‘Y’all can’t do nothing to me,’ accused cop killer tells judge, using ‘sovereign citizens’ defense

A Florida judge entered a not guilty plea for accused killer Markeith Loyd after he repeatedly spoke out in court and refused to enter the plea himself. On social media, Markeith Loyd’s persona — documented in dozens of Facebook Live videos — was as fluid as his latest mood. More than a month after he was arrested and accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and an Orlando police officer, Loyd made a court appearance this week in which he debuted another version of himself: Markeith Loyd, apparent sovereign citizen. A far-right, antigovernment group whose adherents believe they’re constitutionally exempt from U.S. laws, sovereign citizens have killed police officers, clogged courts with paperwork and refused to pay taxes. ...


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