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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Three suspected white supremacists were arrested after authorities allegedly discovered methamphetamines, a marijuana grow operation, and five weapons at a residence.
White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death for his part in a 2011 killing spree.
White supremacist Holly Ann Grigsby pled guilty to racketeering in connection with a 2011 road trip that allegedly culminated in the murders of four people. Grigsby and her boyfriend, fellow white supremacist David Pedersen, allegedly killed Pedersen's father and step mother, a black man and a 19-year- old stranger who was singled out because they thought he was Jewish.
After a months-long drug and weapons investigation, law enforcement raided two triplex units that were allegedly a central location for members of the white supremacist gangs the European Kindred, Brood and FBK. James Dean Phillips, 45; Jesse Jerome Phillips, 34; Sarah Dunn, 32; Danielle Palen, 22; Jamie Coleman, 43; Kenneth Wellman, 48; Anthony Staggs, 42; and Joshua Ryan Sparks, 35, were arrested on a variety of charges.
A man walking with his boyfriend and their pink poodle was allegedly attacked by a man who yelled anti-gay comments. George Allen Mason Jr., 22, was arrested for investigation of second-degree intimidation, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless driving.
A racial slur was carved into the door at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. The incident was listed as a hate crime in the department’s daily service call log.
Matthew Robert Dean Booster, 22, was charged with felony intimidation after he and three other white youths allegedly chased a biracial teen down with his truck while yelling racial slurs and threatening the youth. Two boys, 16 and 17, and a 17-year- old girl were charged with second- degree intimidation.
A 15-year-old biracial youth was allegedly chased by a truck occupied by four white people who yelled racial slurs and threatened him.
Fliers from the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in neighborhoods.
Paul Anthony Martinson, 39, faces charges of assault, intimidation and criminal mischief for allegedly using anti-gay slurs and assaulting a gay couple walking downtown.