Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Michigan Militia Case Collapsing

The reality that federal prosecutors do not have a solid case against the so-called Michigan Militia is strongly emerging. Yesterday, three of the nine suspects (pictured) who were tossed in jail because of their outrageous political views were released from prison.

Taking a page from the Rove Republican Racket, Obama's U.S. Attorney in Michigan went after some politically incorrect, right-wing nut balls who espouse some hateful and paranoid free speech.

As we reported earlier this month, the U.S. Attorneys involved in the case against the Michigan Militia were scrambling after a judge found no solid evidence against the suspects. She ordered the suspects released. At the last minute, the U.S. Attorney's Office appealed the decision and was granted a stay.

The Associated Press reported yesterday afternoon:
Three of nine members of a Midwestern militia who are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government likely will be released from jail Tuesday until trial, a defense attorney said. Prosecutors notified attorneys for Tina Stone, David Stone Jr., and Jacob Ward that they intended to withdraw their opposition to a judge's order releasing the three, lawyer Michael Rataj said "I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. They want to let her out," said Rataj, who represents Tina Stone. "Why they approached me and lawyers for two other defendants, I don't know." The three were to appear Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Detroit, said Rod Hansen, a spokesman for the court.

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