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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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.
Two swastikas were painted on a temple's sign.
Mount Holly, NJ
John Greiner, 20, was ordered to serve a year of probation for throwing a rock at cars belonging to Brazilian residents in August 2002.
The letters 'KKK' were spray-painted on a biracial family's garage door.
Copies of the racist newspaper 'The Truth at Last' were distributed throughout a neighborhood.