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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Mc Keesport, PA
A 3-foot-high wooden cross was planted outside a black couple's home and two bricks were thrown through windows.
Josiah A. Spaulding III, 23, was charged with a civil rights offense for allegedly making anti-Semitic threats on a female high school student's answering machine.
George Fortunato, 60, and his wife, Jacqueline, 58, were sentenced to anger management and ethnic sensitivity training after they pleaded guilty to assaulting an Asian woman in January.
Lee Wayne Bray, 19, was sentenced to six years in federal prison for the racially motivated cross burning in the yard of white woman who has black friends.
Jeffrey C. McEwen Jr., 33, and a 13-year-old youth, both white, were arrested on charges of allegedly shouting racial slurs at a black man and assaulting him.
Christopher Owen Coward, 27, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly called a co-worker at a gas station 'an Iraqi terrorist' and ambushed him with a pocket knife.
Former Skinhead gang member Michael Bridgeford, 26, was sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing a teenager almost five years ago.
Jesus A. Gomez, 20, a suspected gang member, was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly targeted and killed a 13-year-old boy because he was black.
Charlotte Harbor, FL
The letters 'KKK' were scratched on a painting at the county courthouse.
A swastika was taped to the billboard of a real estate agent who is openly gay.