SARASOTA LUNATIC FRINGE: 4 Charter Review Board members voted for the motion to create a special committee to study the people’s common law grand jury (Sovereign Citizen Cop Killers). “What the hell is wrong with this gaggle of goons? Sarasota Board Members Donna Barcomb, Bruce Dillon, Pat Wayman and Steven R. Fields need to resign immediately as they have betrayed the public trust by green lighting the Sovereign Citizen Cop Killers “People’s jury”.”
Two police officers in West Memphis Arkansas, police officer Bill Evans and Sergeant Brandon Paudert were shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010. Police identified and killed two suspects, identified as Jerry Kane, Jr., and his son, Joseph Kane. The two were later identified as members of the sovereign citizen movement.
‘Sovereign Citizen’ Arvin Kangas told two Alaska State Troopers they had no jurisdiction over him. Then his teenage son shot them dead with a shotgun. The state troopers went to arrest him on misdemeanor charges. When they went to take Kangas into custody, his son, Nathanial, took the shotgun and shot the officers in their backs at close range.
The house at 3722 Caracus Court Tallahassee Fl is on fire. A blue-highlighted warning pops up on emergency-dispatch computer screens — officer safety hazard. “Sovereign Citizen Curtis Holley has threatened to shoot any law enforcement that comes to his residence.” Deputies Chris Smith and Colin Wulfekuhl arrive first on the scene at 10:21 a.m. They have no idea the fire was set to draw them in. The ambush is sure and swift. Four people call 911 in rapid succession, reporting gunfire. They watch the blue bathrobe-clad shooter from behind their front windows. One sees Sovereign Citizen Curtis Holley shoot Smith twice and take the deputy’s sidearm from its holster.
The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the Sovereign Citizens movement is up to 300,000 people, and Bill Warner says that should break down to several hundred along the Suncoast. “I’m sure it grew even more so after the Sarasota Police Detective was fired,” he said. Bill Warner is referring to a former homicide detective Tom Laughlin who lost his job in 2010 after declaring himself a sovereign citizen. “I’m sure more people will use that as a reason to join this moment because he was fired because of his views of being a sovereign citizen, who that really stokes it up,” Bill Warner said.