On Sunday, a married couple walked up to a police officer eating lunch at Cici’s Pizza. They shot him in the head. He died instantly. His partner, also eating lunch, went for his gun but wasn’t quite fast enough. The couple shot him several times in the chest. He died on the emergency room table.
Meet Jerad and Amanda Miller, the crazed shooters who went on to kill an armed bystander, and ultimately themselves, at the Las Vegas Walmart they went to after declaring, “this is a revolution.”
The Millers had ties to the anti-government Cliven Bundy ranch “patriots,” but they were even too extreme for them and got kicked out. They also had Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, and Tea Party paraphernalia in their apartment. They draped a Gadsden flag — the iconic yellow banner depicting a coiled snake, and emblazoned with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me” — over the dead police officer.
Jerad Miller’s still active Facebook page is a testament to his far-right self-professed libertarian conservative leanings.
“There is no greater cause to die for than liberty,” Jerad Miller wrote on May 2. “To die for that cause is easy, to live for it is another matter. I will willingly die for liberty. Death, in a sense is freedom from tyranny. Death, is the easy way out. Most notably is the ‘suicide by cop’ routine. Yes, standing before despots is dangerous and most likely does not end well for you. I know this, my wife knows this. Soon they will come for us, because they don’t like what we think, and what we say. They don’t like the fact that we, simply will not submit to fascist rule. We don’t have much, but we are willing to sacrifice everything…….for you, for your freedoms. Even if you wouldn’t let us have ours. We know who we are and what we stand for, do you?”
On the day before he and his wife would take five lives, including their own, Jerad Miller posted his final message to 79 Facebook friends:
He was an anti-government, pro-gun, self-professed domestic terrorist:
Miller posted many articles from the Tea Party extremist website, dont-tread.info, which is titled: “Obama Is Trying To Destroy America. How Far He Will Go Will Shock You.”
And Miller confessed he was “guilty as charged” for his far right Tea Party leanings:
Mother Jones described them as “a young married couple who espoused extreme pro-gun and anti-government views on their Facebook pages and who had spent time at the ranch of Cliven Bundy, whose standoff with the federal government made him a cause celebre in the so-called ‘patriot’ movement.” MJ added, “Jerad Miller’s Facebook ‘likes’ include the NRA, American Patriot Media Network, Support the 2nd Amendment, The Patriot Party, Rand Paul 2016, Ron Paul, the Washington Examiner, Legalize Weed, Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, the Heritage Foundation, FreedomWorks, American Crossroads, and Allen West.”
Sound like your local neighborhood Fox News watching libertarian Tea Party “patriot”?
One week ago, Miller wrote what seems like a mini-manifesto:
We can hope for peace. We must, however, prepare for war. We face an enemy that is not only well funded, but who believe they fight for freedom and justice. Those of us who know the truth and dare speak it, know that the enemy we face are indeed our brothers. Even though they share the same masters as we all do. They fail to recognize the chains that bind them. To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed. May the best men of our beloved nation stand and fight tyranny, without fear and without regret. May we stand proud as free men instead of kneeling as slaves. May we offer our children a free and just world with our blood, sweat and tears as payment. Let our wives and lovers take vengeance upon our enemies in our absence. We cannot fail in this endeavor of Liberty, if we do we risk leaving our orphaned children to the will of tyrants. We, cannot with good conscience leave this fight to our children, because the longer we wait, our enemies become better equipped and recruit more mercenaries of death, willing to do a tyrants bidding without question. I know you are fearful, as am I. We certainly stand before a great and powerful enemy. I, however would rather die fighting for freedom, than live on my knees as a slave. Let it be known to our children’s children that free men stood fast before a tyrants wrath and were found victorious because we stood together. That we all cast aside our petty differences and united under the banner of Liberty and Truth. May future generations look back upon this time in history with awe and gratitude, for our courage to face tyranny, so that they could live happy and free
Amanda Miller, Jerad’s wife, was less active on Facebook but made her leanings well-known:
Hopefully, the FBI is investigating, and starting with their Facebook pages.
All images via Jerad and Amanda Miller’s Facebook pages.
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