Lessons from embedding with the Michigan militia – 5 questions answered about the group allegedly plotting to kidnap a governor
October 9, 2020
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(THE CONVERSATION) Details are still emerging about the men arrested on federal and state charges related to an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Federal prosecutions can take months and even years, so it will be quite some time before a full analysis of this situation becomes possible.
But as a scholar who has spent the last 12 years studying the U.S. domestic militia movement, including three years of fieldwork embedded with militias in Michigan, I believe...