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A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: hal
Date: July 16, 2021 01:45PM
I found this image on twitter and searched the name - this one is nuts!

[www.thedailybeast.com]

Pauline Bauer, a Pennsylvania pizzeria owner, is accused of multiple counts of violent entry, disruptive conduct, and obstruction of Congress after she allegedly broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6. Prosecutors allege that Bauer tried organizing buses to transport people to D.C. for a rally that preceded the riot, and that while in the Capitol rotunda she told police that she wanted to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

But in what experts describe as an inadvisable legal strategy, Bauer has demanded to represent herself in court, appeared to threaten a court clerk with prison time, and declared herself a “self-governed individual” with special legal privileges.

Bauer does not simply appear in court, she clarified during a June 11 proceeding via Zoom. “I am here by special divine appearance, a living soul,” she told a judge that day, while stating that she did not want an attorney.

“I do not stand under the law,” she said. “Under Genesis 1, God gave man dominion over the law.”

Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said such documents are typical of sovereign citizens, a pseudo-legal movement to which Bauer appears to subscribe.

“Sovereign citizens will often refer to themselves as ‘flesh and blood’ people. They do this because they have this longstanding belief that the government has created artificial versions of them for various nefarious purposes,” Pitcavage told The Daily Beast, noting that the document appeared to be Bauer’s attempt to reclaim all supposed versions of herself.

Though beliefs range throughout the loosely affiliated movement, sovereign citizens typically claim to exist independent of U.S. law, which they frequently describe as illegitimate. Those beliefs are bolstered by an economy of “sovereign” influencers and grifters who offer guides to supposed legal hacks that—if actually executed—tend to land practitioners in jail.

Bauer appears to have attempted multiple avenues of sovereign legal strategy. In one recent filing, she appeared to threaten a court clerk with prison time, noting that it would be the penalty for failing to properly log her filings.

In another new filling, she offered a document that “serves as Proof that my living DNA existed on this Land before there was a UNITED STATES of America or Any STATE Thereof.” The attached document was a family tree showing what Bauer said were ancestors born in Virginia and Pennsylvania before 1776. (Even if accurate, this has no bearing on U.S. law.)



(I assume that's blood)
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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 16, 2021 01:55PM
Fine, let her renounce her US citizenship. Then deport her to Somalia.


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Pauline Bauer, a Pennsylvania pizzeria owner

Uhmmm, after checking the basement of her restaurant, of course.
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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 16, 2021 02:04PM
Sovereigns deserve their own individual land, so give it to them - nice 6'x8' individual pieces with secured borders and guards.

Nuts.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 16, 2021 03:27PM
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hal
(I assume that's blood)

Blood, or red ink.

You gotta know the "code."

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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: hal
Date: July 16, 2021 03:33PM
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Lux Interior
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hal
(I assume that's blood)

Blood, or red ink.

You gotta know the "code."

[www.vox.com]

wow - these really are those crazy people yammering on street corners - only now, facebook allows them to be crazy from home while still reaching out to other crazies.
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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 16, 2021 04:16PM
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Ombligo
Sovereigns deserve their own individual land, so give it to them - nice 6'x8' individual pieces with secured borders and guards.

Nuts.

In this case, you seem to have forgotten the padded walls and special wraparound garment that said individual should be wearing.




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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 16, 2021 04:42PM
"She was set free after she verbally agreed to the court’s pretrial release conditions, which included turning over her guns to a relative. "

And these nuts always have guns.
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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 16, 2021 04:50PM
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Lemon Drop
And these nuts always have guns.

We can't infringe!

They need to be well regulated.

Wait, isn't that contradictory?
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Re: A crazy sovereign citizen's defense in court for Jan 6 crimes
Posted by: neophyte
Date: July 16, 2021 05:52PM
"She was set free after she verbally agreed to the court’s pretrial release conditions, which included turning over her guns to a relative."

Said relative probably lives next door, so she'll have easy access to said firearms whenever desired.
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