It’s still OK to hate ‘the government’ (contrary to what the DHS Internet snooping program was designed to keep tabs on). I suppose it’s still OK to hate/dislike/disagree with whatever proposed laws, laws that make the books, and this that and the other ‘the government’ does or doesn’t do. (Like driving your US Government G10 plate car to Olive Garden for dinner long after work hours are over …you’d think they’d drive their POV).
“The government’s case is built largely of circumstantial evidence. While this evidence could certainly lead a rational factfinder to conclude that ‘something fishy’ was going on, it does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt … [the militia members] … reached a concrete agreement to forcibly oppose”
The thought here seems to be that because the group was “disorganized” and didn’t come up with a plan of action, that part of the case against them was dismissed.
I guess it’s like saying you’d like to do go downtown to see a play, but you don’t know how to take the bus and haven’t bothered to get a bus schedule.
“U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said the members’ expressed hatred of law enforcement didn’t amount to a conspiracy to rebel against the government.”
While I think these folks are kinda out there, I think the judge decided correctly.
“…dismissed charges against seven Hutaree members of plotting a violent revolt against the U.S. government with weapons of mass destruction … .
Roberts said the government’s failure to present evidence of a plan doomed their case.”
Spike Lee sez he’s sorry
“Lee apologized in a tweet sent late Wednesday: “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s In Peace.”
He might be saying he’s sorry with his checkbook later on, and also the guy who first tweeted it.