Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources.
Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate groups activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources. These incidents include only a fraction of the almost 260,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2013 Bureau of Justice Statistics report estimated occurred annually between 2003 and 2011. This listing carries a selection of incidents from the first quarter of 2013. Any additional listings can be found on the Intelligence Project’s website.
Davis • March 20, 2013
A gay man was allegedly beaten on the street by a man who yelled anti-gay slurs. Clayton Daniel Garzón, 19, was charged with battery with serious bodily injury, assault with means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and threats to commit a crime resulting in great bodily injury.
Sacramento • March 17, 2013
A man was allegedly attacked by two men who used anti-gay slurs. One of the men beat the victim with a baseball bat.
Avon • Jan. 25, 2013
Racial and anti-Semitic slurs and threats against school personnel were written on bathroom walls at a high school.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington • Jan. 13, 2013
Two men were allegedly attacked on the street by three people who made anti-gay remarks.
Daytona Beach • Jan. 23, 2013
A woman was allegedly attacked in a parking lot by a man who yelled anti-gay slurs. Adam Winterstein, 32, was charged with felony battery/hate crime, felony battery causing bodily harm and resisting an officer without violence.
Fort Lauderdale • Feb. 23, 2013
Swastikas were spray-painted inside a church that operates a day care center. The building was then set afire.
Land O’Lake • Jan. 2, 2013
A man was allegedly shot in the face with a pellet gun by another man who asked if the victim was Muslim.
Pace • Feb. 3, 2013
Swastikas and anti-gay slurs were spray-painted on a gay man’s trailer.
Winter Park • Feb. 21, 2013
A black student at Full Sail University was allegedly stabbed in the neck by another student who yelled racial slurs. Xavier Nunez, 29, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Atlanta • Feb. 8, 2013
Joe Rickey Hundley, a 60-year-old white man, was charged with simple assault for allegedly slapping a black toddler and calling him racial slurs during an airplane flight.
Covington • Jan. 21, 2013
Recruiting fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in the driveways of residences.
Niles • Feb. 22, 2013
Michael G. Green, 55, was charged with a felony hate crime, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly called a Latino man racial slurs and threatened to put a bomb in the man’s car.
St. Charles • Jan. 6, 2013
Two men who were with a female friend outside a bar were allegedly attacked by a woman and two men who called the victims anti-gay slurs during the attack. On Jan. 28, Christopher M. Miner, 30, and Stephan C. Bolt and Susan V. Patton, both 31, were charged with aggravated battery, battery, mob action, and hate crimes.
Louisville • March 23, 2013
A swastika was drawn on a gay rights activist’s car, which was also sideswiped.
New Orleans • Feb. 23, 2013
A group of people allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at a man who was walking hand-in-hand with another man. The man was then allegedly attacked by Jamie Hebert, 19, who was later charged with second-degree battery and committing a hate crime.
Westport • March 2, 2013
A church was vandalized and its tabernacle was stolen.
Wilmington • Feb. 2, 2013
The word “brainwashing” was spray-painted on the outside of three churches.
Muskegon • Feb. 3, 2013
A gay man was allegedly attacked by four men outside a karaoke bar.
Maple Shade • Feb. 27, 2013
The letters “KKK” were written in chalk on a black family’s residence.
East Garden City • Jan. 1, 2013
A swastika and an anti-Semitic phrase were written in lip balm on a door in a shopping center.
New York • Feb. 18, 2013
A man who was riding on the subway with his friend was allegedly attacked by three men and three women who used anti-gay slurs.
Oakwood • March 8, 2013
Swastikas and the words “Go away Jew” were painted on a Jewish family’s residence in the second incident in three weeks.
Oberlin • March 3, 2013
Homophobic and racist statements were written on posters at Oberlin College and there was a report of someone wearing a hood and robe resembling a Ku Klux Klan outfit near the college’s African Heritage Center.
Hillsboro • March 2, 2013
A man walking with his boyfriend and their pink poodle was allegedly attacked by a man who yelled anti-gay comments. George Allen Mason Jr., 22, was arrested for investigation of second-degree intimidation, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless driving.
Memphis • Jan. 4, 2013
Ku Klux Klan recruiting fliers were left in driveways.
Chesterfield • March 15, 2013
Racial slurs were painted on a black family’s house that was then set afire.
Green Bay • March 5, 2013
A convenience store owned by a Sikh American was set afire on the seven-month anniversary of a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. James Parrish, 53, faces charges of arson with a hate crime modification, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.