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Post by GreatGrey » Tue May 08, 2012 10:33 pm

Flat Cap's trial began yesterday, Monday, in Anchorage with [/break1]adn.com/2012/05/07/2456209/militia-members-trial-set-to-begin.html]jury selection.





Tuesday opening arguments were heard. Apparently Schaeffer is just a little imp who the authorities have misunderstood.





Schaeffer Cox, the militia leader, is a "young, idealistic man" who may have railed against the government and who challenged authority at every opportunity, but armed himself out of defense, not aggression, his attorney, Nelson Traverso, told the jury when it was his turn.Some of his co-conspirators should have gotten better attorneys.








Co-defendant Coleman Barney is a devout Mormon who believed the end was at hand and sought arms and associated with militia members believing that government would collapse and chaos would ensue, said his attorney, Tim Dooley.





And besides, Dooley said, most of the weapons Barney is charged with possessing or attempting to acquire


were disabled or not technically destructive devices regulated by federal law.





The attorney for the third defendant, Lonnie Vernon, described her client as a "blowhard" who shot off his mouth to be more important but who wasn't the threat to society portrayed in the charges. Attorney M.J. Haden said Vernon "was just a warm body in Mr. Cox's organization, someone who Mr. Cox could call on when he needed somebody to show up and no one was available."[/break1]adn.com/2012/05/08/2457218/dangerous-or-just-wacky-]http://www.adn.com/2012/05/08/2457218/d ... ust-wacky-





For our new members:


Schaeffer Cox (aka BeretBoy, FlatCap) was an Alaska delegate in Chicago at the [/break1]thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2441&p=361635&hilit=schaeffer+cox#p361635]"Continental Congress '09". He was prominently featured in their videos, everyone there (especially Sharon Meroni) loved the young man in the beret. He was part of their Second Amendment Task force, and is warmly remembered around TheFogBow for the way he ran away from the proceedings when a rumor arose that 'The Feds" were around.





After CC09 he returned to Alaska, and shortly thereafter was arrested for assaulting/choking his wife.





He was again arrested as being the mastermind in a plot to implement a "2-4-1 Strategy", he was going to kill 2 Govt agents for every one of his associates that were convicted over tax problems. That's the current trial.





He had in his possession illegal firearms, including grenades (supplied by a gun merchant in Anchorage who has disappeared and is believed to be working with the Feds)





Cox lives in the Fairbanks area, but he's not liked too much up there, so there was a change of venue and the trial is being held in Anchorage.





Anyway, Schaeffer has been around TFB in various threads for a long time, and now that his trial is underway I thought he deserved a thread.





Additional coverage, and probably the best, can be found at The Fairbanks News Miner site.


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KTUU in Anchorage has some coverage today [/break1]ktuu.com/news/crime/schaeffer-cox-and-militia-trial-begins-in-federal-court-ktuu-20120508,0,3601570.story]http://www.ktuu.com/news/crime/schaeffe ... 1570.story but their news department has the attention span of a goldfish and will quickly find something else bright and shiny to focus on.


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Post by TexasFilly » Tue May 08, 2012 11:34 pm

Thanks for the update and for starting this thread Mr. Grey. I hope the jury does the right thing. But isn't Fairbanks far more red neck and conservative than Anchorage?


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue May 08, 2012 11:52 pm

Cox has another earned nickname as well -- wife beater.



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Post by borealis » Wed May 09, 2012 1:17 am

Cox has another earned nickname as well -- wife beater.Well at least he's not being charged in Topeka. I hear wife-beating is legal there. Damn Neanderthals.



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Post by rajah » Wed May 09, 2012 3:55 am

I wouldn't try, she would beat me back. Mind you I am not afraid of anything (except pain)Regards ...........Dick



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Post by GreatGrey » Fri May 18, 2012 8:33 pm

A Day 8 UpdateA State Trooper and members of the "King Jesus North Pole" :shock: radio station testify about threats.The second-in-command trooper in Fairbanks had a personal relationship with Schaeffer Cox going back to 1999, when Cox's parents moved to a house across the street from his own.But that didn't stop Lt. Ronald Wall from drawing his weapon in fear 11 years later when Cox, by then an increasingly erratic militia leader, showed up unannounced at Wall's new home on a hard to find wooded lot outside Fairbanks.Two witnesses associated with the Christian radio-TV station KJNP -- King Jesus North Pole -- testified about their fear or anger when a militia security detail with assault rifles and pistols showed up at the station unannounced to guard Cox during an interview in November 2010. The militia members set up a checkpoint at the parking lot and at least one sniper position in the shadows by a tree and planned to confront federal officers who might want to arrest or assassinate Cox.Kevin Fansler, a truck driver who lives on the KJNP property in North Pole with his wife and five children, said he thought something was amiss when he saw a four-wheeler patrolling the grounds with a bright light. Then his oldest son warned that there was a man behind the house with a gun.[/break1]adn.com/2012/05/17/2469483/trooper-says-cox-threatened-cops.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/05/17/2469483/t ... -cops.html.


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Post by TexasFilly » Fri May 18, 2012 10:45 pm

Holy crap GG, that's some story. This guy may be too nutty even by Alaskan standards.


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Post by mimi » Fri May 18, 2012 11:09 pm

Holy crap GG, that's some story. This guy may be too nutty even by Alaskan standards.Idunno. Some nutz in the comments at that story. :-?



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri May 18, 2012 11:42 pm

Flatcap wife beater is an incipient Lee Harvey Oswald.



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Post by GreatGrey » Tue May 22, 2012 2:40 pm

In a planning session for his security at a television interview in North Pole, Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox told a squad of paramilitary volunteers to be ready to shoot to kill, according to a secretly recorded conversation played in court Monday.Asserting that he, his wife and child had been targeted by a clandestine, six-man federal hit squad that had arrived in Alaska from a base in Aurora, Colo., Cox told his men they could get away with shooting them, even if it was better to avoid violence"They're soulless assassins -- if we kill them, they're not going be missed," Cox said. "These guys aren't supposed to be here. If one of them messes up and gets killed on the job, they just abandon them. They don't exist."The remarkable conversation, at a meeting at Cox's home in November 2010, was recorded by an FBI informant who infiltrated the Alaska Peacemaker Militia in August 2010, Gerald "J.R." Olson.[/break1]adn.com/2012/05/21/2474525/militia-leader-told-his-squad.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/05/21/2474525/m ... squad.html.


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Post by SueDB » Tue May 22, 2012 2:42 pm

Wow, Just Wow!


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Post by GreatGrey » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:49 pm

Probably not the best Defense WitnessesDay 15On Day 15 of the Anchorage trial, each side battled to define the motives of the Alaska militia to jurors. Defense attorneys turned to an unlikely source: surplus-store-owner-turned-FBI-informant William "Drop Zone Bill" Fulton.Fulton told jurors he first met Cox at the 2008 state Republican convention. He and Cox were introduced by Fairbanks lawyer Joe Miller and Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey. That year, Miller had tried unsuccessfully to oust party chairman Randy Ruedrich, saying the party was hobbled by corruption during his tenure. Palin also supported a change in party leadership."I know that Schaeffer was planning on having us arrest and try judges and hang them," Fulton said in court. He wore a blue tie and his customary buzz cut. Several jurors dipped their heads, scribbling notes."I would fire on my own government. I would fire on police officers who were my own neighbors," Cox says in the clip.[/break1]adn.com/2012/05/31/2487071/fbi-informant-says-cox-wanted.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/05/31/2487071/f ... anted.html.


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Videos...[BBvideo 425,350:3owllk7u][/BBvideo]Cox, in his trademark newsboy's cap, says he could tolerate going to jail, but it would be "killing time" if the authorities took his family; Vernon and Cox talk about going to war against authorities; and Cox thinks that the only thing keeping the authorities from killing him is the "cost" that would be inflicted by the militia, but later says he doesn't think the militia is strong enough to sustain a long-term conflict.The last two clips, taken with Olson's hidden camera and two more hidden in his vehicle, are of the "take down" sting on March 10, 2011, first of Vernon (in front passenger seat) and his wife Karen, then of Cox (in rear seat) and codefendant Coleman Barney as each examines a silencer-equipped .22 pistol and a hand grenade obtained from an FBI informant.[/break1]adn.com/?q=adn/node/161258]http://community.adn.com/?q=adn/node/161258And Schaeffer testified today, he's just out to help people :shock: [/break1]adn.com/2012/06/04/2491759/cox-tells-jury-militias-job-was.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/06/04/2491759/c ... b-was.html.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:28 pm

Flat-Cap-Wife-Beater's unbelievable testimony will be dismissed by the jury. My prediction: guilty and 15 years.



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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:05 am

FlatCap is in his 3rd day of testifying. He needs to shut up, hole Bigger.[/break1]adn.com/2012/06/06/2494729/militia-leader-testifies-that.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/06/06/2494729/m ... -that.html


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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Went to the Jury this morning.[/break1]adn.com/2012/06/13/2503773/in-closing-arguments-lawyers-debate.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/06/13/2503773/i ... ebate.htmlEvery lawyer, including his own, agreed in federal court Wednesday that Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox was obnoxious and mouthy.


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Post by GreatGrey » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:13 pm

This article needs some comments. Why not share your favorite Scaeffer story from CC'09?[/break1]adn.com/2012/06/14/2505458/militia-leaders-wife-says-cox.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/06/14/2505458/m ... s-cox.html.


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Post by GreatGrey » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:54 pm

2 militia members are found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder





The darling of CC'09 isn't at all happy.





Schaeffer Cox erupted after the verdicts were read.





"The prosecutors withheld evidence from you guys!" he said to the jurors.





The judge said "Mr. Cox, please."


As the judge continued to read the verdicts, Schaeffer Cox was found guilty on most of the counts against him, including the most serious charge, conspiracy to commit murder.


[/break1]adn.com/2012/06/18/2510097/militia-jury-deadlocked-on-one.html]http://www.adn.com/2012/06/18/2510097/m ... n-one.html





Any guess when Sharon Meroni starts a legal fund for FlatCap a la Lakin?


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Post by realist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:59 pm

I'm shocked. SHOCKED!! I tells ya.Excellent.


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Post by Sequoia32 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:59 pm

Wow. So young and he ruined his life.


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Post by GreatGrey » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:00 pm

I'm shocked. SHOCKED!! I tells ya.Excellent.Yea, cuz those teabagger constitutionalists are non-violent, eh?


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Post by June bug » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:33 pm

At least this once, our justice system has held people accountable for their actions. Three cheers to all involved!



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Post by Plutodog » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:51 pm

I await sentencing and denial of appeals before I relax about this yahoo and his FM's. =;


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Post by TexasFilly » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:20 pm

Oh good, he's looking at life in prison. I hope he gets just that.


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Post by Reality Check » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks for following this GG. Has Sharon tweeted anything about her bud?


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