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Tag: Sovereign Citizens
Police and the Moors
African-American sovereign citizens who call themselves “Moors” can present challenges—and danger—to law enforcement officers.
November 25, 2021
MA Officers Used LRAD to End Standoff with Rise of Moors
SWAT teams used a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) to disable the defendants to end the July 3 Wakefield standoff.
July 14, 2021
Armed "Sovereign" Group Surrenders to Massachusetts Police After Highway Standoff Over Firearms Registration
The occupants of the vehicle were dressed in military-style tactical gear. Some had rifles, others pistols, according to reports. Additional police were called in to assist the first officer when his requests for documentation were not met, including weapon registrations.
July 5, 2021
Woman Tried to Shoot MN Trooper in the Head, Court Documents Say
A driver who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Monday on Interstate 94 tried to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head before being shot herself in the arm, according to court documents.
March 9, 2018
'Sovereign Citizen' Takes Bite Out of TN Officer's Thumb
A separatist calling himself a "sovereign Hebrew Israelite citizen" bit off the end of a Knoxville (TN) Police Department officer's thumb during a fight on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
June 15, 2017
Baton Rouge Police Killer was Sovereign Citizen
Court documents in Kansas City show Long, who changed his name to Cosmo Ausar Setepenra, claimed his nationality as United Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah Mu'ur. The Washitaw, sometimes spelled Washitah, believe their ancestors were original inhabitants of the New World, who they say were black Africans.
July 19, 2016
Standoff Ends at Oregon Wildlife Refuge, Suspects Surrender to FBI
Agents "moved to contain" the holdouts Wednesday night after one allegedly drove outside previously-established barricades and then back in at high speed when approached by the FBI, the bureau said in a statement.
February 11, 2016
Canadian Officer Shot and Killed Serving Warrant
A 35-year-old Edmonton (Alberta) Police Service officer in the hate crimes unit was shot to death in a southwest Edmonton suburb on Monday night, in an act city Police Chief Rod Knecht described as “a tragedy of unspeakable proportions.” A second officer was injured, but is expected to make a full recovery.
June 9, 2015
Homeland Security Warns of Right-Wing Threat to Officers
The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010.
February 23, 2015
Sovereigns Arrested for Plot to Kidnap, Kill Officers
Two sovereign citizens planning to kidnap and kill a Las Vegas Metro Police officer were arrested Tuesday following a three-month undercover investigation into the scheme.
August 22, 2013
Video: Utah Sovereign Citizen Arrested After High-Speed Chase
Utah Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Utah woman after a high-speed pursuit. She identified herself as a sovereign citizen and told troopers they had "no authority to stop her."
May 7, 2013
Utah Sovereign Citizen's High-Speed Chase
Utah Highway Patrol troopers arrested 44-year-old Lisa Anne Bluth following a high-speed pursuit on I-15. Bluth told officers she was a sovereign citizen and they had "no authority to stop her." Read the full story here.
May 7, 2013
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