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 March 12, 2015
    Assault
    New York, New York
    A man was slashed across the throat by a stranger who yelled in Spanish, “I’m going to kill you, white boy.”
  • Reported March 11, 2015
    Vandalism
    Metuchen, New Jersey
    The word "JEW" was scratched on the front window of a deli whose owners are not Jewish.
  • Reported March 09, 2015
    Leafletting
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights were distributed to homes.
  • Reported March 09, 2015
    Leafletting
    Selma, Alabama
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed to homes.
  • Reported March 03, 2015
    Threat
    New York, New York
    Bernhard Laufer, 58, pleaded guilty to sending threatening communications to an employee of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C., in June 2014.
  • Reported March 02, 2015
    Leafletting
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    Ku Klux Klan fliers were left in driveways throughout a neighborhood.
  • Reported March 01, 2015
    Leafletting
    Millwood, Washington
    Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.
  • Reported February 28, 2015
    Assault
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Jason Cuellar, a 44-year-old white man, was arrested after he allegedly told a black man, “this bar is not for blacks,” and then hit the man with a beer bottle.
  • Reported February 27, 2015
    Threat
    Ames, Iowa
    An envelope with an anti-Muslim slur on its cover was left on the door of a mosque. Inside were anti-Muslim messages and threats, including a declaration of hatred and a demand that Muslims leave the United States.
  • Reported February 26, 2015
    Murder
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Craig Hicks was charged with murder after allegedly shooting three Muslim students at an apartment complex in February.
  • Reported February 26, 2015
    Threat
    Spokane, Washington
    A package of racist, threatening literature was sent to the president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
  • Reported February 25, 2015
    Assault
    Santa Barbara, California
    Ryan Zietlow-Brown, 28, an admitted skinhead, was sentenced to 22 years and 4 months in prison for the 2011 stabbing of a black man several times in the forehead with scissors.
  • Reported February 25, 2015
    Arson
    Richmond, Indiana
    A truck with a racist message was set afire in a minority family’s driveway.
  • Reported February 19, 2015
    Threat
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
    A racist, threatening letter which included the words “white power” and disparaged black police officers, was left in mailboxes at the police department.
  • Reported February 19, 2015
    Vandalism
    Miami Gardens, Florida
    Hate messages, including swastikas and the phrase “KKK move out,” were spray-painted on homes, mailboxes and fences.
  • Reported February 19, 2015
    Vandalism
    Oxford, Pennsylvania
    A racial slur was spray-painted on a sign at the entrance of Lincoln University, a historically black university.
  • Reported February 18, 2015
    Arson
    Melbourne, Florida
    A church was set afire and spray-painted with “Allahu Akbar,”which means “Our God is great,” in Arabic, and a swastika with the words “We see u.”
  • Reported February 17, 2015
    Intimidation
    Kalispell, Montana
    David Joseph Lenio, 28, was charged with two felony counts of malicious intimidation for making online threats of violence to kill school children and Jews.