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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Rio Rancho, NM
Racial slurs were spray-painted on the garage of a black man who moved in the neighborhood two months earlier. Other residences in the neighborhood were also spray-painted with graffiti. Jose Campos, 23, was charged with seven counts of criminal damage to property, one of which included a hate crime enhancement.
Three men were sentenced under a federal hate crime law for attacking a black man at a bus stop in 2011. Brian Kerstetter, 33, received a 77-month sentence; Charles Cannon a 37-month sentence and Michael McLaughlin a 30-month sentence.
Three men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and attacked two other men on the street.
A window at a gay bar was shattered during an allegedly bias-motivated drive-by shooting.
Oklahoma City, OK
A gay man was burned when his car was allegedly firebombed by two people. An anti-gay slur was also spray-painted on the vehicle.
A Latina woman allegedly dumped hot coffee on a black nursing assistant at a medical center and called him racial epithets. Rose Mary Ayala, 38, was charged with one felony count of hate crime battery.
West Seattle, WA
A man was charged with malicious harassment and malicious mischief after he allegedly smashed a window of a Muslim community center and said he committed the act because he hates Muslims.
A white man armed with a steak knife allegedly burst into an apartment, screamed anti-Latino epithets and struck a child in the face. Thomas Cheviot, 53, was charged with three counts of first- degree burglary, assault on a child less than 11 as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.
Two white teens, ages 17 and 16, were charged with committing a hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, intimidation, aggravated battery and battery in connection with a December 2011 incident. The teenagers, along with Matthew Herrmann, 18, allegedly put a noose around a black high school student's neck, threatened him with a knife and used racial slurs while holding him captive.
A pro-Ku Klux Klan banner questioning the decision not to replace a Confederate statue in a nearby town was hung near a school.