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Hatewatch
September 24, 2015

Antigovernment “sovereign citizens” – those “rules and laws don’t apply to me” folks who illegally occupy houses all over the United States – are finally getting the attention of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Hatewatch
April 10, 2017

Sovereign citizens are a diverse group of individuals whose activities and motives vary, but whose core tenets are the typically the same. They view United States citizenship, established government, authority and institutions as illegitimate and consider themselves immune from and therefore above the law. 

Publication
September 25, 2017

Religious extremism and its relation to violent conflict

Hatewatch
June 05, 2018

Public officials in Colorado — including prosecutors, judges and sheriffs — found themselves in the unique position of being crime victims during a barrage of criminal activity by a group of antigovernment sovereign citizens.

Hatewatch
April 27, 2017

A Texas man identified in court documents as a sovereign citizen remains the central figure in what authorities say was a planned mass-shooting spree on April 13, the suspect’s 50th birthday.

Hatewatch
June 16, 2017

In a rare criminal filing, an antigovernment sovereign citizen in Florida faces a felony charge of unlawful practice of law — pretending to be an attorney in a court of law — by representing parents whose children were taken from them by state authorities.

Hatewatch
March 21, 2017

Christopher Byrne, a felon and self-proclaimed sovereign citizen — was indicted by a federal court on March 8, 2017 He is charged with illegally possessing weapons and ammunition, which police discovered when they pulled him over in a mall parking lot in Greenwood, Indiana.

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