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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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Waymart, PA
Five people allegedly yelled racial epithets, destroyed property and shot paintballs at campers at a Jewish summer camp several times in July. Mark Trail, 21; Tyler Spencer and Cassandra Robertson, both 18; and two juveniles face numerous charges including ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and riot.
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Buffalo Township, PA
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left at mobile home parks in the township and in Jefferson Township.
Stroud Township, PA
Kevin Fahey, 47, was charged with three counts each of terroristic threats and ethnic intimidation after he allegedly threatened his neighbors with a shotgun and used racial slurs.
Bangor, PA
David Ackley Jr., 22, pled guilty to aggravated assault and terroristic threats for beating a man and calling him racial epithets in December 2011. He was sentenced to one to two years in prison and four years of probation.
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Philadelphia, PA
Dozens of BBs were fired at a synagogue while more than a hundred people were attending an event there.
Pittsburgh, PA
Ryan Held, 20, was charged with two counts of interfering with housing after he allegedly burned a cross at a woman's home in 2010 because she had a black houseguest.
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Philadelphia, PA
Racial slurs and other graffiti were spray-painted on more than 20 vehicles in a neighborhood.
Fountain Hill, PA
Neo-Nazi symbols were painted on buildings at a park and a playground. Charles Wagner, 18, was charged with six counts of institutional vandalism and one count each of criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of a crime.