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 September 15, 2012
    Threat
    West Hartford, Connecticut
    Michael Germain, 68, was charged with hate crimes, breach of peace and threatening after he allegedly threatened to punch a Muslin woman because of her ethnicity.
  • Reported September 14, 2012
    Vandalism
    Harrisburg, Virginia
    Racial and ethnic slurs and sexually explicit images were spray-painted on an Islamic center.
  • Reported September 13, 2012
    Assault
    Chicago, Illinois
    Two men walking along the lakefront were allegedly verbally assaulted by two men who believed the pair was gay. A Cook County prosecutor was stabbed after trying to stop the incident from escalating into a physical assault.
  • Reported September 12, 2012
    Assault
    Spokane, Washington
    A white man allegedly yelled racial slurs at three black teens, chased them and threatened them with a gun, firing at least one shot. Jimmy J. Blackburn, 29, was charged with attempted second- degree murder.
  • Reported September 10, 2012
    Vandalism
    Gainesville, Florida
    An anti-gay slur was scratched into a University of Florida professor's car.
  • Reported September 07, 2012
    Vandalism
    Lake Chelan, Washington
    Cars belonging to a group of Muslim students vacationing at a lake were vandalized and had racial slurs etched into them.
  • Reported September 06, 2012
    Vandalism
    Manalapan, New Jersey
    Swastikas and the words `Kill the Jews` were painted on residences in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.
  • Reported September 04, 2012
    Assault
    Four Marines arrested for assaulting man at Long Beach gay bar, California
    Four Marine Corps members attacked a man outside a popular local gay bar.
  • Reported September 01, 2012
    Vandalism
    Sacramento, California
    Graffiti was sprayed at Natomas park. The vandalism included swastikas, gang signs and anti-gay messages.
  • Reported September 01, 2012
    Assault
    Tinley Park, Illinois
    A white man allegedly yelled racial slurs and attacked a black man who was working near his home. Joseph Berndt, 47, was charged with a felony hate crime and aggravated assault and battery.
  • Reported August 31, 2012
    Vandalism
    Sacramento, California
    Swastikas, anti-gay epithets and gang signs were spray-painted throughout a park.
  • Reported August 29, 2012
    Vandalism
    Monnmouth, Illinois
    A racial slur was carved into the door of a predominantly black church.
  • Reported August 29, 2012
    Vandalism
    Monmouth, Oregon
    A racial slur was carved into the door at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. The incident was listed as a hate crime in the department’s daily service call log.
  • Reported August 28, 2012
    Vandalism
    Claremont, California
    An anti-gay slur was spray-painted on the garage of a residence where a gay person rents a room.
  • Reported August 24, 2012
    Assault
    Savannah, Georgia
    A white man walking with his black girlfriend allegedly was attacked by three black men who made racist remarks.
  • Reported August 23, 2012
    Assault
    Shasta Lake, California
    A reported self-proclaimed white supremacist allegedly yelled `white pride,` threatened to kill an 18-year-old Native American and his two cousins and then punched the teen. The man allegedly later threatened the teen's mother with a gun.
  • Reported August 23, 2012
    Vandalism
    Fort Dodge, Iowa
    Racist epithets were spray-painted on a black family's mobile home.
  • Reported August 21, 2012
    Vandalism
    Interlochen, Michigan
    A swastika and racist graffiti were painted in the middle of a neighborhood intersection.