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 October 25, 2014
    Leafletting
    Prattville, Alabama
    Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in neighborhoods.
  • Reported October 25, 2014
    Assault
    New York, New York
    Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh professor at Columbia University, was assaulted by a group of people who allegedly called him “Osama” and a “terrorist” while punching him in the face.
  • Reported October 24, 2014
    Leafletting
    Bentonville, Arkansas
    Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in a neighborhood.
  • Reported October 24, 2014
    Vandalism
    Lombard, Illinois
    John White, 40, was charged with a hate crime after allegedly breaking seven windows at a synagogue and writing anti-Semitic graffiti on the building.
  • Reported October 22, 2014
    Vandalism
    Great Falls, Montana
    Jesse Boland and Randy Hayes, both 23, were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay joint restitution of $5,400 after they vandalized an apartment in December 2012 with graffiti that included racial slurs.
  • Reported October 21, 2014
    Assault
    Chicago, Illinois
    Terry Glover, 25, pleaded guilty to two felony counts each of aggravated battery and hate crime charges and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for attacking a lesbian couple in July.
  • Reported October 17, 2014
    Assault
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Dustin Daquin, 22, was charged with two counts of simple battery and misdemeanor hate crime after allegedly attacking a Latino man and black man while making comments about their race and sexuality.
  • Reported October 16, 2014
    Assault
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Karen Murphy, a black former bus driver with the Baltimore MTA, was charged with assault and conspiracy for allegedly arranging for a group of black student teens to attack a white family riding her bus.
  • Reported October 15, 2014
    Intimidation
    Kearny, New Jersey
    Adonis Giron, 20; Frederick Vangeldren, 26; and Akim Dolor, 24, were charged with criminal mischief, bias intimidation and conspiracy for allegedly smashing the headlights of trucks owned by a Jewish person and spray-painting swastikas on them.
  • Reported October 12, 2014
    Leafletting
    Winchester, Indiana
    Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in yards.
  • Reported October 11, 2014
    Assault
    Homewood, Illinois
    Pol Danilov, 26, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and committing a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a 79-year-old black woman in a grocery store.
  • Reported October 10, 2014
    Cross Burnings
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Timothy Flanagan, 33, a former member of the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, pleaded guilty for his role in the 2012 cross burning in front of an interracial family’s home.
  • Reported October 07, 2014
    Leafletting
    Fenton, Missouri
    Fliers from the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left at residences in a neighborhood.
  • Reported October 06, 2014
    Vandalism
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Eric Hyland, 20, was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours community service and ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution for spray-painting swastikas and other symbols at a Jewish fraternity in 2013.
  • Reported October 02, 2014
    Assault
    San Bernardino, California
    Self-proclaimed white supremacist Thomas Joseph Murphy, 46, was sentenced to 248 years to life for the 2009 kidnapping, assault and battery of three women, animal cruelty and dissuading a witness.
  • Reported October 02, 2014
    Harassment
    Fort Lee, New Jersey
    Nikolay Levinson, 31, a former Maryland corrections officer, was charged with harassment, bias intimidation and stalking for allegedly sending threatening, pornographic and racist letters to local officials, businesses and law enforcement agencies in two states over a five-year period.
  • Reported September 30, 2014
    Assault
    Pocatello, Idaho
    Nathan Jessop, a member of the hate group Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), was sentenced to 90 days in jail on child injury charges for the mistreatment of teenage boys placed in his home as discipline by the sect.
  • Reported September 27, 2014
    Arson
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    The car of the spiritual leader of a local synagogue was set afire. The fire damaged the parking lot and outer walls of the synagogue.