Why Are Anti-Government Militia Groups On The Rise Again? Roots Of The Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. E3

There is a resurgence of anti-government militia groups.

In a nighttime raid on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the FBI arrested six men who allegedly plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The Democrat Governor has been the target of social media anger over her restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The FBI says men affiliated with the Wolverine Watchman planned to take Governor Whitmer hostage before the November election and put her on trial.

As we say in the opening of Justice Facts, Johnston and Riggs have seen it all. Indeed, this is a rerun of what we witnessed in Waco and prior to the Oklahoma City bombing.

Riggs covered the 51-day Branch Davidian siege and its fiery end on April 19, 1993. 

Johnston prosecuted Davidians for the murder of 4 federal agents and he later came under fire for criticizing the FBI’s handling of the standoff.

On the second anniversary of the deadly fire that ended the siege at the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols blew up the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

They parked a Ryder rental truck containing a homemade fertilizer bomb in front of the building and fled.

The explosion killed 168 people including children, injured more than 680 others, and severely damaged buildings in the business district. McVeigh was executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001. 

Nichols was sentenced to eight life terms in federal prison for murdering eight federal agents and to 161 life terms by the state of Oklahoma for the deaths of other victims. Now, anti-government plans for domestic terrorism have erupted 25-years later.

Bill and Robert look back at their cases and stories to help explain why.

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