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Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 9:25 a.m.

Reader shares email about freeing of Hutaree militia group members; U of M campus lights up for World Autism Awareness Day

By Staff

Hutaree-suspects.jpg file photo of Hutareee members who were arrested.

From a reader sharing an email commentary about the Hutaree trial to the University of Michigan marking World Autism Awareness Day, here's a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall this week:

By: Chase Ingersoll: Email from a close follower of the Hutaree Militia Trial

I'm sure there will be plenty of news articles about this very soon but I wanted to announce that most members of the Hutaree militia group have been set free! Today, Judge Victoria Roberts called an end to the trial for the (now debunked) conspiracy to kill policemen and overthrow the U.S. government. She found that the prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to proceed.

By: Eric Smith: Light it Up Blue for Autism Speaks U!

On Monday, April 2nd, Autism Speaks U at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor will be lighting up our campus blue for World Autism Awareness Day.

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Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 8:09 p.m.

I feel sorry for, having (apparently) so many readers who skim and respond in knee-jerk mode. Reading the headline word by word, with punctuation, would be good ....


Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 4:40 p.m.

Victoria makes a great point. Pairing a bunch of community volunteer-type stories such as autism awareness day with a claim that the Hutaree will be let go is not professionalism journalism, to put it mildly. I can't imagine any of the groups listed on this page will be pleased to see their events listed under this heading. Worse, the 'Hutaree will go free' claim is unsubstantiated and without a source: there's no name on the letter. If true, it's a great scoop but should be placed in its own story, not lumped with a list of volunteer events. If false, it is stunning that this paper would give it such attention. Oh, and the source of the email? He has publicly sympathized with Timothy McVeigh, one of the worst terrorists in recent history. Is this who trusts for insider information?

Sarah Rigg

Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 1:51 p.m.

The links roundup is meant to highlight some of the more interesting stories posted by readers, and those were two of the more interesting ones. Would you prefer that the world autism day get no press at all?

Victoria Merinsky

Sat, May 26, 2012 : 10:10 p.m.

Personally ASD myself etc I never would criticize publicity for Autism awareness....snarky comments of take it or leave it well speak to me you do not understand the BIG PICTURE.... especially when bullying, and well ASD people get bad rap as is and to associate this alike how Misha Glenny speaks biased comments of Hackers with Aspies well, not true ...I am good enough to see this as an oversight of format but had the voice to point out news feed associations and well how most barely read or think for themselves intelligently in the first place may get the wrong impression...Capeche? If you are a jouranlists then Well I know we are not NYT but hey is this a dying art of ethics and brains? hhmmmm......Thank you for posting World Autism day esp in dark ages Michigan but was it necessary to be snarky and haughty like how dare I? Come on you cannot be aware of autism to have this attitude. As far as I am concern this paper is okay but hey I prefer a stop the traffic walk march of awareness about this Let's go! Occupy Ann Arbor break the bubble NIMBY world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victoria Merinsky

Fri, Mar 30, 2012 : 1:42 p.m.

WHY THE HECK IS HUTAREE story conjoined with Autism Awareness? Who the HECK is checking the grammar, editor or whatsoever with this Epaper? Sometimes embarrassed this epaper being from a college town makes High School papers look more professional and preferrable. I am sorry but after checking this site out for years I am so eGawds about the level of oversights and errors in your stories.! This frankly errks me, Autism associated with Hutaree story in one line DISGUSTING! Thanks allot you just tainted the Autism awareness campaign with controversial oversights. Not very bright!