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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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.
West Seattle, WA
A man was charged with malicious harassment and malicious mischief after he allegedly smashed a window of a Muslim community center and said he committed the act because he hates Muslims.
A white man armed with a steak knife allegedly burst into an apartment, screamed anti-Latino epithets and struck a child in the face. Thomas Cheviot, 53, was charged with three counts of first- degree burglary, assault on a child less than 11 as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.
Two white teens, ages 17 and 16, were charged with committing a hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, intimidation, aggravated battery and battery in connection with a December 2011 incident. The teenagers, along with Matthew Herrmann, 18, allegedly put a noose around a black high school student's neck, threatened him with a knife and used racial slurs while holding him captive.
A pro-Ku Klux Klan banner questioning the decision not to replace a Confederate statue in a nearby town was hung near a school.
Sleepy Hollow, NY
NY Sleepy Hollow 2012-07-11 A swastika and anti-Semitic graffiti were spray-painted on a building and tables at a park.
Myles Burton, 21, a former Elmhurst College student, was sentenced to two years of probation for scratching the letters `KKK` and a racial slur on a window ledge outside a black dorm supervisor's room.
A racial slur and a threat were etched into a car owned by a black family whose house was burned a week earlier.
Colorado Springs, CO
Fliers from the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left at residences.
Hoosic Valley, NY
Casey Lee and James Harley, both 17; Dylan Justus, 18; and Brent Onge, 19, were charged with criminal mischief, conspiracy as a hate crime, trespassing and graffiti after they allegedly spray- painted swastikas and profanity at a high school in Schaghitcoke in June.