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 May 15, 2015
    Assault
    Covina, California
    Louis Vasquez, a 19-year-old Latino man, was arrested and faces hate crime allegations for allegedly stabbing two black men in a shopping center parking lot.
  • Reported April 30, 2015
    Assault
    Loma Rica, California
    Benjamin F. Rorie, 37, pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges with hate crime enhancements for allegedly using racial slurs while beating a black man with a pipe on April 18.
  • Reported April 29, 2015
    Leafletting
    Milford, Connecticut
    Fliers from the white nationalist group The Nationalist Movement were distributed.
  • Reported April 26, 2015
    Vandalism
    Stanford, California
    Hate graffiti, including swastikas, was found at student housing units and a fraternity house.
  • Reported April 26, 2015
    Threat
    Potsdam, New York
    A faculty member at SUNY Postdam received a note, described by the school as "racist and homophobic," that included threats of violence against the faculty member and his family.
  • Reported April 25, 2015
    Murder
    Jupiter, Florida
    Two brothers, David Harris,19, and Jesse Harris,18; and Austin Taggart,19, were charged with murder in connection with the April 18 beating death by blunt-force trauma of Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos, an 18-year-old Latino man. The homicide is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
  • Reported April 25, 2015
    Rally
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Approximately 10 people attended a neo-Nazi rally sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ Christian - Aryan Nations.
  • Reported April 24, 2015
    Leafletting
    Winnabow, North Carolina
    Fliers from the Karolina Knights were distributed throughout town.
  • Reported April 23, 2015
    Assault
    San Francisco, California
    A homeless Latino man was beaten with a metal baseball bat by a white man yelling racial slurs.
  • Reported April 21, 2015
    Vandalism
    Columbia, Missouri
    A University of Missouri freshman was arrested on suspicion of second-degree property damage for his alleged involvement with anti-Semitic graffiti, inluding swastikas, that were found in a dormitory stairwell.
  • Reported April 21, 2015
    Vandalism
    New York, New York
    Anti-Semitic and racist graffiti was scrawled in two bathrooms at a casino.
  • Reported April 21, 2015
    Intimidation
    West Linn, Oregon
    Eva Chapin, 34, was charged with suspicion of harassment and two counts of second-degree intimidation for allegedly leaving racist sticky notes on the door of her neighbor, a naturalized American citizen from Ghana.
  • Reported April 19, 2015
    Threat
    Palo Alto, California
    Tony Smith, a 61-year-old white man, was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats and a hate crime after he allegedly confronted a black man who was sitting in his vehicle, said that he had a gun and that the victim was going to die, and uttered a racial slur.
  • Reported April 19, 2015
    Assault
    Portland, Maine
    Charles Bean Jr., 35, and Benjamin Bean, 30, were charged with assault and interference with constitutional and civil rights after they allegedly attacked a black man while using racial slurs and threatening to kill him.
  • Reported April 18, 2015
    Vandalism
    Rindge, New Hampshire
    A swastika and the word “Hitler” were spray-painted on one house, and the phrases “Jews live here” and “Fuck the Jews” were painted on a second house nearby.
  • Reported April 18, 2015
    Rally
    Toledo, Ohio
    Approximately 30 members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement held a rally.
  • Reported April 17, 2015
    Arson
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Cameron Mayfield, 25, faces felony charges of arson, aggravated by a hate crime, for allegedly stealing and then burning his neighbors’ gay pride flag.
  • Reported April 15, 2015
    Assault
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Ryan Sugrue, 24, pleaded not guilty on a charge of violating his victim’s civil rights in a reported hate crime where he allegedly attacked a man after yelling ethnic slurs at him in November.