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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Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34; Billy Hammett, 30; and Perry Jackson, 29, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 years and 10 months to more than 7 years for their roles in yelling racial slurs and assaulting an interracial couple in 2011. Tyler, Hammett and Jackson all have tattoos that read “white pride” or “white power.”
Five members of Word of Faith Fellowship were charged with kidnapping and assault for allegedly attacking and beating a fellow church member who is gay.
A 26-year-old Navy sailor was charged with malicious harassment for allegedly beating a taxi driver, threatening to shoot him and calling him a terrorist.
Anti-gay signs were left on a gay couple’s car and their residence was vandalized.
Kansas City, MO
Ahmed H. Aden, 34, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in a hit-and-run crash that fatally injured 15-year-old Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein at a Somali Center.
Dehmi Moore, a 23-year-old black woman, was charged with a misdemeanor hate crime as well as two felonies following a fight with a white woman at San Joaquin Delta College.
Ibrahim Koroma, 28, was charged with malicious harassment for allegedly shouting anti-lesbian slurs and physically threatening a female security guard at a gay bar in October.
Robert Keller, 71, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge for threatening to kill two white neighbors if they didn’t force a black relative to leave their apartment complex.
San Francisco, CA
Hugo John Scherzberg, 46, was charged with suspicion of arson with a hate crime enhancement for allegedly pouring gasoline on the front door of a church and setting it on fire.
Amrit Marajh, 28, was charged with assault as a hate crime after allegedly punching a 24-year-old Jewish man.