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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Fond du Lac, WI
Alleged white supremacist Nathaniel E. Pickart, 28, was charged with manufacturing and selling pipe bombs to an undercover agent.
Racist fliers from the neo-Nazi National Vanguard were left on cars parked at a mall.
Billy Calahan, 19, was sentenced to two years' probation for attacking a man because of his perceived sexual orientation. Calahan was also ordered to undergo anger-management counseling and random drug screening, perform 200 hours of community service, and pay a $1,000 fine and court costs.
Five members of a gang called 2-1 FATAL allegedly set fire to a home to prevent a black family from moving in. Michael Litel, 40; Doris Litel and Dennis Craig, both 29; Richard D. Hacker, 22; and James Holwager, 25, were charged with gang activity, arson and criminal recklessness.
Racial slurs directed at tribal members were spray-painted on several signs.
Anne Arundel, MD
Racist fliers were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
An anti-gay slur was scrawled on a sign.
Erin Monaghan, 25, was charged with a hate crime after she allegedly punched a 14-year-old girl who was dressed in the traditional plain clothing of her fundamentalist Christian sect.
Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti were scrawled on the walls of a school.
Des Moines, IA
Fliers from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were distributed in two neighborhoods.