“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.
From: Detroit New
“Sources have said the FBI was in the second day of raids around the southeastern Michigan city of Adrian that are connected to a militia group, known as the Hutaree, an Adrian-based group whose members describe themselves as Christian soldiers preparing for the arrival and battle with the anti-Christ.”
“WXYZ-TV reports that helicopters were spotted in the sky for much of Saturday night, and agents set up checkpoints throughout the area. Witnesses told the station that it was like a small army had descended on the area. The Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are also involved in the raids.”
“Mike Lackomar, of Michiganmilitia.com, said both The Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia and the Michiganmilitia.com were not a part of the raid.”
“Lackomar said he heard from other militia members that the FBI targeted the Hutaree after its members made threats of violence against Islamic organizations.”
“Last night and into today the FBI conducted a raid against homes belonging to the Hutaree. They are a religious cult. They are not part of our militia community,” he said.”
“Lackomar said he was told there were five arrests Saturday and another five early Sunday. The FBI declined to comment.”
“One of the Hutaree members called a Michigan militia leader for assistance Saturday after federal agents had already began their raid, Lackomar said, but the militia member — who is of Islamic decent and had heard about the threats — declined to offer help. That Michigan militia leader is now working with federal officials to provide information on the Hutaree member for the investigation, Lackomar said Sunday. “
Wonder if they called Janet Reno? Seems like I remember something that happened in Waco that was like this.
Not defending the group, I know nothing about them. But I would not have wanted to have any connection to David Koresh. Still, what happened at their compound was an avoidable tradgedy.