American Terror

March 18, 1998 Michigan 

Three members of the North American Militia of Southwestern Michigan are arrested on firearms and other charges. Prosecutors say the men conspired to bomb federal buildings, a Kalamazoo television station and an interstate highway interchange, kill federal agents, assassinate politicians and attack aircraft at a National Guard base — attacks that were all to be funded by marijuana sales. The group’s leader, Ken Carter, is a self-described member of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations. Carter pleads guilty, testifies against his former comrades, and is sentenced to five years in prison. The others, Randy Graham and Bradford Metcalf, go to trial and are ultimately handed sentences of 40 and 55 years, respectively. Carter is released from prison in 2002.

The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report


8 Responses

  1. There go those creepy militias again.


    • Interesting how these guys generally seem to be reasonably stupid. And how easily stupid people in America can get hold of the most vicious weapons.


      • That’s just a bit worrisome. Who do they know who says, “Want some C4?”


        • What, you don’t know your local C4 dealer? What kind of American are you anyway?


          • A fine American, thank you very much. My local surface to air missle dealer will agree.


            • Oh hey can you give me his number?


            • 1-800-NoFlyZone. He’s been busy though.


            • 😆


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