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 July 26, 2014
    Leafletting
    New York, New York
    Anti-Muslim fliers were distributed in a Bensonhurst apartment complex.
  • Reported July 26, 2014
    Rally
    Abbeville, South Carolina
    The Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally.
  • Reported July 22, 2014
    Cross Burnings
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    A cross was burned in a church parking lot.
  • Reported July 19, 2014
    Harassment
    Ardmore, Tennessee
    Jimmie Johnson Jr. was charged with misdemeanor harassment after he allegedly left four profanity-filled voicemails with the Tennessee Homeland Security office, threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan. One of the voicemails allegedly contained a racial slur describing the president.
  • Reported July 18, 2014
    Murder
    West Orange, New Jersey
    Ali Muhammed Brown, 29, was arrested for allegedly killing two gay men, Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, on June 1.
  • Reported July 16, 2014
    Leafletting
    Manhattan, Illinois
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in a neighborhood.
  • Reported July 15, 2014
    Harassment
    Daytona Beach, Florida
    Ronald White, 51, was charged with two counts of child abuse after he allegedly yelled racial slurs and threatened two young black boys.
  • Reported July 15, 2014
    Murder
    Portland, Oregon
    White supremacist Holly Ann Grigsby was sentenced to life without parole in connection with the murders of four people across three states in 2011.
  • Reported July 14, 2014
    Assault
    Chicago, Illinois
    David C. Nicosia, 55, was charged with four counts of aggravated battery and a hate crime after he allegedly slapped an elderly black judge in the face, spit on her and called her "Rosa Parks".
  • Reported July 13, 2014
    Leafletting
    Orange, California
    Fliers were distributed by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Reported July 13, 2014
    Leafletting
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Ku Klux Klan fliers were left on cars.
  • Reported July 13, 2014
    Leafletting
    Pineview, North Carolina
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in a neighborhood.
  • Reported July 13, 2014
    Leafletting
    Seneca, South Carolina
    Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.
  • Reported July 12, 2014
    Vandalism
    Kootenai County, Idaho
    A historical marker on the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s reservation was defaced with the racist messages “White power” and “Die (expletive) Indians."
  • Reported July 10, 2014
    Cross Burnings
    Ozark, Alabama
    Steven Joshua Dinkle, 28, former local leader of the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a 2009 cross burning.
  • Reported July 10, 2014
    Threat
    East Hampton, New Jersey
    Asli Dincer, 44, and her ex-husband, Melih Dincer, 31, were charged with making a terrorist threat, falsely reporting an incident, menacing and conspiracy after allegedly sending email threats to a synagogue.
  • Reported July 09, 2014
    Cross Burnings
    Minor Hill, Tennessee
    Timothy Flanagan, 33, was charged with federal offenses for his part in a 2012 cross-burning in front of an interracial family's home.
  • Reported July 08, 2014
    Leafletting
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.