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Hutaree Militia

Michigan Militia Sue Authorities Over Home Raids

AP | Posted 04.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Two members of a Michigan-based militia acquitted last year of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government have filed a federal lawsuit again...

Hutaree Militia Leader Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.29.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — A Michigan militia leader and his son pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a machine gun, giving prosecutors their only gain in a dom...

Militia Member Wins Case Against Government But Says 'We've Lost Everything'

Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

The day after a federal case against seven members of a Michigan militia fell apart, one woman cleared of plotting against the government said the two...

Hutaree Militia Members Will Go Free

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.27.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — A federal judge on Tuesday gutted the government's case against seven members of a Michigan militia, dismissing the most serious charg...

Hutaree Milita Trial: Plot To Overthrow Government Or Freedom Of Speech?

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.14.2012 | Crime

DETROIT — Displaying guns, vests and other military gear, a prosecutor told jurors Monday that members of a Midwest militia were willing "to go ...

Jurors To Get Extra Secrecy In Hutaree Case

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Nearly two years after arrests, jury selection began Tuesday in a trial against seven people accused of conspiring to rebel against the gov...

Hutaree Militia Background Detailed In '08 FBI Report

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The FBI says the strange name of a southern Michigan militia was made up and has no meaning. Eight people accused of belonging to Hutaree ...

Marcus Baram

Right-Wing Extremism Still At Elevated Level, Says Author of 2009 DHS Report | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The bombing and shooting spree in Norway on Friday has raised questions about whether federal law enforcement agencies in the United State...

In Wake of Tucson, NRA Advocates Armed Militia Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

We must recognize that the NRA's insurrectionist ideology not only presents a grave threat to precious human life, but also undermines the very purpose of our Constitution.

Heaven To Earth: Obama Is Not The Antichrist!

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ronald B. Robinson

As a Christian and Jesuit-schooled Catholic, I can tell you in no uncertain terms: President Obama is not the Antichrist, although though that's what about 25 percent of Republicans believe.

The Enemy from Within: Why We Cannot Focus Solely on Islamic Terrorism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

We need to remember that no group has monopolized the threat of terrorism against this country, and be prepared not only for a foreign-based act, but also one that could be conceived by Americans.

Hutaree Militia Members Could Return Home Today, As Judge Lifts Stay

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — A judge lifted a stay Wednesday night and cleared the way for nine members of a Michigan militia to be released from jail while awaiti...

Hutaree Militia Staying In Jail: Court Issues Emergency Order

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — A federal appeals court on Thursday intervened to block the release of nine members of a Michigan militia accused of plotting to overt...

Hutaree Militia Case: Judge Agrees To Delay Release Of Militia Members

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Federal authorities touted the arrests of nine members of a Michigan militia as a pre-emptive strike against homegrown terrorists, dec...

Do the Hutaree Militia Members Pose a Terrorist Threat?

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

If the government is wrong about the intentions and capabilities of the Hutaree, it needs to re-think its prosecution. If the government is correct, however, a judge in essence risks freeing suspected terrorists.

Judge: Michigan Militia Members Can Leave Jail Until Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Nine members of a Michigan militia will be released from jail pending trial after a federal judge on Monday harshly criticized the gov...

A Kinder, Gentler Militia?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It is possible to help the local sheriff find missing people, collect coats for needy kids, and adopt a local highway, without engaging in military training in the woods with assault weapons.

Hutaree Militia Members To Stay In Jail Until Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Five members of a Midwest militia charged with conspiring to rebel against the government and use weapons of mass destruction will rem...

Are These Guys Really Militias?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Historic militia groups were fighting so they could one day put down their arms and be governed democratically. One can only wonder if they would greet today's militia wannabes with derision.

Tea Party Is No Way to Commemorate April 19

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.

David Stone, Christian Militia Leader, Told Members Be Ready To Kill: Feds

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DETROIT — The leader of a Christian militia planned an elaborate, two-part training session for this month and told members it was OK to kill "a...

Tea and Empathy: The Connection Between High Unemployment, Record Foreclosures, and Right Wing Rage

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Rage -- and talking about rage -- is all the rage these days. Hot on the heels of an outbreak of threats against members of Congress, this week broug...

The Resurgence of the Militia Movement

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

The most fitting way to honor the victims of Oklahoma City, and to make sure that their sacrifices were not in vain, is to ensure that no new McVeigh is able to emerge from the shadows to wreak destruction and sorrow.

Midwest Militia Raids: Agents Seize Gas Masks, Guns, Knives, More

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Federal agents investigating what they describe as a Christian militia bent on violence against police seized suspected crack cocaine ...

Refuting Islamophobia Under Hutaree's Un-Christian Shadow

Zahra Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zahra Khan

The mainstream Christian reaction to the Hutaree militia is reminiscent of numerous Muslim objections to negative media labels of Islam. However, the Muslim voice is constantly muffled in the public forum.