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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Anti-Muslim graffiti was spray-painted on a mailbox.
Fliers from the Original Knight Riders Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.
Charles Slansky, 33, and Robert Slansky, 20, were charged with a hate crime after they allegedly yelled racial slurs at two black men during an altercation with them.
Edgewater Park, NJ
Samuel A. Procopio, 53, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree bias intimidation for allegedly spray-painting racial slurs throughout a neighborhood sports complex.
Approximately 10 members of the Traditional Rebel Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally.
David Malcolm Strickland, 27, was charged with capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated sexual assault for the 2012 attack on a 19-year-old lesbian, Mollie Olgin, because of her sexual orientation.
New Black Panther Party National Field Marshal King Samir Shabazz was arrested on weapons charges after officers allegedly found a handgun, rifle rounds and an armor piercing bullet in his room.
Michael Phillips, 36, was sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, enhanced as a hate crime, for pistol-whipping a transgender woman in January.
New York, NY
Bernhard Laufer, awaiting trial for attempted murder at a mosque in 2012, was arrested on charges of threatening to kill leaders of a leading Muslim civil rights organization, The Council on American-Islamic Relations.
White supremacists Leonard Lionel Kilgore, 36; Jacob Eli Campbell, 33; Michael James O’Conner Jr. and David Lee Dozard, both 32; and Crystal Lynnette McGuire, 37, were each charged with attempted first-degree murder for the December beating of a former acquaintance.