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‘Sovereign’ President: ‘I Am in Jail Because I Stood for Righteousness’
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/10/24/sovereign-president-i-am-in-jail-because-i-stood-for-righteousness-and-truth/

James Timothy Turner, the enigmatic president of the antigovernment “sovereign citizens” group Republic for the united States of America (RUSA), has told his followers ...

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Sues Government Over Grammar
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/02/14/sovereign-citizen-sues-government-over-grammar/

These days, the U.S. Department of Justice and its investigators and prosecutors get accused of a lot of things by conspiracy-minded antigovernment extremists, but here’s ...

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Killed in Altercation with Police in Arizona
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/06/22/sovereign-citizen-killed-in-altercation-with-police-in-arizona/

An antigovernment “sovereign citizen” who was shot dead Sunday night by police in Arizona appears to have been involved with a major sovereign group called the Republic ...

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Rise for Fourth Year in a Row
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/10/29/anti-latino-hate-crimes-rise-for-fourth-year/

Hate crimes targeting Latinos increased again in 2007, capping a 40% rise in the four years since 2003, according to FBI statistics released earlier this week.As anti-immigrant ...

Iowa Senate Candidate Drops Out, Becomes ‘Senator’ in Sovereign Group
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/07/17/iowa-senate-candidate-drops-out-becomes-senator-in-sovereign-group/

A state Senate candidate in eastern Iowa has abandoned her campaign and released an astounding statement that she has become a “U.S. Senator” in the Republic for the united ...

Florida ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Killed After Allegedly Threatening Police
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/03/14/florida-sovereign-citizen-killed-after-allegedly-threatening-police/

An armed “sovereign citizen,” accused of printing his own currency and defying government authority, was shot and killed in Florida last weekend after a four-hour standoff ...

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Couple Resigns from Alabama State Defense Force
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/02/25/alabama-couple-active-in-sovereign-citizen-movement-resigns-from-state-defense-force/

A veteran homicide detective in Sarasota, Fla. – lured by the burgeoning appeal of “sovereign citizen” ideology – was fired last week after  he had “seceded” ...

Two ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Face Federal Charges Related to Tax-Avoidance Scheme
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2014/10/01/two-sovereign-citizens-face-federal-charges-related-to-tax-avoidance-scheme/

Two sovereign citizens—a Pennsylvania osteopath who did government contract work and a 75-year-old Utah man who calls himself an “attorney at lawe”—are facing federal ...

President of ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Group Convicted of Tax Crimes
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/03/22/10492/

A federal jury on Friday convicted James Timothy Turner, one of the nation’s most prominent antigovernment “sovereign citizens,” on 10 tax fraud charges stemming from ...

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Leader Goes on Trial for Tax Fraud
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/03/20/sovereign-citizen-leader-goes-on-trial-for-tax-fraud/

Federal prosecutors opened the trial of one the nation’s most prominent “sovereign citizens” leaders by portraying him as nothing more than a con man who used antigovernment ...