Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sovereign Citizen, Up to the Usual

With all the attention being directed toward the mass murder in Orlando, this could be easily missed:  A self-described Sovereign Citizen, Erick Shute, today murdered three of his neighbors, with whom he had been involved in some sort of property dispute.  Shute ambushed the three , shooting from behind a tree, while they were clearing brush on a road near his property.  He has indicated that he intends to plead self defense.  We'll see how much luck he has with that.

Shute appears to also be the lead singer of the band Pyrexia, which plays something called "brutal death metal."  Care for a sample?

Sweet, huh?

I'm not going to say too much more about this, but it has been my habit to try to make a record of the behavior of these violent lunatics, who have been identified by the FBI as our country's greatest terrorism threat.

Significant Update:  I want to direct you to this article, from the ADL, detailing this guy's deep, and longstanding, role in various aspects of classic right wing lunacy.  Seems that, besides being a Sovereign Citizen, he was a fan of militias, including the Bundys, an anti-tax screamer and a director of death threats at various government employees.  I hope (fat chance, huh?) that Republicans will realize that if it hadn't been for their crushing any ability of the government to deal with right wing terrorists, this guy might have been in prison, where he belonged, and those three victims would still be alive.


Jerry Critter said...

I wonder what his ethnic background is? Perhaps we should deport all of his ethnicity and ban them from immigrating. Hey! If he is an angry white man, we would all be safer if they all were kicked out of here. The problem is no body would take them.

Marc said...

Read about this earlier - a fourth person escaped, so it won't be just the shooters statement as to what happened. The dead can't speak, so often "self defense" aka 'stand your ground', will get the perp off the hook if there aren't any witnesses. Not this time.

Grung_e_Gene said...

White so ipso facto not terrorist and not thug.

Jerry Critter said...

Sovereign Citizen so ipso facto dumb shit.

Green Eagle said...

Dumb with a gun. And lots more where he came from.