Sovereign Citizens Stole My House


Not that there's a miniseries or a TV show in something like this, but there probably is:
A Georgia judge didn’t mince words when he sentenced two “sovereign citizens” who illegally attempted to use frivolous court filings and squatting to take possession of homes.
Their actions “were nothing but thievery and burglary,” Cobb Superior Court Judge A. Gregory Poole told Susan Lorraine Weidman, 52, of Kennesaw, Ga., and co-defendant Matthew Lowery, 29, of Alpharetta, Ga., at sentencing hearings last Friday, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.
“This was no experiment,” the judge said. “You had folks breaking into houses, changing the locks and outright thieving. It was just incredulous to me that a citizen could think she could get away with this.”
The sovereign citizen movement is a blight upon the rule of law. In this case, the woman pictured above made up the law, made up a lawyer, and tried to represent herself as having some understanding of the legal process. All she ended up with was a bunch of changed locks and a couple of decades in prison.

Modern television thrives on depictions of dark, desperate people who break the law. Half the decent shows on TV are exactly that sort of thing and the rest are just lame comedies. You could do a whole show around a woman whose kids and lovers and friends just steal shit by filing bogus legal papers. Give me a call, HBO.