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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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Eunice, LA
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left at residences in a neighborhood.
Leafletting
03/21/2014
Rhome, TX
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left at residences in a neighborhood.
Leafletting
03/21/2014
Chesterfield, VA
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways of residences.
Leafletting
03/19/2014
Sacramento, CA
Reputed white supremacist Brian Keith Jones Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black motorist in 2012.
Legal Developments
03/18/2014
Chicago, IL
Joseph Firek, 59, was charged with first- degree murder and a hate crime for allegedly using racial slurs and punching Michael Tingling, 59, during a confrontation over inappropriate gestures Firek reportedly made to Tingling's daughter. Tingling, a native of Belize, collapsed and died after the fight due to heart problems and stress from the altercation.
Legal Developments
03/18/2014
Topeka, KS
Fred Phelps, founder of the anti-gay hate group Westboro Baptist Church, died at the age of 84.
Intelligence
03/18/2014
Davis, CA
Clayton Garzon pled no contest to felony assault likely to produce great bodily injury, felony hate crime and misdemeanor battery with serious bodily injury for beating a gay man in March 2013. Garzon received a split sentence in which he will serve five years in jail and then be placed on mandatory supervision for 28 months.
Legal Developments
03/13/2014
Sacramento, CA
Anthony Merrell Tyler, 33, pled guilty to participating in a 2011 racially motivated attack on a white man and a black woman.
Legal Developments
03/10/2014
Portland, OR
White supremacist Holly Ann Grigsby pled guilty to racketeering in connection with a 2011 road trip that allegedly culminated in the murders of four people. Grigsby and her boyfriend, fellow white supremacist David Pedersen, allegedly killed Pedersen's father and step mother, a black man and a 19-year- old stranger who was singled out because they thought he was Jewish.
Legal Developments
03/10/2014
Fort Worth, TX
Brice Johnson, 19, was charged with willfully causing bodily injury to a person because of sexual orientation for beating a gay man in September.
Assault
02/19/2014