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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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Spokane, WA
A white man allegedly yelled racial slurs at three black teens, chased them and threatened them with a gun, firing at least one shot. Jimmy J. Blackburn, 29, was charged with attempted second- degree murder.
Assault
09/11/2012
Lake Chelan, WA
Cars belonging to a group of Muslim students vacationing at a lake were vandalized and had racial slurs etched into them.
Vandalism
09/06/2012
Beacon Hill, WA
At least three people were allegedly attacked by a man who yelled racist slurs. Eric Gibbs, 37, was charged with committing a hate crime.
Assault
07/31/2012
West Seattle, WA
A man was charged with malicious harassment and malicious mischief after he allegedly smashed a window of a Muslim community center and said he committed the act because he hates Muslims.
Vandalism
07/16/2012
Harrah, WA
Donald Dowell Gasperson was charged with malicious harassment for allegedly threatening his Mexican-American neighbors with a knife and calling them racial slurs.
Legal Developments
06/27/2012
Spokane, WA
Anti-Semitic and anti-Christian slurs were spray-painted on several campaign signs for a candidate who is a vocal supporter of Israel and the Jewish community.
Vandalism
05/25/2012
Everett, WA
David Pedersen, a 31-year-old white supremacist, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his father and stepmother in October. Pedersen could still be charged in the murders of an Oregon teenager and a Eureka man.
Legal Developments
03/15/2012
Spokane, WA
Sean D. Slechta, 38, was charged with malicious harassment for allegedly yelling anti-gay slurs at a bartender and customers and then throwing a glass at the bartender.
Legal Developments
03/04/2012
Kendall, WA
William Scot Anderson, 47, was charged with two counts of felony assault and one count of malicious harassment for allegedly using racial slurs and threatening a black man with a machete, then attempting to run him over with his vehicle.
Assault
02/18/2012
Bellingham, WA
Stephen Douglas Roberts, 59, was arrested on investigation of first- degree assault and malicious harassment for allegedly pointing a gun at his neighbor and yelling anti-gay slurs at him.
Legal Developments
02/06/2012