Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fairbanks Militia Organizer Schaeffer Cox Arrested On Charge Of Felony Assault With A Weapon, Released On $3,500 Bail

Note: All posts about Schaeffer Cox on this blog can be called up HERE, with the most recent post appearing first.

Update March 6th: Schaeffer Cox accepts plea deal for misdemeanor reckless endangerment; updated post HERE.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Schaeffer Cox, who is the leader of the Second Amendment Task Force which numbers approximately 7,000, and who also helped form a local citizens militia called "The Alaska Peacemakers Militia" presently numbering about 3,500, was arrested on March 1st, 2010 and charged with felony assault with a weapon. The type of weapon was identified as Schaeffer Cox's hands.

Update: A link to the charging documents has now been posted by the News-Miner.

On February 25th, 2010, while driving to Anchorage, Schaeffer Cox and his wife started arguing. Schaeffer Cox eventually punched her in the arm, to which she replied that if he did it again, she'd leave him and take their son. Schaeffer then allegedly reached over, grabbed her throat and pinned her up against the door. As he continued to squeeze her neck, she felt like she was going to pass out. She fought him off, and then he just sat back in his seat. Upon reaching Anchorage, the couple split up and stayed at different locations.

Cox's wife then called the police and filed a complaint. The APD officer observed that there was minor bruising throughout the neck, a fingernail abrasion on the left side of the neck, and redness and swelling on both sides of the neck. The "dangerous instrument" used was Schaeffer Cox's hands. A warrant for Cox was issued; upon learning of its existence, Cox, a law-abiding man who unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Fairbanks) for the District 7 House seat in 2008, voluntarily turned himself in to authorities, after which he was booked and then released on $3,500 bail.

Schaeffer Cox has now been entered into the Alaska Court System database HERE. He has no prior entries. The governing statute, AS11.41.210(a)(1), defines "weapon" as a dangerous instrument, and a dangerous instrument can be many things, including the hands. The statute was written thusly to account for the fact that a trained martial arts expert can use his hands as lethal weapons, so lawmakers wanted to cover that possibility.

No court date has yet been set; Cox did not respond to any media enquiries on March 1st. Cox's involvement with the Second Amendment Task Force was previously documented in greater detail HERE. Contrary to the negative propaganda on militias put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Cox has sought to minimize "extremist" involvement in his organizations. Here's a video from a December 2009 appearance in Montana:



Already, the anti-militia sob sisters are piling on to the comments section of the News-Miner story, although they are effectively offset by some of Cox's supporters.

18 comments:

  1. Well the charging documents were just posted on the News-Miners original article about Cox's arrest. He argued with his wife most of the day, things kept escalating, she threatened to leave him with their son and he flipped out, punched and strangled her.

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  2. Holy mackerel - that sounds rather serious. That's not going to be "worked around".

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  3. The document linked in the article to the filing in this case says he is charged with a class A Misdemeanor's not a felony. So the article is already off base claiming a felony charge with a deadly weapon

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  4. How do you know that the wife wasn't "pushing his buttons"? Should a "domestic dispute" automatically get you to discount EVERYTHING good this man is doing? How do you know this isn't slanted a certain way for discrediting his character (dis-info tactics)? and Why can't people just let private arguments be PRIVATE?

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  5. I agree I think Shaffer and his wife are grown up enough to handle this themselves. And she did threaten to leave him and take his son... perhaps she asked for it and now she is playing the victim. I'm not trying to defend him I'm just saying, perhaps there's more to the story than the media has covered.

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  6. I was told on FaceBook he was charged with multiple felonies for murdering his wife and now serving fifty-to-life having been convicted for Murder One, serving out his life imprisonment in Anchorage, Alaska at the medium security correctional facility. Amazing how totally blown out of proportion this is getting, all of Schaeffer Cox's nay-sayers and pro-federal govt zealots attacking and smearing him in effort to quell any Common Law communities. Shame on them!

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  7. Please be aware that there are people out there that want to discredit Schaeffer because his movement is empowering people in a non violent way. The media will not focus on the good things he stands for, they only called him a leader of a militia. This is typical of mainstream media when they want you to believe that the person who is making a difference in the lives of others is a bad guy. Whatever happened will be worked out in court between the spouses and judge. The rest of us need to mind our own business and continue to support the cause. They will target those of us who help others, it's part of the price we pay for freedom.

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    1. I agree w/ what you said. We need to protect our God given rights.

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  8. Peace and restoration to Schaeffer and his family from Canadian supporters... thank you for all the dedication and personal sacrifices I'm sure that both Schaeffer and his wife have equally made to do this hard work. Life is a mountain, sometimes you have to fall down a little to rise over the next ridge.

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  9. "Why can't people just let private arguments be PRIVATE?"

    Because she called the police. She was probably scared to death.

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  10. This is a family issue..but she did complain. When a person feels helpless, they get police involved, and then the lousy corrupt media, and then then lousy judicial system. I have just experienced all this with my daughter, and it could ruin my life. I, on the other hand, did no harm.
    Anyway, I really respect this man, and he is doing good work... I truly hope this ends, and he can continue his very important work, in peace, and with good family relations...

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  11. Is it not odd how everyone trying to do good, make better for us all is always painted as "THE BAD GUY" if you even watch and listen to this guy you know his heart is gold and his plan in genius.

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  12. regardless of how or what happened nobody should be judged upon one moment in time..yes our actions define us but we can not let them label us or trap us.for those of us that chose freethought for themselves who have hope in a better world and work towards that each in their own way and together it is vital for us to remember we are still flawed beings,i have had impulses take over in a moment and then beat myself over the head for ages afterwards too one day wake up and realise i had slipped into a trap and ony then be able to redeam the other person(make amends to)and thankfully redeam myself.i would like to see schaeffer and his wife enter the common court before jurors that will deal with that moment and the people involved with the loving care that puts all beings equal before god,so that both parties can be redeamed..the comman court set up over there is for this purpose .we can no longer pull eachother or ourselfs down we can no longer be a world of self made victims each of us is part of something much bigger than our own understanding and we should not hold ourselfs to to high a standard lest we get pulled down.we are all flawed beings some of us work towards a better furture until that time we remain flawed(a reason to give in and stumble? or encouragement to keep going?.

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  13. In natural law disputes between living beings occur, if say two squirrels are arguing over a choice nut or a slice of territory, do they call in the bears to settle the dispute? I doubt that under natural law that is a factor of settlement of the dispute; perhaps we should evaluate our posture here and learn from this natural law a slightly different perspective.
    I as a squirrel have came to the conclusion that the bears do not really have my best interests at heart, and I make a quantum leap from my squirrelness and begin to suggest to the rest of my squirrel peers that “the bears is gonna eat us” unless we get along and band together, so we form a band of our peers and the bears usefulness to our perspective begins to take less importance.
    We form in common to best judge what we are from the squirrel’s perspective, in short we have evolved to another type of culture, The foxes don’t like this, the coyotes don’t want us strong, as a matter of fact all those predators don’t want our culture to exist except for their snacks, but our newly evolved squirrels have went past asking the bears to intervene for them, and have ceased acquiescing to the bears occasional squirrel dining as payment for the service.
    Before Walt Disney makes this into another cute fairy tale that teaches us raccoons sing. Imagine the stress that the two squirrels have felt in their life that was answered by a bear’s rule of logic, while the vehicle of best resolve could have likely been born of squirrel agreement, in common law respondent to natural law.
    I for one believe that Schaeffer and his mate love each other and perhaps shouldn’t have called the bear in, but been open to sitting in common court where the others squirrels have a remedies and solutions that is better resolve for squirrels and their culture; of course the predators might find that objectionable from their viewpoint. But the natural laws of Man and Woman have not been compromised and a fair judgment is more likely to be produced by those who attend common law in Juris, for the restoration of harmony and balance instead of the penalties and irreparable damage offered by the court of the Bear.

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  14. Let's not be forgetting that a domestic dispute is effectively defined as "Whatever princess says it is." Such is the problem of statutory lawmakers who choose to put feelings over facts.

    And no, if you push somebody to the breaking point, you are not a victim.

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  15. A WOMAN WILL DO IT TO YOU EVERY TIME, PROBABLY A SETUP.


    I THINK THE PENTAGON OR SOMEONE IS PAYING PEOPLE TO PUT OUT BOGUS STORIES ABOUT COINTELPRO BEING IN THE PAST, COINTELPRO IS VERY MUCH ALIVE TODAY, IN FACT IT IS TEN TIMES WORSE AND TEN TIMES MORE DESTRUCTIVE. NOW THEY HAVE THE MILITARY VERY MUCH INVOLVED USING MILITARY SATELLITES TO TRACK AND MONITOR A PERSONS EVERY MOVE YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PRIVACY WHATSOEVER, THEY EVEN WATCH ME IN MY BEDROOM, THEY ARE SICK PIGS AND NEED TO BE EXPOSED NOW. ALL MY COMMUNICATIONS ARE MONITORED WITH ABSOLUTELY NO TRIAL, JURY OR JUDGE, THEY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT. I'M GANG STALKED AND TEERRORIZED DAILY, TRACKED AND HARASSED BY THE POLICE WITH SATELLITES. THEY GET TO MY EMPLOYERS, DOCTORS, ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME. AND THEN THEY USE DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS TO POISON ME AND BRING MORE TEERROR INTO MY LIFE. THIS IS AMERICA QUIT THE PAST SHIIT! JUST WATCH MY VIDEOS! http://www.youtube.com/user/kcraigdc

    WE NEED NULLIFICATION NOW TO REGAIN OUR COUNTRY FROM THESE TYRANNICAL FREAKS WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER AMERICA AND WANT TO USHER IN THEIR NWO INSANITY. I NEED HELP IF ANYBODY GIVES A DAMN IN THIS WORLD.

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  16. Something doesn't sound quite right here! If I were in charge of a malitia and I'm sure most other people would agree, I wouldn't go around flapping my jaws about such matters to just anyone. I definately wouldn't make threats, and I have no weapons that aren't leagle either. Something suspicious about this whole story. Just my thoughts.

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