11 Anti-US GOvt Idiots In Custody After Stand-Off With Mass. Police...

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An hours-long standoff with a group of heavily armed men that partially shut down Interstate 95 ended Saturday with 11 suspects in custody, Massachusetts state police said. The standoff shut down a portion of I-95 for much of the morning, causing major traffic problems during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Authorities said the interstate is now reopened and the shelter-in-place orders for Wakefield and Reading were lifted.


The standoff began around 2 a.m. when police noticed two cars pulled over on I-95 with hazard lights on after they had apparently run out of fuel, authorities said at a Saturday press briefing. :D:D:D (Didn’t even have enough money to fuel? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:)

A group calling themselves “Moorish American Arms” posted a video on Instagram overnight showing armed members blocking the highway. In addition, live videos from the scene were shared by the YouTube account “Rise of the Moors.”


“The Moorish sovereign citizen movement is a collection of independent organizations and lone individuals that emerged in the early 1990s as an offshoot of the anti-government sovereign citizens’ movement, which believes that individual citizens hold sovereignty over, and are independent of, the authority of federal and state governments,” the Southern Poverty Law Center says of the movement. “Moorish sovereigns espouse an interpretation of sovereign doctrine that African Americans constitute an elite class within American society with special rights and privileges that convey on them a sovereign immunity placing them beyond federal and state authority.”


At least some of the suspects were clad in military-style gear with long guns and pistols, Mass State Police Col. Christopher Mason said. He added that they were headed to Maine from Rhode Island for “training.”

“You can imagine 11 armed individuals standing with long guns slung on an interstate highway at 2 in the morning certainly raises concerns and is not consistent with the firearms laws that we have in Massachusetts,” Mason said.

In a video posted to social media Saturday morning, a man who did not give his name, but said he was from a group called Rise of the Moors, broadcast from Interstate 95 in Wakefield near exit 57.

“We are not anti-government. We are not anti-police, we are not sovereign citizens, we’re not Black identity extremists,” said the man who appeared to be wearing military-style equipment. “As specified multiple times to the police that we are abiding by the peaceful journey laws of the United States.”

The website for the group says they are “Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders.”

Mason said he understood the suspects, who did not have firearms licenses, have a different perspective on the law.

“I appreciate that perspective,” he said “I disagree with that perspective at the end of the day, but I recognize that it’s there.”

Mason said he had no knowledge of the group, but it was not unusual for the state police to encounter people who have “sovereign citizen ideology,” although he did not know if the people involved in the Wakefield standoff were a part of that.

The men refused to put down their weapons or comply with authorities’ orders, claiming to be from a group “that does not recognize our laws” before taking off into a wooded area, police said.

Mason said the suspects surrendered after police tactical teams used armored vehicles to tighten the perimeter around them.

Police initially reported nine suspects were taken into custody, but two more were taken into custody in their vehicle later Saturday morning. Two suspects were hospitalized, but police said it was for preexisting conditions that had nothing to do with the standoff.

Police and prosecutors are working to determine what charges the members of the group will face.

The suspects were expected to appear in court in Woburn on Tuesday, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said.

Old black folk usually say “you can’t do what they do” to black kids to remind them that they can’t partake in the same crimes as white folk.

The US government will negotiate with Bundys/Malhuer hostage takers for a month but they will not waste time with a group of armed black men. I’m surprised they didn’t kill them all.

Ndio maana ninawaambianga blm organization was infiltrated by far-left wazungus. That’s why unaona their leaders are never harassed by the govt infact they are promoted through the white elite owned mainstream media. Hawa watu wangekuwa kama black panther their leaders would have been killed or incarcerated a longtime ago.

The non corporate Black liberation activists have actually been hunted and killed. Look up what happened to the organizers of the 2014 Missouri protests. Most of them died under “mysterious” circumstances.

Also note the push by Trump Justice department to designate “black identity groups” as terrorist organizations while flatly denying that White Supremacists groups are the biggest killers of Americans since 9/11.

Meanwhile groups of heavily armed white men gather and organize openly in every state.

It has been like that for decades. It doesn’t matter which party is in power. When the white system views unarmed black civil rights groups as threat they look for ways to finish them.

USA is Piece of Sh!t

A man involved in an armed standoff with police on an interstate highway in Massachusetts last week refused a defense attorney and told a court he can’t be charged because he’s a “foreign national,” the Associated Press reported. Quinn Cumberlander, a 40-year old from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is one of 11 people facing charges in connection with the standoff that lasted multiple hours on Interstate 95 in Wakefield, the Associated Press reported.

Quinn Cumberlander

“We didn’t want to cause fear. I object to being held without bail. I am not a threat to society or anybody,” Cumberlander said in court.

Another defendant, Robert Rodriguez, 21, of the Bronx, New York, asked that a fellow defendant serves as his attorney, but the judge noted that the man is not a licensed lawyer. He also refused to be interviewed by Probation.

Robert Rodriquez, center

“I was seen by a probation officer,” Rodriguez said. “But I did not commit a crime.”

A third defendant, who has refused to identify himself to authorities, told the judge he was a “free Moor.”
The judge ruled he had waived right to counsel, then ordered him out of the courtroom to watch proceedings on Zoom because he kept interrupting her.

The defendants—10 men and a 17-year-old—say they are members of a group called Rise of the Moors. Several of their supporters were also in court, while others watched remotely, sometimes interrupting.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says the Moorish sovereign citizen movement is a collection of independent organizations and individuals that emerged in the 1990s as an offshoot of the anti-government sovereign citizens’ movement. People in the movement believe individual citizens hold sovereignty over and are independent of, the authority of federal and state governments.

The vast majority of Moorish sovereign citizens are African American, according to the SPLC.
On the Rise of the Moors website, however, they say they are not sovereign citizens, but the original sovereigns of the U.S. based on a 1789 letter from George Washington to the sultan of Morocco.

Those arrested Saturday were identified as Jamhal Latimer, also known as Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey; Cumberlander; Rodriguez; Wilfredo Hernandez, also known as Will Musa; Alban El Curraugh; Aaron Lamont Johnson, also known as Tarrif Sharif Bey; Lamar Dow; Conrad Pierre; a 17-year-old; and two who have refused to identify themselves, state police said. They are from Rhode Island, New York and Michigan.