‘Sovereign Citizen’ Couple Resigns from Alabama State Defense Force
Here’s a follow up to the Sovereign Citizen cop who wanted to Secede…
A veteran homicide detective in Sarasota, Fla. – lured by the burgeoning appeal of “sovereign citizen” ideology – was fired last week after he had “seceded” from the jurisdiction of the federal government, an act he claims was intended to be a political protest more than any sort of act of extremism.
Now, we learn that husband-and-wife members of the Alabama State Defense Force (ASDF), a state-organized volunteer force that supports the National Guard, have resigned after superiors discovered they were deeply involved in the sovereign citizen movement. The couple had joined the Republic for the United States of America, a shadow government formed by evangelical preacher and tax scofflaw James Timothy Turner.
The state has a policy to remove anyone from the ASDF if they are members of a “subversive” organization, and Jeff May, a battalion commander, is drafting a letter to the Guard’s ranking authority to ensure sovereign citizens fall under that policy.