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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New York, NY
Bernhard Laufer, 58, pleaded guilty to sending threatening communications to an employee of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C., in June 2014.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Ku Klux Klan fliers were left in driveways throughout a neighborhood.
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.
Ormond Beach, FL
Jason Cuellar, a 44-year-old white man, was arrested after he allegedly told a black man, “this bar is not for blacks,” and then hit the man with a beer bottle.
An envelope with an anti-Muslim slur on its cover was left on the door of a mosque. Inside were anti-Muslim messages and threats, including a declaration of hatred and a demand that Muslims leave the United States.
Chapel Hill, NC
Craig Hicks was charged with murder after allegedly shooting three Muslim students at an apartment complex in February.
A package of racist, threatening literature was sent to the president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
Santa Barbara, CA
Ryan Zietlow-Brown, 28, an admitted skinhead, was sentenced to 22 years and 4 months in prison for the 2011 stabbing of a black man several times in the forehead with scissors.
A truck with a racist message was set afire in a minority family’s driveway.
A racist, threatening letter which included the words “white power” and disparaged black police officers, was left in mailboxes at the police department.