"Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests." … "They've got a big target there, ATF. Don't shoot at that, because they've got a vest on underneath that. Head shots, head shots.... Kill the sons of bitches." - G. Gordon Liddy Aug. 26, 1994.Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy has reinvigorated the Sovereign Citizen Movement. According to Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford, the remaining Conservative Domestic Terrorists in and around Clark County Nevada have set up checkpoints where armed insurgents demand identification from people. Militia members also conduct armed patrols and show-of-force demonstrations at various community sites.
Just 6 months ago Republican Star Sarah Palin, and sitting US Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee marched with Larry Klaman on the White House. Unfortunately, they were only able to muster a paltry 100 Neoconfederates to their sides, during the Republican Government Shutdown.
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But, Cliven Bundy's staunch demand for welfare, refusal to follow the Law, while threatening to murder anyone who dares enforce 20 years of his profligate lawbreaking garnered 1000 armed insurgents ready to use unarmed woman and children as human shields. The High Plains Grifter Bundy has given right-wing domestic terrorists their best opportunity to murder Government Workers.
However, Sovereign Citizens have already been shooting at and killing Law Enforcement Officers.
- On April 4, 2009 Richard Poplawski laid an ambush for the Police because he didn't like "our rights being infringed upon" and "the Obama gun ban that's on the way". He then proceeded to murder Officers Eric Kelly, Paul Sciullo, and Stephen Mayhle, while wounding two others. Poplawski bragged when he surrendered that he thought he had killed all five.
- On May 20, 2010 a pair of Sovereign Citizens, father and son Jerry Kane Jr and Joseph Kane murdered two Arkansas Police Officers, Bill Evans and Brandon Paudert who had stopped their vehicle. The manhunt ended with another firefight which wounded two other LEOS and the deaths of the two Kanes.
- On May 2, 2014 two Alaska State Troopers Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Gabriel Rich were murdered by the son of another criminal Sovereign Citizen. In the village of Tanana, Nathanial Kangas shot the two Troopers in the back with an AR-15 while they tried to arrest his father Arvin Morse Kangas.
There have been many other shooting confrontations by Sovereign Citizens and Law Enforcement.
- On March 10, 2013 James Gilkerson exited his car during a traffic stop and fired 37 rounds from an AK-47 during a gunfight with two Middlefield Police Officers before they killed him.
- On March 27, 2014 Israel Rondon, a Sovereign who had numerous contacts with Police, was killed in a gunfight.
After initially seeing an big upswing in membership and interest with the election of President Obama, conservative domestic terrorists had hit on hard times as the Corporate controlled media tried to hide the Tea Party 'We Came Unarmed This Time' antics and conservatives tried to downplay their ties to the Militia Movement.
However, at this point the violent anti-government and pro-domestic terrorist rhetoric of the Sovereign Citizen Movement has been fully absorbed and incorporated into the larger Conservative Tent and is an accepted and celebrated core component of the Republican Party.
Now, while these incidents are terrible, they are a drop in the bucket of the American gun violence epidemic which takes 30,000 lives every year.
But, Gun Violence is only perfunctorily covered by right-wing news outlets and the Republican Party, with the right-winger usually taking the opportunity to push for more guns and less restrictions on gun play. But, the Sovereign Citizen Movement and their targeting of LEOs is never mentioned by Fox or the Right-Wing incestuous blog-o-sphere because it highlights an uncomfortable truth about America today; that Conservatism is Terrorism.
There are some immediate indicators if you run into a Sovereign Citizen. Glenn Unger, co-founder of the Guardians of the Free Republic, was recently sentenced to eight years in prison. He originally attracted FBI attention when his group sent letters to Governors advising them they could be "removed" if they did not adhere to their view of the Constitution. But, Unger was the tax scheming type of Sovereign, using his Sovereign Citizen tactics to engage in income tax fraud.
Orcinus has a good breakdown of Ernie Wayne terTelgte, the more dangerous type of right-wing wacko a regular Police Officer may encounter while on duty. terTelgte, theMontana Natural Man whose ideas have permeated and been accepted by a number of conservatives in Montana and across the country. As is evident by his "name" and how he refers to himself Sovereigns have oddly crafted "official" documents. As Ernie does they refer to themselves as natural men or decline to be considered persons as described under the 14th Amendment. They'll try to baffle you with bullshit, citing any number of legal-esque sounding terms and acts but, be wary because most likely a Sovereign will be planning on shooting you.
Everyone who was upset the BLM retreated during the initial cofrontation with the Right-Wing Insurgents in Clark County, Nevada should have known the Feds weren't going to just walk away.
KLAS- Las Vegas is reporting the FBI have begun the formal investigation;
The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago.
It is one thing for Cliven Bundy and his supporters to square off against an assortment of Bureau of Land Management employees. It is quite another when the FBI enters the picture, and that is exactly what has happened.
The I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have launched a formal investigation into alleged death threats, intimidation and possible weapons violations that culminated with a dangerous showdown on April 12, and the first people to be interviewed by FBI agents are Metro Police, starting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.Despite the right-wing outrage at the Department of Homeland Security, The FBI and most Law Enforcement Agencies have long known that Militias and Conservatives are Domestic Terrorists.