July 25, 2021
A Maryland widow put her million- dollar mansion on the market. Then sovereign citizens moved in.
Achain locked between two trees blocked access July 1, 2021, to a house on Falls
Road in Baltimore County. (Baltimore
Self-proclaimed sovereign citizens reject courts, the law and law enforcement as illegitimate, often renouncing themselves as U.S. citizens and rely- ing on their interpretation of the law to claim that courts are powerless over them.
A group of at least five self-proclaimed sovereign citizens overran the mansion last month, attempt- ing what one squatter described as a "sovereign acquisition," according to Baltimore County police reports.