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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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Des Moines, IA
A Des Moines woman who claims she was subjected to racial slurs by co-workers, including finding a doll whose face was painted black hanging outside her home with threats to quit her job at Deere & Co., has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. (via http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-31/iowa-woman-sues-deere-alleging-race-discrimination)
Legal Developments
10/30/2012
Fort Dodge, IA
Racist epithets were spray-painted on a black family's mobile home.
Vandalism
08/22/2012
Cedar Falls, IA
Joshua Beyer, 27, pled guilty to two counts of criminal mischief for spray-painting racist and anti- Semitic graffiti on a highway sign in 2010. He was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence and placed on two to five years' probation.
Legal Developments
05/06/2012
Cedar Rapids, IA
The letters `KKK` were written on vehicles, mailboxes and garage doors in a neighborhood.
Vandalism
02/20/2012
Cedar Rapids, IA
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left on driveways and lawns.
Leafletting
01/06/2012