Training for a Civil War in Michigan is exactly what is Expected by Idiotic White Supremacists
The men detained belong to The Base, a pro-Hitler movement that advocates a race war against non-white people...
State Attorney General Dana Nessel announced yesterday that three members of a militant white supremacist group were convicted in Michigan of conspiring to train for a civil war. The men detained belong to The Base, a pro-Hitler movement that advocates a race war against non-white people. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the goal of the group is “to overthrow the existing social and political order.”
The three men, Justen Watkins, Thomas Denton, and Tristan Webb, were all charged in August 2021 with a few charges:
Larceny in a building
Felony possession of a firearm
Conspiracy to train with firearms for a civil war
The men allegedly broke into the vacant Michigan Department of Corrections Camp Tuscola annex and the Tuscola Residential ReEntry Program in Caro in October 2020. They also stole state-issued clothing from one of the jails. Investigators claim they were scoping out the sites as potential training grounds for “hate camps.”
“Securing these convictions on the conspiracy to train for civil disorder holds significance for many reasons. They reiterate this office’s commitment to protecting Michigan residents, they create a historic precedent in our state’s court system, and they convey the real danger domestic terrorism poses here and around the country. I appreciate the thorough work done by our team and partner agencies to secure these convictions. Let them send the message that in Michigan, we will not hesitate to prosecute those who commit crimes in the name of overthrowing our government or perpetuating racist ideologies.”
State Attorney General Dana Nessel said.
On Monday, the three men were convicted in a case investigated by the FBI
Webb pleaded no contest to charges of gang membership, conspiracy to train with firearms for a civil disorder, and felony possession of a firearm.
Watkins pleaded guilty as well to the same exact charges and will be sentenced on June 12th.
Denton has been sentenced to up to four years in prison in association with the same charges as well.
"The pleas serve as an example of the FBI's continued commitment to work alongside its law enforcement partners at every level to protect the security of our nation - even when Federal criminal statutes may not be available."
James A. Tarasca, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Field Office, said.
Alfred Gorman is a fourth member of the group. He also pleaded guilty to gang membership and was sentenced to four years of probation on February 28th in connection with another incident. Gorman and Watkins were charged in October 2020 for terrorizing a family in Dexter - absolute scumbags. The men were accused of targeting what they mistakenly believed was a home owned by Daniel Harper.