The Family Stone: Who Are the Hutaree?

By David Schoetz

Mar 29, 2010 5:24pm

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The FBI has taken Joshua Stone – until about 40 minutes ago, the only outstanding suspect after yesterday’s raids on an extreme Christian militia – into custody in Michigan. Joshua Stone surrendered peacefully after authorities played messages of his family members encouraging him to do so. ——————– ORIGINAL POST: We’re learning a lot more about the FBI raids yesterday that netted eight members of a Christian extremist group called the Hutaree, pictured in their mugshots above.  Court documents today revealed the militia group’s alleged plan to kill an unidentified Michigan law enforcement officer, and then use the funeral as an opportunity to attack several officers gathered to mourn at a central location. The funeral attack would then, according to the plan, ignite a fullscale uprising against the government. At the center of the nine are “leader” David Brian Stone and his son, David Jr., the two men in the top row on the left side. Also accused is his wife, Tina, the only woman of the eight, and another son, Joshua, who remains at large. The family members were also teaching others how to make and use explosives, according to the indictment. The Hutaree Web site, which you can see HERE and features a training video, says the name means “Christian warrior” and claims they are preparing to defend themselves against the impending arrival of the anti-Christ. Dan Harris will have a full report tonight, including statistics that show a huge rise in militia activity over the last year. ——————– UPDATE: Here is last night’s segment, “Christian Militia.” Stay tuned tonight — Tuesday — for more reporting on the rise of militias across the country.

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