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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Swastikas and racist and anti-gay graffiti were spray-painted on residential, commercial and city- owned buildings.
Patrick Fitzgerald, 24, was arrested for a hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly called people slurs based on their race and skin color and then was involved in a fight.
Anti-gay graffiti that advocated killing homosexuals was spray-painted on three businesses.
Meiners Oaks, CA
Two teens, one of them Latino, were allegedly threatened by a man and a woman. Self-identified skinhead Daniel Dockery, 22, was charged with suspicion of making criminal threats, a hate crime enhancement and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly said he hated `Mexicans,` shouted racial and sexual slurs at the youths and slapped one in the face. Shauna Criner, 29, was charged with suspicion of making criminal threats and possession of a controlled substance.
Santa Monica, CA
Members of a high school wrestling team chained an African-American teammate to a locker and hung a noose around a brown wrestling dummy.
Santa Ana, CA
Marten Joseph Brandel, 45, was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime for allegedly hanging a noose in the doorway of a gay rights organization in October.
Los Angeles, CA
A 25-year-old gang member has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years in the racially-motivated drive-by killing of a bowling alley employee.
Van Nuys, CA
Reported Latino gang member Martin Soleto, 25, was sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years for his part in the 2008 racially motivated drive-by killing of a black man. Richard Bordelon, the alleged shooter, was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 47 years to life.
Elk Grove, CA
Joel Olivarez, 30, was charged with aggravated battery as a hate crime after he allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs and attacked a man in the parking lot of a bowling alley.
Palo Alto, CA
Swastikas were painted on three cars.