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Originally posted by Resinveins
One other thought... How the hell do you pull the trigger on an unarmed woman holding an infant? And how the hell do you live with yourself afterwards?
“I am sitting here at 1:00 am, and trying to figure out what has happened to our little farm.
Last Tuesday morning at 5:30 am a Game Warden arrested my husband on a Class 2 Misdemeanor for having a mammalian shooting enclosure without a permit. That was followed by agents from the USDA swooping in (9 different vehicles) and beginning the slaughter of our hogs. It is almost one week later, and it is still going on. We have 24 hour armed surveillance, we are not allowed on our preserve, we are not allowed to do our own testing, and they have killed 2 of our pet hogs that we had in a totally separate pen [separately deeded property not on warrant].
We are in shock. My husband has had a hunting club for 11 years and out of the blue, our lives have been taken over and our rights taken away. WE are being treated like drug dealers by the agents.
The Game Wardens are stunned at the way this all happened and have said they have never seen anything like this. Even one of the USDA’s agents from Ohio said he has never witnessed anything like what is going on here... Cindi Henshaw — September 18, 2006 Source: nonais.org...
On September 22nd, the agents departed because they decided that they could not kill all of the hogs. Henshaw was order not to do anything with the pigs other than feed them. That included treating wounded pigs and drawing blood for testing..
We went to court with Danny on March 02, 2007 and once again I am totally disgusted with the justice system.
While we were talking to Norman, Dan’s Lawyer he pointed out the laws that were sited on the original warrant. ( there were several quoted on the original papers) and Norman found, after a great deal of study, there was no law at all that pertained to this case, especially how it was carried out with no notice or warning to correct the problem, if in fact one existed. Basically the bottom line is Danny was convicted on laws that do not even exist. SO MUCH FOR JUSTICE….
In July 2000, USDA officials claimed in our court hearing that, “The farmers have no rights. No right to be heard before the court, no right to independent testing, and no right to question the USDA....” Linda Fallice
Linda Detweiler—then head of the USDA and now employed by McDonald’s and Wendy’s—claimed the imported sheep had been exposed to BSE, and began the process of seizing the animals. But the owners of the flock, Linda and Larry Faillace, weren’t going to let the animals go without a fight. Scientists both, and experts on mad cow disease, the Faillaces were able demonstrate that not only were their sheep not exposed to BSE, it was impossible for them to have the disease in the first place. And then the battle truly began.
In March 2001, after months of harassment and surveillance—including USDA agents spying on the family farm from nearby mountaintops—armed federal agents seized what they had identified as an iminent danger to the American people: a flock of 140 organically raised dairy sheep.
“My husband, Dr. Larry Faillace, and I worked with the USDA for years to import purebred European dairy and meat sheep. When the animals arrived in Vermont in 1996, they were the first to be enrolled in USDA's “Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program (VSFCP).” Scrapie is a disease of sheep from the same family of diseases as BSE, has been documented for more than 200 years, and is endemic in the United States. Once animals had been monitored for five years without any signs of the disease, a flock was certified “free” of scrapie. However, when we completed all the requirements, instead of giving us our certification, the USDA put our farm under quarantine, machinated false test data in an attempt to justify seizing our animals, stole our entire flock seventeen days before our scheduled Second Circuit Court hearing, killed every single animal, and then illegally quarantined our farm for five years—for a disease which does not exist.” Linda Fallice
"We had a sheriff's department group of about 11-12, I don't know, 13 men come into our home. It was violent, it was belligerent, they didn't identify themselves," she stated. She and 10 children were forcibly herded into a room and held there for at least six hours, she said. "In the meantime we had people with guns inside and outside," endgamenow.com...
Mark Nolt, a Wenger Mennonite (Horse and Buggy Mennonite) dairyman, threatened for months with arrest for selling raw milk without a permit was removed from his property by state troopers. www.dailykos.com...
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
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Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Originally posted by Freedom of Thought
reply to post by BlackOps719
Is it true Lon Horiuchi and a second agent died at Waco with entrance
wounds to their left temple ('friendly' fire?)
Standoff At Ruby Ridge; Botched 'Anti-Terrorist' Operation Began With Series of Overreactions Series: STANDOFF AT RUBY RIDGE Series Number: 1/3 [FINAL Edition]
The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: George Lardner Jr.; Richard Leiby Date:
Sep 3, 1995 Start Page: A.01 Section: A SECTION Text Word Count: 4479
It began when three federal marshals, of a surveillance operation that had spent more than a year spying on the white separatist, suddenly encountered Randy Weaver, his 14-year-old son, Sammy, and family friend Kevin Harris in the woods near the cabin. Every one of them -- the marshals and the members of the Weaver household -- was armed.
The first casualty was Sammy's dog, a yellow Lab named Striker, shot by one of the marshals. The ensuing shootout took less than a minute; when it was over, Sammy Weaver and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan lay dead. Yet throughout the siege, Weaver never fired a shot at anyone.
A federal jury later acquitted Weaver and Harris of murdering Degan. Most jurors, according to later interviews, concluded that Harris, who killed the marshal, had fired back to defend Sammy Weaver.
Originally posted by DeltaNine
What I meant was, you've got the benefit of hindsight (which as we all know is 20/20). As far as HRT knew he was a guy who had shot a Federal agent, not the entire backstory.