Monday, May 16, 2011

Sovereign Citizens Are A Legitimate Domestic Threat

Last night, 60 Minutes' Byron Pitt aired a well done segment on the Sovereign Citizens movement, inspired from the case of Jerry and Joe Kane, two Sovereign Citizens who murdered a couple of West Memphis, Arkansas police officers before also being killed. It was an insightful piece of reporting, including the analysis provided by J.J. McNabb, who is unquestionably one of the leading experts on the movement from the outside. And while they let movement leader Alfred Adask ramble on, his own radicalism and complete lack of any connection to reality were made evident.

The story featured the work of Bob Paudert, the police chief in West Memphis father of one of the two slain officers. He's been adamant that the information that could have saved his officers that day hadn't been circulated to them because it was being stifled.

Why is that happening? We need look no further than excruciating whining from the right-wing, which has done everything it can to demonize factual reportage of the actual threat of domestic terrorist activity from right-wing extremists lead by Faux Newz and right wing radio.

Will "terrorist hunter", Peter King (R-NY) finally listen and hold a congressional hearing on right-wing-extremist domestic terrorism, too? I'm guessing no. Those are his peeps.

Please do yourself and those you know a service. Read the attached article and watch the videos. Most importantly, stop allowing the right wing media to control the conversation that terrorists are only "the other."

60 Minutes Looks at the "sovereign citizen" movement

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