Bunkerville Trial: FBI informant only ‘defendant’ to utter violent threats in entrapment videos

Every interview that was shown underscored the peaceful character of the defendants … until they played the interview with the FBI Informant. Greg Burleson uttered hateful and spiteful words on camera. He made violent threats, including stating that he “came to put some BLM agent Six Feet Under.” Shari Dovale Redoubt News Longbow Productions: FBI Reloaded Interviews of various defendants show […]

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Feds convict 4 Oregon Standoff protesters on minor charges, sentencing in May

Prosecutors conceded in their legal brief that the vehicles and equipment had no government markings, but argued strong circumstantial evidence showed the defendants knew they belonged to the refuge. But even so, Barrow argued, the government didn’t need to show the defendants knew the vehicles belonged to the Fish & Wildlife Service because ownership isn’t an element of the tampering […]

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Rotten meat scandal prompts temporary ban on Brazilian beef imports

According to Brazilian police reports, three factories belonging to BRF (the world’s top poultry producer) and JBS (the world’s top beef exporter), have been raided and closed, because the companies have, for years, been bribing officials and politicians to ignore quality meat standard policies, and allowing the sales of rotten beef and poultry. Traci Eatherton Tri-state Livestock News Tester introduces […]

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Feds try to crucify second round of Oregon Standoff defendants on minor charges

Defense lawyer Jesse Merrithew, representing Ryan, said the general trespass provision in federal regulations governing national wildlife refuges is unclear. It states: “No person shall trespass, including but not limited to entering, occupying, using, or being upon, any national wildlife refuge, except as specifically authorized in this subchapter C or in other applicable Federal regulations.” Maxine Bernstein OregonLive Lawyers vigorously challenge misdemeanor […]

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Oregon Rep. Walden to stem prosecution of ranchers under federal terrorism statutes

The federal government, whose agencies regularly use prescribed burns–many of which spread accidentally and cause extreme damage to life and property–already enjoy the protections Walden extends to civilian property owners in HR 983. by Marjorie Haun United States Representative Greg Walden of Oregon has been a lone advocate for the rural interests of his state amid a forest of progressive […]

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Recordings show paranoid, abusive attitudes of federal agents at Bunkerville standoff

Defense lawyers, meanwhile, highlighted portions of the video that recorded agents mocking protesters. The line of questioning reflected an attempt to prove that the government witnesses’ fear is overstated. “There’s no gun there … He’s just holding his back, he’s standing like a sissy,” one agent said of a protester as authorities assessed the scene about 80 miles northeast of […]

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On day one, Zinke reverses Obama anti-hunting ammo ban

President Barack Obama’s Fish and Wildlife Service had issued the lead ban on Jan. 19, one day before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, to protect birds and fish from lead poisoning. The move was met with sharp criticism from the National Rifle Association (NRA), which called it Obama’s “final assault on gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.” Valerie Volcovici Reuters […]

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‘Emotion’ behind Colorado bill to protect property, human rights from feds still simmering

The emotional stories of hardships drew the attention of several of the committee members. Rep. Tim Leonard (R-25) in particular asked about the current vehicles available to ranchers to address issues of mistreatment. Answers from both supporters and opponents of the bill described avenues that are both expensive and time consuming. This was a point Sylvester discussed at length. Kerry […]

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When Marcus Mumford earned his ‘silver bracelets’

Was he confrontational? Did he attack someone in the courtroom? No, and no. Mumford’s ‘crime’ was to exercise his God-given right to speak in a public courtroom in behalf of the rights of his defendants who were, moments earlier, found not guilty in the course of due process. Apparently Federal District Judge, Anna J. Brown, who presides over the case, has not […]

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Why should ordinary Americans care about what happened to LaVoy Finicum?

“As I spoke to these folks I realized that they weren’t hateful or on the fringe. Instead, they were neighborly, they love each other as neighbors. They are the kind of folks that would stop and help you change your tire. They’re the type of people that care about each other and for our rights as Americans and as humans. […]

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