Nine members of a group called Hutaree are being investigated after an undercover FBI oprative uncovered an apparent secret plan to stage an attack on police and bomb a funeral in the Midwest. The Agent and Christian Milita group were travelling to a rally when he made a recording of the leader practicing an incriminating speech. Check out the full story, as well as video below the photo!
David Brian Stone is the alleged leader of the Hutaree group and was practising his speech as the group travelled to a February 6 meeting in Kentucky. The group were turned around half way to the rally due to inclement weather, which gave Stone to opportunity to practice the speech.
Assistant U.S. Attourney Ronal Waterstreet used the tape in court to argue for the detention of the nine members of the group. Below is a segment of the recording:
“We are the American military. We outnumber them. People should not be afraid of the government. The government should fear the people. Now it’s time to strike and take our nation back so we will be free of tyranny. The war will come whether we are ready or not.”
The FBI has been tracking the group last summer and were under the belief that an attack was planned this month. According to the agent and Christian militia witness, Hutaree had planned to place a call to police on the night of a funeral. They would kill all responding officers and detonate explosives at the ceremony and retreat to tactical ‘rally points’ guarded by trip wires.
The undercover FBI operative stated that he constructed explosives under Stone’s supervision, and 46 guns and more than 13,000 rounds of ammo were found at the house of a Kentucky Hutaree member.
Defense lawyers for Stone and other members objected to Waterstreet’s report saying that the accusations were invalid if they were not allowed to cross-examine the undercover FBI operative.
“All they’re saying is my client has an opinion and knows how to use his mouth,” said Stone’s attorney William Swor.
Another said “There are a lot of allegations with very little proof.”
Waterstreet said the accusations were based solely on the groups’ actions.
“It’s not about a religious group, it’s not about the militia. It’s about a group who decided to oppose by force the U.S. by using violence and weapons.”
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