January 31, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLE, [CN]—A Deputy Fire Marshal, after two days of extensive investigation, ruled a weekend fire in Seacow Pond to be "an accidental fire of undetermined cause and origin." He concluded his investigation Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Deputy Fire Marshal said the massive destruction at the scene and extensive level of "fire suppression" needed to contain the blaze made it impossible to come to a determination about cause and origin. The fire consumed a barn and valuable equipment at a fox and mink ranch in Seacow Pond late Sunday afternoon. The owner of Silver Hill Fur Farm estimates the damages at more than a million dollars. View More>>  

January 31, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Animal Rights Extremism

FRESNO, [CA]—Farmers in Kings County say they are fighting off home grown terrorism; many are increasing security for fear of threats from animal rights activists. There are hundreds of farms and thousands of acres of food and dairy production in Kings County. Experts say its animal rights activists that are posing a threat. Much of the concern is spawning from the Harris Ranch fire in early January; an animal rights group taking credit for burning 14 tractors and other farm equipment. The attack has raised the threat level for farmers; they have 24 hour security, they're locking gates, limiting access and conducting background checks on guests visiting the property. View More>>  

January 31, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Threat to President

BANGOR, [ME]—A former Canaan man who threatened Governor Paul LePage last year pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Federal court Monday on a charge of threatening President Obama. Leroy Eugene Dunn, 30, is accused of writing a letter in April 2011 saying he would kill the president. The letter was intercepted in the outgoing mail by authorities while Dunn was an inmate at the Piscataquis County jail in Dover-Foxcroft. Dunn pleaded guilty to a terrorizing charge last February for threatening LePage while Dunn was an inmate at the Piscataquis County jail. View More>>  

January 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]—Shawn Rice, a self-proclaimed rabbi and a leader in the anti-government "sovereign citizens" movement, is back in federal custody in Las Vegas facing money laundering charges following an armed standoff last month in Arizona with FBI agents. Rice, armed with a handgun, kept agents looking to arrest him at bay for some 10 hours at his home in Seligman, Ariz., on Dec. 22.  A warrant was issued for Rice in March 2010 after he failed to show up for several hearings in the Las Vegas money laundering case. He remained a fugitive until the standoff. Rice's co-defendant in the money laundering case, Samuel Davis of Idaho, another sovereign citizens leader, was sentenced here in Oc  

January 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

DETROIT, [MI]—A judge has denied a request by three people charged with trying to stir rebellion against the U.S. government to have taxpayer-funded lodging during trial. Defendants David Stone Jr., Tina Stone and Kristopher Sickles say they can't afford to drive from their homes to Detroit every day. They range from about 75 miles to 115 miles away. A U.S. District Court judge says the government can't afford the hotel tab. Authorities claim they are among seven scheming to kill a police officer then attack the funeral. The defense says they're guilty of stupid speech. They are set to stand trial next month. View More>>  

January 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

DETROIT, [MI]—Opposing sides in the trial of eight militiamen charged with plotting to overthrow the U.S. government will look for contrasting jurors, a jury expert said. Long-time jury consultant and psychologist Arthur Patterson said the defense needs a jury comprised of people suspicious of government, especially law enforcement. Jurors who say they feel they have been discriminated against, conspiracy theorists and non-analytical people would be prized as well in the upcoming Hutaree terror trial, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. The perfect Hutaree juror for the prosecution would be a patriotic and politically conservative individual. Eight members of the Christian militia sta  

January 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

CHICAGO, [IL]—The Israeli Consulate in downtown Chicago was evacuated Monday afternoon after a worker opened a package containing a suspicious white powder. The consulate was evacuated as a precaution as emergency crews checked out the package. No injuries were reported and fire officials said the suspicious material had been placed in a container for further examination. View More>>  

January 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

PHOENIX, [AZ]—A portion of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was evacuated Monday morning when a letter was opened in the office that contained an unknown white, powdery substance. The substance was not toxic, according to the sheriff's office, and employees returned to work within hours. A note with the letter indicated the powder was anthrax and intended for President Barack Obama. Arpaio said he received the letter at his house this weekend and was immediately suspicious, so he brought it to work on Monday. The white powder was discovered along with a note to Obama that read, in part, "Resign or Die. Sincerely, Joe Arpaio." View More>>  

January 29, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLE, [CN]—Owners of Seacow Pond fur farm were left scrambling Sunday afternoon after a devastating fire destroyed the food supply for their animals. Tignish fire officials said the fire, which was called in at 4 p.m., consumed the farm's food supply and all of the equipment for cooking and mixing the food. A tractor and feed carts were also lost. While the loss is extensive, firefighters said it would have been worse if the strong east wind had been blowing in the opposite direction. The wind carried the thick cloud of smoke away from the livestock pens at Silver Hill Fur Farm. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known. The provincial deputy fire marshal   

January 29, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

SYRACUSE, [NY]—As he sat in state prison in 2006, Ronald Williams claimed he made $500,000.  The IRS didn't question it.  The IRS sent Williams a refund check for $327,456 to his address at Camp Gabriels Correctional Facility in northern New York.  Prison staff opened his mail and sent the check back to the IRS, gave Williams a copy and put him on notice: no more fake tax forms. But baited by the hundreds of thousands of dollars he almost received, Williams tried 11 more times, using income amounts that went up and up - the highest was $293 million. Williams, 38, of Buffalo, was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Syracuse of 11 counts of filing false tax returns and one co