William Cooper Update
Sierra Times 11.06.01 http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495&article=11045
Details are still sketchy on what caused the Cooper shootout on November 5, 2001, but a fax sent from the Apache County
Sheriff's office sheds some more light on the subject. William Cooper was fatally wounded during a late night gunfight. Contrary to what was reported earlier, it was not a SWAT raid, but a simple confrontation between police and Cooper. One Apache County deputy, Robert Martinez was critically wounded in the exchange. Here's what we know so far:
According to the Sheriff's report, several deputies were positioned outside the Cooper residence to serve a warrant for
Aggravated Assault and two counts of endangerment. Cooper had stated numerous times in the past that he would not
surrender to law enforcement via his website and shortwave radio. Obviously, law enforcement took him seriously. The
showdown began at approximately 12:15 pm local time.
After leaving his residence in his vehicle, the report states that Cooper confronted plain clothed deputies a short distance away.
"As Cooper drove back to his residence, deputies attempted to stop him using a fully marked patrol vehicle to block the driveway. Cooper refused to stop or comply with verbal orders by the deputies", according to the report.
Cooper then drove around the patrol car to evade the arrest, and the report stated that he tried to run over one of the
deputies en route back to his residence. Cooper was then followed a short distance to his residence where this time he
was confronted by uniformed deputies. "After refusing once again to comply with the deputies orders, Cooper exited his
vehicle and began running toward the house, firing shots with a handgun toward the deputies", the report said. No where in the
report did it mention that Cooper only had one leg - the other lost in combat long ago. Cooper died on the scene.
When Deputy Martinez took a head shot, officers returned fire, the report said. According to the Sheriff's office, "the surgery on Martinez went well" , but the condition is still critical. There was a positive history written up about Martinez in the report, but nothing positive about Cooper, of course.
Cooper had made it known that he would take action against law enforcement from years back stating, "trespassers will be shot on discovery." He also denied violating any laws during that period as well. Cooper has a history of harassing and threatening local residents with deadly force, according to the report. He was recently charge with aggravated assault and endangerment, as well as wanted by the U.S. Marshall's Service on unrelated felony charges. Cooper had spent the last month challenging the government's claims about what caused the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11.
Most who knew of Cooper all state that he was a hard man to get along with - if at all. His demeanor and attitude was
"unfriendly" at best. Although state-sponsored media called Cooper a "national militia leader", no one has yet to come forward who was under his command, nor has anyone to this point come forward to claim his 'militia rank'. None of those who
knew Cooper and spoke to Sierra Times wanted to go on the record, but the best statement was, "he was a son-of a bitch,
but he was our son-of-a bitch".
The new Patriot Act of 2001 has many wondering if the Cooper take down was just the beginning in silencing the voices on opposition in the Country. "Are they just starting in alphabetical order?" one person asked. Cooper was best known for being the first to provide evidence of explosives being found inside the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, including the type of explosive used.
According to his webmaster, "It appears at this time to be totally unrelated to the disputes he had with the federal government." There were no federal agents involved with the gunfight. http://www.sierratimes.com/archive/files/nov/06/arwc110601.htm
Who Benefits? The question no one dares to ask!
by William Cooper
Veritas News Service - Exclusive, September 15, 2001 -- Who benefits from the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks? I can tell you that no Arab nation benefits. I can tell you that no Muslim benefits. So why would any of them mount an attack that even the most stupid idiot fanatic in the world would understand to be the instrument of the absolute condemnation and alienation of his cause by all humanity?
Like most Americans I looked to the Arab world for the source of the attack, Not because it was the most obvious solution, but because I have been programed by the media to look only in that direction. I did not look elswhere until stories appeared that set alarm bells ringing. Are we being deceived and manipulated? Who benefits from these attacks?
Questions that remain unanswered from the first World Trade Center Attack.GO HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY:
----- Original Message -----
From: The Round Valley Paper: email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 9:32 AM
Subject: Bill Cooper was killed by police
Bill Cooper, militia commander, world-wide broadcaster, disk jockey, acid-commentator on the scene, author and publisher, was shot to death by police officers in an exchange of gunfire at midnight Monday, fulfilling his often-stated wish to go out in a blaze of glory. We will miss Bill's broadcasts. If you know Norm Olsson's address, please forward this to him.
Tim Mull was just in and told me that about midnight Monday, local police with a warrant for a couple of aggravated-assault warrants (Bill was certainly guilty) went up in force to Bill Cooper's house, letting on to be teenagers drinking and partying, with the radio turned up loud. Bill came out of his house and drove over to them, demanding that they get off of his mountain. Two officers jumped Bill in his car. Bill backed it up, shoved one officer out and shot the other one twice in the head with his forty-five, but did not inflict any life-threatening wounds. Bill ran toward his house, whereupon the entire contingent gave Bill
what he had been asking for -- his martyrdom. This was not a federal ninja action, nor a rogue-cop riot. Bill had gone over to Dr. Scott Hamblin's house and wagged a gun in his face, and seems to have done the same to another person as well. The officers wisely went prepared, as Bill had broadcast hundreds of times that he would not surrender and would kill anyone who came after him.
Glenn Jacobs, friend, enemy, neighbor, unindicted co-conspirator, hateful adversary, collaborator, messenger boy, informer and listener.
From: "Emma Shlarp" firstname.lastname@example.org
What I just heard from a resident of Eager about this was that Bill Cooper had gone into town and threatened someone with a gun. The Eager PD went up there and tried to lure him out so they could wrestle him down and handcuff him. However, Cooper got wise and started shooting so the Eager cops shot back and that, according to my resident source (who writes for the local newspaper) is what happened. I would consider him to be a credible source.
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