Militia Groups Archive

You'll find articles about this subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.

California militias revive their rhetoric

Contra Costa Times, Mar. 20, 2003 http://www.bayarea.com/ By Thomas Peele, CONTRA COSTA TIMES Extremist paramilitary or militia groups have re-emerged in California and other western states, calling themselves a last line of defense but acting like camouflage-wearing vigilantes. While experts …

Patriot games:

The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 28, 2003 http://www.dallasnews.com/ By BRIAN ANDERSON, Dallas Web Staff “Remember Waco!” It became the rallying cry for thousands of disenchanted Americans fed up with what they perceived to be an overzealous government bent on gun …

Inmate sues prison over spiritual worship

AP, Nov. 17, 2002 http://www.wvgazette.com/static/apnews/?story=ap0011r.php ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The founder of the West Virginia Mountaineer Militia, who was imprisoned for plotting to blow up an FBI fingerprint center, has filed a lawsuit against the federal prison in Ashland over …

Feds raid home of militia chief

U.S. Marshal’s remove firearms from home of imprisoned militia activist Daily Press & Argus, Nov. 8, 2002 http://www.dailypressandargus.com/ By Kasey MacAllister Firearms and an assortment of radio broadcast equipment were among the items reportedly confiscated by federal agents in two …

Bomb material linked to militia

The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Nov. 3, 2002 http://www.mlive.com/ By Steven Hepker A 56-year-old retired teacher says bomb materials found in a hole on her property Thursday were her late husband’s and they were stolen from her barn. “I moved the …

Former Ky. Militia Leader Sentenced

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Aug. 29, 2002 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Militia-Leader.html LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The former commander of the Kentucky State Militia was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday on federal weapons charges. Charles N. Puckett, 55, pleaded guilty in May to …

Mich. militia founder heads for Alaska

Norman Olson plans ‘strategic retreat’ after group casts him aside AP, Aug. 28, 2002 http://www.detnews.com/2002/metro/0208/28/c07-572797.htm TRAVERSE CITY — In the mid-1990s, Norman Olson lorded over the Michigan Militia, a brash, camouflage-clad preacher and gun dealer who railed at the government …