’60 Minutes’ exposes the ‘sovereign citizens’ as the nation’s most serious domestic-terrorism threat
60 Minutes’ Byron Pitt had a superb segment last night on the sovereign citizens movement, spring boarding from the tragic case of Jerry and Joe Kane, two sovereign citizens who mowed down a couple of West Memphis, Arkansas, police officers before themselves being killed.
It was actually a well assembled and insightful piece of reporting, including the analysis provided by J.J. McNabb, who is unquestionably one of the leading experts on the movement from the outside. And while they let movement guru Alfred Adask run off at the mouth, in the end his own radicalism and complete lack of any connection to reality were made self-evident by his own words.
The only question is: Will Peter King finally listen and hold a congressional hearing on right-wing-extremist domestic terrorism, too?
The story particularly featured the work of Bob Paudert, the police chief in West Memphis father of one of the two slain officers. We’ve discussed Paudert’s work previously. He’s been adamant that the information that could have saved his officers that day hadn’t been disseminated to them because it was being bottled up.