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A federal judge in Detroit dismissed the most serious charges against seven members of a Michigan militia. Hutaree members were accused of being anti-government rebels trained "to prepare for a violent strike against federal law enforcement, triggered first by the slaying of a police officer." The problem was there was never an attack. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said two years ago that it was time to "take them down"
Hats off to U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts who had the courage to look at the facts and shred the case against this group. Judge Roberts said "the members' expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to a conspiracy to rebel against the government"
The FBI paid a local informant, Dan Murray, $31,000 for the information he brought from inside the militia.
Here is the Wikipedia link with more information including Federal case numbers. This is a precedent case and I think we can count on the United States of America, et al appealing these decisions. Not all have been released, remaining in custody on various gun charges etc... again... after 2 years!
This is one of the cases DAVID BRIAN STONE, ET AL.,
Published on Mar 28, 2012 by Associated Press
A federal judge guts the government's case against seven members of a Michigan militia, dismissing the most serious charges. It is a defeat for federal authorities who insisted they had captured homegrown rural extremists poised for war. (March 28)