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Roeder expects a lot of government he disdains

Suspect Scott Roeder sure has a lot to say for himself, as if allegedly shooting George Tiller to death weren't enough of a statement. Roeder, once associated with an anti-government group that objected to obeying laws and paying taxes, has contacted Associated Press multiple times from the Sedgwick County Jail to warn of additional threats, fret about his family and complain about "deplorable conditions" in jail. As one Eagle reader said in an e-mail: "It's a bit ironic that Roeder, who denied the state's authority and its taxing power, has a sense of entitlement that demands services from government despite his unwillingness to contribute to the commonweal." Still, Sedgwick County Sheriff Robert Hinshaw and other authorities obviously need to ensure that Roeder's treatment is by the book.