Fast forward to December 15. The pre-trial hearing got off to a bad start when Cox refused to remove his trademark hat. Then a member of Coxâ€™s militia entourage, Ken Thesing, announced that he was representing Cox, calling himself the militia leaderâ€™s â€œcounsel before God.â€ Next, Cox attempted to serve the judge with a bundle of paperwork. â€œYouâ€™re now being treated as a criminal engaged in criminal activity, and youâ€™re being served in that manner,â€ Cox told District Court Judge Patrick Hammers.
He’s the youngest, most clean cut guy I’ve noticed pulling this kind of stuff. Usually this kind of orneriness doesn’t set in until middle age. No word yet on whether the courtroom in question has a fringed flag, but they have already declared it an admiralty court.