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News Roundup for August 5, 2011
Posted By Hatewatch Staff On August 5, 2011 @ 2:43 pm In Anti-Black, Hate Crime, Sovereign Citizens | No Comments
The trial of a Connecticut man on sexual assault charges has taken a bizarre turn  into a constitutional debate. John McGowan, a former mayoral candidate and public access TV host, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a game of strip poker. McGowan said he was a member of the “sovereign citizen” group Republic for the united States, which rejects the U.S. government as illegitimate.
Police in Ventura County, Calif., have arrested  a man for a hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon. Patrick Fitzgerald, 24, allegedly called people derogatory racial slurs, and then got into a fight with another man, which led to a third bystander getting punched.
A Billings, Mont., resident was sentenced  to three years in prison for a hate crime. Jason Lee Paullin, 35, earlier pleaded guilty to malicious intimidation for threatening an African-American man with his dog, chasing him, and yelling racial slurs at him.
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 bizarre turn: http://registercitizen.com/articles/2011/08/05/news/doc4e3af55759209096411176.txt?viewmode=default
 have arrested: http://www.keyt.com/news/local/Man-Arrested-For-Hate-Crime-At-County-Fair-126794563.html
 was sentenced: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_9ff80e55-79d5-56e9-85eb-66b633a479dc.html