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Two men convicted in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor

Two men convicted in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor

Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) A federal jury in Michigan on Tuesday found two men guilty of plotting to kidnap the state´s democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer due to Covid-19 restrictions.

As reported by The Detroit News, Potterville resident Adam Fox and Delaware truck driver Barry Croft are currently facing a possible life sentence.

“Today´s verdict confirms their plot was too serious and dangerous,” and it posed a threat to Michigan Governor, Grand Rapids Attorney Andrew Birg told reporters.

David Porter, deputy special agent in charge of the FBI office in Grand Rapids, warned anti-government standpoints do not justify violence.

You can criticize the government, you can protest, you can oust your elected officials, Porter stressed, but you cannot plot to commit violence, because that will never be the right answer.

During the legal process, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta, who were part of a larger group of people upset by the Covid-19 restrictions and hoping to spark a second Civil War, were acquitted.

The verdicts give the Department of Justice (DOJ) a historic victory in pursuing extremism and domestic terrorism amid rising threats nationwide.

Fox and Croft, who branded Gov. Whitmer as a “tyrant” for measures she issued to halt Covid-19 and who also intended to make a “trial”, are among six alleged right-wingers arrested back in October 2020 following a FBI´s undercover raid.


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