American Terror

May 3, 1997 Colorado Springs, CO

Antigovernment extremists set fire to the IRS office in Colorado Springs, Colo., causing $2.5 million in damage and injuring a firefighter. Federal agents later arrest five men in connection with the arson, which is conceived as a protest against the tax system. Ringleader James Cleaver, former national director of the antigovernment Sons of Liberty group, is accused of threatening a witness and eventually sentenced to 33 years in prison, with a release date of 2030. Accomplice Jack Dowell receives 30 years and is scheduled to be freed in 2027. Both are ordered to pay $2.2 million in restitution. Dowell’s cousin is acquitted of all charges, while two other suspects, Ronald Sherman and Thomas Shafer, plead guilty to perjury charges in connection with the case.

From:
The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report

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8 Responses

  1. I thought about you when I saw this, stealth militia man.

    http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/60-minutes-exposes-sovereign-citizen

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    • Stealth? Not I! Sneaky is more like it. Stealth takes titanium and other stuff from Area 51, doncha know?

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      • But I thought a sneaky one would have access to Area 51 titanium?

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        • I make my own. It’s safer that way. No tracks, no trails. Except maybe for the hidden mine.

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          • Oooh what hidden mine? Where?

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          • I can’t tell you. It’s hidden. The cats ate my map.

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            • Sure they did, stealth sneaky one.

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            • No, it’s true. One of them is an informant and he informed me that the others are secret members of an opposing militia sect, call themselves the Anti-Titanites. They believe Titanium is an evil anti-cat force from Saturn, and have dedicated themselves to destroying all of it. I understand they’re working on a plan to infiltrate Area 51 and destroy all the titanium and titanium airplanes and flying saucers there. You know how mercury melts aluminum? Well, apparently cat urine melts titanium.

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