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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Clinton Hughes was charged with battery for allegedly attacking a black man who was walking with his white girlfriend.
The doors of a Catholic church were set ablaze. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Two swastikas were drawn on an elementary school parking lot.
A swastika was carved into the front door of a synagogue.
Racial slurs and satanic references were spray-painted inside a former church building under renovations.
Mira Loma, CA
A silver swastika, the words 'Norco Boys' and other graffiti were scrawled on the garage door of a black resident.
Anthony Picciolo, 17, was charged with destruction or threats to a place of worship for allegedly spray-painting messages on a Hindu temple on Halloween.
Racial and sexual slurs were spray-painted on playground equipment.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Three men allegedly attacked a group of people they believed were gay outside a Greek restaurant. The men also allegedly made anti-gay remarks and warned the group not to return to the area. Michael Kitsos, 21, was charged with a hate crime for allegedly participating in the beating and John A. Himonetos, 21, and Stamatios N. Kannis, 22, were charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery and two counts of felony aggravated battery.
Johnson City, TN
Gregory Allen Freeman, 45, was charged with aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment for allegedly firing a gun in the air during a Ku Klux Klan initiation ceremony.