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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Dozens of BBs were fired at a synagogue while more than a hundred people were attending an event there.
Racist graffiti was spray-painted on a wall at the University of Vermont campus.
Five members of the Ku Klux Klan held a demonstration at a former drive-in restaurant.
St. Cloud, FL
In a series of arrests that stretched over several days, 13 people connected to the racist skinhead group the American Front were charged in connection with illegal paramilitary trainings for what they saw as an upcoming race war and plans to cause disruptions at events in Orlando. The group's Florida leader, Marcus Faella, 39; his wife Patricia, 36; Mark McGowan, 29, Jennifer McGowan, 25; Diane Stevens, 28; Kent McLellan, 22; Paul Jackson, 25; Christopher Brooks, 27; Verlin C. Lewis, 40; Dustin Perry, 21; John Wyczlinski, 33; and Richard Stockdale, 23, were all charged with paramilitary training, attempting to shoot into an occupied dwelling and evidences of prejudices while committing offense. Brooks and Stockdale were also charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon. Dylan Rettenmaier, 25, was charged with hate crimes and conspiracy.
Cedar Falls, IA
Joshua Beyer, 27, pled guilty to two counts of criminal mischief for spray-painting racist and anti- Semitic graffiti on a highway sign in 2010. He was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence and placed on two to five years' probation.
Daly City, CA
Roman Pina-Valdez ,a 20-year-old man from Mexico, was charged with felony assault with great bodily injury and a misdemeanor hate crime after he allegedly beat a man because he was from El Salvador.
Blue Point, NY
Anti-religious graffiti, including the numerals `666,` was written on a sign at a Catholic church.
The letters `KKK` were spray-painted on three vehicles in a subdivision.
Santa Cruz, CA
Graffiti that included anti-religious messages was spray-painted on a Catholic church that was vandalized.
A 24-year-old Army veteran was allegedly attacked in the restroom of a bar by two men who used anti-gay epithets.