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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Ashland City, TN
A dozen members of the Aryan Nations Knight of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the courthouse lawn.
Shaun Winkler, 33, who has long- standing connections to the Aryan Nations, held a cross lighting ceremony at his compound.
J.T. Ready, 39, former member of the National Socialist Movement, apparently fatally shot his girlfriend and three of her relatives before taking his own life. Ready was most recently the leader of the nativist, militia-like group the U.S. Border Guard.
James Luecke, a 47-year-old white man, was charged with hate crime, criminal trespass to a residence and criminal damage to property after he allegedly kicked in the door to his black neighbor's house and yelled racial epithets at her because he thought she left trash on his lawn.
Steven Walter Cooke, 48, a general in the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 murder of Scott Freeman, 37, leader of a rival faction of the group.
Trenton Carter, 18, was charged with felony destruction of property for allegedly vandalizing a mosque that was under construction in January.
Palo Alto, CA
Racial and ethnic slurs were spray- painted on a car and a dentist's office.
Allan Dale Richter, a 56-year-old white man, was charged with aggravated stalking and 18 counts of prohibition of generating acts with obscene, lewd materials after he allegedly sent racist, threatening letters to an interracial couple around every major holiday for two years.
A Moroccan man was allegedly beaten by two people who made racial remarks.
Brandy Martell, a 37-year-old transgender woman, was fatally shot in a car parked in an area frequented by transgender women.