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Feds Return Militiaman's 41 Guns

Acquitted Hutaree member gets guns, ammo back

(Newser) - A member of a Christian militia in the Midwest has received his 41 guns and more than 100,000 round of ammunition back from the federal government more than 2 years after they were seized. Thomas Piatek was one of seven Hutaree members acquitted on charges that they planned to... More »

Hutaree Members Denied Bail

Barring appeal, militia members to be held until trial

(Newser) - A federal judge today ordered all nine defendants in the Hutaree militia case held in jail until their trials. “It is difficult to underestimate the dangers inherent in the crimes charged in this case,” Donald Scheer said. Though appeals are expected, the militia members, who are accused of... More »

Marriage, Hutaree Style

Militia membership looks like a lifestyle choice for Tina Stone

(Newser) - It looks like Hutaree membership was more than a sideline for the Stone family. These pictures, which Talking Points Memo dug up on Facebook, appear to show the fatigues-and assault-rifles-themed wedding of Tina Kelley and David Stone, the leader of the Hutaree. Both Tina and David are currently in custody... More »

Michigan Town Twice Called on Hutaree Militia for Help

Members of it and the Michigan Militia assisted in searches

(Newser) - Members of the Hutaree militia may be in the news for their alleged plot to kill police officers, but not so long ago they were actually helping authorities in Michigan's Bridgewater Township. The town supervisor, Republican Jolea Mull, has twice called on local militias to aid in missing persons searches... More »

Feds Nab Militia Leader's Son

Stone's wife, adult sons among the indicted

(Newser) - Authorities have apprehended Joshua Matthew Stone, the last of the nine Hutaree militia members indicted yesterday for an alleged plot to kill law enforcement officials. Stone, son of Hutaree leader David Brian Stone, was found hiding in a home yesterday with five adults and a toddler. There was a standoff,... More »

Militia Planned to Kill Cops, Spark 'Uprising': Feds

Suspects accused of conspiring to 'levy war' on the US

(Newser) - Nine members of a Midwestern Christian militia group were charged with conspiring to kill police officers today, in what the indictment says was an attempt to “levy war” against the US government. According to prosecutors, they hoped to kill enough local law enforcement officials to draw other police from... More »

FBI Raids Christian Militia, Arrests 7

Group has 'issue' with federal firearms regulators: FBI

(Newser) - An anti-terrorism joint task force arrested seven people today connected to a Christian militia group. FBI agents plan to unseal charges today against the individuals connected to the Hutaree, a group of self-described "Christian soldiers" preparing to battle the anti-Christ. The Hutaree are active in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.... More »

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