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Meatpacking Town: Garden City and Mass Destruction

meatpacking town: Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction to detonate truck bombs in the meatpacking town of Garden City, 220 miles 350 kilometres west of Wichita, according to The Chronicle Herald. Stein also faces weapons-related charges and Wright has an additional charge of lying to the FBI. Defendants wanted to send the message Muslims are not welcomed here not in Garden City, not in Kansas, not in America, prosecutor Risa Berkower said in her opening statement. Three militia members plotted for months to blow up an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in western Kansas, saying that they wanted to exterminate cockroaches, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their trial. The three men were indicted in October 2016 after a militia member, Dan Day, became alarmed and contacted the FBI. He agreed to wear a wire and recorded profanity-laced conversations among the men that led to their arrest. It also plans to present testimony showing the men tried to recruit other members of the Kansas Security Force to join them, and warned them not to tip off law enforcement about the plan. The government plans to present evidence that the men manufactured homemade explosives and tested them. ( As reported in the news.