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 November 24, 2014
    Arson
    San Francisco, California
    Hugo John Scherzberg, 46, was charged with suspicion of arson with a hate crime enhancement for allegedly pouring gasoline on the front door of a church and setting it on fire.
  • Reported November 23, 2014
    Assault
    Brooklyn, New York
    Amrit Marajh, 28, was charged with assault as a hate crime after allegedly punching a 24-year-old Jewish man.
  • Reported November 22, 2014
    Threat
    Orlando, Florida
    Longtime white supremacist William White, 37, was sentenced to 17 years for threatening local law enforcement officers after a raid in 2012 of the white supremacist American Front compound.
  • Reported November 21, 2014
    Murder
    Sacramento, California
    Joseph Paul Leonard, Jr., a 62-year-old white man, was convicted of first-degree murder with a hate-crime enhancement for the June 2013 death of Toussaint Harrison, a black man. Leonard ran over Harrison with his truck after a verbal altercation in a parking lot where Leonard used racial slurs. He was also convicted of attempted murder for assaulting Harrison's business partner.
  • Reported November 20, 2014
    Hatitude
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Two leaders of the black separatist New Black Panther Party, Brandon Orlando Baldwin, aka Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon Davis, aka Olajuwon Ali, were charged with making "straw purchases," buying weapons and then passing them on to someone else.
  • Reported November 18, 2014
    Assault
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Brice Johnson, 19, was sentenced to 183 months in federal prison for kidnapping and assaulting a young gay man because of his sexual orientation in September 2013.
  • Reported November 18, 2014
    Assault
    New York, New York
    An Orthodox Jew was beaten by a man who yelled anti-Semitic slurs.
  • Reported November 18, 2014
    Vandalism
    Streetsboro, Ohio
    Three teenage boys were arrested for allegedly painting "KKK" and swastikas on vehicles, fences and homes.
  • Reported November 18, 2014
    Intimidation
    Tipp City, Ohio
    William J. Dixon, a 36-year-old white man, pleaded guilty to felony ethnic intimidation and discharging a firearm in a prohibited area and two misdemeanors of criminal damaging and using a weapon while intoxicated in connection with a June 2014 incident where he allegedly screamed racial slurs at his black neighbors before shooting their vehicle.
  • Reported November 18, 2014
    Assault
    Seattle, Washington
    A group of men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs and beat a man.
  • Reported November 16, 2014
    Vandalism
    New York, New York
    Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas were painted on a methadone clinic building and van.
  • Reported November 15, 2014
    Assault
    Oakland, California
    Richard Thomas, 17, was sentenced to seven years in a state juvenile facility for setting another teen on fire last November because of the teen’s sexual orientation.
  • Reported November 14, 2014
    Leafletting
    St. Louis County, Missouri
    The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan distributed fliers around the St. Louis area threatening violent action against Ferguson “terrorists” if they become violent.
  • Reported November 11, 2014
    Threat
    Kissimmee, Florida
    Marcus Faella, 41, the alleged leader of the white supremacist skinhead group American Front, was sentenced to six months in jail and two years of community service for his conviction on two counts of providing and teaching paramilitary training to members at the group's compound.
  • Reported November 08, 2014
    Vandalism
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Fliers promoting an event featuring an Israeli military official speaking at Northeastern University School of Law were defaced with swastikas.
  • Reported November 08, 2014
    Assault
    Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
    Gerard Rupert, 33; Kaela Rupert, 31; and Robert Noftz, 36, were charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and conspiracy for allegedly shouting ethnic slurs and beating a black man.
  • Reported November 04, 2014
    Assault
    Toledo, Ohio
    Christopher Temple, 20, was charged with assault for allegedly attacking a transgender woman. Temple was one of three men who yelled derogatory comments at the woman, knocked her to the ground, beat and robbed her.
  • Reported October 28, 2014
    Assault
    New York, New York
    Matthew Smith, 20, was charged with three counts of second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime and assault for a September 2014 attack on a group of transgendered women.