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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Harley Hermes, a 21-year-old alleged white supremacist, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for his role in chasing four black children while shouting racial epithets at them in August 2002.
Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh, 23, was sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison and the maximum of five years for serving as a lookout in a racially motivated attack in September.
Gloucester Township, PA
James R. McGee, Brad A. Carr and Francis J. Tinney, all 19, were charged with bias intimidation for allegedly verbally harassing a group because of the members' sexual orientation.
Members of the Cleveland Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally.
A cardboard sign with anti-black statements was found on a white woman's front lawn.
About 20 members of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations held rally.
Dennis J. Barker, 24, was sentenced to 366 days in prison for assaulting a transvestite in June 2003 and will receive credit for 132 days of time already served.
Racial slurs targeting African Americans were scrawled on a building.
White Plains, NY
Several swastikas were drawn on a woman's doorway and the word 'Jew' was written beneath her mezuzah. A racist flyer was also left on her front doorstep.
Thaddeus R. Carroll was sentenced to 18 months in prison for burning a cross in a black woman's yard in April 1999.