FBI Raids on Militia Members in Michigan

[update] According to reports this may be Christian Militia and this may be Tea Party related. Below the fold...

Here is a video report from ABC's Action News in Detroit:

At this point in time it is unclear how and IF the raids are connected to Militia activity:

The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are all involved in raids around Adrian that may be connected to a militia group.

The FBI conducted multiple raids throughout Saturday and into Sunday, with one of them centered on a property where known members of a militia live.


Members of a number of militia groups say that the raids are connected to raids in Indiana and Ohio. However, the FBI has not confirmed that.

Must be something big for a small army of FBI, Homeland Security and the JTTF agents to be moving on them but according to an MSNBC report the raids are not terror related:

Michigan State Police said the raids are not terror related, but would not comment further.

Police said one person driving up from Toledo, Ohio was arrested and then taken in for questioning.

[updates] Comments from this dkos diary points to Christian Militia:


FBI raids in Washtenaw, Lenawee counties tied to Michigan militia group

Posted: Today, 25 minutes ago

The FBI conducted raids Saturday night in Washtenaw involving members of
Hutaree, a Christian-oriented militia group based in Lenawee County, AnnArbor.com has learned.

also this:

Several other raids took place around the same time in Ohio and Indiana, although it's unclear whether they were related. The Ohio raids took place in Sandusky and Huron, and the Indiana raid occurred in Hammond.

Police, federal agents in raids in Sandusky, Huron

By SARAH WEBER   Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:19 AM EDT


The Toledo Police Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad and a police dog unit from Cleveland's RTA were among those responding with the FBI Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Bayshore Estates in Sandusky. Register

A battalion of local officers and federal agents flooded the Bayshore Estates neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

A second raid was conducted in Huron. An FBI agent at the scene of the Bayshore Estates raid said a second, related raid was taking place
at "another location." Huron police confirmed late Saturday a raid had taken place in that city, but would say nothing more.

Likewise, FBI agents at the scene and at the Cleveland field office are staying mum on the cause of the commotion.

"We did make some arrests," said special agent Scott Wilson of the FBI’s Cleveland office.

He said the warrants were sealed in federal court and he could not release any information until after the suspects appear in court Monday.

Sandusky Police, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies, agents from Toledo Police Bomb Squad and Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s K9 Unit assisted at the scene.

Capt. Paul Sigsworth of the Erie County Sheriff’s office said he could not talk about the investigatio

And from JimStaro commenting at dKos: the Tea Party is owning this?

FBI raids Tea Party Compound

Not found at any 'liberallllll' blog or news site but at the Tea
Party Patriots website, Official Home of the American Tea Party Movement, which looks to be just a chat part of their site, interesting!

I did a quick 'google' of 'FBI Raids Michigan Militia Compound' and the page brought up yours at the Top with the one above just below!

Still laughing, didn't read any of the replies but found that subject title Reeeeal Interesting, they're taking ownership apparently!

Umm, yeah... They can own it if they want to. And apparently they do?

Bonus update: And Free Republic's response to this news... "Must be Muslims!"

To: 1curiousmind

Large Muslim concentration in Michigan.

But doubtful they’d do anything about that.

posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:11:55 AM
by GeronL
(All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)

To: GeronL

Would the anti-terrorism task force be involved in that?

Maybe, I guess.

posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:12:27 AM
by 1curiousmind

To: 1curiousmind; Cindy; Islaminaction

Easter is coming......

Thanks for the heads-up....

To: 1curiousmind
Being that it's multiple raids in a state that's heavy with Muzzies, if I had to bet, it sounds like the feds just popped several cells of our swarthy 'friends' of the Middle Eastern persuasion. But with the current regime in power, they may have just as easily raided a bunch of Salvation Army offices for under-reporting a couple of holiday quarters in their kettles. Keep us apprised.
posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 12:18:31 AM by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)

Just a small sampling of comments... Followed by a fresh Freeper  thread to sweep this obvious BS behind them...

And the lunacy is not confined to Freeperland... Check out some of the comments at this YouTube thread threatening a revolution against the government. They are absolutely nuts.

[UPDATE - March 29th] The right wing Christian Militia group were planning to attack the police with some serious weaponry literally classified as WMD. They want to start a war.

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