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Nine people federal prosecutors say belong to a "Christian warrior" militia were accused Monday of plotting to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then attack other police at the funeral.

Six Michigan residents, two residents of Ohio and an Indiana resident were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena announced.

All but one of the suspects -- Joshua Matthew Stone, the 21-year-old son of the militia's leader -- were in custody by Monday morning and seven of them made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer, prosecutors said.

Joshua Stone was arrested late Monday after he walked out of mobile home in southern Michigan's Hillsdale County and surrendered without incident, FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold told CNN. Five other adults and a child were also at the home, she said.

"We were negotiating with him all days from a staging location near a church," Berchtold said, adding that authorities used a loudspeaker to draw Stone out.

Stone, who will be arraigned Tuesday morning, is the son of David Brian Stone -- leader of what prosecutors say is a Lenawee County "Christian warrior" militia group called the Hutaree.

Read the indictment (PDF)

The five-count indictment unsealed Monday charges that between August 2008 and the present, the defendants, acting as a Lenawee County, Michigan, militia group, conspired to use force to oppose the authority of the U.S. government.

Attorney General Eric Holder called it "an insidious plan by anti-government extremists."

The group says on its Web site that Hutaree means "Christian warrior" and proclaims on its home page, "Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."
Video: Militia aims at law enforcement

In the "About Us" section of the Hutaree Web site, the group says, "We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Anti-Christ. All Christians must know this and prepare, just as Christ commanded."

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that monitors hate groups and other fringe organizations, lists the Hutaree as a "Patriot" group militia.

"Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the 'New World Order,' engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing or advocate or adhere to extreme anti-government doctrines," the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a report, "Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism."

The Law Center also defines Patriot groups as "militias and other organizations that see the federal government as part of a plot to impose 'one-world government' on liberty-loving Americans."

Mention of the Hutaree comes in the Law Center's list: "Active 'Patriot' Groups in the United States in 2009."

The suspects were identified as militia leader David Brian Stone, 45; his wife, Tina Stone, 44; his son, Joshua Matthew Stone, 21, of Clayton, Michigan; another son, David Brian Stone Jr., 19, of Adrian, Michigan; Joshua Clough, 28, of Blissfield, Michigan; Michael Meeks, 40, of Manchester, Michigan; Thomas Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Indiana; Kristopher Sickles, 27, of Sandusky, Ohio; and Jacob Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio.

A bond hearing was set for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A court-appointed counsel will be assigned to the seven suspects who were in court Monday because none of them had lawyers.

According to the indictment, Hutaree members view local, state and federal law enforcement authorities as the enemy and have been preparing to engage them in armed conflict.

The indictment alleges that the Hutaree planned to kill an unidentified law enforcement officer in Michigan and then attack officers and others who would gather for the funeral. According to the plan, the indictment says, the Hutaree wanted to use improvised explosive devices to attack law enforcement vehicles during the funeral procession. The indictment says those explosive devices, commonly called IEDs, constitute weapons of mass destruction.

Subsequently, the indictment says, 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 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.

In addition, the grand jury charged all nine defendants with carrying or possessing a firearm during a crime of violence on at least one occasion.

"Because the Hutaree had planned a covert reconnaissance operation for April which had the potential of placing an unsuspecting member of the public at risk, the safety of the public and of the law enforcement community demanded intervention at this time," U.S. Attorney McQuade said.


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  • Comment of user 'lpankhurst' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • From the pictures I've seen the guy couldn't move the junk out of his own driveway. Somehow that just doesn't fit with being able to do much of anything.

    Obama and Eric Holder need to raid a bingo parlor and take on the WWII veterans that may still be a threat inside.... if there are any.

    The Black Panthers shot it out back in the day, along with the Symbionese Liberation Army. They actually did rob banks and murder people.

    We have Mexicans killing and selling drugs everyday in this country. More..

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  • MALITIA? hahahha

    might want to change your tags from " just, being, a, smartass " to "just, being, a, dumbass "

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    • I still find it hard to believe they were going to blow up a Police funeral procession.For some reason that shit just sounds far-fetched, or these clowns really are fucking retarded.

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    • Check out my posts on the subject and make up your own minds.

      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0cb_1269930129

      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a60_1269930872

      Doom

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    • I agree.

      I think it was advanced coverup for another Waco.

      And even though Koresh was criminal, their group radical and fundamental.

      Later federal records of the event show that the Clinton administration and ATF agents absolutely provoked, escalated and fired the first shot that started the whole affair.

      Then they covered it up for years.

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    • Yep, entirely possible that both sides are guilty of criminality.

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    • They're just retarded, like the spelling of this article.

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  • and another thing I wanted to add. These guys had PBA stickers on their cars, American flags, American flag stickers in the windows of their vehicles.

    You don't drive around with a thin blue line sticker on your car and then murder cops.

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  • must be a rat in that outfit or they're sloppy as shit

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    • Almost all big militias have informants in them. The charges they are bringing against these people sound like a bunch of BS though. They're trying to charge a guy here in NY with terrorism for detonating a M-80 firecracker and thats no bullshit either. Trust me they will spin every word or action into something 100X bigger than what the truth is.

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    • notice how when a law enforcement officer or joe the doughnut shop owner is mentioned as a target they pull out all the stops. i bet if the target was a regular citizen the case would still be sitting on some detectives desk.

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  • What I really meant to say was,do you think the timing is just coincidence.If any thinks it isn't I have some property in the Everglades you might be interested in.

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  • How did I know our LL-fascist would minimize this.

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  • Let's wait until the facts are known. Don't blindly believe what the FBI or anyone says. Whether in defense of this so called militia or against them, let only the facts be known.

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  • I'll bet there might be a few nervous LL's surfin' da web tonight ! LOL

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  • Bunch of pissed off Xbox fans upset the latest maps for Modern Warfare 2 SUCKED !

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  • ^ my own personal spelling fail... :/

    switching between languages too much.

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  • I wonder if this is Obama's version of Ruby Ridge & Dave Koresh. After Napolitano let out the supposed-to-be-kept secret Homeland Security brief to local law enforcement offices on the danger of people who actually believe the Constitution, it was inevitable that the greatest threat to the Constitution would stage something to show how bad those Christian/ militia/ constitutionalist/ pro-lifer/ right wing extremist are. I think I'll wait to judge these folks.

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  • they should call it terrorism ohh wait they where White so lets give them a better cooler Name MALITIA FOXNEWS

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  • WHATS A MALITIA LOL?

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  • I bet one day one of these fools will be best friends with a future president. And like always we will all look the other way.

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  • Could it be that supporter and creator of LL are all supporters of ___________?

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  • The desperation of the left is absolutely mind boggling. The liberal media fears the Tea Party members, because they're highly informed and motivated. The media will continue to do whatever they can to suppress and degrade the image of the Tea Party activist until they feel they are no threat.

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  • Just watch the metal militia Metalica will kick all your asses-)...

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  • Weapons of mass destruction wtf dont tell me they had nuclear weapons who doesnt have weapons of mass destruction according too the U.S government better check too see if the girl guides are packing nukes

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  • If iy was a normal militia and all... sure start shouting.
    But this one like many others had its own plans...
    religion and guns dont mix well.

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  • Selective commenting.

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  • Group arrested not Christian or militia, insider says

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/30/michigan.militia.arrests/?hpt=Sbin

    Detroit, Michigan (CNN) -- Members of a militia charged with plotting to kill police were not Christian or a militia, a man acquainted with the group said Tuesday.

    "This is a group that I would classify as neither a militia or a Christian group," said Michael Lackomar, a member of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "They're really a fringe group ou More..

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  • What a travAsty

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