A Georgia judge has denied bond for the four men arrested November 1 for allegedly plotting to attack government buildings and personnel with plastic explosives and the neurotoxin Ricin. This video from the Associated Press discusses the men’s situation and their families’ hopes of having them home for Thanksgiving. Given that the government is in possession of hours of surveillance tape of the men discussing their plot, however, a holiday release of the suspects seems unlikely.
The men were recorded by an undercover agent in meetings in their homes and cars, as well as in a “Waffle House” restaurant. Defense attorneys maintain that the defendants are just “grumpy old men” who were blowing off steam and expressing their frustration with the government, but who had no real plans to attack anyone.
Watch this AP video below: