№00154

Schaeffer Cox

CASE №00154
NAME: Schaeffer Cox
COUNTRY: USA
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Politically motivated persecution
YEAR: 2021
CASE INFORMATION:

Schaeffer Cox is an American political activist, founder of an organization called the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, convicted for political reasons. Being a well-known lobbyist of the 2nd Amendment, who won 38% of the votes in the internal party elections of the Republican Party, became the subject of prosecution by the FBI after accusing state and federal authorities of drug trafficking and child prostitution.

In 2010, Cox was charged with failing to notify a police officer who contacted him that he had a gun. Cooperating with the Office of Child Protection, the FBI filed a complaint against Schaeffer and his wife Marty for allegedly abusing a one-and-a-half-year-old child. Since the child is unable to refute the charges incriminated to the parents, investigators who want to arrest a person, but have no grounds for this, often use this loophole.

After this incident, the agents sent an undercover provocateur to Cox, trying to force him to start an armed uprising in response to the actions of the authorities. After three unsuccessful attempts by the government to force the activist to start an uprising, Cox and his family decided to move to Canada, but another undercover agent was already waiting for them there, who kidnapped Cox’s family and held them hostage for 3 weeks.

Eventually, the young man was arrested and on January 20, 2012, Cox was charged with conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States, including law enforcement officers, despite the fact that there was no specifically identified target.

Federal prosecutors presented evidence in court that Cox allegedly developed a plan called “241”, according to which he and his fellow militiamen were going to kidnap or kill two government or law enforcement officials for each militia member who could be arrested or killed.

On August 30, 2017, a panel of three judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that there was no evidence confirming his guilt of incitement to murder, but confirmed his guilt of conspiracy, thereby reducing his sentence from 26 to 16 years in prison. In their appeal, Cox’s lawyers argued that the conviction was unfair because it was simply based on the fact that Cox at some point came to a radio performance with a group of armed bodyguards. The defense claims that the accusation against Cox is politically motivated, based only on the fact that shortly before his arrest, the young man began to actively gain popularity as a politician.

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MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:

“No, I’m going to pull a Ghandi, NOT a Rambo” and “if we turn violent, people will see us as the bad guys.” – Schaeffer can be heard on multiple undercover recordings telling the provocateurs.

Brutal Proofо

 

The case made against him relied upon a questionable source sent in by law enforcement to agitate Cox into agreeing with a dubious murder plot.

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CASE STATUS:

The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.

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