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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Miami Gardens, FL
Hate messages, including swastikas and the phrase “KKK move out,” were spray-painted on homes, mailboxes and fences.
A racial slur was spray-painted on a sign at the entrance of Lincoln University, a historically black university.
A church was set afire and spray-painted with “Allahu Akbar,”which means “Our God is great,” in Arabic, and a swastika with the words “We see u.”
David Joseph Lenio, 28, was charged with two felony counts of malicious intimidation for making online threats of violence to kill school children and Jews.
Anti-Muslim messages, including “Now this is a hate crime” and “pigs” and other expletives referencing Muhammad, were spray-painted on the Islamic School of Rhode Island.
At least 30 homes were vandalized, some with anti-Semitic slurs and swastikas.
Aaron Williams, 23, and Austin Pierce, 35, were charged with attempted burglary and property damage motivated by discrimination under the state's hate crimes law for allegedly threatening to kill a black woman and her four children at the family’s home.
Dayln Cornelius Harrington, 21, and Andy Lee Little, 36, were arrested for first-degree criminal mischief for vandalizing the car of a Bosnian man because of the man’s ethnicity.
North Fort Myers, FL
Fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left in driveways.
Pamela Morris, 47, former secretary of the Ozark chapter of the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for committing perjury during a federal grand jury’s investigation into a racially motivated cross-burning committed by her son in 2009, Steven Joshua Dinkle, local leader of the same KKK chapter.