Thursday, August 28 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:21:19 GMT
(WMC) - Students at Anthem Career College are outraged after learning that the school is shutting its doors permanently. More than 700 students on the campus are trying to figure out how to finish theirMore >>
Students at Anthem Career College are outraged after learning that the school is shutting its doors permanently.More >>
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - A father and son accused of killing two police officers before dying in a shootout last week in West Memphis were part of an anti-government movement.
The Anti-Defamation League, which tracks extremist groups, released a report Friday on Jerry Kane. The ADL report says Jerry Kane was a "guru" of the Sovereign Citizen Movement, specializing in the group's "Redemption" theory, holding seminars with his son to show people how to use pseudo-legal techniques to get out of their mortgages.
Kane can be seen teaching one of his seminars on how to convolute the legal system to get out of paying a mortgage in a video posted to YouTube.
"First thing you do is apologize. 'Sorry, I made a mistake,'" he says in the video.
The conspiracy theorist taught "Redemption Foreclosure Mortgage Fraud" classes around the nation with his son Joseph at his side. The nature of Kane's classes fall right in line with the Sovereign Citizen Movement. According to the Anti-defamation League, it's "a right-wing anarchist ideology" that all government is illegitimate and therefore doesn't exist.
Kane refused to carry a drivers license.
"If somebody tells you, 'I don't know what you're talking about, I've never seen this before,' say, 'I believe you. Get your boss on the phone,'" Kane says in the video.
Kane was a "guru" in the movement that follows the "Patriot" theory of Redemption. Followers of the Patriot theory believe the government secretly created an economic value for every U.S. Citizen, and that the economic value is being sold as bonds. They believe every citizen has the right to cash in or "redeem" those bonds, and gain their sovereignty, or freedom, from the government.
"They're going to try to knock you off your pedestal every single time, because they do not want the slaves leaving the plantation," Kane says in the video.
Kane had a home in Ohio - a hot-bed for the Sovereign Citizen Movement. At one point, he was arrested there for shooting a 13-year-old boy on his porch in a fit of rage. DMV records show Kane's white minivan was registered to the House of God's Prayer Church, which once housed the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations Ohio headquarters. The white power group previously plotted to overthrow the government.
Kane's common law wife told reporters he became disenchanted with government after his baby died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and the hospital performed an autopsy against his wishes. Since then, he's had a string of run-ins with the law, this last one ending in his death.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:24:34 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are investigating the death of a man who was found early Wednesday morning. Officers were called to the 3400 block of Bowen Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. A 49-year-old manMore >>
A man was killed while reportedly trying to break into a business. He was discovered by a disturbing blood trail, leading from a business' broken window to the man's home. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:10:16 GMT
(WMC) - For over a month, residents in the Overton Garden Apartments in Frayser have not received mail because the United States Postal Service stopped delivery. Resident Ashley Magsby is frustrated andMore >>
For over a month, residents in the Overton Garden Apartments in Frayser have not received mail because the United States Post Office stopped delivery.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:36:11 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:53:34 GMT
(WMC) - Eighteen years ago a 14-year-old girl simply vanished from her bedroom. Her name was Cayce McDaniel, and recent missing persons cases are bringing new hope for those still looking for her A littleMore >>
Eighteen years ago a 14-year-old girl simply vanished from her bedroom. Her name was Cayce McDaniel, and recent missing persons cases are bringing new hope for those still looking for her.
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:19:54 GMT
(WMC) – A new late-night Saturday cover charge on Beale Street has merchants defending whether the measure is based on race. The $10 admittance fee has been in effect for two weeks on the iconic streetMore >>
A new late-night Saturday cover charge on Beale Street has merchants defending themselves against accusations that the measure is based on race. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:42 GMT
(WMC) – The Ice Bucket Challenge seen all over social media has raised close to $94.3 million for the ALS Association, as of Wednesday, Aug. 27 and now a huge Mid-South group has posted their challenge. TheMore >>
A Mid-South high school band took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with it, shared a message of hope. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:03:12 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are searching for a man who is suspected of identity theft and need help identifying him. Officers responded to a theft call on Wednesday, July 23 around 1 p.m. in the area of PoplarMore >>
Crime Stoppers tips and quick actions by the victim resulted in the arrest of a man who was caught on camera using a stolen debit card, police say. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:41:30 GMT
(WMC) - At a time when landing a good job with benefits can be hard, many people who attended a Memphis job fair on Thursday found themselves with jobs before the event even started. Salmon CompaniesMore >>
At a time when landing a good job with benefits can be hard, many people who attended a Memphis job fair on Thursday found themselves with jobs before the event even started.More >>