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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Mazin Assi was given the maximum sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison for his role in an October 2000 attempted firebombing of a New York synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur.
Several white men allegedly yelled racial epithets and threatened a 21-year-old black man.
Racist graffiti was spray-painted on the campaign headquarters of a man who is seeking to become the city's first black mayor.
Ian C. Clark, 22; Michael P. Medeiros, 24; and Jeffrey Broadbent, 40, were charged with defacing property, littering from a motor vehicle, being disorderly and disturbing the peace after allegedly littering area lawns with anti-Semitic propaganda from the neo-Nazi National Alliance.
A swastika and an anti-Semitic slur were scrawled on a railing at a newly opened rabbinical college.
Swastikas were spray-painted on a sign at a Jewish community center.
Mazin Assi, 23, was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison for the attempted firebombing of a Bronx synagogue.
Eighteen black and Hispanic youths allegedly beat, kicked and choked a 13-year-old white girl.
Swastikas were spray-painted on playground equipment at a park.
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Garth Lewis Swimm III, 18, and three 17-year-olds were charged with harassment, which police labeled a hate crime, and disrupting school activities for allegedly spray-painting racist slurs and posting racist fliers at a high school.