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Wisconsin Judge Killed By Apparent Militia Member, Dem Governor Reportedly Also On Hit List Of Officials

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: A 68-year-old man was shot and killed in a targeted attack in his home in New Lisbon early Friday. Sources told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the victim was retired Juneau County Judge John Roemer, who retired from the bench in 2017. Attorney General Josh Kaul said the assailant appeared to be targeting others as well. Sources …

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Militia Member Guilty Of Felony Assault On DC Cop

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Texas militia member pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of assaulting police with a dangerous weapon – a move that could result in years of prison time and potentially set up a legal fight over double jeopardy. Lucas Denney appeared for the second time in a week before U.S. District Judge Randolph …

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Rioter Guilty On All Counts In First Jury Trial So Far

Buzzfeed News reports: Guy Reffitt, a Texas man accused of bringing a handgun to the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and the first person to stand trial in connection with the attack, was found guilty of all counts on Tuesday. The two obstruction counts were the most serious, carrying maximum sentences of 20 years in prison. Reffitt faced …

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Cultist To Plead Guilty In Plot To Kidnap Michigan Gov

The Detroit News reports: A second member of an alleged plot to kidnap and hurt Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty, giving federal prosecutors two key insiders to fight defense claims of entrapment during next month’s trial, according to a federal court filing Monday. Waterford Township resident Kaleb Franks, 27, will plead guilty to kidnapping conspiracy, which is …

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Jailed Rioter Seeks Release Because It’s “Not Healthy” For Him To Be “Stuck In A Bubble” With Insurrectionists

Raw Story reports: A violent Capitol rioter is seeking his pretrial release from the DC Jail, arguing that it’s “not healthy” to be “stuck in a bubble” with other insurrectionists who share his views. Robert Gieswein is member of the Three Percenters militia group who’s accused of assaulting police officers at the Capitol after traveling to Washington from Colorado “prepared …

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Anti-Vax Texas Militia Leader Dies Of Something

The New York Times reports: Caleb Wallace, a leader in the anti-mask movement in central Texas, became infected with the coronavirus and has been in an intensive care unit for the past three weeks, barely clinging to life, his wife, Jessica, said. He founded the San Angelo Freedom Defenders, a group that hosted a rally to end “Covid-19 tyranny” according …

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Anti-Vax TX Militia Activist On Ventilator For Something

The San Angelo Standard-Times reports: The battle between public health and personal freedom is a familiar one in Tom Green County, of which San Angelo resident Caleb Wallace took an active role. On July 4, 2020, Caleb helped organize “The Freedom Rally.” A flyer for the event called it a peaceful protest by people “sick of the government being in …

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Militia Claims First Amendment Rights In Riot Lawsuit

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for the Oath Keepers urged a federal judge Wednesday to toss out a lawsuit accusing the group, former president Donald Trump, lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and another far-right organization of inciting the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol, calling its actions a form of peaceful political protest protected by the First Amendment. The Oath Keepers …

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Rioter Boasted He And Others Were Carrying Firearms

Politico reports: A Texas man who joined a mob at the Capitol on Jan. 6 told two rioters he had set up a security company as a front to access law enforcement-grade weaponry that could be used to “take back our country,” according to private, encrypted messages revealed Saturday by prosecutors. Guy Reffitt, who drove from Texas to Washington, D.C., …

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Militia Plotted To Load Potomac Boat With Weapons

The Hill reports: A member of the right-wing paramilitary group the Oath Keepers in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot proposed a plan to transport “heavy weapons” in a boat across the Potomac River, prosecutors said in a Thursday court filing. Days before the attack, prosecutors in the court filing say Thomas Caldwell reached out to …

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Armed Extremists Storm Oregon Statehouse [VIDEO]

OPB Politics reports: The Oregon State Police declared an unlawful assembly as a growing number of protesters pushed their way through the Capitol doors chanting, “let us in” and “arrest Kate Brown.” Police officers donned gas masks as they squared off with protesters, some of whom carried firearms and bear spray, and many of whom were not wearing masks. Among …

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Militia Leader Urges Trump To Declare Martial Law Or Else He Will Lead A “Bloody Civil War And Revolution”

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes writes: Through well-orchestrated mass vote fraud, the Communist Chinese and their domestic enemy allies are about to install their illegitimate puppet, Joe Biden, and his equally illegitimate puppet running mate, Kamala Harris, into the White House, with their treasonous fingers on the nuclear launch codes. You must act NOW as a wartime President, pursuant to …

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Trump’s Helicopter Buzzes Thousands Of Cultists, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Other Extremists In DC [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Saturday for rallies to back his desperate efforts to subvert the election that he lost to Joe Biden. They cheered as Trump flew overhead on the Marine One helicopter on his way out of town for the Army-Navy football game in West Point, New York. …

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Dems Cancel Georgia Biden Rally Over Militia Threat

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Floyd County Democrats abruptly canceled plans Sunday to rally for Joe Biden in downtown Rome ahead of President Donald Trump’s event, after an organizer said there were safety concerns over a “large militia presence” drawn to the Republican’s visit. Ruth Demeter, the local party’s chairwoman, said in a statement on its website that the event was …

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“Tactical Apparel” Sales Soar Ahead Of Election Day

Bloomberg reports: Conflict is on America’s streets in 2020, and “tactical apparel” has become a lifestyle industry serving militarized law-enforcement agents and the freelance gunmen who emulate them. Less than two weeks before Election Day, orders are rolling in. Since last year, online purchases have driven a 20-fold jump in sales of goods like the $220 CM-6M gas mask — …

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Michigan Bans Open Carry In And Near Polling Places

The Detroit News reports: Michigan is prohibiting the open carry of guns within 100 feet of polling places amid fears of voter intimidation during the pivotal Nov. 3 election, prompting criticism by Second Amendment advocates. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent guidance to local election officials on Friday — 18 days before Election Day — to clarify that the open …

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Militia Terrorists Also Plotted Kidnapping Dem VA Gov

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginia’s governor during a June meeting in Ohio, an FBI agent testified Tuesday during a court hearing in Michigan. Special Agent Richard Trask was part of the investigation that led to six men being arrested and charged last week with plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Seven …

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WH Accuses MI Gov Of “Sowing Division” For Criticizing Trump In Statement On Thwarted Militia Kidnapping Plot

Vanity Fair reports: In response to the news of her own planned kidnapping, Whitmer criticized Trump for “stoking distrust” and “giving comfort to those who spread fear and division.” Kayleigh McEnany hit back with her own statement, writing, “President Trump has continually condemned white supremacists and all forms of hate. Governor Whitmer is sowing division by making these outlandish allegations. …

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Feds Thwart Militia Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

The Detroit News reports: The FBI says it thwarted what it described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday. The alleged plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia, according to a federal affidavit filed Thursday. “Several members talked …

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Militia March Again Closes Michigan Capitol [VIDEO]

The Michigan Advance reports: Thursday’s legislative session in both chambers was canceled, sparking criticism from some Democrats that it was a precautionary move by GOP leadership to avoid armed visitors entering the state Capitol. Session on Thursday would have coincided with the annual “Second Amendment March” event on the Capitol lawn, hosted by a slew of pro-gun groups. Open carry …

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