Skip to comments.FBI agents conduct raids in Mich., Ohio, Ind.
Posted on 03/28/2010 4:18:34 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich
ADRIAN, Mich. The FBI said Sunday that agents conducted weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and arrested at least three people, and a militia leader in Michigan said the target of at least one of the raids was a Christian militia group.
Federal warrants were sealed, but FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said there had been activity in two southwest Michigan counties near the Ohio state line. She wouldn't say whether they were tied to the raids in the other states.
FBI spokesman Scott Wilson in Cleveland said agents arrested two people Saturday after raids in two towns in Ohio. A third arrest was made in northeast Illinois on Sunday, a day after a raid took place just over the border in northwest Indiana.
Michael Lackomar, a spokesman for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said one of his team leaders got a frantic phone call Saturday evening from members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group, who said their property in southwest Michigan was being raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"They said they were under attack by the ATF and wanted a place to hide," Lackomar said. "My team leader said, 'no thanks.' "
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Not in this parallel universe.
This is Napalitanos “system”.
Don’t you trust her?
I know the real reason why they were raided.
THEY WERE BIRTHERS!
I can already hear the trumpet calls to the redcoat trolls rushing to muster on this thread.
You don’t buy a sawed off shotgun. You make it.
Calm down and wait to see what the people arrested are charged with.
The 6 that were arrested coming from Ohio may have been morons who took the bait and came running.
What we in Michigan call the “legitimate militia” have had enough dealings with the feds over the years to avoid doing anything illegal or stupid....like letting people wanted by the FBI hide on their property.
Wonder if Holder/Obama would waste a couple of minutes looking into AQ training camps in the US, especially since there is one right here in my freaking backyard.
I believe his point was you’re better off making it than buying it. That way, only one person is aware of it.
>>”This isn’t a patriotic group. Watch their YouTube videos. They don’t fly the American flag.”
hmmm OK how do you know they don’t fly the American Flag? How does one prove such a statment? AND if one does not fly the American flag does this prove one is not patriotic? I have not flown the American flag once in 2010. Am I branded a non-patriot now?
Well, they burned the UN flag. That’s pro-American in my book..
“I read the article twice and can’t see why they are being raided.”
Me, too. Does this have to do with illegal liquor, stills? Is this that part of the landscape?
Or is it more like Waco? Can’t fig it out.
For that, Vicky Weaver was shot in the head...
When Randy refused to turn stoolie for the Feds, they raided him.
Get your facts straight.
That is my understanding. He was “urged” to cut the barrel down by an undercover spook posing as a buyer, they busted him and pressured him to inform on neo-nazi groups he didn’t belong to.
The way I remember the story is that the FBI (ATF?) conned him into sawing-off a shotgun, which he was originally reluctant to do but ended up doing because he needed the money.
Once he delivered, he was trapped.
Exactly right! Unless you are a Fed agent and want to have some bogus charge on a guy trying to sell a shotgun. That is what happened to Weaver. He cut off the barrel where the "buyer" said to.
The point is that these guys probably weren't trying to sell pipe bombs. My guess is that this is another case of entrapment.
Who in their right f*cking mind "BUYS" someone elses improvised munitions? Most people recommend against buying reloaded ammo from gun shows, much less "pipe bombs".