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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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.
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.
Racial epithets and obscenities were spray-painted on the garage of an interracial couple's home.
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.
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.
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.
Racist literature from the neo-Nazi White Aryan Resistance was distributed in a neighborhood.
The letters 'KKK' were spray-painted on a sign.
San Francisco, CA
Five Chinese-American youths allegedly were attacked by as many as 20 white teens who shouted racial epithets.
An Asian teenager was hit in the head with a baseball bat during a fight where he allegedly was called racial slurs.