Are You a ‘Socially Dangerous Person’?:Welcome to Soviet America

Saturday, March 31, 2012
By Paul Martin

The Hutaree Case: Next, Time, They’ll Send in the Drones

by William Norman Grigg
LewRockwell.com

Next time the Regime identifies a group of people as “domestic terrorists,” the result might be a summary mass execution, or imprisonment in military custody, rather than a trial. This is one very plausible result of the dismissal of “seditious conspiracy” charges against members of Michigan’s Hutaree militia.

Thanks to the legal environment created by the NDAA, the Feds won’t have to run the risks involved in submitting the next “domestic terrorism” case to the scrutiny of a court. Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has helpfully clarified that “due process” and “judicial process” aren’t the same thing, it’s entirely possible that the next group of American dissidents identified by the SPLC or some other self-appointed political watchdog group as “terrorists” could be targeted by a drone-fired missile or a presidential strike team. In fact, the SPLC, which provides an updated list of domestic enemies to law enforcement agencies, already has some experience as target-spotters for domestic drone operations.

When asked by Rep. Thomas Graves (R-Georgia) if “targeted assassinations” could be conducted domestically as well as overseas, FBI Commissar Robert Mueller pointedly refused to rule out the possibility. This was probably welcome news to Leslie Larsen, the FBI Agent who presided over the Hutaree case for years, only to see the most serious charges evaporate.

“We haven’t worked a year and a half on this investigation and risked [an undercover agent's] life to walk away from this with 3 arrests,” groused the secret police investigator two years ago. By that time it had become clear the FBI wouldn’t be able to manufacture a successful criminal conspiracy out of a few trivial firearms violations and a surfeit of anti-government rhetoric.

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