Free Schaeffer Cox - Legal defense fund
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Francis Schaeffer Cox is a libertarian political prisoner who was sentenced to 26 years. He is being held in USP Marion, IL with an expected parole date of 10/26/33. All donations go towards Schaeffer's commissary and legal fees.

Schaeffer is in the appeal process.  He had his Oral Arguments in Anchorage, Alaska on August 16, 2017.  

 Video to the Oral Arguments

Audio to the Oral Arguments

 We expect to here a decision back from the Courts in 6 weeks to 6 months after the August 16th date.  At this point Schaeffer could be offered a plea deal or a re-trial.  I expect for his solicitation charges to be dropped at a minimum and are praying that both of his Conspiracy charges are dropped.  This would reduce his sentence down to 10 years.  He has also called for a retrial on his remaining weapon charges.  He has separate civil cases that he is working on in regards to his case.  Additionally, Schaeffer has filed a civil suit again the staff in the CMU for a pattern of retaliatory sanctions that have been placed on him including being placed back in the CMU and loss of email.  This is severely affecting his ability to communicate and work on his case. 

All of the funds donated here will go towards his commissary account or legal fees.

Here is a link to his appeal.


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Here is his story:

In an apparent effort to cause yet another false-flag event, undercover FBI provocateurs tried to convince then 27 year old Schaeffer Cox to do a mass shooting in his home town of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Schaeffer Cox, a well-known 2nd Amendment lobbyist who had won 38% of the vote in a State House election, became the subject of an intense FBI investigation after he angered State and Federal authorities by openly accusing them of drug trafficking and child prostitution. 

Oil Pipeline service company executive, Bill Allen, who had been spared prosecution on multiple counts of sexual abuse of minors in exchange for his 2008 testimony against pro-2nd Amendment Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, was among  those implicated.  The State Wide Drug Taskforce supplied children for sex to a number of state and federal officials in exchange for those official's cooperation in concealing the ongoing illicit drug trafficking activities of the State Wide Drug Taskforce, Schaeffer Cox said.

Not long after these public statements, the same departments that Schaeffer Cox accused of corruption sent in numerous provocateurs to try to switch his efforts off of exposing corruption and on the violent vigilante-type actions.  Scheaffer Cox, who believes in non-aggression and voluntarism, can be heard on multiple undercover recordings telling the provocateurs "No. I'm going to pull a Gandhi, NOT a Rambo" and "If we turn violent, people will see us as the bad guys."

In what some have called a deviation from accepted investigative techniques, the FBI responded to Schaeffer Cox's rejection of their violent proposals by creating a threat to his children that could serve as a motivator. 

Working with the Office of Child Services, the FBI filed a child neglect complaint regarding Schaeffer and his wife, Marti's 1 1/2 year old son.  Because they do not require probable cause, child neglect complaints are an attractive tool for investigators who wish to enter a home, but lack any evidence to support a warrant. 

Once Schaeffer Cox was made aware of the "writ of assistance" issued for the seizer of his young son, the FBI dispatched undercover provocateur Bill Fulton to again try to convince Schaeffer Cox to go on a shooting spree in response to these new developments.  Bill Fulton, acting under the supervision of FBI Special Agent Sandra Klein, pointed out that the child neglect complaint was obviously the corrupt work of Schaeffer Cox's political adversaries in the government, and urged him to go kill all officials involved.

When Schaeffer Cox and his friend, Les Zerbe, refused Fulton's violent suggestions a second time, Fulton flew into a rage, held a hunting knife to Les Zerbe's throat, and told him he would "slit this throat open and bleed him out at his feet" if he and Cox didn't agree to the proposed mass shooting.  Cox and Zerbe refused, and escaped never to see Fulton again.

Suspecting foul play by the FBI and local police, and fearing for their lives from Fulton, Schaeffer Cox and his wife went to the military police station on Ft. Wainwright for help.  Officers there advised Schaeffer Cox the Federal agents had come into the station and bragged of how they planned to "fix the Schaeffer Cox Problem" by "going into his home to take his kid, then just shoot Schaeffer Cox in the process."  The MP's gave Schaeffer Cox's attorney affidavits to this effect and would later testify to the same under oath.

At the FBI Special Agents Klein's direction, Fulton made a third attempt to get Schaeffer Cox to do a mass shooting.  Fulton did this by issuing a death threat ultimatum, and promising to kill Schaeffer Cox himself if he refused the proposed violence again.

Fearing for their lives, the Cox family packed up and headed for Canada.  But the FBI sent another undercover provocateur, Rj Olsen, after them, court documents say.  Olson, a self-described "drug-wholesaler" working under the supervision of FBI Special Agent Richard Sutherland, held the whole Cox family, including their 2 year old son and a 3 week old baby girl, hostage against their will in an attic for 21 days after sabotaging their vehicle, then using death threats from Fulton and made up story about a truck driver to keep them from leaving.

The government does not dispute the fact that the actions of the provocateurs working under the FBI's supervision did in fact meet the legal definition of 1st degree kidnapping, says Robert John, the Fairbanks attorney who got all related State charges against Cox thrown out.

On March 10th, 2011 Schaeffer Cox was taken from the attic to a deserted industrial lot in Fairbanks where he believed he would meet the "truck driver" Olson had promised.  No such trucker existed.  Instead there was an FBI ambush of out of town Agents who did not know that Schaeffer Cox was a well-respected local political voice with popular support.  The Agent's, who had been instructed to shoot Schaeffer Cox on site if he had a weapon, were not advised by the FBI case agent of Cox's repeated statements about being like Gandhi not Rambo.

FBI Special Agent Richard Sutherland supplied JR Olsen with an un-registered, non-traceable pistol and instructed him to "put in Schaeffer's lap then get under the truck so there will be some thick metal between you and him when the shooting starts."  The FBI's plan was interrupted when the owner of the industrial lot happened upon the scene and started asking questions about why men with masks and machine guns were hiding around the corner.

Schaeffer Cox was arrested and put on trial for "conspiracy against the government."  The prosecution was led by Steve Skroki and Joseph Bottini, the same people that were held in contempt of court for hiding evidence in several related trials of Alaska political personalities.  The audio recording of Schaeffer Cox repeatedly rejecting violence were hidden from the jury, but are now being made available to the public by Schaeffer Cox's supporters via YouTube and other means. 

Steve Skrocki, who has publicly attacked Scheaffer Cox for his belief in Moral Higher Law, built his case primarily on the testimony of Fulton and Olson.  But recently released audio recordings and emails between Steve Skrocki and his boss US Attorney Karen Loeffler, now show that Skrocki coached his witnesses to lie, then vouched for those lies in his closing arguments to the jury. 

Still others have taken issue with Skrocki's entire theory of the case.  "The importance of this case is significant to the whole of humanity" says Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America.  He points out that the prosecution conceded that Cox had no actual  plans for violence, but convicted him anyway based on Cox's belief that We the People may someday have to stand down an out of control government.

Schaeffer Cox, who has been in prison since 2011 agrees.  "This amounts to sending people to prison for simply believing in the original meeting of the 2nd amendment" he says.   "If we don't reverse my conviction, it will set sweeping new precedent allowing for the wholesale round up of those who have not committed any crimes."  

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