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TBI releases Crime Studies on Hate Crime, Violence against Law Enforcement Officers

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two reports, detailing the volume and nature of crime identified as hate crime and violence against the state’s law enforcement officers.

The annual studies compile crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

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Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick to File ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Legislation

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) has announced that he has begun working with legal staff to craft legislation for the upcoming 110th General Assembly that would make it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders in Tennessee.

The bill, referred to as “Blue Lives Matter,” would place public safety workers in a protected class, thus, increasing penalties and fines for violators who specifically target and attack these individuals.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases studies surveying Hate Crime, reported Crime on School Campuses

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two reports, detailing the volume and nature of crime identified as hate crime and crime occurring in the state’s schools.

The annual studies compile crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases 2014 Tennessee Hate Crime and LEOKA Reports

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual statistical studies on the state of hate crime and law enforcement officers targeted for violence while on duty.

Both studies center on data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies to TBI through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

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Hate Crime in Tennessee Increases in 2011

 

TBI Releases 2011 “Hate Crime” and “LEOKA” Reports

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee saw an increase in the number of hate crimes committed in the state and a decrease in the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted for the calendar year 2011, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s statistical analysis of Tennessee crime statistics and the compiling of two separate, annual reports.

The TBI released both “Tennessee Hate Crime 2011” and “Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) 2011” based on required monthly reporting of local law enforcement agencies crime statistics across the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hate Crime on the Decline in Tennessee

 

TBI Releases 2010 “Hate Crime” and “LEOKA” Reports 
 
Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee saw a decrease in the number of hate crimes committed in the state and the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted for the calendar year 2010, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s statistical analysis of Tennessee crime statistics and the compiling of two separate, annual reports.

Today, the TBI released both “Hate Crime 2010” and “Tennessee: Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) 2010” based on required monthly reporting of local law enforcement agencies crime statistics across the state.  «Read the rest of this article»

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The Laramie Project comes to the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Dark moment in America’s history re-examined 10 years later.

LaramieprojectThe art of theatre exists to shine a light into even the darkest corners of human existence. It is an exercise in examining our culture and the social rules that govern our lives.

A team of playwrights created The Laramie Project in 1999 to explore the events leading up to, and the reactions following, the death of Matthew Shepard on October 12, 1998. It is widely believed that the gay University of Wyoming student was brutally beaten and killed in a homophobic hate crime.


Matthew Shepard (1976 - 1998)

Matthew Shepard (1976 - 1998)

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TEP urges prosecution in church shooting as a hate crime

 

The Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) and the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation have extended their support, thoughts and prayers to the victims, families, and the entire community of Knoxville after a shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church claimed the lives of two congregation members, and injured others. Leaders also encouraged District Attorneys to prosecute the incident as a hate crime, as Tennessee’s hate crimes statute explicitly includes religion and sexual orientation. A signed, four page letter authored by the gunman stated his hate for “liberals” and “gays.”

Carla Lewis, a member of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition who often attended church services and group meetings at TVUUC, was present at the time of the shooting. She reflected on the horror of her recent experience, by recounting to Out & About Newspaper, “We saw children and adults with blood on their clothes. We saw the worst side of human cruelty we had ever seen.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Home vandalism stirs alarm in Jackson, TN; incident viewed as ‘hate crime’

 

Racial epithets amid high dollar vandalism alarms citizens, but not police

The NAACP Logo-ColorVandalism of a Dorothy Cove home in Jackson has caused alarm and distress. The Jackson Police Department (JPD), is investigating the vandalism as a property crime. The damage has been estimated at between $8,00 and $10,000. However the Jackson-Madison County Branch of the NAACP has said it views the incident also as a hate crime. Police have not denied that racial epithets were found at the home last Tuesday, as part of their investigation.

Harrel Carter, president of the Jackson-Madison County NAACP Branch issued a press statement denouncing the hate crime. He based the characterization on the presence of racial epithets found in the home on Dorothy Cove. Carter held a press conference in the lobby of the Jackson Police Department, 234 Institute St.

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