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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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Sayreville, NJ
Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a Waretown man and an East Windsor man, both purported to be white supremacists, and charged them with hate crimes in connection with an attack on three Egyptian men in Sayreville. Christopher Ising, 31, of Waretown and Michael Gunar, 27, of East Windsor were picked up by FBI agents after being charged in an indictment handed up by a federal grand jury sitting in Newark. (via http://www.app.com/article/20121218/NJNEWS14/312180103/Waretown-man-charged-hate-crime-Sayreville-attack)
Assault
12/17/2012
Manalapan, NJ
Swastikas and the words `Kill the Jews` were painted on residences in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.
Vandalism
09/05/2012
Jersey City, NJ
Two women allegedly yelled anti- gay epithets and smashed a bottle on a man's head. Derita Boone, 21, and Jennifer Gilmore, 25, were charged with bias intimidation, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.
Assault
07/23/2012
Bass River, NJ
Nicholas Comis, 23, and Daniel Enders, 22, were sentenced to 270 days and 180 days in prison respectively for burning a cross near a black family's residence in 2011.
Legal Developments
06/26/2012
Jersey City, NJ
A gay man was attacked by a man and woman who yelled an anti-gay slur.
Assault
05/25/2012
Haddon Township, NJ
Racist graffiti was spray-painted on homes and cars in a historically black neighborhood.
Vandalism
05/12/2012
New Brunswick, NJ
Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted of hate crimes and invasion of privacy for using a webcam to spy on his gay Rutgers University roommate as he kissed another man in their dorm room. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide three days after Ravi publicized the incident on the Internet.
Legal Developments
03/15/2012
Ringwood, NJ
A swastika was burned into the pavement at a middle school.
Vandalism
03/03/2012
Hackensack, NJ
Aakash Dalal, 19, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 3 firebombing of a synagogue in Paramus and the Jan. 11 firebombing of a synagogue in Rutherford. He also is accused of spray-painting anti-Semitic and white supremacist graffiti at two temples in December.
Legal Developments
03/03/2012
Hackensack, NJ
Anthony Graziano, 19, was charged with attempted murder and hate crimes in connection with the Jan. 3 firebombng of a synagogue in Paramus and the Jan. 11 firebombing of a synagogue in Rutherford.
Legal Developments
01/23/2012