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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:03 AM

Militiamen found guilty; face long sentences

Source: Anchorage Daily News

An Anchorage jury convicted Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox and two of his confederates on most of the charges they faced, leaving them looking at the possibility of long prison terms when they are sentenced in September.

As the verdicts were read aloud Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan, Cox's eyes darted from juror to juror and then to the full courtroom, returning again to the jurors, and he grew more agitated as the guilty verdicts piled up. The jurors appeared to avert his gaze. When the 21 separate verdicts were in the books and each juror polled by the judge to ensure the record was correct, Cox erupted.

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Cox created the Alaska Peacemaker Militia as a uniformed and heavily armed force. At times he described it as a defensive organization, but also declared its members could open fire first on government agents who had drawn down on them. It was also the militia that would implement the "241" plan.

With those organizations, prosecutors said, Cox had created the foundation of an alternative government and the ability to use force to attempt to put in place. The defense argued that Cox never posed an imminent threat to civil order and, with Barney and Vernon, operated within constitutional limits.



Read more: http://www.adn.com/2012/06/18/2510097/militia-jury-deadlocked-on-one.html



These are the friends of the Palins and Joe Miller who were plotting to kill judges, etc.

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Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 OP
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #1
Erose999 Jun 2012 #7
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #2
freshwest Jun 2012 #3
Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #4
Gabby Hayes Jun 2012 #5
Erose999 Jun 2012 #6
Ian David Jun 2012 #8
Hoyt Jun 2012 #9
Dustlawyer Jun 2012 #10
thecrow Jun 2012 #11


Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:20 AM

7. Please tell me those sentences are consecutive and not concurrent, lol.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:42 AM

2. Great news Blue!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:45 AM

3. I googled to find about this 241 and it's really creepy...

The defense attorney's claim that this was about denying free speech is bogus from their own words. They intended revenge.

Fairbanks militia's '241' killing plan was secretly recorded

The idea of taking an "eye for an eye" a step further than the Bible -- two killings or two private arrests for every killing or arrest of a militia member -- arose at a "staff meeting" of the leadership of the Alaska Peacemaker Militia in February 2011. The meeting took place in a converted school bus that militia major Ken Thesing called home and was attended by militia commander Schaeffer Cox, another major, Coleman Barney, and a sergeant, Gerald Olson...

From there, it goes into detail of how they will carry out the killings with some arguments, but this part struck me as particularly vile:

"We're talking about everyone involved in this," Vernon said. He would only agree to not go after children "in the first round."

As for the adults, "they're going to get one," Vernon said. "They can put up all the people around their houses, all the snipers they want. One way or the other, they won't know when it'll happen."

http://www.adn.com/2012/05/22/2475937/fairbanks-militias-241-plan-secretly.html

Can't tell if this is the same outfit Palin was associated with, which was a polticial party, but there are things in common. Palin's church group had the same doomsday mentality, Christian Dominionism beliefs. This group was affiliated with state groups so this may not be the end of this.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:58 AM

4. You're thinking of the Alaska Independence Party,

or AIP, which is a separate entity, although with certain philosophical similarities. Schaeffer Cox (full name "Francis Schaeffer Cox") was named after the right-wing evangelist, so I'm sure he was steeped in this stuff from childhood.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:25 AM

5. Whew, the juror speaks

Thanks for posting this. The conversation the juror was having with readers in the comments section of The Anchorage Daily News article was remarkable.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:17 AM

6. Take away their guns, melt them down and cast dildos out of them. Because... fuck militias!!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:52 AM

9. Glad they nailed these terrorists.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:16 AM

10. More "Christian" terrorists! Do they not see that they share so much in common w/Muslim terrorists?

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:46 PM

11. "Cox was leader of the Alaska Peacemaker Militia..

but his ideology was much broader, combining evangelical Christianity, a sense of an impending national collapse, and the assertion that the state and federal government held no authority over him."

Christians? With guns? Isn't that an oxymoron?
They need to be locked up a real long time.

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