Videos along with photos and other exhibits were introduced into the evidence in a preliminary forensic trial in federal district court in Grand Rapids, six men accused of conspiracy to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The videos provided a dramatic contrast to the defender’s statement in court on Friday that the alleged plan to kidnap the Democratic governor was just “free conversation”.
Men planned to kidnap Whitmerwhich they called “tyrant bitchDue to its business limitations and safety requirements such as face masks that help stop the spread COVID-19, anot The FBI’s statement was filed with the court last week.
An obvious training video appeared as president Donald Trump continued his attacks against Whitmer at a Michigan rally Saturday. He upset the crowd, calling for the lifting of all business restrictions, then repeated the crowd’s chanting, “Lock it up,” though Whitmer had not been charged or even suspected of any crime.
Whitmer said on Twitter that Trump’s renewed attack on COVID security measures is “precisely the kind of rhetoric that has endangered me, my family and other government officials as we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans.”
One of the videos released on Friday shows a couple of men tired and armed, appearing with assault-style guns, jumping out of a car and shooting at an imaginary, unknown target. Other armed men in military fatigue are seen already parked behind the car.
Other videos show individuals demonstrating and managing an arsenal of weapons.
In another video, the accused Brandon Caserta talks about a camera about the removal of “government bandits”.
If this thing “starts to happen,” I’m telling you what, buddy, I’m taking out as many of those mothers as possible **. Everyone, dude, ”he says in the video. “I feel bad when I was robbed and enslaved by the state … they are fucking enemies. Period “.
All six accused members of the militia are considered unrelated. One of them is awaiting extradition from Delaware. Eight other men are state allegations of terrorism.
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