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March 30th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Group arrested not Christian or militia, insider says

(CNN) - Members of a militia charged with plotting to kill police were not Christian or a militia, a man acquainted with the group said Tuesday.

"This is a group that I would classify as neither a militia or a Christian group," said Michael Lackomar, a member of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "They're really a fringe group outside of anything we do.

"They're more of a private army or a terrorist organization or really just a criminal organization."

Federal authorities on Monday charged nine members of a group called the Hutaree militia with conspiring to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then kill other officers at the funeral.

The group says on its Web site that Hutaree means "Christian warrior." Its home page said it is "Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."

Lackomar told CNN's "American Morning" on Tuesday that five Hutaree members sought refuge over the weekend with a Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia leader because federal authorities were looking for them. Lackomar said the member of his militia advised the Hutaree members to turn themselves in so no one would get hurt. FULL STORY

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. nomad


    Why would the President need to have evidence in a criminal case? I should imagine it's the prosecuting attourney who will be required to present evidence.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  2. chris

    When did Bill Ayers group start bombing?

    March 31, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  3. Monty G

    This group is no more xtian than the taliban is muslim.

    It is a militan fringe group of xtians, just like the taliban is a militan fringe group of islam.

    There are other militan fringe groups of xtians in this country. Like the kkk and the american nazis.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:46 am |
  4. Keltick

    If they went to a Christian church, they were Christian. They certainly weren't Muslim or anything else. The "Insider" doesn't know what he's talking about.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:13 am |
  5. skeptical

    Does Obama have any evidence other than FBI agents willing to perjure themselves in court? The allegations are incredible on the face of them. I am relieved that the accused have the right to a trial by jury of their peers.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm |