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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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Reidsville, NC
Sheriff Sam Page says graffiti referencing “KKK” was discovered early Wednesday throughout the campus of Rockingham County High School. (via http://myfox8.com/2012/11/07/sheriff-kkk-graffiti-found-at-rockingham-county-high-school/)
Vandalism
11/08/2012
Dallas, TX
Six people from the Dallas area were arrested Friday as part of a statewide roundup of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang members that included four top leaders, according to court documents. The six are Rusty Eugene Duke, 31, a.k.a. “Duke”; Kelley Ray Elley, 36, a.k.a. “Magic”; Kenneth Michael Hancock, 32, a.k.a. “Hancock”; Rebecca Johnson Cropp, 44; James Marshall Meldrum, 40, a.k.a. “Dirty”; and Billy Don Seay, 37, a.k.a. “Big Nasty.” They are among 34 alleged members of the prison-based white supremacist gang who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise. (via http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20121109-six-from-dallas-area-among-those-arrested-in-aryan-brotherhood-sweep.ece)
Legal Developments
11/08/2012
Des Moines, IA
A Des Moines woman who claims she was subjected to racial slurs by co-workers, including finding a doll whose face was painted black hanging outside her home with threats to quit her job at Deere & Co., has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. (via http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-31/iowa-woman-sues-deere-alleging-race-discrimination)
Legal Developments
10/30/2012
Gillette, WY
Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes this weekend. A 32-year-old man called police around 6 a.m. Sunday to report that he found a plastic bag with a rock and a recruitment flier for the Klu Klux Klan on his driveway. Police Lt. Brent Wasson says officers found the same flier on almost every driveway in two subdivisions. Police did not immediately have a suspect. (via: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/kkk-fliers-left-in-gillette-subdivisions/article_4f56358d-0608-55e0-9cf4-1d2a70623a81.html#ixzz2B4m3m8ED)
Leafletting
10/20/2012
Kamas, UT
A Summit County man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people after finding them in a same-sex romantic encounter. Summit County deputies say they responded to reports of a fight in Kamas on Wednesday evening. They found three people with cuts and bruises, and ended up arresting 40-year-old Travis Gentry on suspicion of a hate crime assault. (via http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/10/19/man-charged-hate-crime-assaulting-gays-kamas)
Assault
10/16/2012
Sandusky, OH
Police in northern Ohio say they are investigating racist graffiti scrawled in chalk in front of a college basketball coach's house. Police say vandals wrote "white power" along with a swastika on the sidewalk in front of Bowling Green State University basketball coach Louis Orr's home over the weekend. Orr is black Orr, the team's coach since 2007, declined to comment through a university spokesman who said this is the first time anything like this has happened to the coach since he's been at Bowling Green. A police spokesman said he hopes someone in the community will come forward with information about who did it. (Via Newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-basketball/racist-graffiti-scrawled-at-ohio-coach-s-house-1.4120138)
Vandalism
10/15/2012
Bay City, MI
A white Bay City man has been charged with committing a hate crime, accused of the racially motivated beating of a black man. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Bouza was due in court Thursday for a preliminary examination to decide if he should stand trial on charges of ethnic intimidation and aggravated assault. The intimidation charge carries up to two years in prison. Mlive.com reports that authorities say Bouza and a 21-year-old man attacked 26-year-old Jeremy Love about 2:45 a.m. on Aug. 12. Police say they found Love lying on the ground, bleeding and groggy. He was treated for a concussion. Witnesses say Bouza and his companion used racial slurs while punching and kicking Love on the ground. Bouza was in jail Thursday, and there's no phone listing for him. From: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121011/METRO/210110479#ixzz295nhBJYr
Assault
10/11/2012
Reno, NV
Authorities in Reno, Nev., are investigating a possible hate crime where a man allegedly attacked a woman and stabbed her male friend on the streets of downtown Reno on Thursday because she is a lesbian, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. For more information: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/news/crime/news/138071/police_call_reno,_nev,_street_attack,_stabbing_a_hate_crime (Via edgeonthenet.com)
Assault
10/10/2012
Memphis, TN
A woman claiming to be a 'Sovereign Citizen' was arrested after she refused to exit her vehicle during a traffic stop and drove away, hitting two Memphis officers in the process. From: http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Sovereign-Citizen-Refuses-Traffic-Stop-Hits/XDLO6lqd70eW3dOd6cA5_A.cspx
Assault
10/10/2012
Arlington, TX
A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted four teens accused of writing anti-gay slurs and other vulgar messages on vehicles and homes in an Arlington neighborhood. The June 10 case involved at least 13 criminal mischief incidents near the 1100 block of Crowley Road in Arlington. Grand jurors returned the indictments of graffiti causing $1,500 to $20,000 against John Austin Cartwright, 17, of Arlington; Daniel Damian Sibley, 18, of Fort Worth; Seth Stephen Hatcher, 18, of Arlington; and Morgen Rae Aubuchon, 18, of Arlington. The charge is a state jail felony. Trials are now pending for the four teens, according to Tarrant County criminal court records. A fifth teen, a 16-year-old girl, surrendered to authorities in late June and was turned over to Tarrant County juvenile authorities. She is not being identified because she is a juvenile. The status of the juvenile charges against her was unavailable on Monday. Home surveillance cameras caught the teens in the act, Arlington police have said. Police are treating the case as a hate crime. Via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/01/4302027/teens-accused-of-writing-anti.html#storylink=cpy
Arson
10/07/2012