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For the Record

A sampling of hate crimes and hate group activities from the third quarter of 2013 is summarized in state-by-state listings. 

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 almost 260,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2012 Bureau of Justice Statistics report estimated occur annually. This listing carries a selection of incidents from the third quarter of 2013. Any additional listings can be found on the Intelligence Project’s website at

Davis • Sept. 18, 2013
Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, pled no contest to a felony count of battery causing serious bodily injury and a hate crime enhancement for yelling anti-gay slurs at a gay man and beating him in March. Garzon will receive a five-year prison term.

Tracy • July 1, 2013
Landscaping rocks in the shape of a swastika were left in the front yard of a black city councilwoman.

Milford • July 8, 2013
Flyers from the United Klans of America were left in driveways and yards.

Tampa • Sept. 12, 2013
Burned pages of the Quran were left outside the Council on American-Islamic Relations office.

Chicago • July 6, 2013
A group of at least 10 people allegedly kicked and punched a lesbian couple. Terry Glover, 24, was charged with two counts of felony hate crime and two counts of felony robbery in connection with the incident.

Ottumwa • July 11, 2013
Ku Klux Klan flyers were left outside homes and businesses.

New Orleans • Aug. 3, 2013
An anti-gay epithet was painted on a gay activist’s residence.

Sharpsburg • Sept. 7, 2013
Eight members of the Ku Klux Klan group the Confederate White Knights held a rally at a national park that contains a Civil War battlefield.

Meridian • July 10, 2013
A noose was hung outside the office of a black mayoral candidate.

Mount Holly • Sept. 8, 2013
Flyers from the white nationalist group the Advanced White Society were distributed in a neighborhood.

Brooklyn • Aug. 7, 2013
Swastikas, racist epithets and the words “Heil Hitler” were scrawled on a statue of black baseball legend Jackie Robinson and a teammate outside a minor league baseball stadium.

Harlem • Aug. 15, 2013
Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was beaten, allegedly by a man shouting anti-gay slurs. Nettles died of her injuries on Aug. 23. A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

New York • July 1, 2013
Two men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at a group of LGBT youth on a subway train.

New York • Aug. 14, 2013
Two men who were holding hands on the street were allegedly beaten by men who made anti-gay remarks. On Sept. 17, Antonio Lanier, 23, was charged with aggravated harassment and assault as a hate crime for allegedly participating in the attack.

Fargo • Aug. 28, 2013
Dominique Jason Flanigan, also known as Kadafi Al Sadar, 41, was arraigned on two counts of transmitting threatening communications and one count of interference with a federally protected activity for allegedly calling a synagogue in January
2011 and leaving a threatening message he claimed was from Hamas.

Blacklick • July 8, 2013
Swastikas and racist graffiti were spray-painted on four residences and a vehicle.

Dayton • July 9, 2013
A man standing outside a cafe was allegedly punched and kicked by another man who yelled anti-gay epithets.

Toledo • July 9, 2013
Alleged neo-Nazi Richard Schmidt, 47, pled guilty to possession of firearms and body armor by a convicted felon and trafficking in counterfeit goods for illegally having a cache of weapons and counterfeit merchandise.

Portland • Aug. 21, 2013
After a months-long drug and weapons investigation, law enforcement raided two triplex units that were allegedly a central location for members of the white supremacist gangs the European Kindred, Brood and FBK. James Dean Phillips, 45; Jesse Jerome Phillips, 34; Sarah Dunn, 32; Danielle Palen, 22; Jamie Coleman, 43; Kenneth Wellman, 48; Anthony Staggs, 42; and Joshua Ryan Sparks, 35, were arrested on a variety of charges.

Reading • Aug. 27, 2013
Flyers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.

Upper St. Clair • Aug. 25, 2013
Flyers from the white nationalist group the Advanced White Society were left in yards.

Summerville • Aug. 16, 2013
Anti-Semitic and racist flyers were left at residences in a neighborhood that is allegedly experiencing racial problems.

Danville • Aug. 30, 2013
Flyers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.

Fairfax • July 6, 2013
A man allegedly threw a balloon apparently filled with urine at a 12-year-old black youth and yelled racial epithets at him.

Richmond • July 27, 2013
The letters “KKK” were spray-painted on an abandoned house.

Seattle • July 24, 2013
A racial slur was spray-painted on a black man’s car, which was then set afire.