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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Former neo-Nazi leader William A. White was arrested in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, for violating his supervised release after serving two and a half years in prison for making threats.
Mott Haven, NY
Alejandro Gonzalez, a 19-year-old homeless man, allegedly slashed three Middle Eastern men with glass shards while claiming he was `fighting terrorism.`
Nicholas Velasquez, 29, was charged with elder abuse and committing a hate crime after allegedly yelling `I hate white people` while punching a woman in a wheelchair.
A 14-year-old boy was left blind in one eye after he was allegedly beaten at school by classmates who yelled anti-gay slurs at him.
A 13-year-old student was charged with defacing property after he allegedly scrawled racist graffiti and the phrase `kill Jews` in a school restroom.
Crest Hill, IL
A man allegedly yelled racial epithets at a black man in a convenience store then fired a BB gun outside, damaging a gas pump and shattering a window. Nicholas Tsantrizos, 22, was charged with aggravated battery, committing a hate crime, vandalism and disorderly conduct.
Oak Park, IL
A gay nightclub was set afire and anti-gay remarks allegedly were written inside.
Matthew Robert Dean Booster, 22, was charged with felony intimidation after he and three other white youths allegedly chased a biracial teen down with his truck while yelling racial slurs and threatening the youth. Two boys, 16 and 17, and a 17-year- old girl were charged with second- degree intimidation.
Stroud Township, PA
Kevin Fahey, 47, was charged with three counts each of terroristic threats and ethnic intimidation after he allegedly threatened his neighbors with a shotgun and used racial slurs.
The residence of a gay Latino couple and their children was broken into, the most recent in a series of incidents that included anti-gay graffiti spray-painted on their home.