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And good too that the judge is a bit skeptical. That sort of assures a fair trial for the defendants.
It will as always be up to the prosecutor to demonstrate the imminent threat the judge said is required to be shown. I'm sure the prosecution knew what its burden would be before the arrest was made. (At least I hope they knew that.)
We'll find out in time what a jury thinks. I have a hunch that even if there is a conviction there will still be some folks (besides their appeals lawyer) claiming actual innocence.
Judge orders release of 9 Hutaree militia members | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Looks like Deuce130s initial prediction may be coming to fruition.
I'm less concerned with the rantings and fringe ideas of the hutaree than I am with the growing appearance of incompetence by federal law enforcement. I'm not at all prepared to say this raid was politically motivated to generate some anti-militia headlines to accompany the media-generated hysteria around the tea parties, but it's worth asking the question.
I've often read the feds have a very high conviction rate, which suggests they usually act on only tight evidence. Now, I'd be curious to know what the conviction rate is on the original charges. Raiding someone on conspiracy to commit murder charges and getting a final conviction on unpaid parking tickets isn't something of which to be proud.
The lefty rantings about Bush suspending civil liberties for enemies of the state weren't true, and now it appears similar claims by righties about Obama are equally untrue. Good for this judge, and good for all of us.
So no convictions for the nut jobs. That’s just great. Anywise I hope they do a better job hear (NYC) with the car bomber.