Jakubowski manifesto details how he says government wronged him
MADISON, Wis. — Portions of Joseph Jakubowski’s 161-page manifesto have been obtained by News 3’s media partner TMJ4 in Milwaukee, and it details examples of how the government has wronged him, calling it a “gang of terrorists.”
Jakubowski is wanted in connection with the burglary April 4 at Armageddon, a gun shop in Janesville. Jakubowski’s vehicle was found on fire less than a half-hour after the burglary, officials said. He’s also made threats to schools, law enforcement and government, police say. A nationwide, multiagency manhunt was launched Thursday to find Jakubowski, and area schools, churches and government buildings have taken extra safety precautions.
Authorities believe the manifesto is written by Jakubowski, and in it he talks about all the ways he wishes humans could become free from government control.
In the 35 pages obtained by TODAY’S TMJ4, Jakubowski refers to health insurance, taxes and religion as examples of the government trying to brainwash citizens.
“We the people should be out for these sick minded people belonging to the system!” he wrote. “We need to spill their blood!”
In his writing he claims he’s an artist, but says the government regulations destroyed his passion.
Jakubowski is accused of breaking into the Armageddon Gun Store last week and stealing 18 firearms. In his manifesto he says he only committed the crime because as a felon the government took his right to protect himself.
“I have never been a thief!” he wrote. “I hate thieves! However since this system has stolen my natural right to protect and defend life..this system has left me no choice but to commit crime to have the means to protect life!”
He also goes on several rants concerning religion, saying the government and religion are the same thing.
“Priests and churches control the presidents and the banks…,” he wrote.
He says he will not bring harm or violence unless “these terrorist gangs continue their terrorism on human life and force my hand to protect and defend the honor and dignity of life!”
And he writes often about his own death, saying he’s not afraid to die but writing, “I choose my death to be carried out by the hands of the president! The leader of the people! Not in secret either! On live TV.”
“The only way the system will take control of my life…is over my dead body!” he also wrote.
The law enforcement official who spoke with TODAY’S TMJ4 confirmed the authenticity of the pages and also said they can’t say for sure if it’s the same copy mailed to the president, as Jakubowski may have written several versions.
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