BREAKING: Alaska Militia Members Arrested for Plot to Kidnap or Kill Police
What Right Wing Violence?
From Sarah Palin’s home state, a plot to murder State Troopers.
Five members and associates of a Fairbanks, Alaska, right-wing militia group were arrested yesterday for allegedly plotting to kidnap or kill Alaska State Troopers and a state judge.
The five include Francis “Schaeffer” Cox, the founder and leader of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia. Cox also founded a pro-gun group and advocates armed resistance to gun control.
Cox and the other defendants face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit arson, in addition to gun charges and other crimes.
According to an Alaska Department of Public Safety statement, an investigation of the militia group “revealed extensive plans to kidnap or kill Alaska State Troopers and a Fairbanks Judge.”
“Cox et. al. had conspired a plan to launch an attack on Alaska State Troopers and Court Judges. 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. 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.”
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Apparently the leader of this group is part of the sovereign citizen branch of the wingnut tree and a wife beater to boot: