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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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Upper Ojai, CA
Ventura County sheriff's deputies said they arrested four people Wednesday in connection with hate crimes that occurred three months ago at two campgrounds in Rose Valley. Authorities also arrested a suspect in September, about two weeks after the incident. Deputies said that on Wednesday they arrested Kirk Smets, 19; Andrew Martin, 20; Forrest Darrough, 20, and Mya Braschler, 20. All were from Ventura. Ryan Vanausdell, 37, of Oak View, was arrested Sept. 27, authorities said. Authorities said that while serving a search warrant at Vanausdell's residence in the 90 block of Calle Cinco de Mayo in Oak View, deputies seized two assault weapons, two rifles, two shotguns, one handgun and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Detectives said they also seized a large quantity of illegal ammunition. On Sept. 7, deputies from the Ojai sheriff's station responded to call about an attack at the Middle Lions Campground near Highway 33 in the Upper Ojai area. Sheriff's deputies said several people had been attacked with baseball bats at the campground by people using racial slurs toward the victims and witnesses. One victim suffered a broken arm from the assault. (via
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Tehama, CA
Nicolas Brendon Madison, 21, was arrested on charges of suspicion of a hate crime and gang participation after he allegedly threatened a store clerk and made racist statements.
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Four Marines arrested for assaulting man at Long Beach gay bar, CA
Four Marine Corps members attacked a man outside a popular local gay bar.
Sacramento, CA
Graffiti was sprayed at Natomas park. The vandalism included swastikas, gang signs and anti-gay messages.
Sacramento, CA
Swastikas, anti-gay epithets and gang signs were spray-painted throughout a park.
Claremont, CA
An anti-gay slur was spray-painted on the garage of a residence where a gay person rents a room.
Shasta Lake, CA
A reported self-proclaimed white supremacist allegedly yelled `white pride,` threatened to kill an 18-year-old Native American and his two cousins and then punched the teen. The man allegedly later threatened the teen's mother with a gun.
Redding, CA
Anti-gay graffiti was written on a gay man's residence.
Alameda, CA
Swastikas were scrawled on several cars in a neighborhood. David Desruisseau, 34, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, stalking and committing a hate crime.
Sacramento, CA
A man was allegedly called anti-gay epithets by four men and then beaten by one of them outside a light rail train stop.