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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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Bay Shore, NY
Anti-Muslim epithets were spray- painted on a mosque.
New York, NY
A man who was with his transgendered girlfriend was allegedly attacked by another man who used anti-gay slurs. Keith Patron, 44, was charged with assault as a hate crime.
Staten Island, NY
Packages of uncooked bacon were strewn around a park where hundreds of Muslims were celebrating Ramadan.
New York, NY
A man was allegedly punched by another man who used an anti-gay slur.
Congers, NY
A white man armed with a steak knife allegedly burst into an apartment, screamed anti-Latino epithets and struck a child in the face. Thomas Cheviot, 53, was charged with three counts of first- degree burglary, assault on a child less than 11 as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.
Sleepy Hollow, NY
NY Sleepy Hollow 2012-07-11 A swastika and anti-Semitic graffiti were spray-painted on a building and tables at a park.
Hoosic Valley, NY
Casey Lee and James Harley, both 17; Dylan Justus, 18; and Brent Onge, 19, were charged with criminal mischief, conspiracy as a hate crime, trespassing and graffiti after they allegedly spray- painted swastikas and profanity at a high school in Schaghitcoke in June.
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Merrick, NY
A swastika and obscenities were written on a middle school and a swastika was scratched into a car.
New York, NY
Michael Daragjati, a former New York police officer, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for violating a black man's civil rights in 2011 by fabricating charges against him of resisting arrest and using racial slurs.
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Brooklyn, NY
Swastikas were spray-painted on a synagogue, two businesses, a building and two vehicles in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood.