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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Two teenage lesbians were shot in a park. Mollie Olgin, 19, was found dead laying by her girlfriend, Mary Chapa, 18, who was wounded.
Los Angeles, CA
Swastikas and the words `white power` were written on garage doors of several residences on a street in Baldwin Hills.
New York, NY
Michael Daragjati, a former New York police officer, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for violating a black man's civil rights in 2011 by fabricating charges against him of resisting arrest and using racial slurs.
Brandon Rhodes, 21, was sentenced to 30 days in prison for his part in burning a cross on a black family's lawn in 2011.
Javier Correa was charged with interfering with the religious freedom of members of a mosque by threatening to use force against them when he allegedly left a racist message threatening to bomb the building in 2011. Correa was also charged with threatening to use an explosive device to interfere.
Chase McClary, 23, pleaded guilty to committing a federal hate crime for beating and slashing a black teen in 2010.
Self-proclaimed racist skinhead Daren Abbey, 29, was sentenced to up to five years in prison for threatening to stab a black man.
Kansas City, MO
Teresa Witthar, 43, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for participating in writing racial slurs inside a biracial man's mobile home in 2006 in an attempt to make him move.
John Austin Cartwright, 17; Seth Stephen Hatcher and Daniel Sibley, both 18; and a 16-year- old girl were arrested for allegedly spray-painting racist and anti-gay graffiti on cars and property in a neighborhood earlier in the month.
Swastikas and racist epithets were spray-painted on 24 vehicles in a neighborhood.