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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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Dallas, TX
Six people from the Dallas area were arrested Friday as part of a statewide roundup of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang members that included four top leaders, according to court documents. The six are Rusty Eugene Duke, 31, a.k.a. “Duke”; Kelley Ray Elley, 36, a.k.a. “Magic”; Kenneth Michael Hancock, 32, a.k.a. “Hancock”; Rebecca Johnson Cropp, 44; James Marshall Meldrum, 40, a.k.a. “Dirty”; and Billy Don Seay, 37, a.k.a. “Big Nasty.” They are among 34 alleged members of the prison-based white supremacist gang who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise. (via http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20121109-six-from-dallas-area-among-those-arrested-in-aryan-brotherhood-sweep.ece)
Legal Developments
11/08/2012
Arlington, TX
A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted four teens accused of writing anti-gay slurs and other vulgar messages on vehicles and homes in an Arlington neighborhood. The June 10 case involved at least 13 criminal mischief incidents near the 1100 block of Crowley Road in Arlington. Grand jurors returned the indictments of graffiti causing $1,500 to $20,000 against John Austin Cartwright, 17, of Arlington; Daniel Damian Sibley, 18, of Fort Worth; Seth Stephen Hatcher, 18, of Arlington; and Morgen Rae Aubuchon, 18, of Arlington. The charge is a state jail felony. Trials are now pending for the four teens, according to Tarrant County criminal court records. A fifth teen, a 16-year-old girl, surrendered to authorities in late June and was turned over to Tarrant County juvenile authorities. She is not being identified because she is a juvenile. The status of the juvenile charges against her was unavailable on Monday. Home surveillance cameras caught the teens in the act, Arlington police have said. Police are treating the case as a hate crime. Via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/01/4302027/teens-accused-of-writing-anti.html#storylink=cpy
Arson
10/07/2012
Fort Worth, TX
"Earnest Lackey boasted that he was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. But Ronnie Freeman Jr. didn't believe Lackey, and he made the 34-year-old Burleson man pay for it, Tarrant County sheriff's investigators say. In July, Lackey was choked, kicked, hog-tied with a yellow cord, beaten and sexually tortured with a soldering iron by Freeman and two other men who also claim membership in the white supremacist gang, according to arrest warrant affidavits obtained by Star-Telegram on Tuesday." -Via the Fort Worth Star Telegram
Assault
09/20/2012
Houston, TX
Three men were sentenced under a federal hate crime law for attacking a black man at a bus stop in 2011. Brian Kerstetter, 33, received a 77-month sentence; Charles Cannon a 37-month sentence and Michael McLaughlin a 30-month sentence.
Legal Developments
07/22/2012
Arlington, TX
Morgen Aubuchon, 18, was charged with felony graffiti for her alleged part in spray-painting racial and anti-gay slurs on vehicles and residences in a neighborhood earlier in the month.
Legal Developments
06/24/2012
Portland, TX
Two teenage lesbians were shot in a park. Mollie Olgin, 19, was found dead laying by her girlfriend, Mary Chapa, 18, who was wounded.
Murder
06/22/2012
Arlington, TX
John Austin Cartwright, 17; Seth Stephen Hatcher and Daniel Sibley, both 18; and a 16-year- old girl were arrested for allegedly spray-painting racist and anti-gay graffiti on cars and property in a neighborhood earlier in the month.
Legal Developments
06/17/2012
Arlington, TX
Anti-gay and racist graffiti was spray-painted on cars and property in a neighborhood.
Vandalism
06/09/2012
Plano, TX
Two men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at two women who were holding hands and then beat a male friend who tried to defend the women.
Assault
05/26/2012
Buda, TX
Satanic and racist graffiti was written on a black teacher's door at a high school. Two 14-year-old students were charged with burglary, graffiti and criminal mischief.
Vandalism
05/20/2012