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March 31st, 2010
10:00 AM ET

The threat of the militia movement

(CNN) – A bond hearing is scheduled in Michigan today for the nine members of an alleged militia group. Officials accuse the Hutaree militia of plotting to kill a Michigan police officer and then attack other police at the funeral.

To talk about the danger of extremist groups we spoke with Brian Levin on Wednesday's American Morning. He's the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

Read more: Militia arrests timed to prevent violence, official says

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  1. Brandon

    Remind me, aren't militia groups the reason this country exists today? Didn't our militia defeat the British? How soon we forget. If government gets to powerful the only way to take back some control is by force; power is never relinquished, it has to be taken back by force. Anyone want to prove this theory wrong?

    April 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  2. good ol boy

    We need to pray for these people, they are victims of a sickening society, that only whats true american justice, instead cnn and the left wants to use it for leverage over we the people! just pray for them i know Jesus would.

    April 1, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  3. jmz

    leave it to cnn and lame stream media to take a fringe group at best and turn it into a massive conspiracy against the anointed one. progressive liberal socialsts have a short memeory..wasnt it duringbush if you protested against them you were the best kind of citizen? there were signs held by protestors that there are pics of, that diresctly said "KILL BUSH" . All you have is a rumor the 'n word' was used(no evidence at all, a president and congresss passing bill they know we dont want , and whiny lib like msnbc scurred that their star pony is getting creamed.

    these are fringe groups. i hope we can resolve this and stop this peacfully. we will in nov 201012. but with gov further encroaching on civil rights, controlling private lives, businesses, disregarding the will of the peoplethe soverignty of the states. i hope we form MORE milittias that represent the majority of the people. i pray that we resolve this soon and get back to the constitution and the country we had by all peace. but govt obama, liberal etc be warned. We will fight for our freedom. unlike progressive socialists, we dont believe freedom is a treat handed out by the govt for being a good slave. it is a god given right that is worth fighting to the death over!! GOD BLESS THE TEA PARTY! GOD BLESS THE CONSTITUTION GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  4. Mitchell

    CNN I just looked at your lastest spot in the ratings war. Seems like the cartoon channel has more people watching it than watching you. Must be less mindless sheep watching television these days.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm |