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 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.

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  • Reported January 07, 2015
    Bombing
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    An explosive device was detonated against the exterior wall of a building occupied by the NAACP.
  • Reported January 07, 2015
    Assault
    Bristol, Connecticut
    William E. Dodge, 51, former Grand Dragon of the Unified Ku Klux Klan of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, was arrested for allegedly trying to assault two police officers who tried to pull him over for several motor vehicle violations.
  • Reported January 01, 2015
    Vandalism
    Elkmont, Alabama
    Three windows of a residence were broken and racist graffiti reading "Move Nigger Now" was spray-painted on the garage door.
  • Reported December 23, 2014
    Assault
    Clarkstown, New York
    Chris Bujaj and Ardijan Mehaj, both 17; and Florend Gjevukaj, 18, were charged with assault as a hate crime for three unprovoked assaults on five Jewish customers at the Palisades Mall on Black Friday. There were three separate assaults and anti-Jewish slurs were used.
  • Reported December 20, 2014
    Assault
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Zachary Ballenger, a 21-year-old white man, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, multiple counts of bias-motivated crime resulting in injury, assault and resisting arrest for allegedly shooting at two black men in September in a parking lot after yelling racial slurs at them.
  • Reported December 19, 2014
    Vandalism
    Atwater, California
    At least four swastikas and two white thunderbolts, a symbol often used by white supremacists, were spray-painted on properties largely owned by minorities.
  • Reported December 19, 2014
    Murder
    Los Angeles, California
    Former white supremacist Richard Phillip Ritchie, 39, was convicted of first-degree murder in the racially motivated killing of Howard Garfield McClendon, a 32-year-old black man, in 1997.
  • Reported December 17, 2014
    Assault
    Plano, Illinois
    Dakota Malert, 21; Frank Faybik, 24; Christian Cervantes, 19; Tyler Debolt, 21, and Kevin Cox, 22, were charged with felony mob action for allegedly beating two men on Nov. 8 because of their sexual orientation.
  • Reported December 13, 2014
    Murder
    Jackson, Mississippi
    Two 21-year-old white women, Shelbie Brooke Richards and Sarah Adelia Graves, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a series of attacks on blacks that culminated when a black man, James Craig Anderson, was run over and killed in Jackson in 2011.
  • Reported December 11, 2014
    Assault
    Plano, Illinois
    Dakota Malert, 21, was charged with felony aggravated battery after he allegedly beat a man on Dec. 5 because of his sexual orientation.
  • Reported December 10, 2014
    Assault
    Marysville, California
    Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34; Billy Hammett, 30; and Perry Jackson, 29, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 years and 10 months to more than 7 years for their roles in yelling racial slurs and assaulting an interracial couple in 2011. Tyler, Hammett and Jackson all have tattoos that read “white pride” or “white power.”
  • Reported December 10, 2014
    Assault
    Spindale, North Carolina
    Five members of Word of Faith Fellowship were charged with kidnapping and assault for allegedly attacking and beating a fellow church member who is gay.
  • Reported December 09, 2014
    Harassment
    Seattle, Washington
    A 26-year-old Navy sailor was charged with malicious harassment for allegedly beating a taxi driver, threatening to shoot him and calling him a terrorist.
  • Reported December 07, 2014
    Vandalism
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Anti-gay signs were left on a gay couple’s car and their residence was vandalized.
  • Reported December 06, 2014
    Murder
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Ahmed H. Aden, 34, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in a hit-and-run crash that fatally injured 15-year-old Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein at a Somali Center.
  • Reported December 02, 2014
    Assault
    Stockton, California
    Dehmi Moore, a 23-year-old black woman, was charged with a misdemeanor hate crime as well as two felonies following a fight with a white woman at San Joaquin Delta College.
  • Reported December 02, 2014
    Harassment
    Seattle, Washington
    Ibrahim Koroma, 28, was charged with malicious harassment for allegedly shouting anti-lesbian slurs and physically threatening a female security guard at a gay bar in October.
  • Reported December 01, 2014
    Threat
    Hurricane, Utah
    Robert Keller, 71, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge for threatening to kill two white neighbors if they didn’t force a black relative to leave their apartment complex.