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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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.
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.
A large rock with a threatening letter attached to it was thrown through the window of an African-American couple's residence.
Four black girls _ Chelsea Rivers, 14; Rinita Low and Brianna Streeter, both 13; and Mary Michelle Blackshear, 16 _ were charged with robbery, intimidation and assault for allegedly attacking and robbing a 16-year-old white girl because of her race.
Racist, sexual and satanic graffiti was spray-painted on houses, a church and a car.
A swastika was spray-painted on an elementary school.
Ku Klux Klan literature was distributed in neighborhoods.
The flagpole at a Sikh temple was uprooted and the religious flag removed and burned.
A support center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students at Oregon State University was vandalized.
Three people were sentenced to prison for menacing a mortgage broker with a matchete and using racial insults gainst him outside a convenience store in August. Christian L. Coats, 23, was sentenced to more than two years in prison for attempted first-degree assault and intimidation; William P. Henry, 29, was sentenced to more than three years for attempted first-degree assault and menacing; and Ariane E. Celis, 23, was put on three years probation, also for attempted first degree assault, in connection with the incident.