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What is Ops 10?

hate crimes

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identifying crimes motivated by bias toward an individual’s :

race,
religion,
ethnic background,
physical disability, and/or sexual orientation

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the Chattanooga Police Department shall vigorously pursue parallel prosecutions in both the __ and __ courts of hate/bias motivated crimes.

State
Federal

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What is a hate crime?

Any unlawful action designed to frighten, harm, injure, intimidate or harass an individual in whole or in part, because of a bias motivation against the actual or perceived race, religion, ethnic background, physical disability, or sexual orientation of the victim.

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What is race?

A group of persons who possess common physical characteristics (i.e., color of skin, eyes and/or hair, facial features; etc.) genetically transmitted by descent and heredity that distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind (i.e., Asians, blacks, whites, etc.).

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What is "Ethnic Group"?

A group of persons of the same race or national origin who share common or similar traits, languages, customs and traditions (i.e., Arabs, Hispanics, etc.).

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What is Religious Group?

Any persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being (i.e., Catholics, Jews, Protestants, atheists, etc.)

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What is Physically Disabled ?

Any persons who have a condition that disables such as an illness, injury, or physical handicap

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What is Sexual Orientation ?

A sexual attraction toward, and responsiveness to, members of one’s own sex or members of the opposite sex (i.e., gays, lesbians, heterosexuals, etc.)

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Tennessee law contains no provision defining or criminalizing hate/bias offenses, other than the language contained in ?

TCA 39-17-130

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The crime charged will be in the nature of:

assault, vandalism, harassment, stalking, etc

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What is TCA 39-17-30

Civil Rights Intimidation

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b. A person commits the offense of civil rights intimidation who:

(1) Injures or threatens to injure or coerces another person with the intent to unlawfully intimidate another from the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured by the constitution or laws of the state of Tennessee.
(2) Injures or threatens to injure or coerces another person with the intent to unlawfully intimidate another because that other exercised any right or privilege secured by the constitution or laws of the United States or the constitution or laws of the state of Tennessee.
(3) Damages, destroys or defaces any real or personal property of another person with the intent to unlawfully intimidate another from the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured by the constitution or laws of Tennessee; or
(4) Damages, destroys or defaces any real or personal property of another person with the intent to unlawfully intimidate another because that other exercised any right or privilege secured by the constitution or laws of the United States or the constitution or laws of the state of Tennessee.

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A violation of subsection (b) of civil rights intimidation is a class __ __

D felony

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It is an offense for a person to wear a __ or __ with the intent to violate subsection (b). This is a class __ __

mask or disguise
A misdemeanor

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What does RREDS stand for?

racial, religious, ethnic, disability or sexual orientation bias

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supervisor responsibilities for a RREDS case:

1. confer with the initial responding officer,
2. take measures to ensure that all necessary preliminary actions have been taken and
3. inform an immediate supervisor of the criminal act.
4. The supervisor shall request any appropriate additional personnel

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supervisor responsibilities for a RREDS case continued:

5. Provide immediate assistance to the crime victim
6. Conduct a standard preliminary investigation to include preliminary interviews of the victim and any witnesses to the incident.
7. Ensure that all relevant facts are documented on an incident and/or arrest report and make an initial determination as to whether the incident should be classified as an RREDS offense.
8. Ensure that the appropriate disposition code (D-24) for hate/bias crimes is affixed to the initial report.

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What is the appropriate D code for a RREDS report?

D-24

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All incidents reports bearing D-24 code shall be forwarded to who?

Major Crimes Division

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Who is responsible for the follow up of a RREDS case?

investigators with Major crimes division

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this agency’s community relations function, or officers so assigned, shall:

A. meet with neighborhood groups, residents in target communities and other identified groups to allay fears, relay this agency’s concern over and response to this and related incidents, reduce the potential for counterviolence and provide safety, security and crime prevention information
B. provide direct and referral assistance to the victim and his/her family;
C. conduct public meetings on RREDS threats and violence in general, and as it relates to specific incidents;
D. establish liaison with formal organizations and leaders; and
E. expand, where appropriate, existing preventive programs such as anti-hate seminars for school children.