Stories tagged: "Whitmer kidnapping"


This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Prosecutor: Two Men Wanted to Start ‘Second American Revolution’ by Kidnapping Whitmer

Two anti-government extremists sought to spark a "second American revolution" by kidnapping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday

This photo combo of images provided by the Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice, respectively, shows Adam Dean Fox, left, and Barry Croft Jr. on April 8, 2022. (Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
Two Men Face New Trial Over Scheme to Kidnap Whitmer

Two men accused of crafting a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 and ignite a national rebellion are facing a second trial this week

Adam Dean Fox, left, and Barry Croft Jr. on April 8, 2022. (Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice via AP File)
Second Trial Set for Men Charged in Whitmer Plot

Following a jury’s acquittal in April, two men will face another criminal trial for allegedly scheming to kidnap the governor. DETROIT—A judge on Thursday set Aug. 9 for a second trial for two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A jury in April acquitted two other men but couldn’t reach a...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
‘Lone Wolf’ Wisconsin Murder Suspect Had Eyes on Whitmer

Governor ‘will not be bullied or intimidated’ following ‘targeted attack’ in Wisconsin Need to Know Authorities suspect Douglas Uhde killed retired Wisconsin judge John Roemer in a “targeted attack” that may have also included other targets in both state and federal government. A “hit list” found with Uhde reportedly included Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s name. In...

This photo combo of images provided by the Kent County Sheriff shows Daniel Harris, left, and Brandon Caserta in booking photos. On Friday, April 8, 2022, jurors acquitted Harris and Caserta of all charges in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but couldn’t reach verdicts against the two alleged leaders. In addition, Harris was acquitted of charges related to explosives and a gun. (Kent County Sheriff via AP, File)
‘There Must Be Accountability’: The Verdict Is in for Two of the Four Men Charged With Plotting to Abduct Michigan’s Governor

“We need to be honest and clear about what causes violence by extremists and do all we can to address the root cause of it.”

Top row from left: Brandon Caserta and Barry Croft; and bottom row from left: Adam Dean Fox and Daniel Harris. Photos provided by Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice.
5 Things You Need to Know About the Trial of Four Men Accused of Plotting to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

Friday marks the 15th day of the trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap the Michigan governor. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case—here are five things you need to know

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor
The Meteoric Rise of Big Gretch: From Fixing Roads to Saving Lives in One Year’s Time

As Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer has faced far more than fixing the damn roads, putting her in the running for Person of the Year.