Monday, March 29, 2010

Michigan "Hutaree" militia group had Tea Party connections

The "Hutaree" militia--eight members of which were arrested over the weekend--were Tea Partyers. Watch this video from CNN and pay attention to the footage of the group's website: they actively advertised their participation in a Tea Party event.

So what were these fine upstanding Tea Bagging Tea Party members planning on doing?
The indictment alleges the Hutaree group planned to kill an unidentified law enforcement officer in Michigan and then attack officers who would gather for the funeral.

According to the plan, the indictment said, the Hutaree wanted to use improvised explosive devices to attack law enforcement vehicles during the funeral procession. The indictment said those explosive devices, commonly called IEDs, constitute weapons of mass destruction.

Subsequently, the indictment said, Hutaree leader David Brian Stone obtained information about IEDs over the Internet and e-mailed diagrams to a person he believed could manufacture them.

He then had his one of his sons, Joshua Matthew Stone, and others gather materials necessary to manufacture IEDs, the indictment alleges.

According to the indictment, David Brian Stone and David Brian Stone Jr. taught other Hutaree members in June how to make and use explosive devices.
The Republican Party can't say they weren't warned. The Republican Party and its leaders have been encouraging their followers to be "armed and dangerous," "fill their hands," and to use the "bullet box" instead of the "ballot box."

Tea Party Republicans have heeded their leaders' calls to violently oppose the government of the United States by forming militias and engaging in seditious conspiracies. The Republican Party will have to defend its involvement with groups such as this, that plot the murder of innocent Americans, police officers, and law enforcement personnel.

Update: CNN has apparently altered their original video to omit a screenshot of an invitation to a Hutaree Tea Party.


Larry said...

I watched the CNN video twice and saw no evidence of these people advertising any participation in a Tea Party event.

nyak64 said...

You have got to be kidding me, where was the Tea Party connection in that video? Is this the best you can do? They are clearly wackos, just like the many we see from the left and right. Makes you miss the days when the religious nuts would just sip the Kool-Aid and transpose onto the next plane. If your going to attack Tea Pariers at least be somewhat credible.

J.C. Wilmore said...

CNN appears to have altered the linked video to omit a screenshot of the Hutaree website which showed them advertising an invitation to a "Tea Party."