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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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Lake Oswego, OR
A racist slur was scrawled over a drinking fountain at a local high school.
Vandalism
01/20/2004
Portland, OR
Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh, 23, was sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison and the maximum of five years for serving as a lookout in a racially motivated attack in September.
Legal Developments
11/12/2003
Bandon, OR
Flyers from the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations were distributed throughout three neighborhoods.
Leafletting
09/09/2003
Veneta, OR
Several pieces of property in a neighborhood were spray-painted with profanity and hate epithets.
Vandalism
08/13/2003
Medford, OR
Andrew Lee Patterson, 24, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison under Measure 11, for attacking two homeless men earlier this year.
Legal Developments
08/12/2003
Medford, OR
Aaron Andrew St. James, 26, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and was ordered to spend three years on probation and pay $1,414 in restitution for attacking a homeless man.
Legal Developments
07/28/2003
Gresham, OR
Brian Heath, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a racially motivated shooting spree in January.
Intimidation
07/08/2003
Salem, OR
A 12-year-old boy allegedly called an Arab youngster a terrorist and punched him in the face.
Assault
06/22/2003
Portland, OR
A swastika was spray-painted over Malcolm X's face in a mural.
Vandalism
05/23/2003
Medford, OR
Three Oregon Army National Guard soldiers attacked two homeless men, calling them a "disgrace to the white race."
Assault
01/15/2003