CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nine members of a Christian militia group accused of plotting to kill police and wage war on the U.S. government were ordered freed on bond on Monday by a judge who said prosecutors failed to show they posed a real threat.
In a blistering attack, U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts in Detroit said prosecutors had failed to persuade her the defendants were a danger to the community.
So we seem to have two possibilities that I can see:
1) They are dangerous nutballs and the prosecutors dropped the ball big-time, allowing them to go free.
2) They are just 'run-of-the-mill' nutballs and the investigators exaggerated the threat they represent.