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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Roslyn Heights, NH
Nassau County Police are investigating a possible hate crime. Third Squad detectives say the criminal mischief took place between Friday, Jan. 4, and Monday, Jan. 7, at 8 a.m. in Roslyn Heights. According to detectives, graffiti was discovered on a playground slide at Heights Elementary School on Willow Street. The graffiti included a one-to-two inch Swastika along with obscene words and pictures written with a black magic marker. The graffiti is being investigated as a bias incident and the investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
St. Charles, IL
Two men who were with a female friend outside a bar were allegedly attacked by a woman and two men who called the victims anti-gay slurs during the attack. On Jan. 28, Christopher M. Miner, 30, and Stephan C. Bolt and Susan V. Patton, both 31, were charged with aggravated battery, battery, mob action, and hate crimes.
A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime charge in connection with a group of young men and teenagers who carried out racial attacks against African-Americans in 2011. (via http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/03/justice/mississippi-hate-crime/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_us+%28RSS%3A+U.S.%29)
Ku Klux Klan recruiting fliers were left in driveways.
Land O'Lakes, FL
A man was allegedly shot in the face with a pellet gun by another man who asked if the victim was Muslim.
Atlanta police are investigating whether the 19-year-old man accused of stabbing five people at a New Year's Eve party in the Atlanta neighborhood of Reynoldstown may have been the target of an anti-gay slur during a confrontation at the late-night celebration. (via: http://www.thegavoice.com/news/atlanta-news/5660-new-years-eve-stabbing-provoked-by-anti-gay-slur)
A Bangor man who asked another man if he wanted to join in on “getting” two gay men walking in front of him before showing the man and his girlfriend a knife he was carrying could face more than criminal threatening and trespass charges. Bangor police Officer Richard Polk arrested Ryan David Lane, 19, of Bangor and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon, criminal threatening and terrorizing for his part in a threatening incident on New Year’s Eve in downtown Bangor, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.
East Garden, NY
A swastika and an anti-Semitic phrase were written in lip balm on a door in a shopping center.
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs police are investigating an apparent hate crime. Officers responded to a call at an address near Allegheny Drive and Rockrimmon Boulevard at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday where a Menorah display was spray-painted with a Swastika. Police call the incident a biased, motivated criminal mischief and anti-Semitic crime. Police ask that anyone who has information call 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-7867. Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/police-148678-crime-call.html#ixzz2FhY2pC8X
Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a Waretown man and an East Windsor man, both purported to be white supremacists, and charged them with hate crimes in connection with an attack on three Egyptian men in Sayreville. Christopher Ising, 31, of Waretown and Michael Gunar, 27, of East Windsor were picked up by FBI agents after being charged in an indictment handed up by a federal grand jury sitting in Newark. (via http://www.app.com/article/20121218/NJNEWS14/312180103/Waretown-man-charged-hate-crime-Sayreville-attack)