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  

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

CLARKSBURG, [WV]--A 37-year-old inmate at Federal Correctional Institution Hazelton has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for threatening to blow up government buildings in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Boston. Jeremy Edward Smith made the threat in a letter he wrote Nov. 26, 2015, while in solitary confinement at Hazelton. He was serving a 70-month federal sentence for a conviction in the Northern Division of Texas for mailing threats to damage or destroy property. In the Texas case, he was accused of threatening on March 5, 2009, to kill Americans, “set fire and bomb federal buildings, to kill U.S. Mail carriers, to kill federal agents and the president of the  

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

WEST CHESTER, [PA]--With opening arguments less than a week away, attorneys in the case against accused cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein must select two more jurors to complete the panel. Three additional jurors were selected Monday to hear the case, bringing the total to 12 jurors and four alternates, Frein’s attorney, Michael Weinstein said. A total of six alternate jurors must be selected. Frein, 33, of Canadensis, is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes for the 2014 ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks. Cpl. Bryon Dickson died and Trooper Alex Douglass was injured in the attack. The trial is slated to begin April 3 in Pike County. A Chester County jury will hear  

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

ELKINS, [WV]--A Randolph County man is behind bars after he allegedly took to Facebook after a family court hearing and made threats toward law enforcement and judges as well as making sympathetic statements about Micah Xavier Johnson, who ambushed and shot Dallas police officers, killing five of them, in July 2016. Aaron Eugene Cave, 42, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of threatening to commit terroristic acts. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond, set by a Randolph County Magistrate. According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, on Thursday, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputy was advised that Cave made   

February 8, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

DEARBORN, [MI]--James Baker had body armor on and a semi-automatic pistol strapped to his hip as he slung a short-barreled rifle over his chest and pulled a black ski mask over his head. His buddy, Brandon Vreeland, a fellow open carry advocate, also had on body armor but left his gun in the car, instead bringing along cameras to videotape the encounter that was about to take place. The two men wanted to file a complaint about being pulled over earlier by Dearborn police officers, but also saw it as an opportunity to test the suburban Detroit department to see if its officers “honored” the Constitution and their right to carry guns. When the two men walked into the lobby of the Dearborn   

November 29, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

PORTLAND, [OR]--Less than a year after launching an armed standoff in a federal wildlife refuge building, Ryan Bundy threw support yesterday behind more protest. Alongside his brother, Ammon, Ryan led a 41-day occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last January, in protest of the 2015 imprisonment of other eastern Oregon ranchers for arson. The Bundy brothers and five other protesters were acquitted last Thursday on charges of federal conspiracy for their actions at Malheur. They’re not all off free — Ryan is currently being held in an Oregon county jail ahead of a February trial involving his family’s previous anti-government standoff in 2014. But jail time does  

November 7, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

LOS ANGELES, [CA]--A Sun Valley, California, man was sentenced today to life plus 60 years in prison for a 2013 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in which he murdered a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 26, pleaded guilty on Sept. 6, 2016, to one count of murder of a federal officer; two counts of attempted murder of a federal officer; four counts of violence at an international airport; one count of discharging of a firearm during a crime of violence causing death; and three counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the Central District of California imposed today’s sen  

November 2, 2016 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

PORTLAND, [OR]--Less than a year after launching an armed standoff in a federal wildlife refuge building, Ryan Bundy threw support yesterday behind more protest. Alongside his brother, Ammon, Ryan led a 41-day occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last January, in protest of the 2015 imprisonment of other eastern Oregon ranchers for arson. The Bundy brothers and five other protesters were acquitted last Thursday on charges of federal conspiracy for their actions at Malheur. They’re not all off free — Ryan is currently being held in an Oregon county jail ahead of a February trial involving his family’s previous anti-government standoff in 2014. But jail time does