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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Echo Park, CA
A man and a woman allegedly made anti-gay remarks and stabbed two men they had seen earlier in a bar.
Palm Springs, CA
Russell Bates, 24, and Abigail Sheehy, 19, were charged with assault and commission of a hate crime after they allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and punched two gay men during a dispute over a parking space.
Edward Steele, 22, was charged with suspicion of battery and committing a hate crime after he allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and punched a man.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with suspicion of criminal threats after he allegedly called a Latino woman racist names and threatened to kill her.
Joseph Regalado, 21, and a teenage boy were arrested for allegedly making anti-gay remarks to an 18- year-old boy at a party and then stabbing him.
Two gay men who were holding hands were beaten by two men, one of whom used anti-gay slurs.
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.
Santa Cruz, CA
Graffiti that included anti-religious messages was spray-painted on a Catholic church that was vandalized.
Palo Alto, CA
Racial and ethnic slurs were spray- painted on a car and a dentist's office.
Brandy Martell, a 37-year-old transgender woman, was fatally shot in a car parked in an area frequented by transgender women.