Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Fairbanks Militia leader Schaefer Cox failed to appear for a trial on a weapons misconduct charge this week.. Cox was charged after allegedly failing to immediately notify a police officer that he was carrying a concealed handgun. Cox said last week he decided not to attend his trial after receiving a court order barring him from discussing the Constitutional issues.
Cox says he wants to challenge the jurisdiction of the court. He says the Alaska court system is a corporate entity, not the judiciary department lined out in the state Constitution. Fairbanks District attorney Mike Grey has said the defense Cox wants to make has been heard and rejected many times in courts around the country. A warrant has been issued for Cox’s arrest. Cox is head of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, and has started the local Constitutional movement , the 2nd Amendment Task Force.
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