To the editor: I hope there can be some mercy for Schaeffer Cox. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 4, in Tacoma, Washington, to see if Schaeffer’s 26-year sentence should be adjusted.
In August 2017, a three-judge panel threw out the “solicitation to murder federal employees” conviction. But a “conspiracy” conviction still stands. But Schaeffer has never harmed anyone nor stole from anyone. In my humble opinion, he never had any intention of harming anyone. He had no criminal record prior to this situation. He was however, a little too outspoken at times.
I think the authorities should allow him to be reunited with his wife and two young children. He has been locked away in prison for almost nine years.
Schaeffer is from Fairbanks. He gave many good speeches to large crowds about American history, preserving liberty, and supporting the Second Amendment. Schaeffer wanted to alert residents to the dangers of continuing to pile onto the national debt. This could lead to insolvency and eventual collapse of our nation.
He started several groups such as the Second Amendment Task Force, the Liberty Bell Network and the Peacemakers Militia. His first major public speech was on Feb. 9, 2009, at Denny’s Restaurant in Fairbanks.
I have a website at www.MercyForSchaeffer.com and there is a fax number where a person can send a letter of support to Schaeffer’s federal public defender in Seattle. The website has photos of Schaeffer and some additional info.
Some prayers for Schaeffer would also be good.