Accuracy in Media

From ABC News:

A year before he gunned down three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, Gavin Long filed to legally change his name to Cosmo Setepenra and declared himself a member of an indigenous “nation” governed by “special laws,” according to court documents.

The group, the United Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah Mu’ur Nation, Mid-West Washita Tribes, according to the May 2015 filing, includes members who “embody historical continuity with societies, which existed prior to the conquest and settlement of their territories by Europeans … (as well as peoples brought involuntarily to the New World who freed themselves and re-established cultures from which they have been torn).”

The members also include “tribal people” who have unique “social, cultural and economic conditions” and whose “status is regulated wholly or partially by their own customs or traditions or by special laws or regulations,” say the documents, as reported by The Kansas City Star.

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