Stateside: Militias distance themselves from alleged terrorist plot; nursing homes restart visits
Today on Stateside, what we’ve learned about the accused conspirators in what prosecutors call a terrorist plot against Governor Gretchen Whitmer and other state leaders. Also, families separated by the coronavirus pandemic get some relief as the state begins loosening restrictions on nursing home visits.
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Accused conspirator in Whitmer kidnapping plot had history of “anger management issues”
- M.L. Elrick is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and investigative reporter with the Detroit Free Press.
- Will Callan is a reporter with Michigan Radio.
- Jane Ogden is from East China, Michigan. Her father, who has dementia, is in a nursing home.
Members of Michigan militias distance themselves from men accused of plot to kidnap the governor
- Dustin Dwyer is a Michigan Radio reporter based in West Michigan.
The roots of the militia movement in Michigan
- JoEllen Vinyard is a historian and professor emeritus at Eastern Michigan University. She is the author of the book Right in Michigan's Grassroots: From the KKK to the Michigan Militia.