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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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Santa Barbara, CA
Curtis Martin, 25, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for stabbing a male waiter in the neck in September 2010 because he thought the man was gay.
Legal Developments
02/27/2012
Santa Ana, CA
Arash Riazati, 33, pled guilty to felony assault with a hate crime enhancement for assaulting two Latino men as they were sitting in their car in May 2010. Riazati was sentenced to 120 days in jail and given three years of probation.
Legal Developments
02/26/2012
Victorville, CA
Kyle Lee Smither, 21, pled guilty to one count of attempted murder for stabbing a Latino man and slashing his throat, allegedly as part of an initiation into a white supremacist group.
Legal Developments
02/20/2012
Costa Mesa, CA
Chad Martin Jurjaks was sentenced to 16 months in prison on two counts of hate crime battery for attacking two Latino men outside a convenience store in March 2011.
Legal Developments
02/16/2012
Santa Barbara, CA
Curtis Martin, 25, pled no contest to first-degree attempted murder and a hate crime allegation for stabbing a male waiter in the neck in September 2010 because he thought the man was gay.
Legal Developments
01/31/2012
Sacramento, CA
The letters `KKK,` Nazi symbols and racial epithets were spray-painted throughout a new community park.
Vandalism
01/27/2012
Perris, CA
A man allegedly used a racial slur during a confrontation with a black woman outside an elementary school and then tried to hit her with his truck.
Assault
01/19/2012
Temecula, CA
A bench with a pentagram scrawled on it was tossed into a fountain outside a Catholic church and then a charred Bible was left outside the church's main doors.
Vandalism
01/12/2012
San Francisco, CA
Three men allegedly shouted anti- gay slurs and attacked a man walking along the street.
Assault
01/10/2012
Santa Barbara, CA
Two men leaving a bar were allegedly beaten by three men, one of whom made an anti-gay comment before the attack.
Assault
12/31/2011