Experts Say 'Sovereign Citizens' a Threat to Law Enforcement: Allegations that David Allen Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, planned to confront police officers during traffic stops and kill them if they resisted illustrated the volatility of official interactions with people committed to the idea of fighting governmental authority, they said.
These people are not anarchists, they are homicidal maniacs
The two stood before a judge Friday and told him they didn't recognize his authority to keep them in jail.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen had none of it.
"So noted," he responded.
Beirich, at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said not all people who consider themselves sovereign citizens are violent.
But she called traffic stops involving people driving with fake license plates or without registration or driver's licenses a "typical flash point between cops and sovereigns."
KC’s Troost Avenue should be renamed for Martin Luther King - KansasCity.com: Numerous efforts have been made in the last decade or so to change the perceptions of Troost, and progress is being made. I understand the impulse to want to turn “Troost’’ around. But might progress along one of Kansas City’s major north-south thoroughfares have a better chance if the street were named for a champion of peace, justice and racial harmony?
According to CBS Denver, the info for these particular license plates is never entered into the DMV database, so when some state senator goes zooming by a speed camera, he or she won’t get a ticket, because the camera system looks up the license plate number through the DMV. Since no info comes up, no ticket is given.
This appears to be true for parking tickets as well. See, even though a parking enforcement officer might leave a ticket on the car, cities like Denver that rely on the DMV for addresses of vehicle owners come up empty when they try to collect on those tickets.
"To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the past," he adds. "There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don't want to split families up, so we end up releasing people out into the community on bond, on bail."
Nunez says, "It's a huge loophole."
"There has to be a policy change, something implemented, an emergency implementation that will stop this, or otherwise we will have thousands coming in."
She added that the federal government would provide grants for the operation of the facility for the first two years, but that after that, it would be incumbent on the Port and the City of Oakland to staff the DAC.