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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Colorado Springs, CO
An explosive device was detonated against the exterior wall of a building occupied by the NAACP.
William E. Dodge, 51, former Grand Dragon of the Unified Ku Klux Klan of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, was arrested for allegedly trying to assault two police officers who tried to pull him over for several motor vehicle violations.
Three windows of a residence were broken and racist graffiti reading "Move Nigger Now" was spray-painted on the garage door.
Chris Bujaj and Ardijan Mehaj, both 17; and Florend Gjevukaj, 18, were charged with assault as a hate crime for three unprovoked assaults on five Jewish customers at the Palisades Mall on Black Friday. There were three separate assaults and anti-Jewish slurs were used.
Colorado Springs, CO
Zachary Ballenger, a 21-year-old white man, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, multiple counts of bias-motivated crime resulting in injury, assault and resisting arrest for allegedly shooting at two black men in September in a parking lot after yelling racial slurs at them.
At least four swastikas and two white thunderbolts, a symbol often used by white supremacists, were spray-painted on properties largely owned by minorities.
Los Angeles, CA
Former white supremacist Richard Phillip Ritchie, 39, was convicted of first-degree murder in the racially motivated killing of Howard Garfield McClendon, a 32-year-old black man, in 1997.
Dakota Malert, 21; Frank Faybik, 24; Christian Cervantes, 19; Tyler Debolt, 21, and Kevin Cox, 22, were charged with felony mob action for allegedly beating two men on Nov. 8 because of their sexual orientation.
Two 21-year-old white women, Shelbie Brooke Richards and Sarah Adelia Graves, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a series of attacks on blacks that culminated when a black man, James Craig Anderson, was run over and killed in Jackson in 2011.
Dakota Malert, 21, was charged with felony aggravated battery after he allegedly beat a man on Dec. 5 because of his sexual orientation.