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Funeral For Man Killed By BLM Agents [Innocent black man stopped, harassed, shot by BLM JB thugs]
CBS Las Vegas ^ | March 31, 2014 [last month]

Posted on 04/25/2014 3:51:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson


KXNT photo illustration (shooting scene image courtesy Las Vegas Review-Journal)

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS)–A funeral service was held in NOrth Las Vegas for the man who died at the hands of BLM agents during a skirmish in Red Rock Canyon in February.

The service for D’Andre Berghardt Jr. took place at Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church.

Berghardt was moving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to begin working with his brother when he was shot and killed Feb. 14.

Jacob Hafter, a lawyer representing the family says that various delays, including the forensic examination of Berghardt’s body, contributed to the delay of the funeral and burial. Hafter says the family still has questions about the circumstances of Berghardt. “If we find the authorities did not handle the situation correctly because of improper training or whatever the case may be, then yes, we will pursue justice through the only system we have in this country, which is our court system”, said Hafter in an interview at the funeral with KXNT.

According to BLM officials, Berghardt made threats to kill and tried to grab a rifle from a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle before he was shot.


Cellphone video of shooting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qArk6h65lXo


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada; US: Texas
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Excerpted from an Elko Daily News article:

http://elkodaily.com/news/county-commission-to-weigh-in-on-blm-law-enforcement/article_8f35a184-c1be-11e3-b390-001a4bcf887a.html

In February, two BLM rangers fatally shot an unarmed man, D’Andre Berghardt Jr., during a confrontation on State Route 159. A witness captured video footage of the shooting.

Believing the officers were not property trained and used unnecessary force, Dahl said he met with Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., in Washington D.C., who was also concerned about the slaying. Dahl said they were told the BLM was investigating the incident.

“It’s a little scary,” he said.

1 posted on 04/25/2014 3:51:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Reminds me of the homeless guy who was beaten to death — by the police — in Anaheim.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All

(Posted here in entirety because while searching for news of this thuggish BLM killing, found several related articles have already been scrubbed).


3 posted on 04/25/2014 3:57:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

its said that one of the two BLM goons.... was first inspired to join the Bureau as he thought that BLM sounded a lot like BLAM...as in BLAM BLAM!!! /


4 posted on 04/25/2014 3:57:40 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: bobby.223; null and void

Ping


5 posted on 04/25/2014 3:58:04 PM PDT by sport
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To: Jim Robinson

They wouldn’t be trying to hide anything now, would they?


6 posted on 04/25/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The racist federal government cannot allow an innocent black man to walk along a highway near BLM ‘owed’ land.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jim Robinson
Dahl said they were told the BLM was investigating the incident.

The BLM investigating the BLM. Wonderful.

Like the IRS investigating the IRS. The ATF investigating the ATF. State investigating State Actions in Benghazi.

And "Justice" (so-called) the over-arching enforcer keep all outsiders away.

Wonderful.

9 posted on 04/25/2014 3:59:44 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So if you’re keeping score:

Blacks killed by BLM 1 - Blacks killed by Cliven Bundy 0


10 posted on 04/25/2014 4:00:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

Indeed.


11 posted on 04/25/2014 4:01:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: dfwgator

Bump!


12 posted on 04/25/2014 4:01:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: xzins

In a related story, the Fox has been brought in to investigate what happened to the chickens.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 4:01:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

ahahah THANK YOU!! Im inspired by ever stranger stuff lately

Thanks Again!


14 posted on 04/25/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Robinson

At least Cliven Bundy didn’t kill anyone.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

If an article has been scrubbed from the internetz, this site can find many of the archived articles/posts:

(center/top of the page. “Web 408 billion pages saved over time” )

https://archive.org/


16 posted on 04/25/2014 4:03:03 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Jim Robinson



17 posted on 04/25/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Jim Robinson

Spooky video. Target practice? They had him restrained and let him go.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 4:04:57 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jim Robinson

Your post at #7 wins post of the day and needs to be restated again and again across the net in ten different ways.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 4:06:16 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) takes seriously the protection of life and property and treats any loss of human life with the utmost concern. In coordination with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the BLM is investigating the incident and is able to provide at this time the following preliminary information from the ongoing investigation.

On Friday, February 14, 2014, the BLM received several reports from citizens who were concerned for the safety of a man walking along the highly trafficked State Route 159 highway. The citizens reported the man was walking in and out of on-coming traffic. In addition, two cyclists who were bicycling along the highway reported seeing this same man and expressed fear for themselves and the safety of others in the area.

BLM Law Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the scene, and upon arrival made contact with the man later identified as 20-year-old D’Andre Berghardt Jr. BLM officers attempted to speak with Mr. Berghardt in order to ascertain his identity and welfare. At this point, officers ordered Mr. Berghardt out of the roadway.

Mr. Berghardt then began to actively resist the officers. Despite continued attempts to gain compliance through verbal commands and utilizing available secondary measures, including multiple Taser deployments, pepper spray and a baton, the officers were unable to gain compliance. During this time, Mr. Berghardt attempted to gain entry into two occupied privately owned vehicles, which the officers physically tried to prevent for the safety of the public.

A Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper also arrived on the scene and the officers attempted to take Mr. Berghardt into custody after the NHP Trooper deployed his Taser. Mr. Berghardt threatened to shoot the officers and entered the running NHP cruiser where he reached for the trooper’s duty rifle contained in a firearms safety rack. Fearing for their own safety and the safety of the numerous citizens in the immediate vicinity, the two BLM officers engaged Mr. Berghardt with gunfire. Medical personnel were summoned and Mr. Berghardt was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Both BLM law enforcement officers involved have significant law enforcement experience and training, including mandatory annual training. One officer has 17 years of law enforcement experience; the other officer has more than nine years of federal law enforcement experience.

In accordance with standard procedure, this incident is under investigation by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the BLM. Until the investigation is complete, the BLM is unable to provide further comments on the details of the shooting or the investigation. The officers have been placed on routine administrative leave.


20 posted on 04/25/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jim Robinson

That is what would have happened to the Bundys if the people had not shown up. You can believe it or not. I suppose that the usual badge lickers and polishers will show up to make excuses for them to defend them and alibi for them. But that was a badge killing, pure and simple.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 4:10:55 PM PDT by sport
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To: BenLurkin

Fullerton. The cops were acquitted.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 4:12:41 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Jim Robinson

But yet, Clive Bundy is the racists.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 4:13:10 PM PDT by sport
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To: smokingfrog

We had to shoot him to save him.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: dfwgator

Comforting to know he’s on guard duty.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 4:15:39 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

I’ve alerted Drudge to this, in case he wasn’t aware of it. We need to get this story out there.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 4:15:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: smokingfrog

That is like the AFL investigating the CIO in a labor dispute.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT by sport
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To: Jim Robinson; All
A witness captured video footage of
the shooting...“It’s a little scary,” he said.
and that's why they did it, to instill fear / uncertainly...
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken.
You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power
and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the
power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone?
But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted
– and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system,
Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.”

...Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

28 posted on 04/25/2014 4:17:08 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: Jim Robinson

Since when does the Bureau of Land Management have the authority to stop, arrest and shoot anyone that is not related to government land issues???????


29 posted on 04/25/2014 4:18:49 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

The BLM are bully’s when they out number their victims.

However, counter and out number them, like Nevada and they run
like scared kids.

There is truly strength in numbers.


30 posted on 04/25/2014 4:23:44 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: smokingfrog

More likely, they didn’t like is response to their mean-spirited thuggery so went immediately to the tasers. But that wasn’t enough to stop him, rather it just pissed him off and made him fear for his life. Of course he’s going to fight back now in self-defense.

We’ve seen this act by the jackbooted BLM thugs before just a couple days before the final standoff.


31 posted on 04/25/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Why should they have the authority to detain and arrest - much less carry weapons?

They need to just back off and call the local Sheriff. An armed BLM is not needed and not wanted.


32 posted on 04/25/2014 4:32:23 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He was supposed to have been picked-up at the bus station by one of his relatives, but was instead wandering around in the boonies. If there is a tox report it might be interesting. Or the guy may have just been dehydrated and spaced-out. Who knows? They say he went for a rifle in the police car but it was locked-up, so he would not have been able to use it.


33 posted on 04/25/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
"for the safety of the public"

That will be their blanket statement for whomever they shoot and kill.

34 posted on 04/25/2014 4:33:45 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: MeshugeMikey
"its said that one of the two BLM goons.... was first inspired to join the Bureau as he thought that BLM sounded a lot like BLAM...as in BLAM BLAM!!! /"

Be nice.

35 posted on 04/25/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: Jim Robinson

I don;t understand the tone of this thread.

First, I think the BLM should be completely done away with.

I support Bundy and all of the guys out west that want the land returned ti the states.

However in light of the fact, if it is indeed a fact and can be supported by 911 recordings, that there were calls from citizens who saw this man acting irrationally and in danger to himself as well as possibly others, it seems to me that it is a mistake to condemn the cops.

The troopers rifle was supposed to be in a locked rack, and that part is not good for the cops.

However it is also reasonable to assume that the BLM guys did not know it was locked.

So an interesting question would be whether the BLM guys did all of the shooting or did the trooper shoot him.

At any rate, considering that there were calls from citizens regarding the fellow and that it was not a case of the BLM guys riding down the road and stumbling into this guy and whacking him, it would be smart for everyone to cool it until the facts come out in court.

It looks bad for the cops to shoot an unarmed man, but then again I read of a case where a guy had a .38 unloaded in his gut, all wounds fatal and who died from the wounds.

But he killed the shooter with his bare hands before he died.

So we should wait and see.how badass the deceased was.


36 posted on 04/25/2014 4:46:25 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: smokingfrog

This was unnecessary. The police have no respect for life, except their own. My new SOP is to never call the police no matter what is happening, someone innocent might get killed and it’s highly unlikely that the police are going to prevent anything bad from happening anyway. Much more likely that bad things will escalate as soon as they arrive.

Police training needs to change. The value of citizens lives needs to be placed above the lives of police. Sounds strange? Not at all. Lots of occupations require putting one’s life in severe danger in order to save the lives of others. Police need to learn that they cannot put their lives above the safety of innocents and they need to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens, not assume anyone not listening to them is a criminal.

Police need to man up and be more like fireman, coast guard, and others that risk their lives for the public. Their lives are not more valuable than our kid’s lives and if they can’t handle it they should find a new occupation.

We are living in a police state no different from those we have historically condemned. The police kill far more people in this country than any terrorists could manage.


37 posted on 04/25/2014 4:49:10 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: Jim Robinson
Dahl said they were told the BLM was investigating the incident.

Well if the BLM is the lead agency investigating this shooting then why even bother as I think we all know what the end results will be. As usual I have always advocated to NEVER allow a LEO agency to ever investigate itself unless you are wanting a directed no-bill of the involved officer(s). I contend that you cannot remain neutral or unbiased when investigating yourself or your buddies in arms.

38 posted on 04/25/2014 4:51:00 PM PDT by Ron H. (Impeach, Indict & Imprison the criminal Barak Hussein Obama.)
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To: reardensteel

My earlier post aside, I absolutely agree.

As a matter of fact, I contribute to our state sheriffs association because the money goes to education in the law, life saving, etc.

When they ask for money, I always ask if any of it, even one penny, goes to any support of any kind for SWAT teams, armored personnel carriers, etc., and whether any member department has such equipment or departments.

However, in this case I still would wait to see what the court case divulges.


39 posted on 04/25/2014 4:54:27 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: dfwgator

That would make a great sign before you enter Bundy Ranch. Somehow I wouldn’t be surprised if they have killed more.


40 posted on 04/25/2014 4:54:30 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: blam

WOOPS... thank you!


41 posted on 04/25/2014 4:55:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: sport
These so called experienced BLM officers are an embarrassment to all law enforcement. This suspect should have been cuffed and in the back if a cruiser long before he was shot. It's like they wanted to use their toys on him, from the taser to the gun. I couldn't see from the video but did he ever get the rifle out of the rack? The officers looked like they were right on top of him when he opened the car door. I hope the people on the Bundy ranch are taking notes.
42 posted on 04/25/2014 4:59:32 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Since when does the Bureau of Land Management have the authority to stop, arrest and shoot anyone that is not related to government land issues???????

That is exactly the question I had in mind.

43 posted on 04/25/2014 5:01:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Is this brown clown’s new personal army ?

Or rustler Reid’s personal army ?


44 posted on 04/25/2014 5:02:22 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord (have you seen the fema camps, shackle box cars, thousands of guillotines, stacks of coffins ~)
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To: Jim Robinson
You are not even safe in a wheelchair anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNnOVH-asEU

45 posted on 04/25/2014 5:04:07 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Jim Robinson
More likely, they didn’t like is response to their mean-spirited thuggery so went immediately to the tasers. But that wasn’t enough to stop him, rather it just pissed him off and made him fear for his life. Of course he’s going to fight back now in self-defense.

I find this scenario more likely than the one the BLM and LVPD publicly released version (yarn). Anyone who has had any face time with a surly (is there really any other kind these days) LEO out on the road knows what that is like.

46 posted on 04/25/2014 5:04:45 PM PDT by Ron H. (Impeach, Indict & Imprison the criminal Barak Hussein Obama.)
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To: smokingfrog

“BLM Law Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the scene,”

Why would BLM be dispatched to the scene? Does the BLM control the highway easement?


47 posted on 04/25/2014 5:05:11 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: smokingfrog
He was supposed to have been picked-up at the bus station by one of his relatives, but was instead wandering around in the boonies. If there is a tox report it might be interesting. Or the guy may have just been dehydrated and spaced-out. Who knows? They say he went for a rifle in the police car but it was locked-up, so he would not have been able to use it.

He also could have been a diabetic and suffering from low blood sugar. If so he would have appeared and acted as if he were drunk or even high on drugs. Of course the militarized testosterone pumping LEO executing him will just play the infamous sure fire 'I was in fear for my life' get out of jail free card. Poor training but excellent execution.

48 posted on 04/25/2014 5:13:05 PM PDT by Ron H. (Impeach, Indict & Imprison the criminal Barak Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s what fascists do.


49 posted on 04/25/2014 5:18:42 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Jim Robinson
Damn, I counted at least 10-11 rounds put into the guy at 10 feet or less away.
50 posted on 04/25/2014 5:23:08 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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