Oregon Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building taken over by armed sovereign citizen protesters known for killing cops Monday, January 04, 2016. Armed sovereign citizens have invaded and are currently occupying federal property. Three of Cliven Bundy’s sons and approximately 150 other armed militia members (sovereign citizens) — most of them remnants of the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada — have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge building in Harney County, Oregon, allegedly to provoke a standoff with the federal government. The group is reportedly led by Bundy’s son, Ammon, who is accompanied by brothers Ryan and Mel.
The occupation began after a large group protested on the building’s grounds, demanding the release of Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, two Oregon ranchers convicted of arson charges in 2012. U.S. Justice Department records show that the Hammonds’ crime was setting fire to 139 acres of public land which they were using to poach deer. The Hammonds were re-sentenced to 5 years in prison in October 2015. According to The Oregonian, Bundy’s group plans to occupy the building for several years and turn it into a safe haven for so-called sovereign citizens whose aim is to live outside the reach of a “tyrannical” federal government. The group is armed and told local press that militia members won’t hesitate to fire upon police and federal officials. Lately, Bundy’s leadership has taken on a religious tone. He claims that he has had a revelation from God that his supporters are to disarm the BLM and National Park Service, and to tear down the toll booth at Lake Mead.
Bundy his family and many of his supporters are part of the modern day Sovereign Movement, a loosely-knit group that subscribes to a complex system of bizarre legal theories. They believe that the current U.S. Government is an illegitimate sham, and, in the most extreme situations, they are willing to resort to violence when the courts and government agents don’t agree with their schemes.
3). TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT November 22nd 2014 – Curtis Wade Holley, Tallahassee LCSO Deputies Smith and Colin Wulfekuhl arrived first at the scene of the fire (set by Holley) simultaneously in separate vehicles at 10:22 a.m. Leon County Deputy Christopher L. Smith, a 47-year-old married father of two, was shot and killed immediately by Curtis Wade Holley, who was armed with a .40 caliber handgun. Bill Warner, a private investigator based in Sarasota, said Holley may have shared the same beliefs as sovereign citizens. Bill Warner said Holley may have drawn inspiration from others with anti-government views, including so-called “doomsday prepper” Martin Winters, recently sentenced to federal prison for stockpiling explosives at his Tampa-area home for use in the apocalypse. “A lot of these guys don’t go out and get very vocal,” Bill Warner said. “They keep it quiet.” Sovereign Citizen
4). September 9, 2014 – Eric Frein, an anti-government survivalist, was currently a fugitive wanted for shooting two Pennsylvania State troopers in an ambush, killing one and wounding the other. According to the State Police Commissioner, Frein had talked about committing mass murder in addition to killing officers. Accused cop killer Eric Frein, one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, was captured October 30th after a 48-day manhunt, police said. Sovereign Citizen
5). August 12, 2014 — Armed with an AK-47, ammunition, and propane canisters, Douglas Lee Leguin set a fire, then called 911 to report it. When Texas officers and firemen responded to the call, he shot at them in order to bring attention to his political complaints. Sovereign Citizen
6). July 11, 2014 – According to court documents, John Huggins had a plan to trigger the next American Revolution by killing two police officers, then bombing both the Tremonton Utah police station and a nearby bridge to prevent first responders from helping those injured and killed in the attacks. In his home, police found a bomb and five notebooks that detailed his surveillance on Tremonton police officers. Sovereign Citizen.
7). July 10, 2014 – An Ohio Probation Officer was shot and injured when he attempted to arrest Tyshawn Hancock for violating the terms of his probation on aggravated assault charges. Hancock had “what would generally be called an anti-government kind of viewpoint and a suspicion of authority.” Sovereign Citizen
8). June 30, 2014 – Samuel Bradbury was arrested for threatening to kill local Indiana police officers and “blow the Tippecanoe County Courthouse to pieces.” Bradbury claimed to be affiliated with Jerad and Amanda Miller (see below.) During a search of Bradbury’s home, police found the components for a firebomb and two explosive devices. Hybrid Extreme Left / Extreme Right, Sovereign Citizen.
9). June 14, 2014 – Brent Douglas Cole engaged in a shootout with two officers who confronted him when he was camping illegally in the Tahoe National Forest in California. Cole, a California Highway Patrol officer, and a Bureau of Land Management ranger were all wounded in the shootout. The federal government charged Cole with the shooting on September 18, 2014. Sovereign Citizen
10). June 8, 2014 — Jerad and Amanda Miller ambushed and killed two random Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers having lunch in Nevada. They also killed a bystander who tried to stop their spree, before being killed by officers responding to the scene. The couple had provided armed support to Cliven Bundy during his standoff against the federal government in April. Sovereign Citizen
11). June 6, 2014 — Dennis Marx attempted to take over a courthouse in Cumming, Georgia while wearing body armor and a gas mask, with explosives strapped to his body. He set a spike strip in the road to slow first responders and was armed with guns, ammunition, grenades, tear gas, and bombs. His plan was thwarted by a deputy who was outside the courthouse doing a perimeter sweep. The officer was shot and wounded, and Marx died at the scene. The violent battle was captured on a security camera and on the smart phone of a witness. Sovereign Citizen
12). June 5, 2014 — In Moncton, Canada, Justin Bourque ambushed and shot five Mounties, killing three. Although Canadian, Bourque’s social media pages reveal an obsession with U.S. gun laws and politics, killing police, typical sovereign conspiracy theories, the American Revolution, and Anonymous, all similar to Jerad Miller’s online presence. General Anti-government/Canadian
13). May 1, 2014 — While Arvin Kangas argued with two Alaska State Troopers in remote Tanana, Alaska, his teenage son Nathaniel shot the officers in the back multiple times, killing them both. The father and son staged the bodies of the Troopers to make it appear that they had drawn their weapons and then rushed to hide their marijuana plants and seeds. Sovereign Citizen
14). January 15, 2014 — When Ohio sheriff deputies went to evict Mark Kulis, they knew he was a sovereign citizen so they waited until he left his home. He was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and once inside the home, the officers found multiple explosive devices, including a bomb in the oven that was wired to a motion sensor. Kulis was found unfit to stand trial. Sovereign Citizen
15). December 19, 2013 — When two South Carolina deputies pulled Yahchanan Reames over for driving erratically, he engaged the officers in a shootout. All three were injured. At the time, Reames was out on bond for engaging officers in a fight in a prior traffic stop. Authorities believe Reames may share the views of an extremist group known as the Sovereign Citizens‘ movement. Sovereign Citizen
16). August 21, 2013 David Brutsche, a convicted felon and child sex offender, and Devon Newman were caught in plot to kidnap, torture, and murder Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers. They pled guilty to lesser charges and were sentenced to probation. Sovereign Citizen
18). September 4, 2012 Christopher Lacy obscured his license plate and then shot and killed the first California Highway Patrol officer who pulled him over. Lacy was killed by the officer’s partner. Sovereign Citizen
19). May 20, 2010 Two police officers in West Memphis, Arkansas were shot and killed during routine traffic stop in Arkansas turned into an extraordinarily violent shooting between police and a father-son pair of so-called “sovereign citizens” six weeks ago, shedding light on a secretive and dangerous subculture which believes American laws don’t apply to them.When police stopped a white minivan in West Memphis, Ark., on May 20, they had no idea that it would set off a chain of events that would result in the deaths of two officers as well as Jerry Kane and his 16-year-old son Joseph. The FBI lists sovereign citizens as a domestic terror threat. Sovereign Citizen.
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