Monday, May 03, 2010

Hutarees Are Nutsy, But Maybe Not "Dangerous"

Interesting.

In a blistering attack, U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts in Detroit said prosecutors had failed to persuade her the defendants were a danger to the community.

While they may have engaged in "offensive and hate-filled speech," it was not at all clear that they had conspired to break any laws, Roberts wrote.

"Discussions about killing local law enforcement officers -- and even discussions about killing members of the Judicial Branch of Government -- do not translate to conspiring to overthrow, or levy war against, the United States Government," she wrote in a 36-page opinion.

Dunno about the judge; dunno about what the Gummint presented. But "blistering" is not often used in describing opinions....

HT: ConYank

3 comments:

John Foust said...

Did they chant "Buy More Ammo!" all the time, though?

Anonymous said...

I for one am glad that these turds live in Michigan and not in Wisconsin.

LarryD said...

As a Michigan resident, I can't say I'm not surprised.