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FBI, DHS, ATF raid right-wing dissidents: "I thought we were being invaded"

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 08:28 AM
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Homeland Security targets such as "right wing extremists" and "religious fundamentalists" faced raids and arrests over the weekend in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

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 raid was a Christian militia group.

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.

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold confirmed the FBI had been working in two southeast Michigan counties near the Ohio state line. FBI spokesman Scott Wilson in Cleveland said agents arrested two people Saturday after raids in two Ohio towns.

A third arrest made in northeast Illinois on Sunday stemmed from a raid Saturday just over the border in northwest Indiana, both part of an ongoing investigation led by the FBI in Michigan, according to a statement from agents in Illinois.

FBI conducts raids in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio

Acting on "sealed" (i.e., secret) warrants, federal agents from the DHS, FBI and ATF descended on the Midwest over the weekend arresting several people on unspecified "gun charges."

In Ohio, one of the raids occurred at Bayshore Estates, a well-kept trailer park in Sandusky, a small city on Lake Erie between Toledo and Cleveland. Neighbors said the man taken into custody lived in a trailer on a cul-de-sac with his wife and two young children.
A young man who answered the door at the trailer Sunday said no one from the family wanted to talk. A neighbor said he saw authorities with rifles run past his window and toward the trailer Saturday night.
"They took over the block like it was the Army. I thought we were being invaded," said Michael Morin, who lives two lots away.


Officials refused to reveal details, and local authorities were apparently in the dark as well, with the details set to be revealed and sorted out in federal court on Monday, March 29.

Federal agents will not comment on the investigation, only saying that they are serving a number of search warrants and that the warrants are sealed. Authorities said they expect to release more information about the investigation early this week.

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Although initial reports claimed that the raids resulted in 3 arrests, it now appears that 7 people will be arraigned today in federal court.

Seven suspects in the FBI's weekend raids in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are scheduled to appear in court.
Spokeswoman Gina Balaya (Buh-LIE'-uh) of the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit tells The Associated Press the suspects have a 10 a.m. hearing Monday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer. She had no further information on the seven or what charges they faced.
Federal warrants are 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.
It's not clear what prompted the raids.
A militia leader in Michigan says the target of at least one raid was a Christian militia group called Hutaree.

7 suspects arrested in Midwest raids to appear in federal court

Related links:
Massive federal raid in Lewanee County

When are local LEOs going to start demanding to see “sealed” warrants?

jw

[edit on 29-3-2010 by jdub297]




posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 08:43 AM
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We are being invaded... or perhaps, the invasion has already occurred.

First of all, sealed warrants? You can be arrested but you don't get to know why or what you are being charged with?

How about roadside police checkpoints, where simple refusal to allow the cops to search your car is reasonable cause to obtain a warrant to search. As for the excuse that if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't mind being searched?

This is reminiscent of those days prior to the American Revolution when you were forced to house the soldiers in your home.

If you were a loyal subject, you shouldn't mind quartering His majesty's soldiers. To refuse was reason enough to seize your property and clap you in irons.

Today, if you are a Christian and distrust your government, you walk a fine line of being arrested and jailed without access to knowing why.

Well, as if one has to even ask.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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How much ranting and raving about overthrowing the government is permissible before the government is allowed to step in? At what point does far-right tough talk stop being bar room bravo sierra, and become a threat?

And the Keyboard Kommandos (with action Avatars!!) that post such bumph on sites like this...do they really think the same decisions are not considered made about the seriousness of their rantings?

Jeez...you declare war on your government, it's kinda stupid to carry on when they finally pay attention.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:00 AM
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discussed here as breaking news
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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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The feds have altered their reasoning continuously over the weekend. From guns, to pipe bombs to plots against local police. They are fishing to see which story generates the best response from the MSM and general public.

There is no reason a Christian militia would target local police; but since they didn't find any justification for the other reasons, they had to create an amorphous threat to act against and support with anonymous "informants" and false accusations.

jw



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 01:22 PM
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There is no reason a Christian militia would target local police; but since they didn't find any justification for the other reasons, they had to create an amorphous threat to act against and support with anonymous "informants" and false accusations.


You have no idea of what any given group might do or not do.
You simply assume this is some "government" ruse. if you were honest, you would say you really have no information and don't know.
It's entirely possible that said group, 'christian" or not could plan violence.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 08:02 AM
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Originally posted by OldDragger
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You have no idea of what any given group might do or not do.
You simply assume this is some "government" ruse. if you were honest, you would say you really have no information and don't know.
It's entirely possible that said group, 'christian" or not could plan violence.


I can only rely upon what they say for themselves.

Have you visited their site? My guess: No.

Having been there, I DO "have information" and I do know what the Hutaree say about their mission and their activities; they are entirely DEFENSIVE, rather than aggressive. They espouse preparedness and the ability to defend what they perceive as the Nation's guiding principles.

Your post betrays your purely personal feelings colored by your faith in BHO's agenda for the US.

Rule No.1: think before you post unfounded assumptions.


Deny ignorance.

jw



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