Hate Crimes

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HATE INCIDENTS IN CONNECTICUT IN 2000

Bridgeport, Sept. 7, 2000: A black youth was charged with conspiracy to commit a hate crime after he allegedly assaulted an Asian youth in June.

Coventry, April 9, 2000: Robert Gouin, 17, was charged with breach of peace, second-degree harassment and ridicule on account of race as a result of a January Web site posting that contained a racial slur and was racially motivated toward a black male.

Durham, May 15, 2000: Literature from the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was left at several residences.

East Haven, Oct. 25, 2000: Racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered outside a local high school that was celebrating Diversity Day.

East Haven, Oct. 31, 2000: Shaun Swanson, 18, was charged with criminal mischief, intimidation based on bigotry or bias and desecration of property for allegedly scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas at a local high school.

Manchester, July 6, 2000:
Anti-Semitic and racist markings were spray-painted on an elementary school.

Milford, March 10, 2000:
Pamphlets from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were left in mailboxes.

Milford, Oct. 18, 2000:
Kenneth Papcun, 37, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and intimidation based on bias for allegedly antagonizing strangers on the street whom he believed to be Hispanic.

Norwalk, Oct. 27, 2000:
Swastikas and the words "White Power" were spray-painted on the windows and hallways of an apartment building.

Norwich, July 31, 2000: A swastika and the phrase "Jews suck" were scrawled on a synagogue.

Norwich, Sept. 9, 2000: Anti-Semitic symbols, messages and black swastikas were spray-painted on a street.

Wallingford, Jan. 12, 2000: Three members of the Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan marched.

Weston, Feb. 10, 2000: Allen Jay Lorenz, 56, who is Jewish, was charged with obstructing persons in the free exercise of their religious beliefs for allegedly dumping, on the lawn of a synagogue, medical waste in a container marked with anti-Semitic messages.

 

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