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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 3: Sovereign Citizens


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This lesson provides guidance for law enforcement officers on the following topics:

  • How did the sovereign citizens movement begin?

  • What are common beliefs of those who belong to sovereign citizens groups?

  • What are common “paper” crimes committed by individuals who are associated with sovereign citizens groups?

  • What other crimes do sovereign citizens commonly commit?

  • How can a law enforcement officer recognize that he or she has encountered a sovereign citizen?

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