Week 2 Discussion

  • Watch the three (3) scenarios below and choose one (1) to use for your discussion:
  • In your discussion, identify the video scenario that you chose. Then, write a cohesive narrative that would go in the narrative section of the report that describes the people, events, and circumstances from the scenario. If the date and time of the incident is missing from the scenario, create this information in order to fully develop the narrative. Then, discuss which aspects of writing the narrative you found easier and/or more difficult and identify any questions or specific areas on which you would like specific feedback.
  • Then, respond to at least to the posts of at least two (2) other peers and provide constructive feedback on their narrative based on the readings and information from this week.

Week 2 HOT TOPIC: Extra Credit

Six people have been charged with a plot to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, that involves links to a rightwing militia group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced.  Another seven people were charged with plotting to target law enforcement and attack the state capitol building. The state attorney general, Dana Nessel, announced additional charges under Michigan’s anti-terrorism law. Seven men, all in custody, are linked to the militia group Wolverine Watchmen.

They are suspected of attempting to identify the homes of law enforcement officers to “target them, made threats of violence intended to instigate a civil war”. They also planned and trained for an operation to attack the Michigan capitol building to kidnap government officials, including the governor, and to gather information on law enforcement officers to kill them. Nessel said.

Adam Fox, one of the six men who was charged in the plot, was quoted saying he needed “200 men” to attack the Capitol in Lansing and take hostages, including Whitmer.  “Snatch and grab, man. Grab the f—in’ governor. Just grab the b—-,” Fox said during a July 27 meeting recorded by an informant, according to the affidavit. “Because at that point, we do that, dude — it’s over.”

The FBI said in an affidavit that the plot to kidnap Whitmer had involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia. The criminal complaint states that the alleged plot involved her second home in northern Michigan.  “Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in the document. “The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message.”

The six men charged with plotting against Whitmer were arrested on Wednesday night and each faces up to life in prison. US attorney Andrew Birge called them “violent extremists”.

What are your thoughts?

The student who guesses the lie correctly will receive 5 points toward their final grade!