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Hate Incidents

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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Framingham, MA
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.
Legal Developments
11/25/2003
Syracuse, NY
Racial and sexual slurs were spray-painted on playground equipment.
Vandalism
11/25/2003
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.
Assault
11/21/2003
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.
Intelligence
11/21/2003
Greensboro, NC
Flyers from the neo-Nazi White Revolution were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Leafletting
11/20/2003
Phoenix, AZ
Flyers from the neo-Nazi White Revolution were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Leafletting
11/19/2003
Chicago, IL
Shaun Derifield, 23, was ordered to serve 37 months in prison and pay a $6,000 fine for yelling racist taunts at black teens and holding a knife to a girl's throat in August 2002.
Legal Developments
11/18/2003
Terre Haute, IN
A Holocaust museum was set afire and the words 'Remember Timothy McVeigh' were written on an wall.
Vandalism
11/17/2003
Anoka, MN
A 16-year-old teenage boy was ordered to do community work benefiting people of color as a part of his punishment for painting a Confederate flag and racist insults on a biracial family's garage walls.
Legal Developments
11/17/2003
Queens, NY
Three white teenagers allegedly attacked a black man.
Assault
11/17/2003