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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The grave of James Byrd Jr., who was murdered by three white men in 1998, was desecrated for the second time with racial slurs scratched into the headstone, which also was overturned.
Six white men, Terrel Timothy Garner, Stacy Paul Jones, Steven Garland Jones, Jeremy Ray Sims, Eric Shane Sullivan and Billy Richard Wells, pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge of conspiracy to deprive civil rights for burning a cross in the yard of a woman whose daughter has a biracial boyfriend.
Anti-Semitic literature from the neo-Nazi group New England Creativity was distributed.
Swastikas and other neo-Nazi graffiti were painted on a monument for Jewish soldiers who died during the Battle of Verdun.
Jordan Elliott Immer, 22, and Joseph Stephen Seniceros, 23, admitted to physically assaulting two African- Americans in a racially motivated hate crime.
A five-foot swastika was carved into a Little League baseball field.
Shirley A. Aldrin, 32, and Roger Britton, Jr., 33, allegedly attacked a gas station attendant who is an American citizen born in Iraq.
East Meadow, NY
Swastikas and other graffiti were spray- painted on the walls and sidewalk at an elementary school.
Swastikas were drawn in the dirt of a ballfield at an elementary school.
Leaflets from the neo-Nazi White Revolution were left on lawns throughout a neighborhood.