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Hate Incidents

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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Portland, OR
Three suspected white supremacists were arrested after authorities allegedly discovered methamphetamines, a marijuana grow operation, and five weapons at a residence.
Legal Developments
05/29/2014
Portland, OR
White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death for his part in a 2011 killing spree.
Legal Developments
04/22/2014
Portland, OR
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.
Legal Developments
03/10/2014
Portland, OR
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.
Legal Developments
08/20/2013
Hillsboro, OR
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.
Assault
03/01/2013
Monmouth, OR
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.
Vandalism
08/28/2012
Springfield, OR
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.
Legal Developments
06/01/2012
Springfield, OR
A 15-year-old biracial youth was allegedly chased by a truck occupied by four white people who yelled racial slurs and threatened him.
Intimidation
05/27/2012
Springfield, OR
Fliers from the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in neighborhoods.
Leafletting
04/13/2012
Portland, OR
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.
Legal Developments
03/13/2012