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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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.
Palos Park, IL
Timothy Sullivan, 32, was charged with a felony hate crime after allegedly screaming racial slurs and striking an African-American man in a traffic altercation.
Brian Mettia, 29, was charged with defiant trespass, summary harassment, terroristic threats and possession of an instrument of crime for allegedly harassing his gay neighbors and allegedly trying to break into their home.
Daniel G. Garibay Jr. and Andrew A. Sanchez were charged with allegedly attacking a black man while yelling racial slurs.
Literature from the National Alliance was distributed throughout the city.
Three white men allegedly attacked three Sikhs while yelling 'Bin Laden! Go back to your country!'
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.