Meet 65-year-old Ray Adams, 68-year-old Samuel Crump, 67-year-old Dan Roberts and 73-year-old Frederick Thomas. They’re the four senior citizen militia members from Georgia the feds say plotted an attack on federal workers, former Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Attorney General Eric Holder.
TPM obtained their mugshots, taken by the U.S. Marshals Service after their arrests, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Here’s Thomas, the alleged leader of the group, who the feds say had a “bucket list” of federal officials he wanted dead. Thomas allegedly claimed there was “no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that’s highly, highly illegal. Murder. That’s fucking illegal, but it’s gotta be done.”
“When it comes time to saving the Constitution, that means some people gotta die,” Thomas said.
Roberts allegedly said said he knew people who “had a substance that could kill people with a very small amount” and claimed to have talked to a former Army soldier who manufactured ricin.
Crump was allegedly the groups expert on ricin. “Ya got, ya can’t let none of it get on your skin,” he allegedly said. “Got to be a closed environment when it’s made. No wind. If it gets up your nose… there’s no cure.”
Crump recommended that the group “take a pound of that (unintelligible), get upwind, up around Washington, DC, get about 20,000 feet (in an airplane), and turn that shit loose, it’d cover the whole (unintelligible) of Washington.”
Adams, a retired Department of Agriculture employee who liked to show off his awards, allegedly told his coconspirators that “the first ones that need to die is the ones in the government buildings” and that “When it comes down to it, I can kill somebody.”