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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San Jose, CA
Edward Neil Crutchfield, 47, was sentenced to six months in jail on charges of disturbing the peace and violating a restraining order for harassing an Iraqi family in June.
College Park, MD
Two 17-year-old boys were charged as juveniles with the misdemeanor offenses of harassment related to religious beliefs and damaging the property of a religious entity for allegedly burning a cross outside a mosque and Islamic school.
A 16-year-old was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree and committing a hate crime as well as unlawful possession of marijuana for allegedly breaking windows at a Jewish center.
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Brandon Ross Wheeler, 21, was charged with ethnic intimidation and felonious assault for allegedly using racial slurs and brandishing a 9mm pistol during a confrontation with three black men.
Staten Island, NY
Swastikas were spray-painted on four cars in a neighborhood. A swastika also was painted on the windshield of a car and in front of Jewish resident.
A racial slur and other graffiti were painted on a fence and sidewalk at a church.
Marcus Millett, 37, was charged with domestic assault and battery, breaking and entering in the day in order to commit a misdemeanor, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery for purpose of racial intimidation, felony malicious destruction, threat to commit murder and attempted murder after he allegedly tried to strangle his daughter's boyfriend because the man is Puerto Rican.
Jacob Stanton, 17, and his mother Cynthia Stanton were charged with a hate crime by means of threatening to commit a crime and assault to intimidate after they allegedly used racial slurs and assaulted a woman, her daughter and two others.
A group of men allegedly threatened to shoot an Asian man while yelling racial slurs.
Aaron Andrew St. James, 26, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and was ordered to spend three years on probation and pay $1,414 in restitution for attacking a homeless man.