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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Charles Robert 'Junior' Barefoot, leader of the Nation's Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for federal firearms violations.
A racial slur targeting blacks was spray-painted on a road.
Racist messages targeting black people were spray-painted on the facade of a building.
Swastikas were painted on a school.
Cards from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were placed on cars parked near the residence of an openly homosexual civil rights activist.
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Racial epithets were scratched on the side of a black family's van.
Matthew Beaudin, 21, was arrested on suspicion of battery, making criminal threats and committing a hate crime after he allegedly shoved a transgendered woman to the ground.
A 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were taken into custody for allegedly spray-painting a racial epithet on a garage.
Racial epithets and obscenities were spray-painted on the garage of an interracial couple's home.
A black restaurateur received threatening phone calls and found hateful graffiti on the windows and signs of his restaurant. A swastika was also scratched on a wooden sign on the side of the building.