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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An anti-gay slur was scratched into a University of Florida professor's car.
Coral Springs, FL
A swastika and two pentagrams were painted on a bus belonging to a synagogue.
Port St. Joe, FL
Walton Henry Butler, a 59-year- old white man, allegedly shot a black man in the head after the man confronted Butler about racial remarks Butler reportedly made to black children in their apartment complex. Butler, who allegedly used a racial epithet to describe the victim to police, was charged with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement.
A swastika and racist symbols and remarks were painted inside a church that was vandalized.
St. Cloud, FL
Death threats targeting the family members of a judge, state attorney and law enforcement agent involved in the prosecution of several members of the racist skinhead group the American Front were posted on several websites.
St. Cloud, FL
In a series of arrests that stretched over several days, 13 people connected to the racist skinhead group the American Front were charged in connection with illegal paramilitary trainings for what they saw as an upcoming race war and plans to cause disruptions at events in Orlando. The group's Florida leader, Marcus Faella, 39; his wife Patricia, 36; Mark McGowan, 29, Jennifer McGowan, 25; Diane Stevens, 28; Kent McLellan, 22; Paul Jackson, 25; Christopher Brooks, 27; Verlin C. Lewis, 40; Dustin Perry, 21; John Wyczlinski, 33; and Richard Stockdale, 23, were all charged with paramilitary training, attempting to shoot into an occupied dwelling and evidences of prejudices while committing offense. Brooks and Stockdale were also charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon. Dylan Rettenmaier, 25, was charged with hate crimes and conspiracy.
Allan Dale Richter, a 56-year-old white man, was charged with aggravated stalking and 18 counts of prohibition of generating acts with obscene, lewd materials after he allegedly sent racist, threatening letters to an interracial couple around every major holiday for two years.
Joshua Hickey, 23, and Bryan Paul, 21, were charged with aggravated battery with permanent disfigurement, battery evidencing prejudice and disorderly intoxication after they allegedly beat an unconscious man while shouting racial slurs.
Deerfield Beach, FL
Anti-Semitic notes were left outside a restaurant between December 2011 and the end of February.
Jewish headstones in a veterans' cemetery were vandalized.