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 October 29, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Mokena, Illinois
    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.
  • Reported October 26, 2013
    Assault
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Dylan Grall, 23, was arrested on battery and hate crime charges for allegedly punching two men who were speaking Hebrew. Grail allegedly thought the men were speaking Spanish and yelled at them to speak English.
  • Reported October 23, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Concord, New Hampshire
    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.
  • Reported October 19, 2013
    Rally
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    About 40 white supremacists attended a rally to celebrate Leif Erikson Day. Groups represented included the Keystone State Skinheads, which sponsored the event; the Vinlanders Social Club; the Advanced White Society; the Blood and Honour Social Club; and the Traditionalist Youth Network.
  • Reported October 16, 2013
    Vandalism
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    A swastika and the letters 'KKK' were drawn on a man's door and on a stool on his porch.
  • Reported October 15, 2013
    Vandalism
    Moreno Valley, California
    A racial epithet was scratched on a woman's vehicle.
  • Reported October 10, 2013
    Leafletting
    Lebanon, Missouri
    Fliers from the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways in a neighborhood.
  • Reported October 10, 2013
    Leafletting
    Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the KKK were distributed in a neighborhood.
  • Reported October 02, 2013
    Leafletting
    Hillsboro, Ohio
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left on the windshields on cars that were parked downtown.
  • Reported September 18, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Davis, California
    Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, pled no contest to a felony count of battery causing serious bodily injury and a hate crime enhancement for yelling anti-gay slurs at a gay man and beating him in March. Garzon will receive a five-year prison term.
  • Reported September 17, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Manhattan, New York
    Antonio Lanier, 23, was charged with aggravated harassment and assault as a hate crime for allegedly participating in the Aug. 14 beating of two men who were holding hands on the street.
  • Reported September 12, 2013
    Harassment
    Tampa, Florida
    Burned pages of the Quran were left outside the Council on American- Islamic Relations office.
  • Reported September 08, 2013
    Leafletting
    Mount Holly, New Jersey
    Fliers from the white nationalist group the Advanced White Society were distributed in a neighborhood.
  • Reported September 07, 2013
    Rally
    Sharpsburg, Maryland
    Eight members of the Klux Klan group the Confederate White Knights held a rally at a national park that contains a Civil War battlefield.
  • Reported August 30, 2013
    Leafletting
    Danville, Virginia
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.
  • Reported August 28, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Fargo, North Dakota
    Dominique Jason Flanigan, also known as Kadafi Al Sadar, 41, was arraigned on two counts of transmitting threatening communications and one count of interference with a federally protected activity for allegedly calling a synagogue in January 2011 and leaving a threatening message he claimed was from Hamas.
  • Reported August 27, 2013
    Leafletting
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.
  • Reported August 25, 2013
    Rally
    Uvalda, Georgia
    About 50 people attended a rally held by the neo-Confederate hate group the League of the South.