Why Did the FBI Target Schaeffer Cox?
There is a public website documenting Schaeffer’s case, with links to videos, court documents, etc. Some excerpts from freeschaeffer.com:
Schaeffer Cox, a well known 2nd Amendment lobbyist who had won 38% of
the vote in a State House election, became the subject of an intense FBI
investigation after he angered state and federal authorities by openly
accusing them of drug trafficking and child prostitution.
Oil pipeline service company executive, Bill Allen, who had been spared
prosecution on multiple counts of sexual abuse of minors in exchange for
his 2008 testimony against pro-2nd Amendment Alaska Senator Ted
Stevens, was among those implicated. “The State Wide Drug Taskforce
supplied children for sex to a number of state and federal officials in
exchange for those official’s cooperation in concealing the ongoing illicit drug trafficking activities of the State Wide Drug Taskforce,” Schaeffer Cox said.
Not long after these public statements, the same departments that
Schaeffer Cox accused of corruption sent in numerous provocateurs to try
to switch his efforts off of exposing corruption and on to violent vigilante-type actions. Schaeffer Cox, who believes in non-aggression and voluntarism, can be heard on multiple undercover recordings telling the provocateurs, “No, I’m going to pull a Ghandi, NOT a Rambo” and “if we turn violent, people will see us as the bad guys.”
In what some have called a deviation from accepted investigative
techniques, the FBI responded to Schaeffer Cox’s rejection of their
violent proposals by creating a threat to his children that could serve
as a motivator. Working with the Office of Child Services, the FBI
filed a child neglect complaint regarding Schaeffer and his wife Marti’s
1 and 1/2 year old son. Because they do not require probable cause,
child neglect complaints are an attractive tool for investigators who
wish to enter a home, but lack any evidence to support a warrant.
Once Schaeffer Cox was made aware of the “writ of assistance” issued for
the seizure of his young son, the FBI dispatched undercover
provocateur, Bill Fulton, to again try to convince Schaeffer Cox to go
on a shooting spree in response to these new developments. Bill Fulton,
acting under the supervision of FBI Special Agent Sandra Klein, pointed
out that the child neglect complaint was obviously the corrupt work of
Schaeffer Cox’s political adversaries in the government, and urged him
to go kill all officials involved.
When Schaeffer Cox and his friend, Les Zerbe, refused Fulton’s violent
suggestions a second time, Fulton flew into a rage, held a hunting
knife to Les Zerbe’s throat, and told him he would “slit his throat open
and bleed him out at his feet” if he and Cox didn’t agree to the
proposed mass shooting. Cox and Zerbe refused, and escaped, never to see
Suspecting foul play by the FBI and local police, and fearing for their lives from Fulton,
Schaeffer Cox and his wife went to the military police station on Ft.
Wainwright for help. Officers there advised Schaeffer Cox that federal
agents had come into the station and bragged of how they planned to “fix the Schaeffer Cox problem” by “going into his home to take out his kid, then just shoot Schaeffer Cox in the process.” The MP’s gave Schaeffer Cox’s attorney affidavits to this effect and would later testify to the same under oath.
At FBI Special Agent Klein’s direction, Fulton made a third attempt to
get Schaeffer Cox to do a mass shooting. Fulton did this by issuing a
death threat ultimatum and promising to kill Schaeffer Cox himself if he refused the proposal of violence again.
Fearing for their lives, the Cox family packed up and headed for Canada.
But the FBI sent another undercover provocateur, RJ Olson, after them,
court documents say. Olson, a self described “drug wholesaler” working
under the supervision of FBI Special Agent Richard Southerland, held the
whole Cox family, including a 2 year old boy and a 3 week old baby girl, hostage, against their will in the attic for 21 days after sabotaging
their vehicle, then using death threats from Fulton and a made up story
about a truck driver to keep them from leaving.
“The government does not dispute the fact that the actions of the
provocateurs working under the FBI’s supervision did in fact meet the
legal definition of 1st degree kidnapping,” said Robert John, the Fairbanks attorney who got all related state charges against Cox thrown out.
On March 10th, 2011 Schaeffer Cox was taken from the attic to a
deserted industrial lot in Fairbanks where he believed he would meet the
“truck driver” Olson had promised. No such truck driver existed.
Instead, there was a FBI ambush of out of town agents who did not know
Schaeffer Cox was a well respected local political voice with popular
support. The Agent’s, who had been instructed to shoot Schaeffer Cox on
site if he had a weapon, were not advised by the local FBI case agent of
Cox’s repeated statements about being like Ghandi not Rambo.
FBI Special Agent Richard Southerland supplied JR
Olson with an unregistered, nontraceable pistol and instructed him to
“put it in Schaeffer’s lap then get under the truck so there will be
some thick metal between you and him when the shooting starts.” The
FBI’s plan was interrupted when the owner of the industrial lot happened
upon the scene and started asking questions about why men with masks and machine guns were hiding around the corner.
Schaeffer Cox was arrested and put on trial for “conspiracy against the government.” The prosecution was led by Steve Skrocki and Joseph Botini, the
same people that were held in contempt of court for hiding evidence in
several related trials of Alaska political personalities. The audio
recording of Schaeffer Cox repeatedly rejecting violence were hidden from the jury, but are now being made available to the public by Schaeffer Cox’s supporters via YouTube and other means.
Steve Skrocki, who has publically attacked Schaeffer Cox for his belief in Moral Higher Law, built his case primarily on the testimony of Fulton
and Olson. Recently released audio recording and email between Steve
Skrocki and his boss, US Attorney Karen Loeffler, now show that Skrocki
coached his witnesses to lie, then vouched for those lies in his closing
arguments to the jury.
Still others have taken issue with Skrocki’s entire theory of the case.
“The importance of this case is significant to the whole of humanity”
says Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America. He points out that the prosecution conceded that Cox had no actual plans for violence,
but convicted him anyway based on Cox’s belief that “We The People” may
someday have to stand down an out of control government.
Schaeffer Cox, who has been in prison since 2011 agrees. “This amounts to sending people to prison for simply believing in the original meaning of the 2nd Amendment”
he says. “If we don’t reverse my conviction, it will set a sweeping new
precedent allowing for the wholesale round up of those who have not
committed any crimes.”
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