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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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Anoka, MN
A 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were taken into custody for allegedly spray-painting a racial epithet on a garage.
Vandalism
06/11/2003
Anoka, MN
Racial epithets and obscenities were spray-painted on the garage of an interracial couple's home.
Vandalism
06/11/2003
Winooski, VT
A black restaurateur received threatening phone calls and found hateful graffiti on the windows and signs of his restaurant. A swastika was also scratched on a wooden sign on the side of the building.
Vandalism
06/09/2003
Huntsville, AL
Benjamin M. Sloan, 20, was sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison for burning a cross in the yard of a white woman whose black friends visited her at the residence. Michael A. White, 21, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in connection with the incident.
Legal Developments
06/08/2003
Rocklin, CA
A swastika and the letters 'KKK', 'WP', and 'SWP' were written on the windows and door of a car and a swastika and the words 'For sale' were written on the windows and doors of another car.
Vandalism
06/07/2003
Hesperia, CA
Racist literature from the neo-Nazi White Aryan Resistance was distributed in a neighborhood.
Leafletting
06/06/2003
Smithfield, PA
The letters 'KKK' were spray-painted on a sign.
Vandalism
06/06/2003
San Francisco, CA
Five Chinese-American youths allegedly were attacked by as many as 20 white teens who shouted racial epithets.
Assault
06/05/2003
Fremont, CA
An Asian teenager was hit in the head with a baseball bat during a fight where he allegedly was called racial slurs.
Assault
06/05/2003
Grand Rapids, MI
Ronald Lee Planck, 33, was charged with two counts of felonious assault and two counts of ethnic intimidation for allegedly using racial epithets against neighborhood youths and trying to run them down.
Intimidation
06/05/2003