Vegas Couple Accused in Plot to Kidnap, Kill Police
'Sovereign citizens' David Brutsche and Devon Newman caught in sting
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2013 4:54 PM CDT
This combination of images provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

(Newser) – Police in Las Vegas made two arrests this week in a scary-sounding plot to kidnap and kill police officers and judges, reports the local Review-Journal. David Allan Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, are self-described "sovereign citizens" who don't recognize the authority of police, courts, or the government. To make their point, they intended to start kidnapping random police officers, then staging trials and executions, say undercover detectives who worked with the couple on the plot since April.

They face charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, although Newman tells 8NewsNow from jail that she never intended to kidnap anyone and thought Brutsche was all talk. Both appeared in court today, and both made clear they didn't recognize the court's authority to hold them, notes the LA Times. Newman, for instance, informed the judge that she would like to be released immediately. "So noted," responded the judge. "Denied."

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Aug 24, 2013 12:42 PM CDT
She's a SCIENTOLOGY PR FLAK!!!!!!!!!
Aug 24, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
the thing I don't get is when you call the cops cause you were threatened they will ask you if that person or persons did anything to you yet if you say no they will tell you to call back when they do something to you. So why did they put these nut's in jail they didn't carry out any crime against the cops or judges. When it comes to some of the cops and judges they look down their noses at you and are more cocky and ignorant especially judges they think they are gods gift to America when in fact they are the signal most corrupt bastards that walk the earth. The cops their right up their with them I've seen people given and I been given tickets and didn't do anything wrong and when I went to court them bastards LIED and the ASSHOLE JUDGES always go with the cops. I don't see how the cops or judges can hold them they didn't do anything to anybody so what crime did they break ? Why don't the same laws go for the rest of the people ? Their all a bunch of corrupt MF'ERS.
Aug 24, 2013 6:59 AM CDT
This couple sounds like your typical conservative teabaggers.