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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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Tigard, OR
Neo-Nazi leaflets were left in driveways in a neighborhood.
Leafletting
08/06/2007
Silverton, OR
A large swastika, a racial slur, and obscenities were painted on the top of a water tower.
Vandalism
07/27/2007
Salem, OR
Austin Chacon, 28, was charged with assault, intimidation and unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly beat a black man.
Assault
07/10/2007
Klamath Falls, OR
Satanic messages and anarchy symbols were drawn inside a Catholic church.
Vandalism
07/06/2007
Grand Ronde, OR
A church was set afire and religious slurs, swastikas, pentagrams and anarchy symbols were spray-painted on it.
Arson
07/02/2007
Newberg, OR
An ethnic slur and an upside-down five- pointed star were spray-painted in front of a Japanese restaurant.
Vandalism
06/15/2007
Molalla, OR
Two Latino men were allegedly attacked by a group of 20 to 30 white teenagers who taunted and threw stones at the men. An 18-year-old man was charged with multiple counts of assault and criminal mischief.
Assault
05/23/2007
Portland, OR
Obscenities and an ethnic slur were spray-painted on cars, street signs and the front door of a Mennonite church. Tim Edwin Trengove, 26, Benjamin Miller, 24, and Mark Wykoff and Ross Mathena, both 25, were charged with first-degree criminal mischief.
Vandalism
05/16/2007
Eugene, OR
White supremacist Jacob A. Laskey, 26, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for his role in a series of hates including an attack on a synagogue in October 2002.
Legal Developments
04/02/2007
Medford, OR
A large rock with a threatening letter attached to it was thrown through the window of an African-American couple's residence.
Intimidation
01/23/2007