’Cop mur­der’ man in court

Po­lice am­bush rant posted on­line

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - CHRISTO­PHER HAR­RIS

A MAN who called for the am­bush and vi­o­lent mur­der of NSW po­lice of­fi­cers in a hate­filled 40-minute on­line rant will face court to­day.

Po­lice swooped on Keith Knights, 37, in Queens­land af­ter a war­rant was is­sued for his ar­rest af­ter the video in which he urged peo­ple to take up arms against the po­lice was posted on the in­ter­net.

The 40-minute video of the di­a­tribe was broad­cast live and posted to the group Free­man Delu­sion The Or­ga­nized Pseu­dole­gal Com­mer­cial Ar­gu­ment in Aus­tralia.

In the footage Knights (pic­tured right) com­plains about NSW Po­lice be­fore call­ing for oth­ers to join him in am­bush­ing them. “It is time to rise up and shut down these drug-deal­ing cops. So when they come for their cut, for their bunch of chem­i­cals, you have ev­ery right as free cit­i­zens to am­bush them and to kill them,” he says. “And yes you did hear me right, that is what I said. Don’t do it in a way that en­dan­gers you or your fam­ily. “There are sev­eral lo­ca­tions around the shire, around the North­ern Rivers that would make ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tions for an am­bush. I say it is time to play these f ...... at their own game. “It is time to rise up and hovel these a ....... and take away their weapons, take away their ve­hi­cles, take away their abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate. It is quite use­ful be­ing an en­gi­neer, I also know a thing or two about strat­egy and tac­tics.

“I am at the edge … I have got noth­ing to lose ba­si­cally.

“I have been at­tacked on mul­ti­ple fronts by drug-deal­ing po­lice of­fi­cers and jus­tice of­fi­cials from the NSW gov­ern­ment and I am ready to mount an at­tack, any­one that’s with me, I would be only too happy to help you.”

He ap­peared at Bris­bane Court yes­ter­day af­ter­noon and will ap­pear at Lis­more Lo­cal Court to­day. He is ex­pected to be charged with so­lic­it­ing to mur­der (en­deav­our to per­suade), and send­ing a threat­en­ing doc­u­ment to kill.

Ac­cord­ing to his Face­book pro­file he was banned from plac­ing cer­tain ad­ver­tise­ments on Face­book be­cause what he was sell­ing was “pro­hib­ited”.

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