Nine Members of Michigan-Based Militia Accused of Plotting to Kill Police Officers; Will Be Subject to Electronic Monitoring.
A judge said nine members of a Michigan-based militia accused of trying to plot war against the government can be released from jail on bond.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts on Monday overturned the April 2 decision of a federal magistrate judge. She says all can be released with electronic monitoring devices and other strict conditions.
The government says the nine members of a southern Michigan militia called Hutaree are radicals who planned to kill police officers and more. They were charged in March with conspiracy to commit sedition and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction.
Defense lawyers say it's just a case of irrational, hateful speech.
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