Right Wing Terrorists Arrested in Plot to Murder Judge, State Troopers
Five members and associates of an Alaskan right wing militia have been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to kidnap and/or murder state troopers and a Fairbanks judge.
Oddly, none of them seem to be Muslims.
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.
An investigation “revealed extensive plans to kidnap or kill Alaska state troopers and a Fairbanks judge,” the statement said. The plans included “extensive surveillance” on the homes of two Fairbanks troopers, the statement said.
“Investigation also revealed that extensive surveillance on troopers in the Fairbanks area had occurred, specifically on the locations of the homes for two Alaska state troopers,” the statement said. “Furthermore, Cox et. al. had acquired a large cache of weapons in order to carry out attacks against their targeted victims. Some of the weapons known to be in the cache are prohibited by state or federal law.”
U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Lonnie Vernon, 55, was arrested for threatening to kill a federal judge. She said more information about federal charges would be released today Fairbanks Police Chief Loren Zager said the operation involved multiple police actions related to Fairbanks-area members of the “sovereign citizen” movement.
The SPLC has more details on the group: Alaska Militia Leader Arrested in Plot to Kill Troopers and a Judge.
And here’s a video discovered by Killgore Trout, in which militia leader Francis “Schaeffer” Cox meets with Republican Rep. Don Young:Youtube Video
At about 1:00 into the clip, an audience member asks Rep. Young, “If any government should decide that we have to register certain of our arms or turn them in, what would your recommendation be?”
Young replies, “Don’t do it. I sincerely mean that.”
Yes, that’s right; a GOP representative advised these militia nutjobs to break the law.