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Oregon Standoff Leaders Acquitted For Malheur Wildlife Refuge Takeover

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posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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A federal court jury on Wednesday acquitted anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.

Bundy and others, including his brother and co-defendant Ryan Bundy, cast the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a legitimate and patriotic act of civil disobedience. Prosecutors called it a lawless scheme to seize federal property by force.

Oregon Standoff Leaders Acquitted For Malheur Wildlife Refuge Takeover

This is news! I surely did not expect these guys n gal to get off. Someone lost their life during this event which is sad. Justice has spoken. Does this set a precedent going forward?

The likelihood of this happening again in a similar fashion seems high given the current political climate.

A more detailed article.
www.seattletimes.com...


The standoff began Jan. 2 and lasted nearly six weeks, bringing new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the U.S. West.




posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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Proves the whole government "crackdown" was 100% political.

The .gov made their point and I always thought most (if not all) of the "perpetrators" were somehow blackmailed into the whole standoff thing.




posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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The .gov might be worried a long trial and convictions would get votes for Trump.




posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You mean Harry Reid, that man has some paybacks comin...
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posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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Or maybe steal their narrative thunder?

I've not paid much heed to the details of this but was passively waiting to see how it panned out. It surely seemed to me to be overreaching from the BLM and the reaction was met with more hostility.

It's just breaking so the fallout will be interesting to see, if any.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: xuenchen

You mean Harry Reid, that man has some paybacks comin...


Oh Yeah Reid is holding the biggest grudge of all.

He is a bitter "get even" kind of guy.

He must be in a straight jacket right now over this !!!!




posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:20 PM
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wow that's really surprising, I would have thought they'd have thrown the book at David Fry and the other 3 who remained after the Bundy's had been arrested.

Justice actually won what is happening in this world



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

My guess is he will be in the hot seat when the civil suits start.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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I'm a little surprised given all the negative press this received. I thought they'd bury these people to make their point and make it good.

Wonder what happened?



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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Sadly, 11 plead guilty and went to Federal pen.

Buck



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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2 minutes on Twitter reading about this is enough to make you want to buy guns and move to the mountains.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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So does this mean that the death of LaVoy Finicum should be considered prosecutable negligent homicide by federal and state law enforcement?



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
So does this mean that the death of LaVoy Finicum should be considered prosecutable negligent homicide by federal and state law enforcement?


Deplorable and disgusting.

Eff the fed!
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posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: Naturallywired

originally posted by: CharlesT
So does this mean that the death of LaVoy Finicum should be considered prosecutable negligent homicide by federal and state law enforcement?


Deplorable and disgusting.

Eff the fed!


Better get out to vote with everyone you know, because if Hillary wins this expect much more of the same.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: JinMI

wow that's really surprising, I would have thought they'd have thrown the book at David Fry and the other 3 who remained after the Bundy's had been arrested.

Justice actually won what is happening in this world


Government corruption nearing an end possibly. At least the blatant actions anyway.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

This federal system has grown so corrupt that more and more citizens are finally realizing just how foul and corrupted our government has become that the only way the corruption in Washington can forestall a future revolution is to either reform, which they absolutely refuse to do, or instigate an all out nuclear confrontation with an adversary of their creation, Russia, and start all over again.
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posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: CharlesT

Paints a pretty clear picture that government is no longer of, for or by the people it's supposed to represent.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Greed will be the end of us all.



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Ummm..."Surely you jest"...

Now you say..."NO...I'm not joking...and don't call me Shirley"

From there we segue into "Who's on first...What's on second"...

Now that we've got "The Three Stooger"s" and "Abbot and Costello"...out of the way

Where were we...?

Oh yea..."Charlie Chaplin"...






YouSir



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 08:25 PM
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Yes, I suppose it could be one big skit. Curtains and smoke and mirrors. I try not to think in those terms however. Maybe my own cognitive dissonance.







 
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