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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Joe Rickey Hundley, a 60-year-old white man, was charged with simple assault for allegedly slapping a black toddler and calling him racial slurs during an airplane flight.
Swastikas and anti-gay slurs were spray-painted on a gay man's trailer.
A gay man was allegedly attacked by four men outside a karaoke bar.
The word `brainwashing` was spray- painted on the outside of three churches.
Racial and anti-Semitic slurs and threats against school personnel were written on bathroom walls at a high school.
Daytona Beach, FL
A woman was allegedly attacked in a parking lot by a man who yelled anti-gay slurs. Adam Winterstein, 32, was charged with felony battery/hate crime, felony battery causing bodily harm and resisting an officer without violence.
Recruiting fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in the driveways of residences.
Two men were allegedly attacked on the street by three people who made anti-gay remarks.
Roslyn Heights, NH
Nassau County Police are investigating a possible hate crime. Third Squad detectives say the criminal mischief took place between Friday, Jan. 4, and Monday, Jan. 7, at 8 a.m. in Roslyn Heights. According to detectives, graffiti was discovered on a playground slide at Heights Elementary School on Willow Street. The graffiti included a one-to-two inch Swastika along with obscene words and pictures written with a black magic marker. The graffiti is being investigated as a bias incident and the investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
St. Charles, IL
Two men who were with a female friend outside a bar were allegedly attacked by a woman and two men who called the victims anti-gay slurs during the attack. On Jan. 28, Christopher M. Miner, 30, and Stephan C. Bolt and Susan V. Patton, both 31, were charged with aggravated battery, battery, mob action, and hate crimes.