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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Benjamin M. Sloan, 20, was sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison for burning a cross in the yard of a white woman whose black friends visited her at the residence. Michael A. White, 21, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in connection with the incident.
A swastika and the letters 'KKK', 'WP', and 'SWP' were written on the windows and door of a car and a swastika and the words 'For sale' were written on the windows and doors of another car.
Racist literature from the neo-Nazi White Aryan Resistance was distributed in a neighborhood.
The letters 'KKK' were spray-painted on a sign.
San Francisco, CA
Five Chinese-American youths allegedly were attacked by as many as 20 white teens who shouted racial epithets.
An Asian teenager was hit in the head with a baseball bat during a fight where he allegedly was called racial slurs.
Grand Rapids, MI
Ronald Lee Planck, 33, was charged with two counts of felonious assault and two counts of ethnic intimidation for allegedly using racial epithets against neighborhood youths and trying to run them down.
John J. Fielding Jr., 38; Joseph R. Grohs, 25; and Louis A. Bieler, 23, were charged with third-degree assault as a hate crime after they allegedly used ethnic slurs and attacked three Hispanic teens in a restaurant.
Anti-Semitic phrases were painted on a Jewish woman's car.
San Diego, CA
Hundreds of copies of a publication portraying Muslim women as sexual objects and ridiculng Jews, Jesus and Palestinians were distributed at the University of California-San Diego.