CINCINNATTI (WKZO) -- Should the 5 members of the Hutaree Militia who are still in custody be let go on bond despite charges they wanted to overthrow the government? The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has now heard the arguments. The defense attorneys claim the group was all talk and no crime has been committed.
U.S. Attorneys say that’s just not the case, that the Michigan based group poses a serious threat to the public and should remain in jail. Four have already been released on bond. A lower court has already ordered that they should all be released on tethers and with other bond restrictions. No ruling was issued yesterday but one is coming. Normally bond provisions are sorted out in the first few days after arrests are made. The fact that it’s taken months probably means that speedy justice will not apply to this case.