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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Police in northern Ohio say they are investigating racist graffiti scrawled in chalk in front of a college basketball coach's house. Police say vandals wrote "white power" along with a swastika on the sidewalk in front of Bowling Green State University basketball coach Louis Orr's home over the weekend. Orr is black Orr, the team's coach since 2007, declined to comment through a university spokesman who said this is the first time anything like this has happened to the coach since he's been at Bowling Green. A police spokesman said he hopes someone in the community will come forward with information about who did it. (Via Newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-basketball/racist-graffiti-scrawled-at-ohio-coach-s-house-1.4120138)
A swastika and the letters `KKK` were spray-painted in a parking lot.
Brandon Rhodes, 21, was sentenced to 30 days in prison for his part in burning a cross on a black family's lawn in 2011.
Two men were allegedly beaten in a restaurant by two men who yelled anti-gay slurs.
An elderly white man was allegedly beaten by a group of six youths, both black and white, who made anti-white remarks.
Brandon Rhodes, 20, pled guilty to conspiracy to threaten the rights of an individual for burning a cross bearing a racial slur in the yard of a black family in March 2011.
Christopher Sanford, 25, was charged with an ethnic intimidation offense for allegedly hanging a toy camel with a noose around its neck on an Arab man's apartment door in 2009.
Swastikas and racial slurs were spray-painted on residences, businesses, vehicles and a bridge.
A residence occupied by the son of an Egyptian native was set afire. The house had been painted with anti- Arab and anti-Islamic slurs several months earlier.