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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Three high school students were charged with vandalizing their campus with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti.
Racial epithets were written on the doorway and mailbox of a community radio station founded by a black man. The slurs were also written on a vehicle owned by the man's son.
Santa Monica, CA
A black high school student allegedly found a brown mannequin with a noose tied around its neck in the school's wrestling practice room. The student then was allegedly chained to a locker by two fellow members of the wrestling team who made racial remarks.
Richard Jason Mazon, 18, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, exhibiting a deadly weapon, criminal threats, a hate crime and carrying a concealed weapon for allegedly threatening a black man with a hatchet and yelling racial epithets at him in a parking lot.
Racist graffiti was scrawled on walls at an elementary school.
Arroyo Grande, CA
Two 15-year-olds and one 14- year-old were arrested on suspicion of hate speech, burglary, vandalism and criminal conspiracy after graffiti that included swastikas and racial and ethnic slurs was written in classrooms at a middle school where the teens had been former students.
A mosque was set afire.
Swastikas and anti-Semitic and racial epithets were spray-painted on doors, walls, sidewalks and a stop sign on a high school campus. Three students were arrested on suspicion of vandalism.
Coto de Caza, CA
A man was allegedly beaten and robbed in a park by two men who shouted anti-Semitic epithets. Matthew Gregory Branstetter and Nolan John Wickham, both 19, were charged with aggravated assault and second-degree robbery with hate crime enhancements.
Los Angeles, CA
A swastika was drawn on the sidewalk in front of a landmark Jewish Temple.