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Hate Incidents

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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Quincy, CA
Kevin G. Rikard and Jonathan G. Appley, both 21, were charged with premeditated murder, robbery and committing a hate crime for allegedly killing a man they believed was gay. Jesse W. Rath, 21, faces a felony charge of being an accessory after the fact for his alleged role in the crime.
Murder
07/15/2003
St. John, IN
Swastikas and offensive messages were burned into the lawns of four residences.
Vandalism
07/15/2003
Lexington, MA
The words 'Die pigs' and 'Kill niggers' was written on an animal control van.
Vandalism
07/14/2003
Ewing, NJ
A group of black teenage boys armed with paintball guns allegedly chased a homeless man and shot him several times after yelling 'Hey, white boy!'
Assault
07/14/2003
Brockton, MA
Flyers from the Ku Klux Klan were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Leafletting
07/12/2003
Xenia, OH
Larry Webb, 41, and Nathan Mefford, 18, were charged with ethnic intimidation and felonious and aggravated assault for allegedly yelling racial threats at a black man, stabbed him with a barbecue fork and hit him with a frying pan.
Assault
07/12/2003
Stamford, CT
Kevin Skidd, 52, was charged with a bias crime after he allegedly used a racial epithet against a homeowner who asked that garbage not be dumped illegally in a high school parking lot.
Harassment
07/11/2003
Milwaukee, WI
Racist flyers were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Leafletting
07/11/2003
Buena, NJ
Nector Galindez, 51, was charged with committing a hate crime after he spray-painted a racial epithet and other threats on a house.
Vandalism
07/08/2003
Gresham, OR
Brian Heath, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a racially motivated shooting spree in January.
Intimidation
07/08/2003