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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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Jackson, MS
A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime charge in connection with a group of young men and teenagers who carried out racial attacks against African-Americans in 2011. (via http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/03/justice/mississippi-hate-crime/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_us+%28RSS%3A+U.S.%29)
Legal Developments
01/03/2013
Memphis, TN
Ku Klux Klan recruiting fliers were left in driveways.
Leafletting
01/03/2013
Land O'Lakes, FL
A man was allegedly shot in the face with a pellet gun by another man who asked if the victim was Muslim.
Assault
01/01/2013
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta police are investigating whether the 19-year-old man accused of stabbing five people at a New Year's Eve party in the Atlanta neighborhood of Reynoldstown may have been the target of an anti-gay slur during a confrontation at the late-night celebration. (via: http://www.thegavoice.com/news/atlanta-news/5660-new-years-eve-stabbing-provoked-by-anti-gay-slur)
Assault
12/31/2012
Bangor, ME
A Bangor man who asked another man if he wanted to join in on “getting” two gay men walking in front of him before showing the man and his girlfriend a knife he was carrying could face more than criminal threatening and trespass charges. Bangor police Officer Richard Polk arrested Ryan David Lane, 19, of Bangor and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon, criminal threatening and terrorizing for his part in a threatening incident on New Year’s Eve in downtown Bangor, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.
Harassment
12/31/2012
East Garden, NY
A swastika and an anti-Semitic phrase were written in lip balm on a door in a shopping center.
Vandalism
12/31/2012
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs police are investigating an apparent hate crime. Officers responded to a call at an address near Allegheny Drive and Rockrimmon Boulevard at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday where a Menorah display was spray-painted with a Swastika. Police call the incident a biased, motivated criminal mischief and anti-Semitic crime. Police ask that anyone who has information call 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-7867. Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/police-148678-crime-call.html#ixzz2FhY2pC8X
Vandalism
12/17/2012
Sayreville, NJ
Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a Waretown man and an East Windsor man, both purported to be white supremacists, and charged them with hate crimes in connection with an attack on three Egyptian men in Sayreville. Christopher Ising, 31, of Waretown and Michael Gunar, 27, of East Windsor were picked up by FBI agents after being charged in an indictment handed up by a federal grand jury sitting in Newark. (via http://www.app.com/article/20121218/NJNEWS14/312180103/Waretown-man-charged-hate-crime-Sayreville-attack)
Assault
12/17/2012
Upper Ojai, CA
Ventura County sheriff's deputies said they arrested four people Wednesday in connection with hate crimes that occurred three months ago at two campgrounds in Rose Valley. Authorities also arrested a suspect in September, about two weeks after the incident. Deputies said that on Wednesday they arrested Kirk Smets, 19; Andrew Martin, 20; Forrest Darrough, 20, and Mya Braschler, 20. All were from Ventura. Ryan Vanausdell, 37, of Oak View, was arrested Sept. 27, authorities said. Authorities said that while serving a search warrant at Vanausdell's residence in the 90 block of Calle Cinco de Mayo in Oak View, deputies seized two assault weapons, two rifles, two shotguns, one handgun and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Detectives said they also seized a large quantity of illegal ammunition. On Sept. 7, deputies from the Ojai sheriff's station responded to call about an attack at the Middle Lions Campground near Highway 33 in the Upper Ojai area. Sheriff's deputies said several people had been attacked with baseball bats at the campground by people using racial slurs toward the victims and witnesses. One victim suffered a broken arm from the assault. (via http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/dec/13/5-arrested-in-hate-crimes-in-upper-ojai/#ixzz2F2Svw0BI)
Legal Developments
12/13/2012
Detroit, MI
When Matthew Robb left for work the morning after the presidential election, he found the words "N-word-Lover" and "congrats the N-word won" spray-painted in bold yellow letters across the back and both sides of his orange Chevrolet Colorado LT truck. The incident happened in the secured parking garage at his downtown Detroit apartment building. Video cameras show that a single vandal did the damage between 12:30 and 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 7. "I went into the secured parking garage that requires a key card for access and found racial slurs and racial epithets written all over my truck," Robb said. "I was so happy and excited after the election, and to see this just made my stomach sink," Robb said. The APL teacher said he was still in shock later that day when he told his basic law students and co-workers about the incident. (via http://www.freep.com/article/20121213/FREEPHIGH16/312130043/Teacher-finds-his-truck-painted-with-hate)
Vandalism
12/13/2012