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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:14 PM

Mich. GOP Deflect Their Role In Encouraging Militia Terrorist Plot; Maybe 'Only A Citizen's Arrest'

'Conservatives run away from consequences for encouraging Michigan militia’s terrorism plot,' Daily Kos, 10/13/20.



- Barry Co. Sheriff Dar Leaf, seen here speaking at a May 15 rally in Grand Rapids alongside militia members, including some arrested in last week's FBI arrests in Michigan. The sheriff told an interviewer the men may only have been planning a citizen's arrest.

Discovering that terrorists can look like the guys next door is a jarring thing, especially if that’s not how you’ve been conditioned to think of such matters. In Michigan this week, cognitive dissonance has been thick on the ground—especially as public officials who came too close to the plotters and their incendiary rhetoric have tried to wrestle with the consequences of last week’s arrests of 13 Michigan militiamen who schemed to kidnap and assassinate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

A local sheriff who had appeared onstage at an anti-Whitmer rally this spring suggested to a TV interviewer that maybe the plotters—some of whom he knows personally—were just trying to make a citizen’s arrest. A Republican state legislative candidate opined that the arrests were “a totally bogus sham.” And the state’s Republican Speaker of the House, who has helped stoke the incendiary “tyranny” rhetoric that fueled the plotters, chastised Whitmer for pointing out the connection between the plotters’ actions and the rhetoric used by Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans.

Dar Leaf, the sheriff of Barry County—where two of the accused domestic terrorists, William and Michael Null, reside and were arrested by the FBI Thursday—told a Grand Rapids interviewer that he believed the men might have been within their rights. “It’s just a charge, and they say a 'plot to kidnap' and you got to remember that. Are they trying to kidnap? Because a lot of people are angry with the governor, and they want her arrested. So are they trying to arrest or was it a kidnap attempt? Because you can still in Michigan if it's a felony, make a felony arrest,” Leaf told Fox17 reporter Aaron Parshegian.

He added: “The two gentlemen that I know of from my county, were they involved in that? I don't know. They're innocent till proven guilty. And we really, really should be careful, trying to try them in the media.”...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/12/1986057/-Michigan-Republicans-struggle-with-recognition-of-their-own-roles-in-fueling-militia-kidnap-plot

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Reply Mich. GOP Deflect Their Role In Encouraging Militia Terrorist Plot; Maybe 'Only A Citizen's Arrest' (Original post)
appalachiablue Oct 13 OP
bottomofthehill Oct 13 #1
BKDem Oct 13 #3
Walleye Oct 13 #2
appalachiablue Oct 13 #4
exboyfil Oct 13 #5
appalachiablue Oct 13 #7
kirkuchiyo Oct 13 #10
BusyBeingBest Oct 13 #6
tulipsandroses Oct 13 #8
appalachiablue Oct 13 #9
pansypoo53219 Oct 13 #11

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:17 PM

1. looks to me like Dar Leif's parents were Kin

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:23 PM

3. It looks like he got himself a Junior G-Man Disguise Kit

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:19 PM

2. We should make a citizens arrest on the whole Trump family. Multiple felonies

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:27 PM

4. It is what it is!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:41 PM

5. The county prosecutor is running away as fast as she can

Real good look for Barry County, MI.

"Sheriff Leaf is not a lawyer, nor is he licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, yet he inaccurately cited a law that is inapplicable and is meant to aid the very citizens and law enforcement he is sworn to protect," she said in a statement. "As a prosecutor, I find this concerning. There is no logical, legal or ethical basis for statements that defend or condone behavior that threatens the safety of Governor Whitmer, fellow law enforcement, or any other citizen in this country."

Something to note:

Barry County is the host of the annual Barry-Roubaix cycling race. I wonder if they get external sponsors for that race?


https://wwmt.com/news/local/barry-county-prosecutor-says-dar-leaf-is-not-a-lawyer-after-he-inaccurately-cited-a-law


It appears the Barry County Sheriff's Department Facebook has been taken off line. I wonder why.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:55 PM

7. +1

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:07 PM

10. Why yes, yes they do have sponsors

Though this is probably from 2019

https://barry-roubaix.com/sponsors

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 03:51 PM

6. This guy and his department are starting to look real hinky.

Like they are in cahoots with the wackaloons who were arrested. I hope the FBI is looking at this clown and his communications too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:02 PM

8. Sigh, I get tired of saying, if a democrat did that......

Can you imagine, just imagine if there was an attempt to kidnap a prominent republican governor and it was revealed that a "far left democratic group" was responsible. Can you imagine the heads that would roll? Then if anyone, let alone a law enforcement or gov official defended them?

Its hard to wrap your head around the BS sometimes.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:06 PM

9. The sickening double standard & hypocrisy is profound

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:31 PM

11. i got the same clsaptarp from a conservative epal about george floyd. it wasn't the cops knee.

when facts don't fit, fix it so you don't lose your faith in the pyrite calf/faith.

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