While Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is busy saving the world from the “Muslim Menace”, there are “Sovereign Citizen” groups out there actively plotting violent acts against local, state, and federal governments and their officials.
Five people in the Fairbanks area were arrested Thursday by state and federal law enforcement on charges connected with an alleged plot to kidnap or kill state troopers and a Fairbanks judge, according to the Alaska State Troopers.Francis “Schaeffer” Cox, Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon, Coleman Barney and Michael Anderson are accused of conspiring to commit murder, kidnapping, and arson, as well as weapons misconduct, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, according to trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters in a written statement late Thursday.
Cox, a vocal proponent of Americans’ right to bear arms, had earlier vowed to defy what he described as an illegitimate and overbearing government.
The sovereign citizen movement is characterized by a rejection of U.S. laws and taxes. In general, participants believe that federal, state and local statutes and laws do not apply to them.
- Right Wing Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Murder Judge, State Troopers (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Another ‘isolated incident': Alaska militiamen arrested in conspiracy to kill state troopers, judges (crooksandliars.com)
- Peter King and Joseph McCarthy: More than Just Wishful Thinking. (libelstateofaffairs.wordpress.com)
- Peter King admits his ‘hearing’ is actually staged political theater (dailykos.com)