Police fatally shot an Alabama “sovereign citizen” Tuesday during an altercation at an animal shelter.
Investigators said 30-year-old Robert Earl Lawrence became disorderly as he attempted to turn over a stray animal about 12:30 p.m. to the Dothan City Animal Shelter when an employee told him he could not leave without showing identification.
He instead showed paperwork that identified him as a sovereign citizen and, therefore, not bound by federal, state, or local laws.
Employees called police, who attempted to arrest Lawrence after they said he refused to calm down.
Police said Lawrence struggled with the arresting officer, who then shot him in the abdomen.
Lawrence died about 9:50 p.m., authorities said.
The rest of the report is some dutiful character assassination to make him seem violent but that would have no relevance whatsoever to the incident in a court of law. Notably, the report makes no reference at all as to whether or not he was armed when he was shot in the abdomen.
As usual, the government wants us all to believe the man was shot because he was violent or “bad.” But they come up against a very inconvenient fact – he was dropping off a stray animal at a shelter, which more likely than not means he was a gentle man, simply outraged at the idea that he must identify himself in his own land.