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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St. Louis County, MO
The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan distributed fliers around the St. Louis area threatening violent action against Ferguson “terrorists” if they become violent.
Marcus Faella, 41, the alleged leader of the white supremacist skinhead group American Front, was sentenced to six months in jail and two years of community service for his conviction on two counts of providing and teaching paramilitary training to members at the group's compound.
Fliers promoting an event featuring an Israeli military official speaking at Northeastern University School of Law were defaced with swastikas.
Gerard Rupert, 33; Kaela Rupert, 31; and Robert Noftz, 36, were charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and conspiracy for allegedly shouting ethnic slurs and beating a black man.
Christopher Temple, 20, was charged with assault for allegedly attacking a transgender woman. Temple was one of three men who yelled derogatory comments at the woman, knocked her to the ground, beat and robbed her.
New York, NY
Matthew Smith, 20, was charged with three counts of second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime and assault for a September 2014 attack on a group of transgendered women.
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in neighborhoods.
New York, NY
Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh professor at Columbia University, was assaulted by a group of people who allegedly called him “Osama” and a “terrorist” while punching him in the face.
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in a neighborhood.
John White, 40, was charged with a hate crime after allegedly breaking seven windows at a synagogue and writing anti-Semitic graffiti on the building.