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  • Most indicted members of militia group are voters...(Dem)

    04/02/2010 11:10:47 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 29 replies · 1,284+ views
    Most of the indicted militia members accused of being anti-government extremists have active voting records, a check with area voter registration offices showed yesterday. One is a registered Democrat, and the party affiliations of the rest could not be determined. Jacob J. Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio, voted as a Democrat in the 2004 and 2008 primary elections. He also voted in 10 other elections since 2000. Party affiliation in Ohio is determined by which party's ballot they requested in the most recent primary election.
  • Breaking: Militia group (Hutaree) charged with "seditious conspiracy" by FBI

    03/29/2010 7:51:38 AM PDT · by BP2 · 630 replies · 23,298+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar 29, 2010 9:25 am | Foxnews (Live broadcast)
    No link yet, only from live broadcast: In a press release just handed to Fox by the FBI, the six Michigan residents, two from Ohio, one from Indiana are charged with “seditious conspiracy.” Reportedly, Hutaree is accused of attempted use of weapons of mass destruction. Charges range from August 2008 to today.The militia group Hutaree are said to have conspired to oppose by force the authority of the US Government. The members viewed local, state and federal law enforcement as "the brotherhood," also known as their enemy, and have been preparing, the FBI says, to engage them in armed...
  • FBI Goes After Christian Militia in Series of Weekend Raids

    03/29/2010 6:46:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 108 replies · 2,884+ views
    CNS News/AP ^ | 3/29/2010 | Mike Householder
    Adrian, Mich. (AP) - A Christian militia group was a target of at least one of a series of weekend raids the FBI conducted in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, a Michigan militia leader says. The FBI said Sunday that it had conducted raids in the three states, resulting in at least three arrests. Federal warrants were sealed, but a federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said some of those arrested face gun charges and officials are pursuing other suspects. Some of the suspects were expected in court Monday. It wasn't clear what prompted the raids, but Michael...
  • Federal sweep may have foiled anti-Muslim plot [FBI Michigan, etc. militia raids -- further info]

    03/28/2010 6:49:40 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 188 replies · 7,395+ views
    WLS-TV Chicago ^ | 28-Mar-2010 | Chuck Goudie
    Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on Islamic-American Relations of Michigan, on Sunday said that the FBI foiled a plot to attack and kill Muslim-Americans. Walid was attending the group's 10th anniversary banquet in Dearborn, Michigan where the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson was keynote speaker. Muslim leaders in Chicago are "following developments of the arrests with great interest and concern," says Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR Chicago. "If some of the initial reports are true. Then, these radical groups are a chilling indication that anti-Muslim hysteria in some circles may be developing into stages of organized terroristic activity,"...
  • Gun charges after FBI raids in Midwest: Michigan, Indiana and Ohio

    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. FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said there had been activity in two southeast Michigan counties near the Ohio state line. She wouldn't say whether they were tied to the raids in the other states. Michael Lackomar, a spokesman for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said one of his team leaders got a frantic phone call Saturday evening...
  • Massive Federal Raid in Lenawee County

    Massive Federal Raid in Lenawee County ADRIAN, Mich. (WXYZ) - The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are all involved in raids around Adrian that may be connected to a religious militia group. The FBI conducted multiple raids throughout Saturday and into Sunday, with one of them centered on a property where known members of a militia live. The land is owned by a man who lives in a house on the property. His sons live in two mobile homes that are also on the property. Saturday's raids were concentrated on those mobile homes....
  • Showdown averted at sunrise

    09/18/2003 10:34:10 PM PDT · by Screaming_Gerbil · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Petoskey News ^ | Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 | FRED GRAY
    Showdown averted at sunrise BY FRED GRAY NEWS-REVIEW STAFF WRITER updated Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 - 03:15:15 pm EDT Lyle Barkley (left), his daughter Kim (holding her child), and her fiance Charles McClure, at today's meeting with Charlevoix County Sheriff George T. Lasater and Norman Olson of Alanson, senior advisor to the Michigan Militia. The meeting took place at 7 a.m. on the edge of the Barkleys' Camp Daggett Road property, which is the subject of Bay Township zoning dispute. HORTON BAY - An armed confrontation in Bay Township over property rights was averted today when Charlevoix County Sheriff George...
  • Police unable to locate barricaded man in burned home's rubble {raid on Michigan Militia Chaplin}

    07/09/2003 5:52:58 AM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 620 replies · 479+ views
    AP via (Ann Arbor News) ^ | 7/9/2003 | JAMES PRICHARD
    DAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) ? Fire burned the rural home of a man who barricaded himself inside during a deadly police standoff, but authorities were unable to find him when they searched the rubble, Michigan State Police said. Two hours after the Tuesday afternoon fire, officials found a backpack filled with food and ammunition about three-quarters of a mile away, said Tracy Pardo, a state police communications officer. The wife of the barricaded man, Scott Allen Woodring, 40, identified the backpack as her husband's, Pardo told the Detroit Free Press for a Wednesday story. State police said Woodring was believed...
  • Militia founder Alaska bound

    09/02/2002 6:17:08 AM PDT · by 11x62 · 10 replies · 350+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 2, 2002 | Mike Tyree
    <p>RETREAT: Disowned Michigan leader sees new hope on the Kenai.</p> <p>Traverse City, Mich. -- The founder of a militia group in Michigan says he plans to move to the Kenai Peninsula after being cast aside by the militia's main body as being too radical and self-serving.</p>