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Originally posted by nickoli
So we now need feds,homeland security,joint terrorism task force and local law enforcement plus helos and night raids over pipe bombs! Little over the top dont you think,something stinks here,I think the feds went fishing and didnt catch any fish.
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
interesting to note that they didnt tell local police about the raid..
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Originally posted by Logarock
Never mind the large drug pushing gangs in most of our cites. They are making money from that.
Without proof it is pure speculation of course, however corrupt feds have nothing to do with these raids do they?
The feds need to display their ability to infiltrate and bring down subversive organizations that are considered a threat to the federal government, it is their mandate here, their objective and they have done a great job so far.
Enjoy the show!
Sec. 30. Militia and the right to bear arms.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained, and the military shall be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power....
There is obviously a total news blackout on this event. That always raises a red flag.
Updated: FBI raids in Washtenaw, Lenawee counties tied to Michigan militia group
Posted: Today, 1 hour ago
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The FBI conducted raids Saturday night in Washtenaw County and Lenawee County in an investigation involving members of Hutaree, a Christian-oriented militia group based in Lenawee County, AnnArbor.com has learned.
The nature of those raids has not been made public. FBI Special Agent Jason Pack, who is based in Washington, D.C., said he did not know how many people were taken into custody. Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit, could not be reached for comment today.
Local Michigan militia member Jimmy Schiel said he was told five people were arrested - including one known member of Hutaree. Schiel said the five were reportedly arrested during a raid at a service in the Ann Arbor area for a Hutaree member who died recently. Schiel was told about eight Hutaree members were present. Schiel, who said he was invited but did not attend, spoke to a Hutaree member who was at the service, he said.
Hutaree members couldn't be reached for comment today. As AnnArbor.com reported last week, several Hutaree members were recently involved in searches in Bridgewater Township after two residents went missing in separate incidents. Schiel worked closely with Hutaree members during those searches.
The Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia has not been targeted in any raids, spokesman Mike Lackomar said. The group posted a message on its website today saying, "Neither michiganmilitia.com nor the SMVM have been 'raided' by the FBI. We do nothing illegal."
The FBI set up a command post at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department late last week. Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson could not be reached this morning.
Several other raids took place around the same time in Ohio and Indiana, although it's unclear whether they were related. The Ohio raids took place in Sandusky and Huron, and the Indiana raid occurred in Hammond.
Here are links to news coverage of FBI raids in southeast Michigan and elsewhere Saturday night:
Fox News: Arrests made in alleged militia activity in Midwest link
Chicago Breaking News Center: FBI agents raid Hammond location link
Sandusky Register: Police, federal agents in raids in Sandusky, Huron link
WXYZ.com: Massive federal raid in Lenawee Countylink
WDIV: FBI conducts raids In SE Michigan link
Toledo Blade: Federal agents execute numerous warrants in southeast Michigan link
Michigan Militia member James Schiel, second from left, told AnnArbor.com today that five people were arrested in the raids. He is pictured with Hutaree member Wendy Lineweaver, a member who goes by the name Chainsaw, a member named Kevin, and Will Bachman. In the photo, they were helping local law enforcement officials search for a Bridgewater Township man who was missing in February.
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.
Police said one person driving up from Toledo, Ohio was arrested and then taken in for questioning.
Police also said they were looking for at least one person..
Originally posted by jimmyx
reply to post by gwydionblack
so...according to you, getting your gas line cut is not an act of terror, having a coffin placed on your front lawn is not an act of terror, throwing bricks through windows is not an act of terror, being called a ni**er, and threatened to be hanged is not terror.
i guess terror to you is having a healthcare bill passed.