May 3rd, 2010
12:40 PM ET

Judge: Accused milita members can get bond

Nine people federal prosecutors say belong to a "Christian warrior" militia can be released on bond until the criminal charges against them are resolved, a judge has ruled.

A federal grand jury has indicted the nine on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.

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  1. truth

    This is one of the reasons that President Ahmadinejad feels the need to become nuclear. What ever the powerful blue-eyed man says is okay. They are ruining this world with all their idiotic interpretation, rules and lack thereof, policies, and politics. What a damn shame! Whites definitely have their privileges. The bar is not nearly as high for whites as it is for people of color. The tea-party, Sarah Palin, Bauchman, Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Arizona governor and many other Republicans are inciting these Looney tunes to act as terrorists. When will it stop?

    May 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. andrea

    this is a very bad idea, letting these potential terrorists go. If they were Muslim, would they have gotten bail? I don't think so. It seems that just beacuse these people are Christians, and that term is conflated with being "good" and "honest", they get preferential treatment. And because they are Christians, and religious radicals, they are just as dangerous as any other religous terrorist group.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. starzzguitar

    They don't like the government. They believe in self defense, in case the government ever goes after them. Some of you might not mind being rounded up by Obama's goons, but I guess some don't! I think their big crime is they are Christians. Right?

    May 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. D

    Another group of criminals gets the Get Out of Jail Free card because the moron judge goes easy on them. Yet another failure of the judicial system.

    How is this an infringement of Free Speech? These people are TERRORISTS and ONLY because they're Christian, the Republitards will turn a blind eye to it.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. D

    Starzzguitar proved my point. Thanks moron! Just like when Bush tried to sell US Port Authority to a Middle Eastern company (Dubai Ports World), they looked the other way. The Republitards even had the nerve to throw the race card!!! Now if Obama did it, there'd be an inbred convention on the White House lawn calling for his impeachment.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 100ph0l3

    We have laws to cover everything and our government city, state or federal pick and choose what to enforce or ignore. This is nothing new been going on for decades and decades. My only surprise is the number of people who seem shocked when they read a story like this.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Keith

    I think the judge made a big mistake.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mb

    where do you guys get the connection between these guys and the tea party ? only in your wacky mind thats where ! I could not disagree more with the people saying that they would not be getting out if they were muslim. i think they would and probably all the left wingers would be there to pay their bail. it seems that a large portion of this country now hates everything about this country and i just don't get it, if you think we are all a bunch of red neck, christian teabaggers then why don't you get out of here and go to a real inclusive place like iran.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tom

    Well, J.Q. Public, abandoning the ideas of our forefathers, men I dare say just might be smarter then me, is exactly what the "terrorists" had in mind when they bombed the Twin Towers...And when we allow the sate to veer away from those ideals we end up with the same rhetoric my Grandmother was fed when she was marched off to Auschwitz...And if we give up on adhering to some amendments, then we open the door to give up on others. You are in the USA correct? As citizens of the U.S.A. we are afforded the right to no excessive bail (ammend. 8)...

    May 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rob

    Ruby Ridge was caused by the government in an attempt to entrap a citizen and then muscle him off of his land.

    While I do not agree with this group I do think that for once it appears our government is trying to do the correct thing. Do not misunderstand me I have no trust, faith, or confidence it our governement today. But what is happening again with malitias are not about facts but about hype and half facts. They have the right to speak and they have the right to be ignorant like the majority of our citizens. Calling them a terrorist group is just silly with what we are facing today.

    This great experiement is all but over guys and like sheep to the slaughter most have no clue. Our political system is as corrupt as the old USSR but what makes it worse is that Americans who have little value other than existing have figured out how to vote themselves money from the treasury and since there is no more moral fabric our politicians are right there with it.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John Q. Public

    Hey Starzz I think I hear your teabagger friends calling, better go back to them and continue circle jerking to Glen Beck!

    May 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tom

    Just a refresher:
    Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Amendment 5 – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings. Ratified 12/15/1791.

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger;
    Amendment 8 – Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Ratified 12/15/1791.

    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rick Darrow

    I remember back 30 ,40, years ago you could throw out threats and not be charged with breaking any law. Back in those days you had to do act on the threat.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rob

    Rick, back then common sense prevailed and no one needed the word "is" defined for them. Ignorance has swept the nation and has ruined the great experiment. Our country will be taken to a mere name with no power overnight within the next 10 years and it will not be a terrorist. It will be the total collapse of our economic system.

    What a shame letting the most uneducated get so much power while those who have the knowledge did nothing.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. allens

    a complete lack of common sense. i think this violent group should live at the judges home while on parole.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
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