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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Tinley Park, IL
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights were left at residences in a neighborhood.
Richard M. Cyplik, 28, pled guilty to a hate crime for threatening his black former neighbors in June, calling them racial epithets and vandalizing their residence and vehicles. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 24 months of probation and 100 hours of community service and ordered to undergo anger management counseling and diversity training.
A group of at least 10 people allegedly kicked and punched a lesbian couple. Terry Glover, 24, was charged with two counts of felony hate crime and two counts of felony robbery in connection with the incident.
Michael G. Green, 55, was charged with a felony hate crime, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly called a Latino man racial slurs and threatened to put a bomb in the man's car.
St. Charles, IL
Two men who were with a female friend outside a bar were allegedly attacked by a woman and two men who called the victims anti-gay slurs during the attack. On Jan. 28, Christopher M. Miner, 30, and Stephan C. Bolt and Susan V. Patton, both 31, were charged with aggravated battery, battery, mob action, and hate crimes.