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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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Palm Bay, FL
Nuha Mohammed Al-Doaif, 21, a native of Saudi Arabia, was charged with misdemeanor battery for spitting at random people based on their ethnicity at a Walmart.
Harassment
04/12/2015
Haverhill, MA
Matthew Taylor, 34, and John Murrey, 53, were sentenced to six months in jail after both pleaded guilty to assault and battery to intimidate for attacking an Asian man in a local pub.
Assault
04/12/2015
Goldsboro, NC
Skinhead Kenneth Morgan Stancil, III, 20, was charged with murder for fatally shooting his gay former boss on the campus of Wayne Community College.
Murder
04/12/2015
Portland, ME
Anti-Muslim graffiti was spray-painted on the exterior of a market owned by a Muslim man.
Vandalism
04/10/2015
Passaic, NJ
Rizek Musheisen, 21,was charged with bias intimidation, possession of fireworks, harassment and criminal mischief after allegedly throwing lit firecrackers outside a synagogue and yelling “Allahu Akbar” before fleeing in a car.
Intimidation
04/10/2015
Des Moines, IA
Eric Reece Wiethorn, 49, was charged with first-degree harassment for sending hate mail containing a suspicious powder and slurs directed at members of the LGBT community to a gay bar in late March.
Harassment
04/08/2015
Brockton, MA
Swastikas, a racial slur against African-Americans and an anti-Semitic slur were spray-painted on two homes.
Vandalism
04/08/2015
Missoula, MT
Susan Ann Lafriniere pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge that is subject to an enhancement under the hate crime statute for allegedly repeatedly calling her neighbor a racial slur and then physically assaulting him during a racially charged argument.
Assault
04/07/2015
Columbia County, FL
Thomas Jordan Driver, 25; David Elliot Moran, 47; and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, all of whom were members of the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, were arrested in an alleged conspiracy to kill a former black inmate. All of the men were either current or former employees of the Florida Department of Corrections.
Threat
04/01/2015
Evanston, IL
Racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was written in the Northwestern University library.
Vandalism
03/31/2015