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He is currently the national director of Fact Finding for the Anti-Defama- tion League in Ohio. The ADL is the oldest civil rights organization in the United States. It was formed in 1913 after an African-American man was lynched in the Ssouth. The goal of the ADL is to protect all Americans against hate and intolerance including extremist groups. He previously worked as the research director for the U.S. Jus- tice Department's Anti-Terrorism Program. His research, along with volumes of other research done on right-wing groups, can be found on the Internet at www.militia-watch- dog.org. other side of the bridge that want this project completed need to let Snohomish County know and they must sound off louder than Salter- lee." Pitcavage said document harass- ment is the most common tactic used by right-wing extremist groups and he predicts the fre- quency of the documents filed by "Freedom County" will increase. "They will keep filing repeated actions," he said. Pitcavage said another tactic is the use of no trespassing signs. At the swearing-in ceremony of their county officials held in the cocktail lounge of the Rome Restaurant in October, "Freedom County" officials spoke highly of their no trespassing signs and offered them for sale to support- ers. Pitcavage said that his studies show that if the legal documents don't keep groups like "Freedom County" satisfied, a physical con- frontation might be the next step. "It depends on the personalities involved," he said. "Physical con- frontations have taken place with these groups in Texas. A group took a family that spoke out against them hostage. They let the family go the following day, but one of the gunmen in the Texas standoff was shot and killed. The standoff lasted for weeks." Pitcavage said that other stand- offs with these groups have taken place with the Freemen in Montana and a group in Kansas. Ties between these groups and the Randy Weaver standoff in Ruby Ridge also exist. "A physical confrontation is a definite possibility," Pitcavage said. "When you have a critical mass of extremists and they want to form their own government there is always that potential. It also gives them the thrill they were initially seeking. Most of the extremists get an adrenaline rush from the power. The Posse Comitatus is based on the old style of government these people believe still exists." The Posse Comitatus movement historically has put a lot of power in the position of sheriff. Members believe county government is the one legitimate form of government. Since the sheriff is the only elected county law enforcement officer, "most of their anger is directed against the sheriff," Pitcavage said. "It is their belief that if the sheriff doesn't defend them against wrongs by other governments, he has committed treason and could be hanged." The symbol of the Posse Comi- tatus movement is a hangman's noose. There is also a newsletter distributed by the Posse called the "Nooseletter." Satterlee, Bender and "Freedom County" boardmember David ke 426 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. WA 98223 Telephone 360.435.5757 2001, Sun News, Inc. , Brooklyn. New York NO. USPS 032-140 01 weekly for $34 per year in Snohomish by The Arlingten Times, 426 N. Olympic at Arlington, WA. POSTMASTER: Send c Ave., Arlington, WA 98223. Deadlines: Friday. Sporting events held Friday Classified ads: Noon, Friday. Guadalupe have all made negative comments about Snohomish Coun- ty Sheriff Rick Bart at "Freedom County" meetings. On April 14, "Freedom County" officials sent a public notice to supporters that was prepared by Robert Bender, aka Fnu Lnu. Among other things, the notice said Satterlee believed that sup- porters driving by his home near Darrington were being stopped and ticketed by law enforcement offi- cials in the hopes of generating revenue and interfering with sup- porters' right to visit his home. The notice includes a step-by- step instruction sheet that directs supporters through a convoluted process of dealing with a law offi- cer during a traffic stop. They are also instructed to call Bender after being ticketed. "These are more examples this movement is anti-government and has descended from the Posse," Pit- cavage said. "Basically, they believe the true government was subverted through a long-lasting conspiracy and replaced with a corrupt gov- ernment. They call it the defacto government and they want to restore power to the old govern- ment." Pitcavage went on to explain that these groups believe driver's licenses and zip codes are used by the corrupt government in covert operations. "They won't use a zip code," Pit- cavage said. "They also won't show their driver's licenses, if they have one, to law enforcement officers." The paperwork distributed by "Freedom County" on how to act during a traffic stop refers to a dri- ver's licenses as papers that will be used against anyone in court. Nei- ther Satterlee's nor Guadalupe's business cards include a zip code. "In general, these people are often dangerous," Pitcavage said. "Dangerous in the sense they prac- tice harassment and intimidation against cops and private citizens. In a nutshell, they believe the gov- ernment is illegitimate and they want people to answer to another form of government. 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