member of the United Aryan Brotherhood, was sentenced to 63 months in custody for beating his Jewish cellmate at a federal prison in 2007.
Legal Developments
03/05/2012
Houston, TX
Brian Kerstetter, 32; Charles Cannon, 26; Joseph Staggs, 49, and Michael McLaughlin, 40, were charged with federal hate crimes for allegedly using racial slurs while they beat a black man at a bus stop in August.
Legal Developments
01/18/2012