‘Sovereign Citizen’ Movement Is a Growing Domestic Terror Threat


CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reports that a group of Americans who call themselves “sovereign citizens” are among the nation’s top domestic terror threats. Many of them Many don’t pay taxes, carry a driver’s license or hold a Social Security card. They have little regard for the police or the courts, and some have become violent.

By some estimates, there are as many as 300,000 sovereign citizens in the U.S. And with the sluggish economy and mortgage mess, their ranks are growing with people who have become alienated or disenfranchised. Some have turned to violence, particularly against police officers and judges.

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