April 1st, 2010
05:24 PM ET

Feds argue against releasing 8 members of Michigan militia

Federal prosecutors are fighting to keep behind bars eight Michigan militia members accused of plotting to kill police officers as part of a revolt against the U.S. government.

Court-appointed defense attorneys argued Thursday that their clients from the Michigan-based Hutaree militia do not pose a threat and should be released.

The eight suspect are scheduled to return to the U.S. District Court in Detroit on Friday, and Judge Donald Scheer said he planned to issue orders for each before the Easter holiday.

Prosecutors said that even though the militia's hierarchy put more responsibility on some members than others, all the defendants should remain in jail.

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  1. Doc Holiday

    and while they are at it, start putting those wesboro mutants in jail as well and do not let them out for any reasons

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