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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A Latino man was allegedly attacked by a black man who made anti-Latino remarks while wielding a baseball bat. Wendy Jean, 17, was charged with felony assault as a hate crime and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
A noose was found hanging at a nuclear plant.
A homeless white man allegedly called a black man a racial slur and then stabbed the man during an ensuing confrontation.
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.
Satanic and racist graffiti was written on a black teacher's door at a high school. Two 14-year-old students were charged with burglary, graffiti and criminal mischief.
A swastika and a KKK symbol were written on a driveway.
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.
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan inviting people to a rally were left in driveways.
Grand Haven, MI
Kenneth Schmidt, 56, was charged with ethnic intimidation for allegedly scrawling a racial slur on a wall at an apartment complex on May 8.