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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San Jose, CA
Edward Crutchfield, 47, was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime and making criminal threats, along with other charges for allegedly yelling racial slurs at his neighbors.
West Palm Beach, FL
Jeffrey Schlosberg, a 35-year-old mentally ill white man, was sentenced to four months in jail and placed on 20 years of probation with mandatory counseling for using his car to run down a black man because of the man's race.
Ronald L. Murray, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault for beating a gay man.
Charles Robert 'Junior' Barefoot, leader of the Nation's Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for federal firearms violations.
A racial slur targeting blacks was spray-painted on a road.
Racist messages targeting black people were spray-painted on the facade of a building.
Swastikas were painted on a school.
Cards from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were placed on cars parked near the residence of an openly homosexual civil rights activist.
Tinley Park, IL
Racial epithets were scratched on the side of a black family's van.
Matthew Beaudin, 21, was arrested on suspicion of battery, making criminal threats and committing a hate crime after he allegedly shoved a transgendered woman to the ground.