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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St. John, IN
Swastikas and offensive messages were burned into the lawns of four residences.
The words 'Die pigs' and 'Kill niggers' was written on an animal control van.
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!'
Flyers from the Ku Klux Klan were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
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.
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.
Racist flyers were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Nector Galindez, 51, was charged with committing a hate crime after he spray-painted a racial epithet and other threats on a house.
Brian Heath, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a racially motivated shooting spree in January.
Hate graffiti was scrawled on the front door of a white resident who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood.