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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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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
01/22/2007
Portland, OR
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.
Legal Developments
01/10/2007
Eugene, OR
Racist, sexual and satanic graffiti was spray-painted on houses, a church and a car.
Vandalism
12/19/2006
Eugene, OR
A swastika was spray-painted on an elementary school.
Vandalism
12/18/2006
Salem, OR
Ku Klux Klan literature was distributed in neighborhoods.
Leafletting
09/19/2006