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(Reuters) - A congressman is calling for a probe into the activities of armed militiamen who are supporting a Nevada cattleman in a high profile showdown with federal authorities over grazing rights, citing allegations they set up armed checkpoints on local roads.
A spokesman for Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie confirmed receipt of the letter on Wednesday and said Las Vegas police would investigate if the department is "confronted with a victim of a crime."
Nevada Congressman seeks probe of armed militia operations at Bundy ranch
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Rep. Steven Horsford, D-NV, on Monday sent a letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie concerning militia members who remain in Bunkerville following a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management earlier this month.
Also on Monday, police in nearby Mesquite released a statement addressing safety concerns.
Police said that during the dispute between the Bureau of Land Management and rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters, a few criminal incidents occurred in the Mesquite area, but nothing posed a public safety risk.
"Mesquite is a safe place to live, work and visit, and continues to be safe," Mesquite Chief of Police Troy Tanner wrote.
NV lawmaker presses sheriff to probe Bundy militiamen
Armed militiamen around Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada have set up road checkpoints and are asking passersby for proof of residency, according to a letter Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) sent Sunday to a local sheriff.
In the letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Horsford, whose congressional district includes the area around the ranch, said recent events in Clark County have "caused many of my constituents to fear for their safety."
Cliven Bundy Militia Set Up Checkpoints, Congressman Says
originally posted by: stirling
The vilifying of the patriots goes on as the Feds begin to build a reason to attack them physically.....it will happen...one at a time or in a GROUP....THEY ARE ALL "MARKED".................
8 News NOW has learned Mesquite Police are investigating death threats to hotel staffers following a bomb threat earlier this month. The threats were reportedly called in by supporters of Cliven Bundy, the Bunkerville rancher battling over his cattle with the Bureau of Land Management.
8 News NOW obtained a police report which also shows the hotel received at least nine threatening phone calls in April, after they allowed BLM rangers to stay in the hotel.
Workers were told to kick out the BLM or they "would not be standing in the morning."
However, 8 News NOW crew was in the area Tuesday and did not find any roadblocks with militia members checking on people trying to pass.
originally posted by: Granite
a reply to: OpinionatedB
You can try re-writing history, but only your fellow shills will chime-in a few stars...better luck next lifetime.
originally posted by: NiZZiM
I live in Vegas and was out in the area a few days ago just to see what all the hype was about and I did not encounter any "armed militia checkpoints" that's bull crap.