The Las Vegas police department has arrested two men for allegedly plotting to kidnap police officers, put them on trial before one of those citizens juries that Larry Klayman likes so much, and then kill them after they’re “convicted” of whatever bizarre things they’d charge them with.
David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman were arrested at an apartment a few miles off the Vegas Strip before they could carry out a plan to snatch officers, “put them on trial” and execute them in a vacant house, Las Vegas police Lt. James Seebock said.
Federal authorities regard sovereign citizen extremists as domestic terrorists. Authorities have linked sovereign citizens groups with violent confrontations in recent years, including deadly shootings in Louisiana and Arkansas…
The investigation began when an unidentified undercover officer befriended Brutsche and Newman in April, police said.
The three participated in meetings and training sessions about sovereign citizen philosophy and later shopped for guns and discussed plans to track and videotape police officers to determine whom to abduct, according to a 10-page arrest report.
They found a vacant house and rigged it with bolts drilled into wall supports, creating a makeshift jail where they planned to bind captive officers to cross beams for interrogation, police said…
“We need to arrest the police and take them to our jail and put them in a cell and put them on trial in a people’s court,” Brutsche said on July 9, according to the arrest report. “If we run into the position that they resist, then we need to kill them.”
This whole “sovereign citizen” movement is really quite dangerous, like the Hutaree militia here in Michigan, who were so extreme that the leaders of other militias thought they were too far out there and reported them to the FBI.
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