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For the Record

A sampling of hate crimes and hate group activities 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 second quarter of 2014. Any additional listings can be found on the Intelligence Project’s website at


Munford April 14, 2014

Allen Wayne Densen Morgan, 29, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for attempting to hire alleged Ku Klux Klan members to murder a black neighbor in August 2013. 

Ozark May 16, 2014

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.


Lake Elsinore April 13, 2014

Jonathan Schmidt, 29, founder of the racist skinhead group Crew 41, was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking several people at a bar.

Marysville May 2, 2014

Anthony Merrell Tyler, 33, pleaded guilty to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act for his role in a racially motivated attack on a white man and a black woman in 2011.

Van Nuys May 5, 2014

Amos Hason, 49, was charged with three counts of a hate crime and three counts of vandalism for allegedly painting swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti on a Jewish-owned business.


Washington June 16, 2014

Michael Phillips, 36, was sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon, enhanced as a hate crime, for pistol-whipping a transgender woman in January. 


Miami April 2, 2014

Braulio Valenzuela, 73, was arrested for allegedly trying to burn down his neighbor’s home because of their sexual orientation.


Boise May 14, 2014

Jonathan Lynn Henery, 28, and Beau Edward Hansen, 30, were indicted on federal hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a black man because of his race in October 2013. 


Chicago April 30, 2014

Richard Hyerczyk, 54, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for mailing more than 90 threatening, racist letters to government and law enforcement officials as well as schools and religious institutions from 2003 to 2012.


Overland Park April 13, 2014

Longtime white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, was arrested on murder charges for the fatal shooting of three people at a local Jewish community center and assisted living facility.


Potomac May 9, 2014

Two Montgomery County high school students, ages 16 and 17, were charged with hate crimes and vandalism for allegedly painting anti-Semitic graffiti on the sign of a synagogue; an anti-Jewish slur and swastika on two buses at a child care facility; and a swastika and a SS Nazi symbol on the windshield of a car at a nearby residence. 


North Andover April 30, 2014

White supremacist Justin R. Ladd, 33, pleaded not guilty for sexually assaulting and torturing his two teenage stepdaughters, from September 2008 to February 2013, because they were Latina.


Detroit April 10, 2014

A 16-year-old black youth was charged with assault and a hate crime for allegedly brutally beating a white motorist who stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck.


Trenton June 19, 2014

New Black Panther Party National Field Marshal King Samir Shabazz was arrested on weapons charges after officers allegedly found a handgun, rifle rounds and an armor piercing bullet in his room.


Albuquerque April 24, 2014

John W. Ng, 58, was charged with two counts of hate crime offenses related to the anti-Semitic threats he allegedly made against a Jewish businesswoman. 


Brooklyn April 23, 2014

Aharon Hollender, 28; Abraham Winkler, 39; Mayer Herskovic, 21; Pinchas Braver, 19; and Joseph Fried, 25, were charged with gang assault for allegedly attacking a gay black man.

New York April 16, 2014

Perry Germano, 50, was charged with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing in an April 7 assault on a 15-year-old girl riding a city bus. He allegedly made statements attacking Islam, spat on the girl, and threatened to punch her.

New York April 19, 2014

Christian Morales, 20, was charged with a hate crime and aggravated harassment for his role in a September 2013 attack on a Columbia University professor.

New York April 25, 2014

Yousef al-Khattab, co-founder and former leader of Revolution Muslim, a fringe anti-Semitic Muslim group, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for using his group's website in 2009 to threaten Jews and Jewish institutions.

New York May 3, 2014

Former New York City police officer Michael Setiawan, 36, was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on 15 vehicles and four buildings near a synagogue and Jewish school.

New York June 14, 2014

Bernhard Laufer, awaiting trial for attempted murder at a mosque in 2012, was arrested on charges of threatening to kill leaders of a leading Muslim civil rights organization, The Council on American-Islamic Relations.


Leith April 29, 2014

White supremacist Craig Cobb, 62, was sentenced to four years of probation but no additional jail time for brandishing weapons as he and a fellow white supremacist walked through town in December.


Portland April 23, 2014

White supremacist David “Joey” Pedersen, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death for his part in a 2011 killing spree.

Portland May 30, 2014

Three suspected white supremacists were arrested after authorities allegedly discovered methamphetamines, a marijuana grow operation, and five weapons at a residence.


Carnegie April 17, 2014

Flyers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left on cars.

Emsworth April 02, 2014

Flyers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were posted throughout a neighborhood.

Gettysburg June 28, 2014

Approximately 10 members of the Traditional Rebel Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally.

Philadelphia April 02, 2014

Corry Campbell, 20; Sandra Ng, 19; Jennifer Pratt, 29; and David Thomas, 27, were each charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, kidnapping and other related counts after allegedly forcibly tattooing racial slurs and offensive images on a 52-year-old man they held hostage for three days in a basement.


Union May 6, 2014

Jeremy Moody, 30, and his wife, Christine, 36, members of the racist skinhead group Crew 41, were each sentenced to life in prison for the July 2013 murder of a registered sex offender and his wife.


Briceville June 10, 2014

White supremacists Leonard Lionel Kilgore, 36; Jacob Eli Campbell, 33; Michael James O’Conner Jr. and David Lee Dozard, both 32; and Crystal Lynnette McGuire, 37, were each charged with attempted first-degree murder for the December beating of a former acquaintance.


Helotes June 20, 2014

David Malcolm Strickland, 27, was charged with capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated sexual assault for the 2012 attack on a 19-year-old lesbian, Mollie Olgin, because of her sexual orientation.

Springfield May 15, 2014

Brice Johnson, 19, was indicted on federal hate crime charges for allegedly assaulting a man in September because of his sexual orientation.


Hurricane April 14, 2014

Robert Keller, 70, was charged with two counts of criminal interference for allegedly threatening an interracial family.


Highland Springs April 10, 2014

Flyers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left throughout a neighborhood.

Roanoke May 1, 2014

Former neo-Nazi leader William A. White, 36, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for threatening his ex-wife and trying to extort money from her in 2012.

Waynesboro April 7, 2014

Flyers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.