Is Trump enabling violent domestic extremists?

Posted by | February 16, 2017 10:28 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly

The answer, arguably, is yes, and this former cop – whose lawman son was murdered by a “sovereign citizen” – explains why:

Speaking with The Trace, retired cop Bob Paudert explained how his police officer son, Brandon Paudert, and his partner, Officer Bill Evans, were gunned down by a sovereign citizen using an assault weapon during an interdiction stop.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Paudert and Evans were shot after pulling over Jerry Kane, Jr. and his 16-year-old son Joseph on May 20, 2010. During the stop a struggle ensued, with the two officers dying in a hail of gunfire from the suspects. Both were armed with AK-47s. According to the elder Paudert, he had to go to the scene to identify his son.

In an interview with The Trace, the former police chief said he met with FBI agents after the shooting and they informed him that the Kanes were part of the sovereign citizens movement being tracked by the federal law agency.

According to Paudert, “So why didn’t my son get a hit when he checked the registration of the car? Why didn’t the FBI share this information with us? Not one chief or sheriff I spoke to afterward knew about the sovereign citizens. ”

“The Kanes were in a database, but were listed as white-collar criminals for evading taxes, not as domestic terrorists,” Paudert continued. “If Bill and Brandon had known what they were confronting that day when they pulled over that van, they might be alive. They could have called for backup.”

Noting that President Trump has ratcheted up investigations of supposed ISIS terrorists coming into the country, Paudert called out the president for planning to shut down a vital database from Homeland Security about white American-born extremists.

“I’m hopeful that the Trump administration will do more about the threat of domestic terrorism, but reports that he’s shutting down a Department of Homeland Security program doesn’t bode well,” Paudert stated. “I know the president says he is going after ISIS, but I’ve never heard anything about what he plans to do the dangerous extremists most likely to kill police.”

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

One response to Is Trump enabling violent domestic extremists?

  1. mea_mark February 16th, 2017 at 13:29

    tRump is going to get more police killed and the blue lives matter people will still support because … derp.

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