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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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.
A swastika was spray-painted on a family's truck and the letters `KKK` were spray-painted on the garage door of a nearby residence.
Two 16-year-old boys were charged with second-degree aggravated harassment for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to a Jewish family.
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A restaurant owned by a lesbian was vandalized.
A group assaulted two men after seeing them walking together holding hands.