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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A woman claiming to be a 'Sovereign Citizen' was arrested after she refused to exit her vehicle during a traffic stop and drove away, hitting two Memphis officers in the process. From: http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Sovereign-Citizen-Refuses-Traffic-Stop-Hits/XDLO6lqd70eW3dOd6cA5_A.cspx
Javier Correa was charged with interfering with the religious freedom of members of a mosque by threatening to use force against them when he allegedly left a racist message threatening to bomb the building in 2011. Correa was also charged with threatening to use an explosive device to interfere.
Ashland City, TN
A dozen members of the Aryan Nations Knight of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the courthouse lawn.
James Smiley, 27, and Kyle Montgomery, 22, were each sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation for launching mortar-style fireworks on black public housing residents in July 2011. Colton Partin, 22, was placed on six months of house arrest and 18 months of probation for his role in the incident.
Ricky Lynn Hawkins, 34, who allegedly has ties to the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations, was sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated assault, five years for civil rights intimidation and a year for an earlier assault for using racial slurs and breaking a black man's arm with a baseball bat in July 2010.
Colton Partin, 22, Kyle Montgomery, 23, and James Smiley, 27, were sentenced after they launched fireworks directly at some African-Americans in Chattanooga, Tennessee.