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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Longtime white supremacist August Kreis, 59, was charged with criminal sexual conduct against a female relative under the age of 12. Kreis, once the leader of an offshoot of the neo-Nazi group the Aryan Nations, allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and showed her pornography.
A noose was tied around the neck of a statue of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. In 1962 Meredith became the first black student to enroll in what was then an all-white Southern college.
Former Klansman Steven Joshua Dinkle, 28, pled guilty to hate crime and obstruction of justice charges for burning a cross in a black neighborhood in Ozark, Ala., in 2009. Dinkle was the local leader of the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
White supremacist Kynan Dutton, 29, pled guilty to misdemeanor counts of menacing and disorderly conduct after he and fellow white supremacist Craig Cobb were accused of terrorizing residents while armed with guns in November. Dutton was sentenced to time served and two years of probation.
San Jose, CA
Logan Beaschler, 18, pled not guilty to misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges after allegedly bullying his black roommate in 2013. Beaschler is one of several white students at San Jose State University accused of allegedly taunting their black roommate with racial slurs and hanging a bicycle lock around his neck. Joseph Bomgardner, 19, and Colin Warren, 18, also face misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges in connection with the incident.
Two men allegedly called a black woman a racial epithet while beating her unconscious in a bar. Eddie Taylor, 53, and Eddie Taylor Jr., 25, were charged with aggravated assault and a hate crime.
Tinley Park, IL
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights were left at residences in a neighborhood.
Justin Baker, 25, pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of students of a Jewish school for defacing the school's Torah scroll and prayer books before a January 2013 worship service held at a Jackson, Tenn., hotel where Baker was working as a security guard.
Alleged former Klansman Thomas Windell Smith, 24, pled guilty to one count of conspiring to violate housing rights in connection with a 2009 cross burning at the entrance of a black neighborhood in Ozark.
Miami Beach, FL
The letters `KKK` and a bull's eye were spray-painted on a mikvah, which is a ritual bathhouse for Jewish women; a youth center, a condominium and a homeless outreach center.