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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Government Camp, OR
Four men and one woman allegedly attacked two gay men in what deputies are calling a brutal hate crime.
White supremacist leaflets were placed on the windshields of cars of moviegoers who saw 'The Passion of the Christ.'
Flyers from the Tualatian Valley Skins were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Lake Oswego, OR
A racist slur was scrawled over a drinking fountain at a local high school.
Dennis Lloyd Mothersbaugh, 23, was sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison and the maximum of five years for serving as a lookout in a racially motivated attack in September.
Flyers from the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations were distributed throughout three neighborhoods.
Several pieces of property in a neighborhood were spray-painted with profanity and hate epithets.
Andrew Lee Patterson, 24, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison under Measure 11, for attacking two homeless men earlier this year.
Aaron Andrew St. James, 26, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and was ordered to spend three years on probation and pay $1,414 in restitution for attacking a homeless man.
Brian Heath, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a racially motivated shooting spree in January.