West Memphis tragedy used to teach officers | Crime
The West Memphis Police Department says it’s working with the Southern Poverty Law Center to battle extremism.
In May, two West Memphis officers were shot to death during a traffic stop. During the ensuing gun battle, Jerry Kane and his teenage son Joe wounded the Crittenden County sheriff and his chief deputy. The Kanes, who were members of an anti-government group called Soveriegn Citizens, were killed in the shootout.
"The idea is to show the specific threat Sovereign Citizens is to police and law enforcement," said Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report for the SPCL. "The murder of the two police officers was our cover story in our last magazine issue and out of that, we realized that law enforcement officers are in real danger from these people."
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