March 26, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Threat to President

LUBBOCK, [TX]—A federal judge on Friday sentenced a man to nearly nine years in prison for mailing threatening letters from prison to the U.S. attorney general indicating he intended to detonate a bomb and kill President Barack Obama. Christopher Oliphant received a 45-month sentence for making a bomb threat and five years for threatening the president. Oliphant, 38, pleaded guilty last year to mailing letters in 2009 and 2010 from behind bars in Lubbock’s Montford Unit threatening to blow up buildings and kill the president. View More>>  

March 26, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

TREYNOR, [IA]—An anti-terrorism drill based on a fictional scenario involving white supremacists angry over an influx of minorities and illegal immigrants was canceled Friday after officials of the school that was hosting the training exercise said they received threatening phone calls and emails. The superintendent of Treynor school district, said the schools received about 100 emails from across the United States, as well as some angry phone calls. The drill had been expected to attract more than 300 participants from about 42 agencies, including area hospitals, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, schools and other organizations. Planning had been under way for more than four mon  

March 26, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

FAIRBANKS, [AK]—Schaeffer Cox was arrested March 11, along with Michael Anderson, Coleman Barney, Lonnie Vernon and Karen Vernon, on murder conspiracy and weapons charges. Rachel Barney, Coleman’s wife, was later arrested on a charge of hindering prosecution. The arrest of Cox and four other members of the Alaska Peacekeepers Militia — centered around an alleged plot to kill a federal judge, Alaska State Troopers and a federal tax agent. Militia groups tend to be suspicious of the government and pessimistic about its future, but he said those who identify themselves with the loosely organized sovereign citizens movement have been more prone to violence. View More>>  

March 26, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]—Prosecutors say a 56-year-old leader of an anti-government group has pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to conspiracy and money laundering stemming from an FBI undercover sting. Samuel Davis of Council, Idaho, could face decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines as a result of his Friday plea. Court affidavits allege Davis is a national leader of the anti-tax "Sovereign Movement." He and a fugitive co-defendant, 48-year-old Shawn Rice of Seligman, Ariz., were accused of laundering $1.3 million for FBI undercover agents from March 2008 to March 2009. View More>>