Details are filtering in to the Connecticut Survivalist Alliance Intelligence Unit (CSAIU),
of the raids that took place in Nevada, Idaho and Arizona.
The raids were conducted by the Nevada Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF)
and the IRS Criminal Investigation unit.
The federal agents were wearing tactical gear and were supported by armored
When questioned about all the weaponry and armor, bystanders were told it was
because at least one of the suspects faced a federal firearms charge.
Samuel Davis of Council, Idaho who is being portrayed as a national leader in
the Sovereign Citizen Movement,because he is the leader of the People's Sovereign Court.
Shawn Rice of Seligman, Arizona who is a rabbi and attorney for the Pembina
Nation, a native American group that is not recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Mr. Rice also once worked with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Harold Call of Las Vegas, Nevada who is the leader of the Nevada Lawmen Group
for Public Awareness.
Jan Lindsey of Henderson, Nevada who is a retired special agent with the FBI and
a coordinator for "We the People".
He is also featured in the documentary, "Freedom to Fascism".
Authorities say the four men are members of the Sovereign Movement,
which is actually just a network of American litigants who claim to be "sovereign citizens".
What has not been widely disseminated is these men were members of the People's Sovereign Court,
a Libertarian social organization.
It was for this reason they were targeted.
In an attempt to entrap Davis and Rice, undercover FBI agents approached them with "stolen checks" from Wachovia Bank.
The agents told Davis and Rice they needed assistance in getting money for the checks.
Davis and Rice are accused of laundering a total of roughly $1.3 million for the undercover FBI agents.
Rice is accused in the indictment of laundering the money, in his position as a Rabbi,
by taking the "stolen checks" as a charitable contribution.
This was supposedly a three-year undercover operation by the undercover FBI agents.
The FBI says the charges filed have nothing to do with the men's beliefs or ideologies.
(And if you buy that one, we have some oceanfront property for sale in Kansas!)
Call is accused of possessing an unregistered machine gun, and parts designed to
convert single-fire weapons into automatic weapons.
Undercover FBI agents allege that they purchased parts from Call for $750 to
turn guns into machine guns.
Lindsey is charged with one count of evasion of payment of tax and four counts
of evasion of assessment of tax.
The FBI say they acted now because of threats allegedly made toward law enforcement and Internal Revenue Service agents.
They have not shown any proof of this allegation.
It's obvious these men were targeted because the were a visible and vocal element of the Libertarian community.
Will YOU be the next target?
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter."
~ George Washington
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