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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San Jose, CA
A Hindu man whose family is originally from India was allegedly beaten by a group of men who called him a `terrorist.`
Palm Desert, CA
Two swastikas were cut into the lawn at a senior center.
More than 50 members of the neo- Nazi National Socialist Movement held an anti-immigration march and rally.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jeremiah Hernandez, 32; Jason Kahn, 36; Sara Matheny, 24; and William Soto, 20, were charged with arson, conspiracy and hate crime allegations for allegedly burning a cross near a black family's home in March 2011.
David John Reed, 52, was sentenced to death for the 2004 racially motivated stabbing death of a homeless black man, Ricky Mosley.
Long Beach, CA
Two men leaving a gay and lesbian center were allegedly attacked by two other men who used anti-gay epithets. A 19-year- old and a 27-year-old were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The incident was being investigated as a hate crime.
Pentagrams and vulgarities were spray-painted on a Lutheran church.
San Francisco, CA
A transgendered man was allegedly assaulted by a man, armed with a knife, who threatened repeatedly to kill him because he was transgendered. Ricky Hodge, 38, was charged with suspicion of aggravated assault, making terrorist threats and hate crime enhancements.
Jennifer Renee Vanveldhuizen, 36, pleaded guilty to a felony count of hate-crime battery causing injury for yelling racial slurs at a Latino maintenance worker then punching him in the face in Huntington Beach on Oct. 4. Vanveldhuizen was sentenced to three years of probation, 90 days in an alcohol rehabilitation program and a 10- week anger management program.
San Francisco, CA
An interracial couple pushing their two children in a stroller was allegedly attacked by a man who made a comment about the race of their children, punched the man and woman and kicked the stroller, striking one of the children in the head. Hosea Matavao, 48, was charged with three counts of assault, one count of endangering a child and one count of battery. Four of the charges have hate crime allegations attached.