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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Two teenagers charged with spray-painting swastikas, KKKs and racial slurs on two churches, tombstones in a Jewish cemetery and parked cars were sentenced to jail terms of 30 to 90 days.
A man was arrested for kicking Ms. Junior Gay Pride in the head and causing her a concussion after asking her about her sexual orientation.
A five-foot-long charred cross was found in the front yard of a house.
A man once affiliated with the Nazi Low Riders prison gang bit off the top of a Puerto Rican man's ear has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Members of the National Socialist Movement distributed fliers in a parking lot in honor of Hitler's birthday. The fliers called for "white pride and unity," denied the Holocaust happened and demanded that illegal immigrants return to Mexico.
Three Native Americans were allegedly beaten while their attackers yelled racial slurs. The three victims were waiting for a train.
Two gay men were beaten unconscious on the beach by a group of attackers.
"Four people were arrested after a fight between a black student and a white student at a high school. Following the fight William Roberts, 36, the father of the white student, allegedly approached three black students not involved in the altercation and used racial slurs. Meta Reeder, 40, the white student's mother, then allegedly assaulted two of the black students. Another relative, Justin Reeder, 23, allegedly became involved in the attack as well. The white student was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mistreatment and racial intimidation. Roberts, Meta Reeder and Justin Reeder were charged with assault and Roberts also faces a charge of racial intimidation. "
Two Medford men have pleaded guilty to burning the shape of a cross and the letters KKK into the lawn in front of a mixed-race couple's home.
Police discovered graffiti on the walls of Cherry Park Presbyterian Church, including swastikas, gang tags, the letters KKK and expletives targeted at Jews.