Trial Opens 2 Years After Feds Break up Militia

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nearly two years after their arrest, seven members of a Midwest militia are set to stand to trial on charges of conspiring to overthrow the government.

Jurors must decide whether federal authorities prevented an attack by homegrown extremists or simply made too much of the anti-government boasts by weekend warriors who trained in southern
Michigan.

Opening statements are set for Monday in Detroit federal court once a jury is seated. Members of the Hutaree militia are charged with conspiring to commit sedition, or rebellion, as well as weapon crimes.

Defense attorneys claim the anti-government talk was simply colorful yet aimless bluster. But the indictment tells a more sinister story of a violent group plotting to kill a police officer and then attack the funeral procession.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139199604