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W. M. Cooper Killed

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 19:26:10 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 04:53:47 -0500
Subject: W. M. Cooper Killed

To UFO UpDates List:

Some of you will recall William Milton Cooper who came onto the
UFO scene about 15 years ago and soon made himself one of the
most unscrupulous conspiracy theorists in the UFO field.

After several years he was being invited to give lectures for
considerable pay. He talked about the UFO/Kennedy/you-name-it
conspiracy. Anyone who didn't agree with him... even when he
changed his story... which he did (as it grew and grew)... was
_against_ him and part of the Conspiracy! He put it all into his
book, 'Behold A Pale Horse'... which more accurately should be
entitled 'Behind The Pale Horse'.


Source: http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495&article=11021

Militia leader killed, deputy wounded during attemped arrest

Associated Press/The Arizona Republic Nov. 06, 2001 12:20:00

EAGAR - A national leader of the militia movement has been
killed and an Apache County sheriff's deputy wounded in a
shootout, authorities said.

William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show
broadcast on the Worldwide Christian Radio out of Nashville,
which receives it via phone from his home in St. Johns. He had
millions of listeners worldwide, including Timothy McVeigh.

The deputy, whose name was being withheld by authorities, was
shot twice in the head while trying to arrest Cooper, a state
Department of Public afety spokesman said today. Cooper was
killed by another officer.

Several deputies were attempting to arrest Cooper, who was armed
with a handgun, said Officer Steve Volden, a spokesman for the
DPS, which was investigating the shooting. He said details of
the shooting would be released later today.

The deputy was in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital early
today, Volden said.

Cooper was one of the most widely known prophets of the "patriot
movement," railing at the federal government and talking of
doomsday omens in his radio broadcast.

McVeigh, who was executed in May for the bombing of the federal
building in Oklahoma City, listened to Cooper's broadcasts for
inspiration, according to testimony by James Nichols, brother of
Oklahoma bombing co-defendant Terry Nichols during a 1996
pretrial hearing.

Like some other patriot leaders, Cooper refused to get a
driver's license or pay federal income taxes, saying he is
willing to risk getting ticketed and has found a legal way to
avoid the taxes.

The patriot movement grew during the 1990s, fed by a series of
news events - the siege of Randy Weaver in Idaho, the raid on
the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas and the signing of
gun-control laws.

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