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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6 Responses to Not-Guilty Pleas Entered for 8 Michigan Militia Members

  1. 5by5 April 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    These are not the sharpest pencils in the box.

  2. Tuna Ghost April 5, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    “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.

  3. feebsley April 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    You believe everything you read?

    • Tuna Ghost April 7, 2010 at 12:22 am #

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

    • pmwnorton April 18, 2010 at 11:33 am #

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

  4. Anonymous April 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

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

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