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Trending Topics: When militias clash with cops

By Police1 Staff

An ongoing occupation of a federal building in eastern Oregon is just the latest in a series of high-profile incidents involving militia members. For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ take a look at these five instances in which cops clashed with these anti-government groups.

1. Militia members occupy US building in Ore. after protest

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The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge.

2. Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

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The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation.

3. Mich. militia chief advocates killing cops

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Christian militia leader was accused of plotting the mass murder of law enforcement as a prelude to a larger war against the government.

4. Video: Feds, protesters clash over Nev. ranch rights

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Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues — semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders — patrolled the lands during a months-long standoff with federal agents.

5. Ga. militia members plead guilty in attack plot

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Militia members were caught on tape talking about scattering ricin, obtaining and using explosives.

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