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 260,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2013 government study estimated occur annually.

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  • Reported July 08, 2014
    Vandalism
    Brooklyn, New York
    Anti-Muslim graffiti was spray-painted on a mailbox.
  • Reported July 03, 2014
    Leafletting
    Katy, Texas
    Fliers from the Original Knight Riders Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.
  • Reported July 01, 2014
    Harassment
    Glendale, California
    Charles Slansky, 33, and Robert Slansky, 20, were charged with a hate crime after they allegedly yelled racial slurs at two black men during an altercation with them.
  • Reported July 01, 2014
    Intimidation
    Edgewater Park, New Jersey
    Samuel A. Procopio, 53, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree bias intimidation for allegedly spray-painting racial slurs throughout a neighborhood sports complex.
  • Reported June 28, 2014
    Rally
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    Approximately 10 members of the Traditional Rebel Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally.
  • Reported June 20, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Helotes, Texas
    David Malcolm Strickland, 27, was charged with capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated sexual assault for the 2012 attack on a 19-year-old lesbian, Mollie Olgin, because of her sexual orientation.
  • Reported June 19, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Trenton, New Jersey
    New Black Pan­ther Party National Field Mar­shal King Samir Shabazz was arrested on weapons charges after officers allegedly found a handgun, rifle rounds and an armor piercing bullet in his room.
  • Reported June 16, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Washington, District of Columbia
    Michael Phillips, 36, was sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, enhanced as a hate crime, for pistol-whipping a transgender woman in January.
  • Reported June 14, 2014
    Legal Developments
    New York, New York
    Bernhard Laufer, awaiting trial for attempted murder at a mosque in 2012, was arrested on charges of threatening to kill leaders of a leading Muslim civil rights organization, The Council on American-Islamic Relations.
  • Reported June 10, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Briceville, Tennessee
    White supremacists Leonard Lionel Kilgore, 36; Jacob Eli Campbell, 33; Michael James O’Conner Jr. and David Lee Dozard, both 32; and Crystal Lynnette McGuire, 37, were each charged with attempted first-degree murder for the December beating of a former acquaintance.
  • Reported May 30, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Portland, Oregon
    Three suspected white supremacists were arrested after authorities allegedly discovered methamphetamines, a marijuana grow operation, and five weapons at a residence.
  • Reported May 15, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Springfield, Texas
    Brice Johnson, 19, was indicted on federal hate crime charges for allegedly assaulting a man in September because of his sexual orientation.
  • Reported May 14, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Boise, Idaho
    Jonathan Lynn Henery, 28, and Beau Edward Hansen, 30, were indicted on federal hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a black man because of his race in October 2013.
  • Reported May 09, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Potomac, Maryland
    Two Montgomery County high school students, ages 16 and 17, were charged with hate crimes and vandalism for allegedly painting anti-Semitic graffiti on the sign of a synagogue; an anti-Jewish slur and swastika on two buses at a child care facility; and a swastika and a SS Nazi symbol on the windshield of a car at a nearby residence.
  • Reported May 06, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Union, South Carolina
    Jeremy Moody, 30, and his wife, Christine, 36, members of the racist skinhead group Crew 41, were each sentenced to life in prison for the July 2013 murder of a registered sex offender and his wife.
  • Reported May 05, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Van Nuys, California
    Amos Hason, 49, was charged with three counts of a hate crime and three counts of vandalism for allegedly painting swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on a Jewish-owned business.
  • Reported May 03, 2014
    Legal Developments
    New York, New York
    Former New York City police officer Michael Setiawan, 36, was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on 15 vehicles and four buildings near a synagogue and Jewish school.
  • Reported May 02, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Marysville, California
    Anthony Merrell Tyler, 33, pleaded guilty to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act for his role in a racially motivated attack on a white man and a black woman in 2011.