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7 Hutaree acquitted of most serious charges
Detroit Press | 3/27/12 | Robert Snell

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.


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1 posted on 03/27/2012 11:31:11 AM PDT by netmilsmom
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To: netmilsmom

please send me the link


2 posted on 03/27/2012 11:35:36 AM PDT by hans56
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To: netmilsmom

What’s a “Hutaree”?


3 posted on 03/27/2012 11:39:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: netmilsmom

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?


4 posted on 03/27/2012 11:51:21 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: hans56

From a radio news clip summary ...Judge said it was hard to see how free speech crossed the line into a criminal offense


5 posted on 03/27/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: carriage_hill

What’s a “Hutaree”?
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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.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 12:06:53 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: netmilsmom

many things the defendants said were quite offensive. “But so what?” the judge said.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: netmilsmom
Better yet, just use a non-Detroit Press article, like lenconnect.com:
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.
9 posted on 03/27/2012 12:13:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: netmilsmom; All

Tina Stone, 46; David Stone Jr., 22; Michael Meeks, 42; Thomas Piatek, 48; and Kristopher Sickles, 29, were aquitted of all charges.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: netmilsmom
Basically, what they did was sit around the campfire and talk scat.
11 posted on 03/27/2012 12:21:35 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: cripplecreek

MI ping.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 12:23:37 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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From the article "Haug [the informant] repeatedly talked to Stone about building pipe bombs and getting other sophisticated explosives."

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.

14 posted on 03/27/2012 12:24:44 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625

I looked on Bing.
The only other I could see was from the Miami Herald.

Great catch!


15 posted on 03/27/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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16 posted on 03/27/2012 12:27:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PapaBear3625
Exactly, A freeper who lived in Idaho were there were a lot of militia groups observed those groups were 1/3 true believer, 1/3 nutcake and 1/3 government informant.

Randy Weaver was lured into an illegal transaction by an informant. It is a common tactic.

17 posted on 03/27/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: PapaBear3625

There is an old joke: How do you tell the FBI informant at the Klan meeting? He’s the guy with the dynamite.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 12:38:09 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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Randy Weaver was lured badgered into an illegal transaction by an informant. It is a common tactic.
19 posted on 03/27/2012 12:39:21 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: netmilsmom

If sitting around talking smack about the govt and law enforcement was a crme half of us freepers would be in jail.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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