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The Militia Watchdog website has many resources designed for law enforcement professionals; the entire site should be explored.  However, some items on the site are particularly useful for law enforcement officers, and are listed here.

Militia Watchdog Mailing List. The Militia Watchdog Mailing List is a private mailing list for people with a professional interest in right-wing extremists.  A majority of list members are law enforcement officers.  It is an excellent resource for information sharing, requests, making contacts, and learning about the latest events.

Flashpoint America:   Surviving a Traffic Stop Confrontation with an Anti-Government Extremist.  This is an officer safety article about potentially dangerous traffic stops involving extremists.

Special Report #3: Shootout in Ohio: A Case Study of the "Patriot" Movement and Traffic Stops.  Another officer safety article, this one was actually written first, and is somewhat dated.

Special Report #8:  The Shadows of Waco:  The Tactics and Dynamics of Militia Confrontations. This study explores the dangerous situations that can arise when extremists suddenly show up at the scene of a standoff.

Old Wine, New Bottles:  Paper Terrorism, Paper Scams, and Paper 'Redemption'  This bulletin explains the currently most popular "sovereign citizen" tactic.

Calendar of Conspiracy.  The Calendar of Conspiracy is a quarterly chronology of extremist-related criminal activity.  It was started in 1997 and continued through 2000.  A continuing version of this chronology will soon be available via the Anti-Defamation League.

      1. Calendar Volume 1, Numbers 1 & 2 combined (January -- June 1997)
      2. Calendar Volume 1, No. 3 (July -- September 1997)
      3. Calendar Volume 1, No. 4 (October -- December 1997)
      4. Calendar Volume 2, No. 1 (January -- March 1998)
      5. Calendar Volume 2, No. 2 (April -- June 1998)
      6. Calendar Volume 2, No. 3 (July -- September 1998)
      7. Calendar Volume 2, No. 4 (October -- December 1998)
      8. Calendar Volume 3, No. 1 (January -- March 1999)
      9. Calendar Volume 3, No. 2 (April -- June 1999)
      10. Calendar Volume 3, No. 3 (July -- September 1999)
      11. Calendar Volume 3, No. 4 (October -- December 1999)
      12. Calendar Volume 4, No. 1 (January -- March 2000)
      13. Calendar Volume 4, No. 2 (April -- June 2000)
      14. Retro Calendar No. 1 (January -- December 1994)
      15. Retro Calendar No. 2. (January 1 -- April 18 1995)

Special Report #1: The Mountaineer Militia's Long, Slippery Slope.  This is a case study of a major militia-related incident.

The Private War of Bradley Glover.  Another case study of a major militia-related incident.

Special Report #4: Common Law and Uncommon Courts: An Overview of the Common Law Court MovementAn overview of the sovereign citizen movement.  Although it concentrates on the common law courts they formed in the early to mid 1990s, which are no longer popular, it is of much more general use in explaining the origins and ideology of this movement, as well as some of its common tactics.

Special Report #7:  Trusts and the Untrustworthy:  "Pure Trusts" and "Patriots for Profit."  This report explains in depth one of the most popular tax-related tactics of right-wing extremists.

The Famous "Militia Watchdog Links Page."  An extensive list of extremist-related websites, categorized and annotated.


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