Alleged Las Vegas cop killers Amanda and Jerad Miller were fans of the provocative writings and videos of Free Stater Larken Rose who asks (and answers), “When should you shoot a cop?”
"If you have the unalienable right to speak your mind (a la the First Amendment), then you have the right to KILL ‘government’ agents who try to shut you up," Rose wrote in an essay that was made into a video by CopBlock.org. “If you have the unalienable right to be armed, then you have the right to KILL “government” agents who try to disarm you.”
On her YouTube page, where Miller posted videos she and her husband Jerad Miller made during their three days at the Bundy ranch, Amanda Miller liked “When should you shoot a cop?” and Larken’s follow-up video, “Shooting Cops.” On Facebook, Jerad Miller posted a link to Rose’s “When is it OK to shoot a cop?” and answer, “At his point, always.”
In September 2013, when Miscellany Blue first reported on Larken’s videos, the Free State Project board of trustees was in the process of reviewing his membership status to determine if he had violated the group’s rules that prohibit members from promoting violence.
Though the board had recently expelled writer Christopher Cantwell over a similar complaint, it apparently took no action against Rose, who is planning to attend the group’s Porcfest festival later this month.
Cantwell, who is now officially a former Free Stater, reacted to the Las Vegas shootings by writing, “The good news is, two cops are dead. The bad news is, the two shooters, and what appears to be an innocent bystander are dead too.”