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 August 25, 2013
    Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania
    Fliers from the white nationalist group the Advanced White Society were left in yards.
  • Reported August 21, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Portland, Oregon
    After a months-long drug and weapons investigation, law enforcement raided two triplex units that were allegedly a central location for members of the white supremacist gangs the European Kindred, Brood and FBK. James Dean Phillips, 45; Jesse Jerome Phillips, 34; Sarah Dunn, 32; Danielle Palen, 22; Jamie Coleman, 43; Kenneth Wellman, 48; Anthony Staggs, 42; and Joshua Ryan Sparks, 35, were arrested on a variety of charges.
  • Reported August 16, 2013
    Summerville, South Carolina
    Anti-Semitic and racist fliers were left at residences in a neighborhood that is allegedly experiencing problems.
  • Reported August 15, 2013
    Harlem, New York
    Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was beaten, allegedly by a man shouting anti- gay slurs. Nettles died of her injuries on Aug. 23. A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
  • Reported August 14, 2013
    New York City, New York
    Two men who were holding hands on the street were allegedly beaten by men who made anti-gay remarks.
  • Reported August 07, 2013
    Brooklyn, New York
    Swastikas, racist epithets and the words `Heil Hitler` were scrawled on a statue of black baseball legend Jackie Robinson and a teammate outside the minor league baseball stadium.
  • Reported August 03, 2013
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    An anti-gay epithet was painted on a gay activist's residence.
  • Reported July 27, 2013
    Richmond, Virginia
    The letters `KKK` were spray-painted on an abandoned house.
  • Reported July 24, 2013
    Seattle, Washington
    A racial slur was spray-painted on a black man's car, which was then set afire.
  • Reported July 11, 2013
    Ottumwa, Indiana
    Ku Klux Klan fliers were left outside homes and businesses.
  • Reported July 10, 2013
    Meridian, Mississippi
    A noose was hung outside the office of a mayoral candidate.
  • Reported July 09, 2013
    Dayton, Ohio
    A man standing outside a cafe was allegedly punched and kicked by another man who yelled anti-gay epithets.
  • Reported July 09, 2013
    Legal Developments
    Toledo, Ohio
    Alleged neo-Nazi Richard Schmidt, 47, pled guilty to possession of firearms and body armor by a convicted felon and trafficking in counterfeit goods for illegally having a cache of weapons and counterfeit merchandise.
  • Reported July 08, 2013
    Milford, Connecticut
    Fliers from the United Klans of America were left in driveways and yards.
  • Reported July 08, 2013
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Swastikas and racist graffiti were spray-painted on four residences and a vehicle.
  • Reported July 06, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois
    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.
  • Reported July 06, 2013
    Fairfax, Virginia
    A man allegedly threw a balloon apparently filled with urine at a 12- year-old black youth and yelled racial epithets at him.
  • Reported July 01, 2013
    Tracy, California
    Landscaping rocks in the shape of a swastika were left in the front yard of a black city councilwoman.