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‘Sovereign citizen’ with gang past convicted in Philadelphia home invasion robbery

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A “sovereign citizen” with a decades-long criminal record was convicted Thursday in connection with a Philadelphia home invasion robbery.

Kevin Green, who clashed with his court-appointed attorney and repeatedly interrupted court proceedings with objections based on Moorish Science Temple and other anti-government political theories, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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“I object to you being my attorney and I object to these proceedings,” Green said when asked if he wished to testify. “I do not consent to them.”

Jurors found the 57-year-old Green guilty in the Aug. 10 home invasion robbery of a couple, along with an exotic dancer, 26-year-old Charda Gilyard, who was also charged.

According to testimony, Green and Gilyard went to the couple’s home posing as prospective tenants and forced their way inside.

Investigators said Green terrorized the woman and her 12-year-old autistic son before fleeing with $7,713 in cash.

Neighbors spotted Green running down the street with a blocked of wrapped cash under his arm and Gilyard sprinting awkwardly in stiletto heels, authorities said.

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Police arrested the pair a short time later.

Green, who was first arrested as an adult in 1975 and became involved by the late 1980s in a notorious drug gang, had been on parole for 10 months at the time of his arrest.

He avoided a life sentence for murder in the 1989 shooting of computer software expert Donald Branch, who Green’s associates mistook for another man, at Tobin’s Inn.

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Green was sentenced to seven to 15 years for murder in that case.

Gliyard pleaded guilty earlier this week in the home invasion, and she and Green will be sentenced in September.

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Three right-wing ‘boogaloo’ militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report

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On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.

"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.

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‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls

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A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.

He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.

"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."

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James Mattis takes swipe at Trump: We have gone ‘three years without mature leadership’

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On Wednesday, The Atlantic reported that President Donald Trump's former Defense Secretary James Mattis has written a furious condemnation of the president, saying he is incapable of "mature leadership" and accusing him of deliberately trying to turn Americans against one another.

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” wrote Mattis, according to the article. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand — one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values — our values as people and our values as a nation ... We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”

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