Armed militia groups in Kentucky growing

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paster

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Nov 1, 2009
 
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After nearly a decade of decline, militia groups are seeing a resurgence in Kentucky and across the nation, fueled partly — according to militia leaders and watchdog groups — by the bad economy and Obama's election.

Mark Potok, an analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., which tracks extremist groups and recently issued a report on the resurgence of militias, said the center estimates that at least 50 patriot or militia groups have formed nationwide since 2008, bringing the total to more than 200.

Kentucky State Police Capt. John Bradley, who heads the department's Intelligence Branch, said his unit monitors published reports, newsletters and the Internet but thus far,“we haven't seen a spike in criminal activity” related to militias

The Freedom Fighters are the latest incarnation of the Kentucky Riflemen Militia, formed in 1994 — a time when the militia movement was reaching its peak, after the 1993 siege of Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas, and the 11-day Ruby Ridge, Idaho, standoff in 1992 with fugitive Randy Weaver.

But within a decade, the movement had declined sharply.

Many left it after the suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing were linked to extremist ideology. Some key militiamen were arrested in violent plots or jailed on weapons charges.
Trendkiller

Pikeville, KY

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Nov 1, 2009
 
We r Everywhere and will continue to fight for true freedom!
Belive in freedom

North Middletown, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
Trendkiller wrote:
We r Everywhere and will continue to fight for true freedom!
I totally agree with you.We have men fighting over seas everyday and losing their lives for freedom, but here at home we are losing our freedom every day. We have the goverment telling us more and more what we can and can't do. I think all Americans should stand up and that our freedom back.
Trendkiller

Clay City, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
Belive in freedom wrote:
<quoted text>I totally agree with you.We have men fighting over seas everyday and losing their lives for freedom, but here at home we are losing our freedom every day. We have the goverment telling us more and more what we can and can't do. I think all Americans should stand up and that our freedom back.
Exactly! Come on ppl, Stand Up, Speak Out, Strike Back!!!!!!
ETHICS101

Lexington, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
First off, our boys are not over-sees fighting for freedom. They're fighting for oil and the rite to keep it. Secondly, it will be a cold day in hell when a Militia can stand up to U.S. Military technology. You would be better off hoping to get hit by a nuke while hanging on to your chimney. Lastly, If you think any militia is going to confront the government carrying .270s, 30ought six's or whatever your crazy. They would be inihalated and or imprisoned for life, since you would then be considered a terrorist hey water boarding sucks. But go ahead get it going boys. No matter how screwed up this country is. It's still the best one. Unless you got a couple million.
hasbeen

Cynthiana, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
Not sure what militia has to do with Iraq? Let's not get carried away with anti-liberalism. The militia is "The People", not a paranoid group of wannabes. Surely our beloved citizen soldiers wouldn't act upon their citizenry! Is the US unique here? No american soldier will act like a NAZI or SOVIET and kill the people from which he was derived! The feared domestic militia is very present but feared only if their civil rights aree trampled upon. But, we can fight the US military on our grounds and win a war of attrition.
paster

Lexington, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge

On August 22, the second day of the siege, the FBI HRT sniper/observer teams were deployed to the cabin to cover the approach of an armored personnel carrier carrying negotiators to make a surrender callout at the cabin. Before being deployed, the snipers had been given military style rules of engagement that contradicted standard FBI deadly force policy, what some snipers later described as a "green light" to "shoot on sight". Before the negotiators arrived, an FBI HRT sniper, Lon Horiuchi, shot and wounded Randy Weaver in the back with the bullet exiting his right armpit, while he was lifting the latch on the shed to visit the body of his dead son.(The sniper testified at the later trial that he had put his crosshairs on Weaver's spine, but Weaver moved at the last second.) Then, as Weaver, his 16-year-old daughter Sara, and Harris ran back toward the house, Horiuchi fired a second bullet, which passed through Vicki Weaver's head, killing her, and wounded Harris in the chest. Vicki Weaver was standing behind the door through which Harris was entering the house, holding their 10-month-old baby Elisheba in her arms. The Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility Ruby Ridge Task Force Report (10 June 1994) stated in section I. Executive Summary subhead B. Significant Findings that the second shot did not satisfy constitutional standards for legal use of deadly force. That review also found the lack of a request to surrender was "inexcusable", since Harris and the two Weavers were running for cover without returning fire and were not an imminent threat. The task force also specifically blamed Horiuchi for firing through the door, not knowing whether someone was on the other side of it. While controversy exists as to who issued the orders that were being followed by the sniper, the task force also condemned the so-called "rules of engagement" allowing shots to be fired with no request for surrender.
GEEZUS

Lexington, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
hasbeen wrote:
Not sure what militia has to do with Iraq? Let's not get carried away with anti-liberalism. The militia is "The People", not a paranoid group of wannabes. Surely our beloved citizen soldiers wouldn't act upon their citizenry! Is the US unique here? No american soldier will act like a NAZI or SOVIET and kill the people from which he was derived! The feared domestic militia is very present but feared only if their civil rights aree trampled upon. But, we can fight the US military on our grounds and win a war of attrition.
UMMM Apparantly you have never been a Marine. There is an oathe there. Secondly. It won't be grunts standing at you shooting it will be more than likely be Apache Helicopter pilots with bunker busters and WMD's eager to try em out. You and a bunch of ex-convicts in Kentucky standing there with a gun and a cause which ever that one might be, are what taking over the Casey County Courthouse? I don't like the odds. Good God dudes get a grip. RLMAO
Your frickin target practice idiot.
PETER

Lexington, KY

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Nov 3, 2009
 
Your right Geezus, Half these guys would get arrested for just carrying a firearm for being a convicted felon. That would be funny Freeman Luttrel and Chad Weddle arresting over half their Militia before they got to the Casey County Courthouse. RLMAO
MARK

Lexington, KY

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#10
Nov 3, 2009
 
See the Paster already gave you scientific proof that any government agency will kill anyone they're ordered to kill. Lastly trying to recruit somebody from Casey County for a Militia is pretty stupid hell you can't even get them to vote much less gather arms and take over anything but a drug store. Maybe a drugstore if it's loaded with painkillers.
johnathan

Lexington, KY

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Oct 30, 2012
 
noboday except us,the militia and the military are loyal to see this country restored to its former glory.if we have to fight for it then we will.we know our country better than anyone,we would and will win the war by attrition.the only question to answer is when we have the chance to prove it,once this goverment shows its real face and people see how corrupt it is.to any millitia units in kentucky,the kentucky homelanders millitia will be right behind you when were needed.
igortheignorant

Rockford, IL

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#12
Oct 31, 2012
 
Just don't use the N word. Or the R word. Or any other words we deem as offensive. We will keep crying foul until we get what we want. You to support us! Cause we deserve it! You don't! We are righteous in our defaults and you are arrogant with those big hi paying jobs you trained and work for. Shame on thee....whatabout us? Where's ours? Poor us...we will scratch, bite, and spit aids juice @ you. Now preach false teacher! The Left is taking over everything, just like the original plan.

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