On December 5, 2012 the Virginia Office of the Attorney General is hosting a seminar about Sovereign Citizens for local law enforcement.
The seminar will last 7 hours and will take place at 990 Hilton Heights Road in Charlottesville, Virginia.
According to a press release posted by the DCJS:
The sovereign citizen movement involves individuals and groups who uniformly reject federal and state authority.
Activities by these groups have included redemption schemes, use of fraudulent driver’s licenses and vehicle plates, and use of documents that falsely claim diplomatic and law enforcement privileges.
In recent years, law enforcement personnel in the Commonwealth have experienced a rise in the number of encounters with sovereign citizen.
While the majority of these encounters do not involve violence, the potential for harm to law enforcement exists.”
The press release admits that most Sovereigns are not not violent, but they are seen as a danger because their worldview undermines the authority of law enforcement.