And I’m not talking about the four-legged kind. As I’ve noted before, whenever some right-wing associated nut shoots someone, we always hear it described as the actions of a ‘lone wolf.’ Because members of another militia group were arrested for planning to kidnap and murder police officers and judges:
Five people in the Fairbanks area were arrested Thursday by state and federal law enforcement on charges connected with an alleged plot to kidnap or kill state troopers and a Fairbanks judge, according to the Alaska State Troopers….
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.
At least one of those arrested has ties to the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, which hews to the anti-government ‘citizens sovereignty‘ crap.
Just more lone wolves I guess.
I’m old enough to remember when congressional Republicans invited these militia assholes to visit Congress and treated them like conquering heroes, not the terrorist sympathizers and useful idiots that they are.
An aside: Anybody know if this particular militia has ties to the Alaska Independence Party?