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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Longtime white supremacist William White, 37, was sentenced to 17 years for threatening local law enforcement officers after a raid in 2012 of the white supremacist American Front compound.
Joseph Paul Leonard, Jr., a 62-year-old white man, was convicted of first-degree murder with a hate-crime enhancement for the June 2013 death of Toussaint Harrison, a black man. Leonard ran over Harrison with his truck after a verbal altercation in a parking lot where Leonard used racial slurs. He was also convicted of attempted murder for assaulting Harrison's business partner.
St. Louis, MO
Two leaders of the black separatist New Black Panther Party, Brandon Orlando Baldwin, aka Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon Davis, aka Olajuwon Ali, were charged with making "straw purchases," buying weapons and then passing them on to someone else.
Brice Johnson, 19, was sentenced to 183 months in federal prison for kidnapping and assaulting a young gay man because of his sexual orientation in September 2013.
New York, NY
An Orthodox Jew was beaten by a man who yelled anti-Semitic slurs.
Three teenage boys were arrested for allegedly painting "KKK" and swastikas on vehicles, fences and homes.
Tipp City, OH
William J. Dixon, a 36-year-old white man, pleaded guilty to felony ethnic intimidation and discharging a firearm in a prohibited area and two misdemeanors of criminal damaging and using a weapon while intoxicated in connection with a June 2014 incident where he allegedly screamed racial slurs at his black neighbors before shooting their vehicle.
A group of men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and beat a man.
New York, NY
Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas were painted on a methadone clinic building and van.
Richard Thomas, 17, was sentenced to seven years in a state juvenile facility for setting another teen on fire last November because of the teen’s sexual orientation.