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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David Ackley Jr., 22, pled guilty to aggravated assault and terroristic threats for beating a man and calling him racial epithets in December 2011. He was sentenced to one to two years in prison and four years of probation.
White supremacist Douglas Howard Story, 48, was charged with illegally obtaining a fully automatic AK-47 after suggesting President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder should be removed from office by violent means.
Dorian Moragne, 19, and Dareal Damare Williams, 18, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, robbery and participation in gang activity after they beat a gay man outside a convenience story on Feb. 4.
A 15-year-old biracial youth was allegedly chased by a truck occupied by four white people who yelled racial slurs and threatened him.
Two men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at two women who were holding hands and then beat a male friend who tried to defend the women.
Jacob D. Kozak, 24, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for threatening to kill a man because he was Jewish.
New Independence, MN
A gay man was allegedly assaulted at a party by a crowd of men after he was asked if he was homosexual. Two men, 18 and 19, were arrested.
Jersey City, NJ
A gay man was attacked by a man and woman who yelled an anti-gay slur.
Anti-Semitic and anti-Christian slurs were spray-painted on several campaign signs for a candidate who is a vocal supporter of Israel and the Jewish community.
A cross bearing a racist message was burned at the residence of a white woman with two biracial children. Two men, 19 and 20, were charged with suspicion of making terroristic threats and use of an incendiary device.