Shawna Cox, who was arrested last month along with other militants who had taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, filed a crazy-time lawsuit against federal officials on Wednesday.
The suit reads like she took a bunch of Biblical letters, shook them up in a paper bag, then hurled them randomly on paper until they stuck, then BOOM, she filed a lawsuit!
We kind of picture Ms. Cox wearing a silly hat while she thought out this bizarre lawsuit. Or perhaps, she’s going for an insanity plea.
“I am asking for criminal and civil penalties for the perpetrators that subjected me and my witnesses to the crimes I have identified herein,” the lawsuit states. “I Claim I and the others involved in these actions have suffered damages from the works of the devil in excess of $666,666,666,666.66.”
Ah, the old 666 card!
Raw Story reports:
Cox makes reference in the suit to her current indictment on federal conspiracy charges following her Jan. 26 arrest, stating that she intends to ask jurors to pursue criminal and civil charges against state and federal officials who were “involved in the ambush that attempted to execute myself and others and executed Lavoy Finicum.”
After Cox’s release from jail on Feb 1, she has claimed that LaVoy Finicum was murdered by the FBI. The problem here is that after stopping the militants, LaVoy Finicum (also known as Tarpman), who was in another vehicle, took off and the Feds were forced to pursue him during a short high speed chase.
When Finicum stopped, he reached for a pocket in which he carried a loaded firearm. Mr. Finicum didn’t just do this once, but twice, and that resulted in him being fatally shot by the authorities. Oh, and by the way, Fincum’s pocket contained a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.
The Feds quickly released the video of the shooting to dispel any rumors.
For some reason though, that video sparked conspiracy theories, saying basically that Finicum was unarmed, or not reaching for his pocket. But he clearly was.
In addition, Finicum said during an interview that he was prepared to die rather than go to jail over the armed (and illegal) occupation.
Cox’s lawsuit includes Harney County Sheriff David Ward and state Sen. Cliff Bentz (R), accusing them of being “directly involved in terrorizing the people of Harney County with calling out their thugs and making the show of force” instead of allowing a grand jury to hear the case concerning Cox and her fellow militants.
And again, we see a problem. Armed militia members poured into the small town much to the dismay of the residents. Schools were shuttered and businesses closed temporarily. The people of Burns, Oregon, repeatedly made their voices clear saying they wanted the militants to go home and said they want their lives back to normal. So it wasn’t the Sheriff. It was them.
Meanwhile, the final four who eventually surrendered, literally defecated on sacred Native American land.
Sure, Ms. Cox isn’t crazy, everyone else is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The lawsuit in its entirety.
Featured image: mugshot (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office).