Kristopher Sickles, one of the alleged Hutaree militiamen accused in a plot to kill police and the creator of a series of colorful YouTube videos, insists in a statement released by his brother that he is "not an extremist, racist or a cop killer."
"My intentions were good and I am simply guilty by association and personally had no intentions of harming any person, member of law enforcement or the United States government," said Sickles, of Sandusky, Ohio, according to the Dayton Daily News
."I would never blindly follow or assist a group who obviously had a different agenda than my own," he said.
As TPMmuckraker has previously reported, Sickles, who is also known as Pale Horse, put up a widely viewed YouTube video shortly before the election of President Obama urging viewers to arm themselves.
"Things are real bad, and it's going to be a lot worse--our country is in peril," he said, identifying himself as an Ohio Militia member.
Sickles was also behind the NSFW video in which he is naked but for a mask of George W. Bush over his genitals.