Domestic Extremists Suckered Youngsters Into Gathering Intel on Police Officers
Those in the Austin, Texas area really need to read this, and everyone else should as well. Sovereign Citizens’ groups did something really scary:
Sovereign citizens groups are scary. For police officers, they’re violent extremists. Now at least one group of sovereign citizens duped young people into collecting the addresses of police officers and other first responders in Austin, Texas.
Through late July of last year, small teams of “young individuals” combed through neighborhoods in Austin knocking on doors, according to the alert. When someone answered, the canvassers explained they worked for a fundraising group that helps students master public speaking.
As part of their training—the teams explained—they needed to learn about the professions of the people they spoke with.
The canvassers were then awarded points based on the job of the person they talked to. Different jobs were worth different points. The kids carried yellow note cards that referenced the 15 jobs worth points and their value. The list included professions such as nurse, doctor and firefighter.
Police officers were worth 2,000 points, the highest value.
In exchange for points, the organizers promised cash prizes and scholarships. More cops and firefighters meant more money.
It’s healthy to criticize police abuses, but these assholes don’t want to do that: They want to attack and intimidate law enforcement in fulfillment of their anarchist fantasies.