WHEN ANY GROUP IS CLASSIFIED BY GOVERNMENT AND POLICE AS A TERRORIST GROUP IT PUTS EVERY PERSON IN THAT GROUP IN THAT CLASSIFICATION!!! THIS IS WRONG AS 99% OF SOVEREIGN CITIZEN ARE NORMAL GOOD DECENT CITIZEN THAT WOULD NEVER HURT ANYONE UNLESS IN SELF DEFENCE. THEY JUST DON’T BELIEVE IN GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY OVER THEMSELVE OR THERE FAMILIES. MOST SOVEREIGN CITIZEN DON’T ACT ON THERE BELIEF FEARING AN OVER AUTHORATARIAN TYRANNICALY TRAINED POLICE FORCE WHICH IS BY THE WAY AN OPPRESSION TACTIC USED FOR 100 OF YEAR BY TYRANNICAL KINGS, GOVERNMENTS, AND DICTATORS TO SUPPRESS AND MURDER THESE GROUPS BAD PEOPLE AND GOOD PEOPLE ALIKE THINK ABOUT IT CAUSE YOUR GROUP OR BELIEF COULD BE NEXT ON THERE LIST
‘Police teach tactics for handling ‘sovereign citizens’
The FBI classifies such people, who refuse to recognize government authority in virtually any form, as part of a domestic terrorist movement.
Two police officers and two people who considered themselves "sovereign citizens" — a 16-year-old and his father — were killed in West Memphis, Ark., in a 2010 shootout. Two North Carolina officers who train police to deal with sovereign citizens often cite the Arkansas case when explaining the danger. (Alan Spearman, The Commercial Appeal / May 20, 2010)
By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — With his shaggy hair, bushy mustache and obstinate ways, Jeffrey Allen Wright was well known to sheriff’s deputies in Santa Rosa County, Fla.
Wright, 55, drove around with a phony license plate. When stopped, he refused to produce a driver’s license. Once he threatened to sue a deputy who pulled him over.
After he was fined for traffic offenses in September, Wright paid with counterfeit money orders. When deputies served warrants for felony counterfeiting March 8, Wright barricaded himself in his garage and declared that he would not be "a servant of the king."
He broke out windows with a handgun, then pointed the weapon at officers, police said. Three deputies fired, killing Wright.
When Det. Rob Finch of the Greensboro police department heard about the incident, two words came to mind: sovereign citizen.
Finch teaches police and public officials around the country how to deal with self-described "sovereign citizens" like Wright. Finch and his partner, Det. Kory Flowers, have trained nearly 15,000 police and 5,000 public officials to combat sovereigns, zealots who refuse to recognize government authority in virtually any form.
Violent confrontations are rare, but the FBI says at least six police officers have been killed by sovereigns since 2000. A man tied to the movement shot and killed a California Highway Patrol officer who stopped him in Contra Costa County last year. A responding officer shot and killed the assailant.
The agency calls sovereigns — who number between 100,000 and 300,000 — a "domestic terrorist movement."
This time of year has federal authorities on alert, since a central tenet of the sovereigns movement is that its adherents believe they owe no income taxes.
Sovereigns assert that the U.S. Treasury has set up a secret money account for every American, which can be reclaimed through a bizarre set of legal filings known as redemption. They say everything from taxes to traffic tickets can be disposed of by drawing on the secret Treasury accounts through elaborate legal claims and mountains of paperwork.
Many sovereigns file invoices with police or judges, demanding hundreds of dollars an hour for time spent stopped by officers or when in court to answer charges.
Finch, 31, said his training sessions began after several sovereigns pulled over by Greensboro police in 2008 and 2009 refused to produce driver’s licenses. They demanded that officers recite oaths of office and fill out long questionnaires.
"To them, a police officer is just a man in a Halloween costume," Finch said.
Other police departments began requesting their eight-hour seminars. Finch and Flowers now train agents of the FBI, DEA, ATF and Homeland Security — as well as district attorneys, clerks of court, judges and registrars nationwide. Finch says they are the only officers in the country who offer such street-level training.
They teach police to recognize sovereigns by their convoluted legal jargon and "mouthy" defiance. "Sovereign citizens are more likely not to obey their commands and more likely to commit violence during a traffic stop," Finch said.
Finch and Flowers often cite the 2010 deaths of two police officers in West Memphis, Ark., who were shot by a father-son sovereign team during a traffic stop for a bogus license plate. One officer had become distracted by a thick sheaf of papers thrust at him by one of the sovereigns.
Finch said he instructs officers to ignore paperwork other than license and registration. "Your antennae should immediately go up," he tells officers. "They refuse to recognize your authority, and that creates a dangerous situation."
As recently as August, two sheriff’s deputies in Laplace, La., were shot and killed in an ambush. Police said at least two of the five men accused in the killings were sovereign citizens.
In Florida, police approached Wright carefully because he had told them in past encounters that he was not subject to police authority. Wright paid his taxes with a handwritten "coupon for payment," said Deputy Richard Aloy of the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Department. He had renounced his U.S. citizenship.
"They knew they had a bad individual, and they took the necessary precautions," Finch said.
Even nonviolent sovereigns can cause headaches through what Finch calls "paper terrorism." Some squat in foreclosed homes and file phony deeds claiming ownership, "paying" with photos of silver dollars. Sovereigns believe U.S. currency has no value but recognize precious metals as valid currency.
Many sovereigns — including the father-son team in the Arkansas shooting — hold seminars of their own in which they charge for lessons on redemption and tax avoidance. "You pay them in cash for them to tell you money has no value," Finch said.
Officials from Greensboro and other cities pushed for a new North Carolina law that makes filing false liens a felony rather than a misdemeanor. Finch said the law, coupled with training of court officials, has helped block or dismiss many phony liens and nuisance lawsuits.
But sovereigns continue to file suits and liens, hoping to claim property and damages, Finch said.
At one meeting Finch attended, a charismatic sovereign citizen told a rapt audience that U.S. currency has no value. But he also explained how to redeem millions of dollars from secret U.S. Treasury accounts, and how to use the courts to evade government control and taxes.
Afterward, Finch said, he asked the man what he did for a living. He was a U.S. Postal Serviceworker.
Finch asked how he justified working for a government he considered illegitimate. "He told me he needed the money to live out his ideology," he said.
Det. Rob Finch and his partner, Det. Kory Flowers ARE PROBABLE AGENT OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER OR AT THE VERY LEAST JUST A COUPLE OF OVER ZEALOUS SUPER COPS!!! THIS ARTICLE DETAILS PURE GOVERNMENT –POLICE PROPAGANDA AND A VICIOUS LIE BY ‘POLICE GOVERNMENT BANKERS’ OF THE NWO THE SOVEREIGN CITIZEN MOVEMENT IS THE TRUTHFUL REALITY OF REAL FREEDOM AND IS THE REAL TRUTH HERE FOR ALL ENSLAVED CITIZEN OF EVERY DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY IN THE WESTERN WORLD TO KNOW…BEFORE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND THE INCOME TAX ACT WERE INTRODUCED, THE SAME YEAR BY THE WAY, EVERY CITIZEN WAS A SOVEREIGN CITIZEN THEN WE WERE ENSLAVED AGAIN BY TYRANT GOVERNMENT… TYRANNY IS CONTROL, OPPRESSION IS CONTROL, GOVERNMENT IS CONTROL AND CONTROL IS SLAVERY AND SLAVERY IS TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION
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Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists
Apr 5, 2013
A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”
Material presented to soldiers at training session.
The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other organizations listed included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam.
The military also listed “Islamophobia” as a form of religious extremism.
Army spokesman George Wright told Fox News that this was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army.”
“This slide was not produced by the Army and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine,” he said. “It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.”
Wright said after the complaint was lodged, the presenter deleted the slide, and apologized.
“We consider the matter closed,” he said.
The incident was made public by a soldier who attended the briefing. He asked for copies of the presentation and sent them to the Chaplain Alliance.
“He considers himself an evangelical Christian and did not appreciate being classified with terrorists,” Crews told Fox News. “There was a pervasive attitude in the presentation that anything associated with religion is an extremist.”
The Archdiocese for the Military Services was shocked to learn that the Army considered Catholicism to be an example of extremism.
“The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist,” the Archdiocese said in a statement.
They want the Dept. of Defense to “ensure that taxpayer funds are never again used to present blatantly anti-religious material to the men and women in uniform.”
“In the notes it was clearly stated that the presenter was not a subject matter expert, and produced the material after conducting Internet research,” Wright said.
So if the presenter was not an expert, what were they doing presenting the material, Crews asked.
He said he had a chance to speak with the officer who conducted the briefing and she told him that she got her information from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“Why is there such dependence upon the work of the SPLC to determine hate groups and extremist groups,” Crews said. “It appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.”
But Mark Potok, a spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, told Fox News they did not provide the military with any list about religious extremism.
“It’s emphatically – 100 percent false,” Potok said.
He said the SPLC has never labeled Evangelical Christianity or Catholicism as extremist groups.
Crews said he is extremely disappointed in the military’s handling of the incident and said they need to fix the “gross distortions presented in the briefing.
“Those soldiers who were presented this material – they need to have a new briefing with corrected materials,” Crews said. “They need to undo the damage that was done.”
He also wants the military to consult with chaplains about matters involving religion.
“All religious issues of this sort in the U.S. military should be channeled first through the Chiefs of Chaplains offices for review,” he said. “Do they really want to classify evangelicals and the Catholic Church as extremist groups?”