Miller bodyguard has links to Alaska militia group

October 21, 2010 

William Fulton, center, owner of the private security firm Drop Zone, threatens to arrest reporters who were trying to talk to Tony Hopfinger, founder and editor of the news magazine website Alaska Dispatch, who sat nearby in handcuffs after being arrested by the security guards while trying to ask U.S. Senate Republican candidate Joe Miller questions as Miller was leaving a town hall meeting in Anchorage on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010.

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William Fulton, the chief Joe Miller bodyguard involved in the handcuffing of a journalist Sunday at a campaign event in an Anchorage school, denies he's a member of the Kenai Peninsula-based Alaska Citizens Militia but maintains regular communication with the group on its Web forum and has been called "supply sergeant" by the group's founder. Talking Points Memo reports that Fulton, owner of DropZone Security in Anchorage, sometimes seems to conduct business via the forum but also expresses opinions on the role of citizen militias in society. Read more. And find out more about the Alaska Citizens Militia and founder Norm Olson in the Redoubt Reporter.

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