August 14, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

OKLAHOMA CITY, [OK]--An Oklahoma man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to detonate a car bomb in downtown Oklahoma City because “he was upset with the government,” a statement from the Department of Justice said. The suspect, Jerry Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Okla., initially planned on blowing up the Federal Reserve Building in Washington D.C., using a device that mirrored the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the report from the Western District of Oklahoma’s U.S. Attorney’s Office said. In 1995, a car bomb killed 168 people in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Instead of heading to Washington, Varnell decided to target BancFirst, Oklahoma’s la  

June 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

BURNS, [OR]--An FBI agent has been indicted on federal accusations that he lied about firing at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum last year as police arrested the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation. The agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, according to sources familiar with the case. The indictment stems from a more than yearlong investigation by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice. The agent will be identified when he's summoned to appear in U.S. District Court in Portland at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators said a member of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team fired at Finicum as his 2015 Dodge pickup tru  

May 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

MISSOULA, [MT]--First, I want to express my sincere condolences for the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Mason Moore. I deployed to Iraq; I know that law enforcement officers face dangerous situations every day while serving their communities; this loss his family has suffered was horrible and unnecessary. I wanted to speak out, but not to make excuses for my father and brother. I want to warn others about the larger threat of domestic violence and the danger of anti-government militia, and racist ideals held by Lloyd, which led to this horrific incident. I also want to communicate to other children of those who believe in hateful ideals: we do not have to follow in our parent’s fo  

May 18, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

MISSOULA, [MT]--The man who authorities said gunned down a Montana deputy, leading officers on a high speed chase across the state, was also involved in a similar showdown 17 years ago. 61-year-old Lloyd Barrus is now facing 14 counts of attempted deliberate homicide for the chase, and two additional charges of accountability for attempted deliberate homicide for firing at pursing officers across five counties. Authorities said Barrus and his son Marshall were responsible for shooting Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy Mason Moore during an attempted traffic stop near Three Forks before they were arrested east of Missoula. Marshall died Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head sustained   

May 17, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

MISSOULA, [MT]--The Southern Poverty Law Center is looking into Lloyd Barrus, one of the suspects in the killing of Broadwater Deputy Mason Moore. In their release, SPLC described that Barrus posted anti-government, anti-police and pro-gun views across his social media. A look into the background of Lloyd Barrus and his son Marshall uncovered that both men have a criminal history. Marshall Barrus, 38, was charged with a felony in 2016. Lloyd Barrus, 61, has had multiple arrests. Research corroborated some of the SPLC's findings on Barrus' views as well. Lloyd Barrus posted messages such as "URGENT - IMMINENT - MILITARY COUP ABOUT to TAKE PLACE" on his Twitter account May 5. On April 29 he s  

April 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

LAS VEGAS, [NV]--Federal prosecutors throughout the West have struggled recently to win conspiracy convictions against groups of loosely organized individual rights activists who identify with an anti-government movement best known for staging armed protests on federally managed land. The first blow for the federal government came in the fall, when Ammon and Ryan Bundy, sons of notorious anti-federalist rancher Cliven Bundy, were acquitted along with several others of charges that they conspired to intimidate employees out of doing their jobs at an Oregon national wildlife refuge. Then, last week, in the first test of how a Nevada jury would view the armed standoff in Bunkerville three years  

April 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

MILFORD, [PA]--Eric Frein was sentenced earlier this week to death for murdering Cpl. Bryon Dickson. The Dickson children, Bryon III, 10, and Adam, 8, sat down next to their mother, surrounded by troopers. There were high spirits in the gallery over the jury's decision. In the back of the courtroom some jury members hugged and shook hands with Trooper Alex Douglass, who was permanently disabled in Frein's shooting ambush. The prospect of Frein's death brought solace to the victims, their families, and the troopers of the Blooming Grove barracks, who lived through the horror of Sept. 12, 2014, when shots blasted out of the dark woods. Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker thank  

April 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

ARAPAHO, [OK]--Prosecutors say a Texas man accused of fatally shooting two people driving along a western Oklahoma highway identified with an anti-government "extremist movement." Custer County prosecutors plan to use evidence about Jeremy Doss Hardy's political beliefs during his June trial to show a possible motive for the 2015 shootings. Prosecutors allege Hardy identified with a group that believes the federal government is plotting to take away American citizens' rights. Hardy is being represented by court-appointed attorneys. A phone message seeking comment from them wasn't immediately returned Monday. Investigators say the 37-year-old Hardy drunkenly shot at vehicles on Interstate 40  

April 14, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

READSTOWN, [WI]--A fugitive from Janesville that sparked a nationwide manhunt has been taken into custody in western Wisconsin. Officials in Vernon County received a report late Thursday night about a suspicious person on a farmer's property on Estes Road near Readstown. At 6:00 a.m. Friday, authorities made contact with the suspect and took him into custody without incident, according to a press release. The suspect was later identified as Joseph Jakubowski. Arrangements are being made for Jakubowski to be returned to Rock County for further investigation and charges. Jakubowski, of Janesville, has been on the run since April 4 when officials say he broke into The Armageddon Gun Shop and st  

April 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

JANESVILLE, [WI]--The Wisconsin man suspected of stealing guns and threatening attacks in an anti-government manifesto has now been on the run for a week. 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski is the subject of a nationwide manhunt. The nationwide manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski is a growing concern with each new day. Federal and local police assume Jakubowski is armed with a fully automatic machine gun. He’s now charged in the burglary of this Janesville gun store last week and a fully auto m-16 and 17 other firearms were stolen. Jakubowski also had himself videotaped mailing a lengthy anti-religious, anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump. Chief David Moore, of the Janesville Police s