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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A swastika and the word 'Nazi' were written on a swing at a local playground.
Villa Park, IL
A 16-year-old teenage boy was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and write an essay on respecting other races and religions for his role in terrorizing worshippers at a local mosque.
Andrew Lee Patterson, 24, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison under Measure 11, for attacking two homeless men earlier this year.
Flyers from the neo-Nazi National Alliance that warned not to have sex with blacks were mailed to residents and left on car windshields in response to the sexual assault case against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.
Swastikas were discovered painted on at least four properties in a local neighborhood.
Valley Forge, PA
Joseph Holleran, 26, a former Klansman, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for painting swastikas and other hate symbols on a suburban synagogue and on a Valley Forge black patriots' memorial in October 1998.
Steven W. Canman, 18, and Bradley S. Stewart, 17, were charged with a hate crime and aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun and yelling racial slurs at a Hispanic pedestrian.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Kevin J. Anschutz, 38, was sentenced to seven years in prison for running down a black bicyclist in July 2002.
Debry resident Raymond T. DelVecchio, 54, was arrested on federal weapons charges after he allegedly hired an undercover agent to burn down a house he feared would be rented to a black family.
Forest Hatley, 30, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his role in a cross burning in an interracial couple's yard in July 2001.