Utah Fusion Center Warns Cops: Watch Out for Don’t-Tread-on-Me Flags

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These individuals may adhere to a sovereign citizen ideology, and may not recognize law enforcement as a legitimate authority.

Funeral services will be held today in Kanab, Utah, for LaVoy Finicum, the rancher killed last month during the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. In a bulletin distributed this week to cops across the region, the Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center-one of the dozens of intelligence-sharing “fusion centers” around the country that get funds from the Department of Homeland Security-warns that “extremists may utilize such a high profile funeral for media attention or to further ideological beliefs.” Although “no credible threats to law enforcement are present at this time,” the authors still think police should be wary: “Caravans of individuals traveling to the funeral services may be comprised of one or more armed extremists. Law enforcement should remain vigilant and aware that confrontation with these potentially volatile persons, may include more than one individual.

(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com

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