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 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.
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Palm Bay, FL
Nuha Mohammed Al-Doaif, 21, a native of Saudi Arabia, was charged with misdemeanor battery for spitting at random people based on their ethnicity at a Walmart.
Matthew Taylor, 34, and John Murrey, 53, were sentenced to six months in jail after both pleaded guilty to assault and battery to intimidate for attacking an Asian man in a local pub.
Skinhead Kenneth Morgan Stancil, III, 20, was charged with murder for fatally shooting his gay former boss on the campus of Wayne Community College.
Anti-Muslim graffiti was spray-painted on the exterior of a market owned by a Muslim man.
Rizek Musheisen, 21,was charged with bias intimidation, possession of fireworks, harassment and criminal mischief after allegedly throwing lit firecrackers outside a synagogue and yelling “Allahu Akbar” before fleeing in a car.
Des Moines, IA
Eric Reece Wiethorn, 49, was charged with first-degree harassment for sending hate mail containing a suspicious powder and slurs directed at members of the LGBT community to a gay bar in late March.
Swastikas, a racial slur against African-Americans and an anti-Semitic slur were spray-painted on two homes.
Susan Ann Lafriniere pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge that is subject to an enhancement under the hate crime statute for allegedly repeatedly calling her neighbor a racial slur and then physically assaulting him during a racially charged argument.
Columbia County, FL
Thomas Jordan Driver, 25; David Elliot Moran, 47; and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, all of whom were members of the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, were arrested in an alleged conspiracy to kill a former black inmate. All of the men were either current or former employees of the Florida Department of Corrections.
Racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was written in the Northwestern University library.