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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William Adam Lane, 22, was charged with malicious harassment after allegedly yelling slurs at a lesbian couple and smashing a window of their car.
Little Rock, AR
Gary Dodson, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deny civil rights, interfering with housing rights and aiding and abetting in the possession of an unregistered firearm for his part in a plot to firebomb the residence of an interracial couple.
Amanda Kelly, 23; Christopher Bratlie, 21; and Keven Shdeed, 25, were convicted of assaulting and violating the civil rights of a black man after they shouted racial slurs and beat, kicked and stabbed him at a party in 2008.
A swastika was drawn on the doors of a hair salon owned by a black woman.
Rowland Heights, CA
Graffiti was found at a Mormon church.
Highland Park, NJ
The windows of five Jewish-owned stores were shattered. Richard Green, 52, was charged with five counts of criminal mischief.
Steven Scott Cantrell, 26, pleaded guilty to charges of damaging religious property, arson, and interfering with housing, all prosecuted with a bias crime enhancement, for firebombing a black church in the city of Crane in December 2010. Cantrell said the firebombing was an attempt to kill a black parishioner and part of Cantrell's plan to gain status in the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. He was sentenced to more than 37 years in prison.
George Thompson, 64, was sentenced to six months in federal prison for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act in 2010. Thompson told a Somali man he was going to kill him and yelled ethnic and religious slurs at him as he chased him into the street.
Levi Sever, 15, was sentenced to 90 days in a juvenile detention center for the Oct. 17 assault of a gay teen at a high school.
A bomb threat, swastikas, the letters `KKK` and the numerals `666` were spray-painted inside a van owned by the city's senior center.