Tuesday, September 08, 2015
(CNN) “We are about to start striking fear” message to police says. Denver-area law enforcement agencies are on alert after someone called the Aurora Police Department’s 911 center and threatened to start shooting officers. “It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments,” the caller said in a message left Sunday evening. “Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear, shooting down all cops that we see by theirselves (sic).” “This will go for the Sheriff’s Department. You guys are evicting innocent people. Let us catch you by yourself and it’s shots fired.” Aurora police are also investigating a shooting from later Sunday night where officers were called to a scene, then shot at. CNN affiliate KDVR-TV in Denver obtained audio of the message.
A man shot and killed by three Fruita Colorado police officers over the weekend fled an attempted traffic stop, later emerged from a home and pointed a handgun at the officers, Fruita CO police said Monday. 61-year-old Lewis Pollard of Fruita CO, was shot early Saturday at 159 Hollyberry Way. This, as police suggested in a news release Monday that Pollard’s alleged staunch “sovereign citizen” ideology might have been at the root of the confrontation. Police said officers stopped the driver of a Ford Ranger truck for a traffic violation on Colorado Highway 340 at Jurassic Avenue early Saturday morning. The stop, initiated around 12:40 a.m., was made for a suspected signal light violation, Police Chief Mark Angelo said. The driver, who wasn’t identified at that time, drove away from the stop after a brief verbal encounter with police. the Ford Ranger was found later and a man, later identified as Pollard, exited a trailer and confronted the three officers, Sgt. Kevin Paquette and officers Andrew Courtney and Steve Lentz, who were in front of the trailer. Pollard pulled a gun and pointed it at the officers, who then fired at Pollard.
Sovereign Citizen Tactics Florida: start a fire or call in a phony home invasion and then shot first responders, cops, from ambush. When Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies Christopher Smith and Colin Wulfekuhl responded to a call about a house fire in Tallahassee FL last December, they were greeted by the burning home’s occupant, 53-year-old Curtis Wade Holley, brandishing a .40 caliber handgun. It soon became clear that the flames were no accident, as Holley proceeded to initiate a shootout with the first responders, managing to shoot and kill Smith before being gunned down by another officer. At a press conference the following day, Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. James McQuaig told reporters that the incident was clearly a planned attack by Holley, who lured first responders by setting the house on fire and waiting for it to become completely engulfed in flames before asking a next door neighbor to call 911. “We have information that we have received that this person was anti-government, was anti-establishment and had discussed at some point in time planning to harm law enforcement,” McQuaig said. “It was a 100 percent ambush. This guy had a plan and he put this plan into action.”
Two police officers in West Memphis Arkansas, police officer Bill Evans and Sergeant Brandon Paudert were shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010. Police identified and killed two suspects, identified as Jerry Kane, Jr., and his son, Joseph Kane. The two were later identified as members of the sovereign citizen movement.
‘Sovereign Citizen’ Arvin Kangas told two Alaska State Troopers they had no jurisdiction over him. Then his teenage son shot them dead with a shotgun. The state troopers went to arrest him on misdemeanor charges. When they went to take Kangas into custody, his son, Nathanial, took the shotgun and shot the officers in their backs at close range.