06/09/2021 -- Deveaux Society Blog: Militias in the Midsts

Deveaux Society Blog
By Hannah Emerson
June 9th, 2021

Three times a week, Michael Clarke climbs into his truck and drives the same delivery route through the suburbs of Detroit.

Clarke is an independent contractor for a private parcel company. If you live northwest of this battered city and you recently purchased something from an outside vendor, there’s a good chance the 36-year-old handled your package.

But there is one small item that never leaves his truck: a green nylon satchel Clarke jokingly calls “the football,” a reference to the briefcase with codes for a nuclear strike kept close to the U.S. president. Inside, along with a pocket knife and a small first aid kit, is a sealed envelope containing codes, rallying points and detailed plans that Clarke would use to mobilize his squad of armed citizen-soldiers in an emergency.

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