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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Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was beaten, allegedly by a man shouting anti- gay slurs. Nettles died of her injuries on Aug. 23. A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
New York City, NY
Two men who were holding hands on the street were allegedly beaten by men who made anti-gay remarks.
Swastikas, racist epithets and the words `Heil Hitler` were scrawled on a statue of black baseball legend Jackie Robinson and a teammate outside the minor league baseball stadium.
New Orleans, LA
An anti-gay epithet was painted on a gay activist's residence.
The letters `KKK` were spray-painted on an abandoned house.
A racial slur was spray-painted on a black man's car, which was then set afire.
Ku Klux Klan fliers were left outside homes and businesses.
A noose was hung outside the office of a mayoral candidate.
A man standing outside a cafe was allegedly punched and kicked by another man who yelled anti-gay epithets.
Alleged neo-Nazi Richard Schmidt, 47, pled guilty to possession of firearms and body armor by a convicted felon and trafficking in counterfeit goods for illegally having a cache of weapons and counterfeit merchandise.