'US militia prepared for war against government'

February 14, 2012 01:59


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DETROIT - Seven members of a Midwestern militia group accused of plotting to kill police were preparing for war against the US government, prosecutors told jurors Monday at the start of a federal trial in Detroit.

Prosecutors laid out an array of weapons including assault rifles, military style helmets and bullet-resistant vests seized in the investigation and played video and audio recordings for jurors in their opening statement.

"David Stone Sr. wanted a war," Assistant US Attorney Christopher Graveline said of the group's leader, who is on trial with three members of his family and three others.

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