March 29th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

Militia Accused of Plotting War Against U.S.: Join the Live Chat

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We've got breaking news on the 'Christian warrior' militia accused of plotting to kill police to kick off its war against the U.S. government.  There are new details on the investigation we'll bring you tonight.  Plus, we begin our special investigation 'Scientology: A History of Violence.'

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  1. Carolyn, Michigan

    Why do radical groups claim they're killing for Jesus? Jesus can rise from the dead, do you really think He needs help taking people out?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  2. kim

    My dayghter lived by one of them in her apartment complex. She said they were only there for a couple weeks. My mom lives in Hillsdale and said it was like a massive invasion. To me they a warped people, who took it to far.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  3. April

    I had no idea that people are going this far! I guess they are feeling so pushed by governments and agencies that they have to resort to this style of violence. Sad but one does have to stand back and ask "why"? What is it that they feel they are losing? Thank you for waking us up to this.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  4. Cessy - Chicago

    The Hutaree group plan to take over? with what less than 20 members? seriously....

    March 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  5. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone.

    Stunning allegations against upper reaches of Scientology.

    Maybe DHS shld've stuck by it's rept, but the pt about veterans was a massive assumption. I don't think call the rept "crap" is the best commentary.

    I think it's incredibly hard to link those three events Anderson.

    An odd group, those are worrying allegations.

    Hope everyone had a great weekend.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Jon B.

    The original reports put together by Napolitano were dead on accurate. I can't wait to see Michelle Malkin try and explain this one.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Maudie

    Hello everyone!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  8. starr, formerly known as vincent

    I could be wrong, but it seems to me that extremests in the 3 top religions are starting to take up a lot of attention.

    There seems to be violence associated with all of them (I am including Hebrew peoples because of the present conservative government in Israel who do not seem to want to promote peace with the Palestinians.)

    March 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Tracie

    Wow!!!! I live in Adrian and never had an idea!!!!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  10. Mary - Philadelphia

    wow. that was sort of a banging start to the show. this is all fascinating – both the scientology AND the militia.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anybody can call oneself christian, and yet that one does not follow the way of the Christ in love and peace!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Tom from Vermillion, Ohio

    Sexual Bondage? Don't they have more important issues for national air time. The GOPs priorities sure seem screwed up.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  13. Stephanie

    These people are 10 miles from me. It just goes to show you, you never really know who people are. Unfortunately we must always be somewhat cautious.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  14. Jackie FL

    Hello Anderson......................Wow...what a bunch of nuts up in MI...my former home state. Why is it that anyone can go in and buy military uniforms and carry out these war games.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  15. Cessy - Chicago

    I'm looking to your report the Church of Scientology. are the big/ famous people going to defend their organization or will they keep their mouth shuts again? I dont get this group.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  16. Dulcie - Denver

    @Starr – You're welcome! It certainly applies to them. They tend to make out that they're very religious, but it's not any kind of mainstream religion.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  17. Sandra

    As "change" keeps happening this will probably become more frequent.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree all of you.. That was so scary to see this. What were they thinking now??????? They are so stupid, no right to plot kill US Goverment.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  19. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Charlie, that's pretty insulting to veterans.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  20. sue r

    As with extreme right and left group's,,so are some militia group's.Especially in the mid to northern area's of MI. Some of the militia group's are peaceful,,but there are a few that are like sitting time bomb's waiting to go off....We can't forget Waco or Ruby Ridge.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Dulcie – thanks, you said the word i was searching for...delusional.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Tom from Vermillion, Ohio

    Sandusky, OH is 30 Miles from me. "... if enough people believe the end is near, they'll find a way to make it so"

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Jerry

    Christian – means Christ like. This group is hardly Christian.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Edwin

    By the way, that word you are saying "Hutaree" is pronounced exactly like the swahili word "Hatari" which means danger. This movement clearly has crossed the very thin line between :freedom of expression", as has been propagated, now distorted in this country to become "extremism" in the neighborhood of "terrorism".

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  25. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. The Scientology report is pretty shocking. Also these militia plots are nothing new but we haven't heard of anything with this specific a plan in a while. Somehow Armaggedon always factors in.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  26. Jennifer - Michigan

    There's nothing but farm land and wide open spaces in Lenawee county.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  27. charlie

    Veterans are a natural prey of christian extremists.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Kim- Ohio

    That is scary that this militia is doing all this in MI.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh yeah, Anderson..... I agree with you. I am glad they arrested accused our neighbors..... I am so suprised they are in jail right now.... Thanks Drew for reporting. 🙂

    March 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  30. Dulcie - Denver

    These militia groups really scare me. I've met a few of these guys from time to time and they are deeply delusional.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  31. starr, formerly known as vincent

    These militias and lone wolf persons truly frighten me.

    There is no doubt that they truly believe whatever philosopy that they espouse.

    They could cause real trouble at any time, anywhere.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  32. charlie

    Exposing so many young people to the horrors of war over repeated deployment will of course produce a significant number of unbalanced individuals who will present a social probem in the future. It is obvious from any number of past wars that that is one of the consequences of a decision to go to war.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Jan, LA

    Hello everyone!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Lori, S. California, USA!

    Hi Anderson! Hi Everyone! Happy Monday!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  35. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! I hope you had a great weekend.
    It's awful hearing about the alleged violence in the Church of Scientology. Your report sounds fascinating, though.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  36. Cessy - Chicago

    this is scary....finding out that your're living next door to a militia member/group

    March 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  37. Jennifer - Michigan

    That's scary – the militia group in Michigan.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  38. Soledad Gomez

    Happy Monday Ac !!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  39. Emily

    @Cessy, I agree, that was a great 60 Minutes bits!
    I don't think that I could do that.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  40. starr, formerly known as vincent

    good evening Anderson & team 360.

    Hello, david, isabele, gabriela, nichole, devin, emily, dodie, dulcie, a. smith, claus, casey, megan, kim, nancy,....everyone.

    what a news day!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  41. Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts

    Good evening, Anderson, bloggers, and 360 crew.

    This group is INSANE!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I don't believe that church 'Scientology" has lot of violence many years.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Emily

    Happy Monday Anderson, Devna, 360Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Gabriela, Megan, Starr, David & Isabel, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Devin, Nicole & Bloggers.

    Was glad to see David Frum on LKL!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  44. Cessy - Chicago

    interesting report on the Hutaree group...where did they originate?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  45. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    What else is he going to say?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Cessy - Chicago

    Happy Monday! You beautiful AC360 staff and fans!

    Hi Anderson! 🙂 Great segment on 60 mins yesterday–you're brave!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Kim- Ohio

    Hi Anderson, 360 Team, fellow bloggers!!

    Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Stephanie, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, everyone and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hello, good evening, glad to be with you tonight.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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