Details about the attackers in Las Vegas who ambushed two Las Vegas Police officers in a pizzeria and fled across a street into a Walmart where a shootout ensued, are starting to come out.
Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police
Details are sketchy but Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sources close to the investigation say the shooters shouted that “this is the start of a revolution” before opening fire on the officers, and draped their bodies with cloth showing a Revolutionary War-era flag. Investigators have also found paraphernalia associated with white supremacists.
Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. Gillespie later said he could not confirm that.
The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. They then covered the officers with something that featured the Gadsden flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t tread on Me.”
The flag is named for Christopher Gadsden a Revolutionary War general who designed it. It has recently come back in vogue as an adopted symbol of the American tea party movement.
Like many of the neighbors contacted, Krista Koch said she didn’t know the couple’s last names. She described them as “militant.” They talked about planning to kill police officers, “going underground” and not coming out until the time was right to kill.
Brandon Monroe, 22, has lived in the complex for about two weeks. He said the man who lived in the apartment that was being searched often rambled about conspiracy theories. He often wore camouflage or dressed as Peter Pan to work as a Fremont Street Experience street performer. A woman lived with him, Monroe said, but he didn’t see her as often.This clearly is an attack by violent Right Wing Extremists, and former Bundy Ranch Militia members.
They were weird people, Monroe said, adding that he thought the couple used methamphetamines.
The man told Monroe he had been kicked off Cliven Bundy’s ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas while people from throughout the U.S. gathered there in protest of a Bureau of Land Management roundup of Bundy’s cattle.
UPDATE: A video has emerged with a brief interview with one of the pair of shooters who were identified by LVPD this morning as Jerad Miller while he was a member of the Bundy Ranch Militia.
Now the Tin Foil Hat crowd is trying to defend these fans of conspiracy theories with a new web of conspiracy theories (such as this was a false flag operation!?) to feed to their gullible minions.