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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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Beacon Hill, WA
At least three people were allegedly attacked by a man who yelled racist slurs. Eric Gibbs, 37, was charged with committing a hate crime.
Assault
07/31/2012
Belleville, IL
Codie M. Engelke, 18, was charged with one count of burglary, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of hate crime after he allegedly vandalized a church and wrote a racial epithet inside.
Vandalism
07/30/2012
Port St. Joe, FL
Walton Henry Butler, a 59-year- old white man, allegedly shot a black man in the head after the man confronted Butler about racial remarks Butler reportedly made to black children in their apartment complex. Butler, who allegedly used a racial epithet to describe the victim to police, was charged with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement.
Assault
07/29/2012
Crawfordville, FL
A swastika and racist symbols and remarks were painted inside a church that was vandalized.
Vandalism
07/26/2012
Arkana, AR
The words `White Power,` the letters `KKK` and anti-religious graffiti were spray-painted inside a church.
Vandalism
07/24/2012
Waymart, PA
Five people allegedly yelled racial epithets, destroyed property and shot paintballs at campers at a Jewish summer camp several times in July. Mark Trail, 21; Tyler Spencer and Cassandra Robertson, both 18; and two juveniles face numerous charges including ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and riot.
Legal Developments
07/24/2012
Beech Grove, IN
Fliers from the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.
Leafletting
07/23/2012
Independence, MO
Charles Wilhelm, 23, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy and violating the Fair Housing Act after he vandalized a biracial man's mobile home with racial slurs in June 2006 and then burned it two days later.
Legal Developments
07/23/2012
Cape Girardeau, MO
A Missouri teen pleaded guilty to a hate crime Monday months after she and her friends severely beat her gay neighbor. Mercedes Ayers was charged with third-degree assault motivated by discrimination for physically attacking 41-year-old Jeana Terry outside her Cape Girardeau home, the Southeast Missourian reported. The 17-year-old went to Terry's house on July 24th and grabbed her by the arm when she opened the door. Ayers, her two younger siblings, and several friends kicked and punched Terry while shouting homophobic slurs, leaving her with bruising, nausea and dizziness, according to the local paper. In the months following the attack, Ayers denied targeting Terry because of her sexual orientation. The teen said that she went to Terry’s home in response to an altercation she had with Terry and Terry's partner, Lisa Lange, the day of incident. Ayers, however, entered a guilty plea Monday in an agreement that required prosecutors to drop a more serious first-degree burglary charge which carried a maximum 10-year prison sentence. Via NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/teen-pleads-guilty-gay-bashing-article-1.1174339#ixzz28itnc6OC
Assault
07/23/2012
Jersey City, NJ
Two women allegedly yelled anti- gay epithets and smashed a bottle on a man's head. Derita Boone, 21, and Jennifer Gilmore, 25, were charged with bias intimidation, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.
Assault
07/23/2012