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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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Leith, ND
White supremacists Craig Cobb and Kynan Dutton were arrested on three counts of terrorizing after they allegedly confronted residents with a rifle and a shotgun.
Legal Developments
11/15/2013
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Ku Klux Klan fliers were distributed in predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods.
Leafletting
11/10/2013
Kansas City, MO
Members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement held a rally.
Rally
11/08/2013
Gettysburg, PA
Members of the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Rally
11/08/2013
State College, PA
Eric Hyland and Hayden Grom, both 19, were charged with ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after they allegedly spray-painted anti- Semitic, sexual and graphic words and images on 12 cars, a dumpster and a garage near a predominantly Jewish fraternity at Penn State University.
Legal Developments
11/07/2013
Tampa, FL
Tavares Spencer, 16, was convicted of attempted first-degree felony murder, attempted second-degree murder and robbery for the April shooting of a transgender man.
Legal Developments
10/31/2013
Roanoke, VA
Neo-Nazi Bill White, 36, was convicted of three counts of transmitting a threatening communication to attempt to extort money. In 2012, White fled the country to avoid probation and then sent threatening e-mails to his estranged wife demanding money.
Legal Developments
10/31/2013
New Orleans, LA
Jamie Hebert, 20, pled guilty to second-degree battery and to violating Louisiana's hate crime statute for shouting anti-gay slurs and punching a man who was holding hands with another man in the French Quarter in February 2013. Hebert was sentenced to two years on the battery charge and three years on the hate crime charge but the sentences were suspended. Instead, Hebert will spend three years on probation.
Legal Developments
10/29/2013
Seal Beach, CA
Swastikas and other graffiti were spray-painted on the window of a spa and on a nearby sidewalk.
Vandalism
10/28/2013
Mokena, IL
Richard M. Cyplik, 28, pled guilty to a hate crime for threatening his black former neighbors in June, calling them racial epithets and vandalizing their residence and vehicles. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 24 months of probation and 100 hours of community service and ordered to undergo anger management counseling and diversity training.
Legal Developments
10/28/2013