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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Upper Ojai, CA
Ventura County sheriff's deputies said they arrested four people Wednesday in connection with hate crimes that occurred three months ago at two campgrounds in Rose Valley. Authorities also arrested a suspect in September, about two weeks after the incident. Deputies said that on Wednesday they arrested Kirk Smets, 19; Andrew Martin, 20; Forrest Darrough, 20, and Mya Braschler, 20. All were from Ventura. Ryan Vanausdell, 37, of Oak View, was arrested Sept. 27, authorities said. Authorities said that while serving a search warrant at Vanausdell's residence in the 90 block of Calle Cinco de Mayo in Oak View, deputies seized two assault weapons, two rifles, two shotguns, one handgun and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Detectives said they also seized a large quantity of illegal ammunition. On Sept. 7, deputies from the Ojai sheriff's station responded to call about an attack at the Middle Lions Campground near Highway 33 in the Upper Ojai area. Sheriff's deputies said several people had been attacked with baseball bats at the campground by people using racial slurs toward the victims and witnesses. One victim suffered a broken arm from the assault. (via http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/dec/13/5-arrested-in-hate-crimes-in-upper-ojai/#ixzz2F2Svw0BI)
When Matthew Robb left for work the morning after the presidential election, he found the words "N-word-Lover" and "congrats the N-word won" spray-painted in bold yellow letters across the back and both sides of his orange Chevrolet Colorado LT truck. The incident happened in the secured parking garage at his downtown Detroit apartment building. Video cameras show that a single vandal did the damage between 12:30 and 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 7. "I went into the secured parking garage that requires a key card for access and found racial slurs and racial epithets written all over my truck," Robb said. "I was so happy and excited after the election, and to see this just made my stomach sink," Robb said. The APL teacher said he was still in shock later that day when he told his basic law students and co-workers about the incident. (via http://www.freep.com/article/20121213/FREEPHIGH16/312130043/Teacher-finds-his-truck-painted-with-hate)
Sheriff Sam Page says graffiti referencing “KKK” was discovered early Wednesday throughout the campus of Rockingham County High School. (via http://myfox8.com/2012/11/07/sheriff-kkk-graffiti-found-at-rockingham-county-high-school/)
Six people from the Dallas area were arrested Friday as part of a statewide roundup of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang members that included four top leaders, according to court documents. The six are Rusty Eugene Duke, 31, a.k.a. “Duke”; Kelley Ray Elley, 36, a.k.a. “Magic”; Kenneth Michael Hancock, 32, a.k.a. “Hancock”; Rebecca Johnson Cropp, 44; James Marshall Meldrum, 40, a.k.a. “Dirty”; and Billy Don Seay, 37, a.k.a. “Big Nasty.” They are among 34 alleged members of the prison-based white supremacist gang who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise. (via http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20121109-six-from-dallas-area-among-those-arrested-in-aryan-brotherhood-sweep.ece)
Des Moines, IA
A Des Moines woman who claims she was subjected to racial slurs by co-workers, including finding a doll whose face was painted black hanging outside her home with threats to quit her job at Deere & Co., has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. (via http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-31/iowa-woman-sues-deere-alleging-race-discrimination)
Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes this weekend. A 32-year-old man called police around 6 a.m. Sunday to report that he found a plastic bag with a rock and a recruitment flier for the Klu Klux Klan on his driveway. Police Lt. Brent Wasson says officers found the same flier on almost every driveway in two subdivisions. Police did not immediately have a suspect. (via: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/kkk-fliers-left-in-gillette-subdivisions/article_4f56358d-0608-55e0-9cf4-1d2a70623a81.html#ixzz2B4m3m8ED)
A Summit County man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting two people after finding them in a same-sex romantic encounter. Summit County deputies say they responded to reports of a fight in Kamas on Wednesday evening. They found three people with cuts and bruises, and ended up arresting 40-year-old Travis Gentry on suspicion of a hate crime assault. (via http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/10/19/man-charged-hate-crime-assaulting-gays-kamas)
Police in northern Ohio say they are investigating racist graffiti scrawled in chalk in front of a college basketball coach's house. Police say vandals wrote "white power" along with a swastika on the sidewalk in front of Bowling Green State University basketball coach Louis Orr's home over the weekend. Orr is black Orr, the team's coach since 2007, declined to comment through a university spokesman who said this is the first time anything like this has happened to the coach since he's been at Bowling Green. A police spokesman said he hopes someone in the community will come forward with information about who did it. (Via Newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-basketball/racist-graffiti-scrawled-at-ohio-coach-s-house-1.4120138)
Bay City, MI
A white Bay City man has been charged with committing a hate crime, accused of the racially motivated beating of a black man. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Bouza was due in court Thursday for a preliminary examination to decide if he should stand trial on charges of ethnic intimidation and aggravated assault. The intimidation charge carries up to two years in prison. Mlive.com reports that authorities say Bouza and a 21-year-old man attacked 26-year-old Jeremy Love about 2:45 a.m. on Aug. 12. Police say they found Love lying on the ground, bleeding and groggy. He was treated for a concussion. Witnesses say Bouza and his companion used racial slurs while punching and kicking Love on the ground. Bouza was in jail Thursday, and there's no phone listing for him. From: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121011/METRO/210110479#ixzz295nhBJYr
Authorities in Reno, Nev., are investigating a possible hate crime where a man allegedly attacked a woman and stabbed her male friend on the streets of downtown Reno on Thursday because she is a lesbian, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. For more information: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/news/crime/news/138071/police_call_reno,_nev,_street_attack,_stabbing_a_hate_crime (Via edgeonthenet.com)