Skip to comments.7 Hutaree acquitted of most serious charges
Posted on 03/27/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by netmilsmom
I can't link because the article comes from the Detroit Press. PM me for the link.
Basically the Hutaree members were acquitted from all but the weapons charges. According to the judge, many things the defendants said were quite offensive. "But so what?" the judge said.
please send me the link
What’s a “Hutaree”?
I never forgot this case. The Holder DoJ got their use out of them, the gov’t just wanted to post pictures of White Christians as terrorists on the evening news at the exact same time the gov’t/media complex was trying to pin a violent act on the Tea Partyers. Any Freepers know what happended to that Christian sect in I think TX who had their kids taken away?
From a radio news clip summary ...Judge said it was hard to see how free speech crossed the line into a criminal offense
Whats a Hutaree?
That’s the so called “white Christian group” on which the Justice department spent lots of money in an attempt to manufacture a crime. More BS from Homeland Security and the Justice Dept related to their attempts to distract attention from the REAL THREATS to national security.
many things the defendants said were quite offensive. “But so what?” the judge said.
Honestly, they are a bunch of friends and their families who go together on weekends, hunting and showing off their weapontry. There are a whole bunch of people like them up here in MI. Some are survivalists, some are hunters, most are conservatives and are targeted by the libs.
About the time the arrests happened, my daughters started shooting lessons. The club where they went was all abuzz about these guys. Gun owners up here were watching it very carefully.
DETROIT A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S., saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.The FBI spent years, and the time of two informants, to try to entrap these Michigan men.
Tina Stone, 46; David Stone Jr., 22; Michael Meeks, 42; Thomas Piatek, 48; and Kristopher Sickles, 29, were aquitted of all charges.
Well, they also a an internet forum and took pictures of themselves with their guns.
But basically, they did just sit around the campfire and talk scat.
There's an easy way to tell that you are being set up on a sting: when somebody (especially somebody you know little about) initiates a discussion with you about doing illegal things. Big red flag.
Various LEO organizations have (I would guess) tens of thousands of people running around trying to entrap people. Somebody gets arrested for something, he's offered a deal where things will go easier on him if he helps get evidence on somebody else. Then that somebody else gets offered a deal, and the cycle repeats. That's what the feds tried to do with Randy Weaver in 1992.
I looked on Bing.
The only other I could see was from the Miami Herald.
Randy Weaver was lured into an illegal transaction by an informant. It is a common tactic.
There is an old joke: How do you tell the FBI informant at the Klan meeting? He’s the guy with the dynamite.
If sitting around talking smack about the govt and law enforcement was a crme half of us freepers would be in jail.
I’ve never heard of them or the whole incident. But then, I live in farm country.
FReepers talked about them.
It was pretty scary for some of us. Especially here in MI.
I think it’s Meeks that lives less than a mile from me. Lots of black SUVs around here for a few days.
I sympathize with you and your dear daughters, m’am. I just don’t remember the whole sad thing. I should, but I don’t. I’ll do some research on it to find out, so I’m more informed.
I don't know if their website is still up but they were definitely full of themselves, especially in the ranks they made up for themselves.....those were laughable.
“Ive never heard of them or the whole incident. But then, I live in farm country.”
“.....I live in farm country.” Then you are THE PRIME TARGET of Obama’s & Holder’s INJustice Department.
Looks like Stone and his sons are all being charged with possession of the same “machine gun”.
The govt. guy was so deeply entrenched with that group that he was actually the best man at one of their weddings and a God father of one of the babies.......talk about a scum bag.
Have they been incarcerated this whole time? I followed the case at the start, knew the charges were bogus, and thought denying bail was heavy-handed.
Here in Indiana, people were concerned as well.
The real shocker is the fact that this judge is a black female Clinton appointee. She originally wanted to throw the whole case out but federal prosecutors managed to block her.
After the railroading that others have gotten on just such BS testing procedures... I wouldn't put it past the ATF to have "manufactured" something out of nothing.
I already have been, HA. They’ve destroyed my successful 22yr old Family Business with huge new taxes, the massive and onerous/burdensome EPA and Ag Dept rules/regs, inspections, rulings, fees, permits, inspections etc etc etc, along with thousands of other American Family Farming operations. I’ve more than had “my fill” of the govt interference and meddling. Fortunately, I’ve not come into contact with the DoINJ.
Past FR threads on this.
I find black females to be strangely mercurial...you diss them and forget it you are screwed...but if one is polite and respectful while laying down the facts in a neat orderly way, liberal or conservative they’ll go with the truth!
This thread has a link to the judge’s original comments on the case. She wasn’t happy with the feds at all.
And these same goosestepping federal fascists like the FBI and ATF will sit around in their offices plotting ways to shoot us, bomb us and kill us if we don’t obey their illegal diktats.
Really, who is the criminal?
Here’s a link to another article on the Hutarees:
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Thats great News. Where is the press ??
Holder should be impeached over this.
The truth is that an FBI Obama cadre tried to get the Hutaree to engage in a fire fight. It didn’t happen, thanks to the regular Michigan Militia who warned the Hutaree.
Earlier FR threads:
Timing on Hutaree Raid Troubling
Court official disputes prosecutors on Hutaree release conditions
Hutaree Raid: An extremely well-executed federal operation aimed at ... Oath Keepers.
Who Is David Brian Stone, Leader Of The Hutaree Militia?
That is, a way to waste lots of money, a lot of time, and not have to bother doing real investigations into real problems.
In fact, the Hutaree event probably overlapped something FBI was doing with or without ATF's cooperation down on the border with Mexico ~ or maybe on the border with Canada.
Recall, Arizona isn't the only place the fibbies and ATF were shipping guns to narcotrafficantes. We've had earlier reports of such things in Indiana with Ontario as the destination for other highpowered semi-automatic firearms.
It's also possible the Hutaree folks saw something they shouldn't have seen ~ they just don't know that yet while they've been fighting to stay out of federal prison. Maybe Issa would like to ask the FBI about that ~ get them to perjure themselves again.