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 May 01, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Former neo-Nazi leader William A. White, 36, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for threatening his ex-wife and trying to extort money from her in 2012.
  • Reported April 30, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Chicago, Illinois
    Richard Hyerczyk, 54, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for mailing more than 90 threatening, racist letters to government and law enforcement officials as well as schools and religious institutions from 2003 to 2012.
  • Reported April 30, 2014
    Legal Developments
    North Andover, Massachusetts
    White supremacist Justin R. Ladd, 33, pleaded not guilty for sexually assaulting and torturing his two teenage stepdaughters, from September 2008 to February 2013, because they were Latina.
  • Reported April 29, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Leith, North Dakota
    White supremacist Craig Cobb, 62, was sentenced to four years of probation but no additional jail time for brandishing weapons as he and a fellow white supremacist walked through town in December.
  • Reported April 25, 2014
    Legal Developments
    New York, New York
    Yousef al-Khattab, co-founder and former leader of Revolution Muslim, a fringe anti-Semitic Muslim group, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for using his group's website in 2009 to threaten Jews and Jewish institutions.
  • Reported April 24, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    John W. Ng, 58, was charged with two counts of hate crime offenses related to the anti-Semitic threats he allegedly made against a Jewish businesswoman.
  • Reported April 23, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Brooklyn, New York
    Aharon Hollender, 28; Abraham Winkler, 39; Mayer Herskovic, 21; Pinchas Braver, 19; and Joseph Fried, 25, were charged with gang assault for allegedly attacking a gay black man.
  • Reported April 23, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Portland, Oregon
    White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death for his part in a 2011 killing spree.
  • Reported April 19, 2014
    Legal Developments
    New York, New York
    Christian Morales, 20, was charged with a hate crime and aggravated harassment for his role in a September 2013 attack on a Columbia University professor.
  • Reported April 17, 2014
    Leafletting
    Carnegie, Pennsylvania
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left on cars.
  • Reported April 16, 2014
    Legal Developments
    New York, New York
    Perry Germano, 50, was charged with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing in an April 7 assault on a 15-year-old girl riding a city bus. He allegedly made statements attacking Islam, spat on the girl, and threatened to punch her.
  • Reported April 14, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Munford, Alabama
    Allen Wayne Densen Morgan, 29, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for attempting to hire alleged Ku Klux Klan members to murder a black neighbor in August 2013.
  • Reported April 14, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Hurricane, Utah
    Robert Keller, 70, was charged with two counts of criminal interference for allegedly threatening an interracial family.
  • Reported April 13, 2014
    Legal Developments
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Jonathan Schmidt, 29, founder of the racist skinhead group Crew 41, was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking several people at a bar.
  • Reported April 13, 2014
    Murder
    Overland Park, Kansas
    Longtime white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, was arrested on murder charges for the fatal shooting of three people at a local Jewish community center and assisted living facility.
  • Reported April 10, 2014
    Assault
    Detroit, Michigan
    A 16-year-old black youth was charged with assault and a hate crime for allegedly brutally beating a white motorist who stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck.
  • Reported April 10, 2014
    Leafletting
    Highland Springs, Virginia
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left throughout a neighborhood.
  • Reported April 07, 2014
    Leafletting
    Waynesboro, Virginia
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.