Tag: Sovereign Citizens

This Southern Poverty Law Center video was created to help law enforcement agencies better prepare for encounters with “sovereign citizens.”

The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state, or municipal levels, or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and that they are “free of any legal constraints”. They especially reject most forms of taxation as illegitimate.[4] Participants in the movement argue this concept in opposition to “federal citizens” who, they say, have unknowingly forfeited their rights by accepting some aspect of federal law.

The sovereign citizen movement believes that the U.S. Government is illegitimate
– Source: Wikipedia

The movement is rooted in racism and anti-Semitism, though most sovereigns, many of whom are African American, are unaware of their beliefs’ origins.
– Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

FBI: ‘Sovereign citizen’ cases on the rise

Soverign Citizens movement Federal authorities are seeing an increase in the number of  foreclosed and unoccupied homes in metro Atlanta, Georgia being seized by members of a sect known as ‘Sovereign Citizens’ — a movement of right-wing anarchists who reject all government power.

Members of the Sovereign movement, which the FBI identifies as a Domestic Terrrorism Organization, are found across the USA.

Search for sons drags on as in-laws stay holed up in compound

A world apart Dad’s 4-year search for sons drags on as in-laws stay holed up in compound TRINIDAD — For both families, the clock has ticked slowly as the weeks turn into months and then into years. On the outside is Keith Tarkington, whose kids are school-age now — but he hasn’t seen them since they were infants. On the inside are John Joe Gray and most of his family, who have sealed themselves in an armed homestead and haven’t seen the outside world since Bill Clinton was president. “Nothing has changed,” says Henderson County Sheriff Ronnie Brownlow, who was