In a bulletin distributed to police departments and obtained
by the AP, the FBI concludes that in the wake of the arrests of members of the Hutaree militia "the likelihood of violent conflict from the remaining group members or other militia extremists" is "low."
The FBI has seen an increase in "chatter" from militias and other extremist groups. But the fact that the arrests of the nine Hutaree members -- charged in an alleged plot to kill police -- went smoothly eased authorities' concerns of any blowback, according to the AP
This afternoon, seven of the nine charged Hutaree members were arraigned
in federal court in Detroit, with each entering a not guilty plea.