The anti-government Hutaree group, which described itself as a ‘Christian warrior’ group, allegedly planned to kill a police officer, then attack others during the funeral.
Source – L.A. Times
Hutaree Militia website – HERE
They have 4 videos up on YouTube (HERE). For the most part, the videos just look like some average guys having a bit of fun by emulating a military style of dress and training. There are a couple of things I raised my eyebrows at, one being the burning of the UN flag in the “Huratree Z-01” video.
Taking a look at their website, under the About Us section there are definitely signs of religious fanaticism. Is there anything threatening though? Definitely not as far as I could see.
I always wonder in situations like this what the actual evidence was that they were planning an attack. Perhaps someone that was scared of the training they were doing, and the views they have, and decided to try to get them into trouble? Maybe not.. but that definitely seems like a possibility.
If an attack actually will actually be prevented by arresting these people, I applaud a job well done. Though, if this is a case of a group of people getting into trouble with the law because their views and practices differ from mainstream society, that is very troubling.