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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Five men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and beat two men on the street.
A gay man was attacked on the street and a transgender woman was assaulted later the same night.
Ricky Lynn Hawkins, 34, who allegedly has ties to the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations, was sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated assault, five years for civil rights intimidation and a year for an earlier assault for using racial slurs and breaking a black man's arm with a baseball bat in July 2010.
Richmond Heights, MO
A 24-year-old man was arrested for spray-painting "KKK" graffiti on two homes and a fence over the weekend and causing other damage in a Richmond Heights neighborhood, police said Monday. The man also spray-painted the last name of President Barack Obama, police say. The man is in a hospital psychiatric ward for evaluation, according to police. (via http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/man-arrested-for-spray-painting-kkk-and-obama-on-homes/article_f2b65f1f-2a4c-51a1-8902-b114bf818d18.html)
Charles Wilhelm and David Martin, both 23, pled guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights and to violation of the Fair Housing Act for writing racist epithets in a black man's mobile home and later setting it afire in 2006.
Emmanuel Montanez, 24, was charged with intimidation based on bigotry or race, first-degree threatening and breach of peace for allegedly threatening to kill a woman because she was Puerto Rican.
Deerfield Beach, FL
Anti-Semitic notes were left outside a restaurant between December 2011 and the end of February.
Fort Worth, TX
Timothy York, 35, a self- professed member of the United Aryan Brotherhood, was sentenced to 63 months in custody for beating his Jewish cellmate at a federal prison in 2007.
Racial epithets and references to the Ku Klux Klan and Adolf Hitler were painted on a high school.
Jewish headstones in a veterans' cemetery were vandalized.