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Forum Post: FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists /// Believe In A Return To The Gold Standard? You Are Now Officially An Extremist According To The FBI /// Have an Opinion? You might be an Extremist

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 7, 2012, 5:20 p.m. EST by MonetizingDiscontent (1257)
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Thats it, Im not standing out here in the middle of traffic anymore. I feel it is unsafe to have a discussion on monetary philosophy now that it's being... i dunno... criminalized? Speech is barely tolerated now. That doesn't bode well for anyone who simply has a peaceful opinion.


FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/07/us-usa-fbi-extremists-idUSTRE81600V20120207

-Feb 6, 2012-

(Reuters) - Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.


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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13084) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago
  • (Reuters) - Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.

  • These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.

  • The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.

  • Routine encounters with police can turn violent "at the drop of a hat," said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI's counterterrorism division.

  • "We thought it was important to increase the visibility of the threat with state and local law enforcement," he said.

  • In May 2010, two West Memphis, Arkansas, police officers were shot and killed in an argument that developed after they pulled over a "sovereign citizen" in traffic.

  • Last year, an extremist in Texas opened fire on a police officer during a traffic stop. The officer was not hit.

  • Legal convictions of such extremists, mostly for white-collar crimes such as fraud, have increased from 10 in 2009 to 18 each in 2010 and 2011, FBI agents said.

  • "We are being inundated right now with requests for training from state and local law enforcement on sovereign-related matters," said Casey Carty, an FBI supervisory special agent.

  • FBI agents said they do not have a tally of people who consider themselves "sovereign citizens."

  • J.J. MacNab, a former tax and insurance expert who is an analyst covering the sovereign movement, has estimated that it has about 100,000 members.

  • Sovereign members often express particular outrage at tax collection, putting Internal Revenue Service employees at risk.

  • (Reporting By Patrick Temple-West; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh)

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This is not anyone from the Occupy Movement. These are right wing freaks. They have more in common with those who engaged in fraudulent lending practices than they do with us, and stand as an excellent example of what we want not to look like.

This is right wing terrorism.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Sovereign citizens are whack jobs. Before you take off running: Have you looked into the activities of many of the sovereign citizens groups?

[-] 2 points by Neuwurldodr (744) 2 years ago

I wouldn't be so concerned....obviously you are geared towards "scare tactics". If one knows what a "sovereign citizen" takes up and has as his format...it does not put OWS at risk, unless OWS is infiltrated by jackasses or "sovereign citizens" unbeknownest!!

I don't think anti-government is the same as wanting to take corporate influence and power along with palm greasing out of the government.

Please read further for enlightenment...OWS is not on this list!! http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/SCM.asp?xpicked=4

[-] 1 points by CookieParker1 (5) 2 years ago

This does not pertain to OWS protestors. This is more for the radical fringe groups in our society. It's like the Black Bloc that is infiltrating OWS. Those fringe groups are who the government is tracking.