Not-Guilty Pleas Entered for 8 Michigan Militia Members

Reports CNN:

Not-guilty pleas were entered Wednesday in federal court in Detroit on behalf of eight militia members accused of plotting to kill police officers as part of a revolt against the federal government.

“This is not about militias or a group of militias, but about a group conspiring against the U.S. who have shared beliefs that the New World Order elitists are in charge and seek to have one world government and is working with the U.S. government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet said in his opening statement. “Any law enforcement officer is a foot soldier for the New World Order.”

None of the eight defendants spoke during the proceeding. The seven men wore orange jumpsuits and the lone woman a green jumpsuit; the legs of each were shackled. Each stood silently next to their court-appointed attorneys as the judge entered pleas of not guilty on their behalf.

A ninth person, Thomas Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Indiana, is being held in Indiana. Most were arrested over the weekend; one was arrested Monday night.

[Read more at CNN]

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  • 5by5

    These are not the sharpest pencils in the box.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “This is not about militias or a group of militias, but about a group conspiring against the U.S. who have shared beliefs that the New World Order elitists are in charge and seek to have one world government and is working with the U.S. government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet said in his opening statement. “Any law enforcement officer is a foot soldier for the New World Order.”

    If he were saying this on behalf of his defendants, shouldn't the article note this? Otherwise the lawyer looks just as big a nutjob as these goofballs.

  • feebsley

    You believe everything you read?

    • Tuna Ghost

      …is that directed toward anyone, or is that a meaningless statement thrown out into the public arena without any regard to context?

    • pmwnorton

      No, I don't believe anything I read. I only believe statements that are shouted from bullhorns.

  • Anonymous

    No, I don’t believe anything I read. I only believe statements that are shouted from bullhorns.

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