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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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Wynne, AR
The Wynne School Board has expelled two junior varsity football players who were accused of placing a noose around the neck of a black student. The board met in executive session Wednesday and decided to expel the two students for the rest of the semester. The Jonesboro Sun reports (http://is.gd/IAiVeH ) that it's a lesser punishment that the one recommended by Superintendent Carl Easley, who supported expulsion for the rest of the school year. Few details have been released about the alleged incident. Family members have said the white students placed a noose around the 14-year-old black student's neck, but authorities have not confirmed that account. More than 150 people attended the hearing. Many were angered by the board's decision, and Wynne police were called in to calm the crowd. Via SFGate.com: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Wynne-school-board-expels-2-after-investigation-3918784.php#ixzz28irQlMgI
Vandalism
10/02/2012
Tehama, CA
Nicolas Brendon Madison, 21, was arrested on charges of suspicion of a hate crime and gang participation after he allegedly threatened a store clerk and made racist statements.
Legal Developments
09/25/2012
Bangor, ME
Three teens were arrested for spray-painting swastikas and anti- Semitic graffiti on two synagogues on Sept. 21. Two of the teens face felony aggravated criminal mischief charges and the other youth was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief/vandalism.
Legal Developments
09/25/2012
Buffalo, MN
Wade Murray, 30, was charged with felony vandalism for allegedly throwing rocks and leaving anti-gay posters at four churches.
Vandalism
09/23/2012
Marietta, OH
A swastika and the letters `KKK` were spray-painted in a parking lot.
Vandalism
09/21/2012
Bangor, ME
Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti were spray-painted on two synagogues.
Vandalism
09/20/2012
Bay Shore, NY
Anti-Muslim epithets were spray- painted on a mosque.
Vandalism
09/20/2012
Fort Worth, TX
"Earnest Lackey boasted that he was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. But Ronnie Freeman Jr. didn't believe Lackey, and he made the 34-year-old Burleson man pay for it, Tarrant County sheriff's investigators say. In July, Lackey was choked, kicked, hog-tied with a yellow cord, beaten and sexually tortured with a soldering iron by Freeman and two other men who also claim membership in the white supremacist gang, according to arrest warrant affidavits obtained by Star-Telegram on Tuesday." -Via the Fort Worth Star Telegram
Assault
09/20/2012
New York, NY
A man who was with his transgendered girlfriend was allegedly attacked by another man who used anti-gay slurs. Keith Patron, 44, was charged with assault as a hate crime.
Assault
09/16/2012
West Hartford, CT
Michael Germain, 68, was charged with hate crimes, breach of peace and threatening after he allegedly threatened to punch a Muslin woman because of her ethnicity.
Threat
09/14/2012