A federal jury convicted Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights in April. Wright was also found guilty of lying to the FBI. The attack, planned for the day after the 2016 general election, was thwarted by another member of the group who tipped off authorities about escalating threats of violence.
I have been a critic of some law enforcement methods that lead people to get hurt. In this case, as in the one in NJ, no one was hurt and the plans were thwarted. I’m sure they don’t need my appreciation, recognition or gratitude but I feel that these incidents are exemplary illustration of how you root out evil without putting the public in danger. Kansas and NJ owe these people gratitude. Congrats.