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Prosecutor: Agent infiltrated Christian militia

April 1st, 2010 . by TexasFred
Prosecutor: Agent infiltrated Christian militia
DETROIT (AP) - An undercover federal agent infiltrated a Christian militia group that authorities say plotted to incite violent revolt, and the agent built explosives under the direction of the group’s suspected ringleader, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Arguing for the detention of alleged Hutaree leader David Brian Stone, 44, and six other members, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet said the agent accompanied Stone and others in a van as they tried to attend a Feb. 6 meeting of militias in Kentucky.

They turned back in Indianapolis because of bad weather, but the agent recorded Stone reading a speech, Waterstreet said. In the recording, played in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a speaker identified as Stone says “now it’s time to strike and take our nation back so we will be free of tyranny.”

Prosecutors say the group planned to make a false 911 call, kill responding police officers, then set off a bomb at the funeral to kill many more. An indictment said that after the attacks, the group planned to retreat to “rally points” protected by trip-wired explosives for a violent standoff with law enforcement personnel.

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Prosecutor: Agent infiltrated Christian militia

So, an agent infiltrated this so-called Christian militia. I’m OK with that.

Undercover agents are a tool like no other. If they’re really good at their job, they are a work of art and you’ll never see them coming. If they aren’t very good at their job, well, they have a pretty short career as an undercover operator.

Undercover agents have successfully infiltrated the mob. They have infiltrated outlaw biker gangs and drug operations. They have infiltrated ethnic gangs and gun running operations. They even infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Undercover operators were the main evidence gathers that led to the demise of the United Klans of America, bringing it to it’s knees and forcing them into bankruptcy.

In 1987, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) brought a civil case on behalf of the victim’s family against the United Klans of America for being responsible in the lynching of Donald. Unable to come up the $7 million dollars awarded by the jury, the UKA were forced to turn over its national headquarters to Donald’s mother who then sold it. This lawsuit resulted in the bankruptcy of the UKA, along with its official split in 1987. SOURCE

The Klan also claimed to be a Christian organization. Strangely, I haven’t heard anyone lament the demise of the UKA.

Several defense attorneys objected to Waterstreet’s testimony. “All they’re saying is my client has an opinion and knows how to use his mouth,” Stone’s lawyer William Swor said before Waterstreet played the tape.

Later on the drive back to Michigan, Waterstreet said the van carrying the militia members passed a car on the side of the road with a Hudson, Mich. police car behind it, and Stone said “We’re going to pop him - guaranteed.”

Here’s the deal, if you’re totally legal, if you’re not engaged in nefarious activities, if you’re not breaking the law, you have nothing to fear FROM the law.

“We’re going to pop him - guaranteed.” When said in relation to killing anyone, that’s all it takes. Let me explain this to any and all that don’t quite understand *the letter of the law*.

Assault: “I’m gonna beat you up” — Battery: I do it.

Either action can get you locked up, and a threat is a threat, no matter who it’s uttered against. To commit both acts? Yeah, that’s jail time.

Nine suspected members of Hutaree, self-proclaimed “Christian warriors” who trained themselves in paramilitary techniques in preparation for a battle against the Antichrist, were arrested after a series of raids across the Midwest.

All have been charged with seditious conspiracy, or plotting to levy war against the U.S.

Federal officials said they began monitoring the militia last summer and they believed an attack was planned for April. Waterstreet said Hutaree was planning training that month where they would kill people that “came upon them.” Court documents said an undercover FBI agent and a cooperating witness were part of the federal probe.

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