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CHATTANOGA, TN — Three men are being charged with hate crimes after throwing fireworks and yelling racial slurs at residents of a predominantly black community in Tennessee.

The men in question have maintained their innocence. If convicted, they could face 2-12 years behind bars.

“This is one of those appalling malicious instances that apply to discrimination and what we are calling for is for these individuals to be charged to the fullest extent of the law,” local NAACP President Valoria Armstrong said.

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