Feds Say AK ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Militia Leader Boasted Of ‘Nifty’ Bombs, Lasers, Boats | Talking Points Memo

Federal officials say they first set their sights on Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox after a series of speeches he gave describing his plan to overthrow the government using a 3500-member militia, and weapons like bombs, lasers and and “all sorts of nifty stuff.”Alaska Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Skrocki filed a brief Friday that included excerpts of speeches Cox reportedly gave in Montana and Colorado as early as 2009 — speeches that drew the attention of the FBI because they talked of violently overthrowing the government and may have crossed the line “between First Amendment protected speech, and conduct which is actionable.”

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