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Las Vegas killer couple had connections with radical groups

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/11/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Tied with sovereign citizen movements, Jerad and Amanda Miller hung at Cliven Bundy's ranch

After Jerad and Amanda Miller took their own lives after their Las Vegas shooting spree, they left behind a chilling legacy that was partially fuelled by radical politics and popular culture. The Millers had hung out at Cliven Bundy's ranch during his standoff with federal agents before being chase away. A snapshot of them dressed as comic book characters has been widely circulated.

A snapshot of the Millers, dressed as comic book characters has been widely circulated.

A snapshot of the Millers, dressed as comic book characters has been widely circulated.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/11/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Jerad and Amanda Miller, Las Vegas, radical groups, officer slayings


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Millers' ideology according to Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill, was along the lines of "militia and white supremacists." They believed that law enforcement was an "oppressor," he added.

Las Vegas police officers, 41-year-old Alyn Beck and 31-year-old Igor Soldo were gunned down while having lunch at a pizza buffet. This reflects a disturbing trend where law enforcers are being increasingly targeted by violent crime. The couple also killed 231-year-old Joseph Wilcox at a nearby Wal-Mart.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

"We are seeing more direct violence as a result of radical groups, and that does concern us," Rich Roberts, a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations says.

"There seems to be more people out there who are blatantly anti-cop, and heavy exposure through the Internet and other propaganda seems to make people with these violent views feed off each other."

Sunday's slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups.

After killing the officers, the Millers took the officers' weapons and reportedly covered them with a Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words "Don't Tread on Me."

The year 2014 is on track to be one of the most deadly for police officers since 2001, when terrorists hit the World Trade Center, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. There have been 23 law enforcement shooting deaths so far this year, compared with 15 shooting deaths at this time last year.

Sixty-two police officers have been killed this year, compared with 45 this time last year. Those figures include traffic-related incidents.

The sovereign citizen movement, which is an anti-government, white supremacist organization and the anti-government Patriot and militia movements that have targeted officers appear to be on the uptick within the United States.

"All law enforcement is wary of the sovereign citizen movement. It has a lot of folks concerned," Fred Wilson, a spokesman for the National Sheriffs' Association says. "They are really well armed and have some pretty bad weapons. Right now they've mostly been trying to use the civil process to thwart things - through trivial lawsuits and liens and the likes. We haven't seen anything exponential yet, but again, one incident is too many."

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