EDITORS NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS SO DECEPTIVE IN THE WAY IT DESCRIBES THE BROWNS. THEY ARE BY FAR NOT EVIL TERRORISTS WHO SHOULD BE KEPT FROM SOCIETY, THEY ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO REFUSED TO PAY THE ILLEGAL INCOME TAX TO THE IRS UNLESS THEY (IRS) COULD SHOW THEM THE LAW THAT SAYS THEY HAVE TO. SO THE IRS RESPONDED BY SENDING ARMED AGENTS ONTO THE BROWNS PERSONAL PROPERTY. AS A HUMAN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST ANYONE. JUST BECAUSE THEY WEAR A UNIFORM AND HAVE A PIECE OF METAL ON THEIR CHEST DOESN’T MEAN THEY HAVE THE POWER TO ATTACK YOU, THEY THINK SO, BUT IT DOESN’T. THE ONLY REASON THIS KIND OF ABSOLUTUE BULLSHIT GOES ON IS BECAUSE THE IGNORANCE AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THIS ONCE GREAT NATION. WE ARE ON THE EDGE OF COMPLETE CORP. FASCISM AND NOBODY SEEMS TO GIVE A SHIT. THIS ISN’T SOME FUCKING TALKING POINT PEOPLE, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. WE HAVE A SMALL WINDOW LEFT AND ITS CLOSING FAST BECAUSE THE ELITES ARE SCARED. THEY KNOW THAT THERE ARE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WAKING UP EVERY DAY. THATS WHY THESE BULLSHIT BILLS GET PASSED WITHOUT ANYONE READING THEM, THEY ARE REALLY AFRAID OF AN EDUCATED INFORMED PUBLIC. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER MY FRIENDS AND ITS TIME TO GIVE THAT POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE WHERE IT BELONGS.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown were convicted Thursday on all counts of plotting to kill federal agents during a nine-month standoff at their fort-like home in rural New Hampshire.
The Browns, in their 60s, face a mandatory minimum 30-year prison sentence on one charge alone.
The couple held hands and looked straight ahead as the verdict was read. They refused to stand when the jury and judge left the courtroom. Defense lawyers declined to comment.
The prosecution denounced the Browns’ behavior behind their crimes.
“By rejecting the rule of the law and substituting a personal code involving weapons, explosives and threats, the defendants committed increasingly serious crimes,” acting U.S. Attorney Michael Gunnison said. “Their conduct has no place in a civil society.”
The Browns are scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 3.
The Browns holed up in their hilltop home in early 2007 to avoid arrest after being convicted of tax evasion. They amassed an arsenal of high-powered weapons and explosives, including booby-traps in woods surrounding the home.
During the trial, Ed Brown testified that the weapons were for self-defense, saying he believed the government planned to kill him and his wife. The two were arrested in October 2007 without incident.
The verdict came after seven hours of deliberation over two days.