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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.

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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Sovereign Citizens: A Clear and Present Danger

Sovereign citizens believe that the government has no right to tax them, issue licenses, or do many of the other things that the average American citizen has accepted as the roles of government. They also believe that the only legitimate law enforcement officer is the elected sheriff.