Monday, July 18, 2016

Cop killing. Where left and right, where black and white, converge.

A whole world of shit-for-brains crackpots.

Baton Rouge police shooter said he was 'sovereign citizen'

This is the black ex-Marine, ex-Nation of Islam guy.

The former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers identified with a growing sovereign citizen movement that originated among white supremacists and whose adherents believe they're immune to most federal and state laws, including paying taxes and getting driver's licenses.

Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri, filed documents last year declaring himself a member of the United Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah, a mostly black group whose members believe they're descended from the early Native American mound builders and own the Louisiana Purchase land.

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The sovereign citizen movement generally traces its origins to the 1970s, when members were avowed white supremacists. 

But the unifying ideology was about government rather than race, said Mark Pitcavage, senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism.

"As a result, over the decades, the proportion of white supremacists became ever smaller and smaller a proportion of the movement as a whole," Pitcavage said. 

"That fact opened the movement up to people of all sorts of other backgrounds who had anti-government leanings."

Potok said the sovereign citizen movement is largely unorganized but growing quickly, especially since the Great Recession, and now involves an estimated 300,000 people — the majority of whom now may be African-American.

These people are notorious for shooting a lot of police, and have been since they were a white supremacist group.

More details here.

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Baton Rouge police killer: A former Marine from Kansas City

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