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Michigan 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 ...

One Man's Plea In Militia Conspiracy Case

AP | Posted 02.04.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — A member of a Midwest militia accused of conspiring to rebel against the government and use weapons of mass destruction has pleaded gu...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Before It's Too Late

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The arrests of 9 members of an armed militia group in Michigan should serve as a wake up call to those politicians who are inciting rage against the government. My fear is that they won't see the connection between their rhetoric and the rage they inspire.

Thomas Piatek Claims Mistaken Identity: Indiana Militia Member Says He Did Not Plot To Kill Cops

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At least one of the men arrested in a weekend raid says Feds got the wrong guy. Thomas Piatek, 46, a truck driver from Whiting, Indiana, is one of ...

Hutaree Militia Members To Remain In Jail For Time Being

AP | ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Nine Midwestern militia members accused of conspiring against the government must stay locked up while prosecutors challenge an order ...