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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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Salem, OR
The flagpole at a Sikh temple was uprooted and the religious flag removed and burned.
Corvallis, OR
A support center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students at Oregon State University was vandalized.
Gresham, OR
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.
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Troutdale, OR
Paul Anthony Hemming and Jessica Lynn Simmons, both 18, and a female juvenile face charges of first- and second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree intimidation and unlawfully applying graffiti after they allegedly spray-painted racist graffiti on a high school and several houses and vehicles.
Eugene, OR
Jacob Albert Laskey, 25; Gabriel Doyle Laskey, 20; and Gerald Anthony Poundstone, 27, were all charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights after they allegedly threw rocks engraved with Nazi symbols through the window of a synagogue during service. Jacob Laskey and Poundstone were also charged with obstruction of justice relating to witness intimidation.
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Gresham, OR
Reported Skinheads William P. Henry, 29; Christian L. Coats and Ariane E. Celis, both 22, and Dennis L. Mothersbaugh allegedly used racial slurs and threatened a black man with a machete and a sport utility vehicle.
Portland, OR
Fliers from the neo-Nazi Nationalist Socialist Movement were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
McMinnville, OR
Fliers from the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Springfield, OR
Racial epithets were written on the inside of a black woman's garage.
Eugene, OR
Fliers from the white supremacist Tualatin Valley Skins were distributed in three neighborhoods.