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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Raymond Stevens, 42, was indicted on a felony charge of criminal mischief for allegedly writing racist graffiti on the residences of several African refugee families.
Roslyn Heights, NH
Nassau County Police are investigating a possible hate crime. Third Squad detectives say the criminal mischief took place between Friday, Jan. 4, and Monday, Jan. 7, at 8 a.m. in Roslyn Heights. According to detectives, graffiti was discovered on a playground slide at Heights Elementary School on Willow Street. The graffiti included a one-to-two inch Swastika along with obscene words and pictures written with a black magic marker. The graffiti is being investigated as a bias incident and the investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.