DHS: Violence stemming from sovereign citizen extremist ideology to ramp-up in 2015 with targets on the backs of all cops. The report details how sovereign citizen extremist violence in 2015 will mostly occur at “sovereign citizen extremist homes, during routine traffic stops or at government offices” as “sovereign citizen extremist perceive government representatives directly infringing on their rights and freedoms in an irrevocable way” and may be “violent”. Recent officer involved shooting incidents in Florida that appear to be the work of Sovereign Citizens in the last 4 months:
1). March 3rd, 2015...Two Lake Wales Police Officers Shot After Being Lured to the Home of John Goepferich, Another Anti-Government Sovereign Citizen?
2). Nov. 22nd 2014...Deputy Killer Curtis Holley Remains an Enigma, PI Bill Warner Claims Holley Was a Sovereign Citizen in Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper.
3). Feb 10th, 2015..Sheriff Deputies Kill 'Sovereign Citizen' After Ambush in Orlando Florida.
Feb 10th, 2015..Sheriff Deputies Kill 'Sovereign Citizen' After Ambush in Orlando Florida. Sheriff's deputies in Florida shot and killed a man described as having anti-government views Sunday, after the suspect allegedly opened fire on a sport utility vehicle full of law-enforcement officers, the sheriff's office said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the gunman as Joseph Paffen, 46.
Joseph Paffen allegedly opened fire on a vehicle with four deputies inside as they responded to a call for a domestic incident involving Paffen at a Publix grocery store in Orlando at 5:18 p.m. Sunday, and the officers returned fire, killing him, the sheriff's office said. One deputy was shot in the leg and another was hurt by flying glass as bullets crashed into the SUV. Deputies told NBC station WESH that Paffen identified as a "sovereign citizen." "It means that in many regards, they do not recognize the existing government," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told the station. Before the incident that drew the deputies to the supermarket, the sheriff's office said Paffen left voice mails on the phone of a woman who had taken out a restraining order against him, and she called the authorities after Paffen asked her to meet him in the Publix parking lot, the station reported.
Two Lake Wales police officers were shot at 743 Hillside Ave the home of John Goepferich. Both officers sustained non- life-threatening injuries. More than 100 rounds were fired in the gun battle that lasted about 15 minutes. Around 5:55 p.m. a Lake Wales resident, John Goepferich, 59, called police and said he needed assistance, deputies said. When officers arrived on scene, Goepferich shot at them immediately, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Officers returned fire and a gunfight ensued, deputies said.
All available Lake Wales officers and Polk County deputies responded to the active shooter scene. The two Lake Wales officers were shot during the gun battle, deputies said, as was John Goepferich. The officers are K-9 handler John Schwarze, 45, and Benjamin Metz, 38. Swhwarze has been with the department for 5 years. Metz has been with the department for the last 11 months but previously served the LWPD for more than 11 years. The deputies and John Goepferich were all taken to the local hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The tactics used by John Goepferich are right out of the Sovereign Citizen playbook as used most recently by Curtis Holley in Tallahassee, lure first responders (cops) to a location and then shot from cover or ambush. The FBI has classified “sovereign citizens” as people who believe they are free from all duties of a U.S. citizen, like paying taxes. The FBI considers the group’s members a danger for making threats to judges and law enforcement, using fake currency and impersonating police officers. John Goepferich DOB 09/29/1955 has some priors, he was arrested by Lake Wales Police Dept in May of 2011 charge was TRESPASSING-OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE.
The ever growing list of Anti-Government Sovereign Citizens who have used such tactics include Curtis Holley in Tallahasse Fl and Brent Cole in Nevada City, Calif and Jeffrey Allen Wright in Navarre Fl to name a few. Deputy Killer Curtis Holley Remains an Enigma, PI Bill Warner Claims Holley Was a Sovereign Citizen in Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper. The first 911 call comes in at 10:10 a.m. The house at 3722 Caracus Court is on fire. A blue-highlighted warning pops up on emergency-dispatch computer screens — officer safety hazard. "Curtis Holley has threatened to shoot any law enforcement that comes to his residence." A call taker and two dispatchers fail to check it. Deputies Chris Smith and Colin Wulfekuhl arrive first on the scene at 10:21 a.m. Smith reports smoke and flames. They have no idea the fire was set to draw them in. The ambush is sure and swift, SEE reporters Jennifer Portman and Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrat story at http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2015/01/09/curtis-wade-holley/21354561/
ABC 7 News Sarasota Fl, Sovereign Citizens number in the “hundreds” on the Suncoast. Anyone who thinks the Suncoast is immune to the actions of sovereign citizens is being naive. Those are the words of Bill Warner, a Sarasota private detective whose been aware of the Sovereign Citizen movement for years. “It’s people with a mindset that the government is against its own citizens,” Bill Warner explained. Bill Warner is sad the movement has spilled over into violence twice in the past week, both with a courthouse incident last Friday in Atlanta where Dennis Marx shot a deputy before being shot and killed himself. And then the shooting of two officers and a Walmart shopper in Las Vegas. He says make no mistake, this is domestic terrorism. “Absolutely, it’s organized through the internet, and Facebook, and that’s how they get bigger an bigger, Bill Warner said.
Gadsden flag symbol of Sovereign Citizen movement, see declassified Law Enforcement report CLICK HERE. Federal authorities regard sovereign citizen extremists as domestic terrorists. Authorities have linked sovereign citizens groups with violent confrontations in recent years, including deadly shootings in Nevada, Louisiana, California, Florida and Arkansas.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com