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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.
Legal Developments
07/24/2012
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.
Leafletting
06/13/2012
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.
Intimidation
06/01/2012
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.
Legal Developments
05/29/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Dozens of BBs were fired at a synagogue while more than a hundred people were attending an event there.
Vandalism
05/09/2012
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.
Legal Developments
04/09/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Racial slurs and other graffiti were spray-painted on more than 20 vehicles in a neighborhood.
Vandalism
02/03/2012
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.
Vandalism
01/14/2012