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  • Jury of 12 plus four alternates selected for second Oregon standoff trial (AG SESSIONS ROLE?)

    02/18/2017 4:03:21 AM PST · by Nextrush
    OregonLive ^ | 2/15/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A jury of seven women and five men, plus four alternates, will return to court next week for opening statements... Opening statements in the trial, expected to last up to four week, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Jake Ryan and Darryl Thorn are charged with conspiring to impede federal employees from doing their work at the refuge through intimidation, threats or force. Patrick, Ryan and Thorn also face weapons charges, and Ehmer and Ryan are accused of digging trenches on government property with a refuge excavator. The jurors will return verdicts on those felony charges,...
  • Judge dismisses 1 of 3 charges against Marcus Mumford... (OREGON STANDOFF LAWYER TASED IN COURT)

    02/17/2017 4:02:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/16/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Thursday dropped one of three criminal charges against Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, and ruled he'll issue a verdict on the other two charges, not a jury. U.S. District John C. Coughenour dismissed a charge that accused Mumford of creating a disturbance by impeding the official duties of government officers because it encompassed the same conduct alleged in the second count, failing to comply with official signs that prohibit the disruption of federal officers' official work. Coughenour declined to grant Mumford a jury trial as requested, or his mission to dismiss all the charges. Mumford's lawyer Michael...
  • US gov't: Arrested Seattle 'dreamer' admitted gang ties

    02/16/2017 3:30:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday. Ramirez "stated 'no, not no more,' when asked if he is or has been involved with any gang activity," the government said in documents filed in U.S. District Court. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, called the allegation "wholly fabricated." The court documents also said Ramirez, who is Mexican and arrived in the U.S. at age 7,...
  • Lost Creek Lake Prepared for Emergency

    02/15/2017 6:52:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    News10 ^ | Sarina Sandoval
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's prepared for any emergency in case there is a situation like the one in Orville, California. David tucker is the Chief of Operations with the corps and says both Applegate and Lost Creek Lake have no significant issues, based on their last inspection. He says the most recent inspection was last summer. The corps only found minor wear and tear issues. Tucker says this is normal since the facilities are around 40-years-old. "We have an established schedule for maintaining the elevation or the pool level in the reservoirs so that we can...
  • After Oroville Dam State of Emergency, Experts Look at Southern Oregon Dams

    02/15/2017 7:01:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KTVL ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017 | Mike Marut
    In Oregon, seven dams have been deemed unsatisfactory - one in Josephine County, another in Curry County. Oregon Water Resources Department and Josephine County Parks say they know the McMullen Dam in Lake Selmac has problems. They have known for years. "With the parks budget being just over $1 million, the cost of the dam itself is going to come in between {$1 million and $3 million] dollars to improve it," Josephine County Parks manager Sarah Wright said. To get an 'unsatisfactory' result means the dam cannot contain or handle a moderate sized flood. At Lake Selmac, that's rare -...
  • Defense lawyer raises potential conflict with prosecutors' jury consultant in refuge case

    02/15/2017 3:57:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/14/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A defense lawyer Tuesday morning raised concerns about the jury consultant hired by federal prosecutors, moments before jury selection began in the trial of four remaining defendaants charged in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Andrew Kohlmetz, who represents defendant Jason Patrick, said he had multiple conversations in November with an employee of Tsongas Litigation Consulting Inc., the same firm that prosecutors have hired to help them in picking a jury for the current trial. Kohlmetz said he talked to the consultant several times about potential jurors that the defense team might seek and the need for a...
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown & AG Ellen Rosenblum Blaze The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage

    02/14/2017 2:30:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-13-17 | Adam Andrzejewski ,
    As the state contemplates an income tax hike, Oregon's elites line their pockets with taxpayer money. In 2016, as politicians across America were fleeing voter wrath, Oregon’s governor and attorney general were blazing an unlikely trail – accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from businesses with state contracts. Since 1940, at the federal level, individuals and entities negotiating or working under federal contracts are prohibited from giving political cash to candidates, parties or committees. In Oregon, however, this political patronage is perfectly legal, at least for now. Our analysis at American Transparency (OpenTheBooks.com) found 207 state contractors...
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown And AG Ellen Rosenblum Blaze The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage

    02/14/2017 7:30:20 AM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Adam Andrzejewski
    As the state contemplates an income tax hike, Oregon's elites line their pockets with taxpayer money. In 2016, as politicians across America were fleeing voter wrath, Oregon’s governor and attorney general were blazing an unlikely trail – accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from businesses with state contracts. Since 1940, at the federal level, individuals and entities negotiating or working under federal contracts are prohibited from giving political cash to candidates, parties or committees. In Oregon, however, this political patronage is perfectly legal, at least for now. Our analysis at American Transparency (OpenTheBooks.com) found 207 state contractors...
  • FBI admits no arrest warrant signed when Duane Ehmer was arrested, contrary to agent's testimony

    02/12/2017 3:47:19 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 09, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents admit in court papers that they had no arrest warrant when they took Duane Ehmer into custody at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 27, 2016, contrary to an agent's testimony earlier this week. It wasn't until the day after Ehmer's arrest that a federal magistrate judge signed a criminal complaint against Ehmer based on an FBI agent's probable cause affidavit. Ehmer's lawyer Michele Kohler has urged the judge to suppress evidence found in what she contends was an unlawful search of Ehmer's car and horse trailer after his arrest without a warrant. ......
  • FBI admits no arrest warrant signed when Duane Ehmer was arrested....(FBI LIED, OREGON STANDOFF)

    02/14/2017 3:57:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/9/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    FBI agents admit in court papers that they had no arrest warrant when they too Duane Ehmer into custody at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 27, 2016, contrary to an agent's testimony earlier this week. It wasn't until the day after Ehmer's arrest that a federal magistrate judge signed a criminal complaint against Ehmer based on an FBI agent's probable cause affidavit. Ehmer's lawyer Michele Kohler has urged the judge to suppress evidence found in what she contentds was an unlawful search of Ehmer's car and horse trailer after his arrest without a warrant. Prosecutors...
  • Prosecution shows aerial view of Bundy standoff

    02/14/2017 3:56:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    LasVegasNOW.com ^ | 2/13/2017 | Vanessa Murphy
    LAS VEGAS-Jurors received a 2-mile overview of an armed standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy;s ranch in April 2014. Monday was the first day of testimony in the trial for six defendants accused of wielding weapons against federal agents. A special agent with the Bureau of Land Management who planned the cattle removal described the lead up to the armed standoff...... Defense attorneys are portraying the defendants as law-abiding citizens spurred by reports of scuffles between federal agents and Bundy family members to protest a government roundup of Bundy cattle. If the six men are convicted, they could spend the...
  • Vendetta (Anti-2nd Amendment Judicial Tyranny in Oregon)

    02/13/2017 11:40:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    oregonfirearms.org ^ | Feb. 13, 2017
    By now many of you know that Mike Strickland, a pro-gun, free lance journalist was convicted of 21 counts of self defense on Friday, Feb.10. Strickland had been attacked by a mob in Portland while covering a “Black Lives Matter” protest. The attack was planned and coordinated in advance. You can read more about it here. Victoria Taft has done an outstanding job of documenting the attack and the trial and you can see that here. In truth, Mike was convicted the moment he was arrested by Portland Police for defending himself against the same kind of mobsters who have...
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm (trunc)

    02/12/2017 6:41:39 AM PST · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest. In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event. Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here. Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of...
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm

    02/11/2017 7:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest.In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event.Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here.Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one...
  • Police arrest Portland riot suspects

    02/10/2017 1:50:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News Local ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Detectives on Thursday arrested two men accused of damaging several Northwest Portland businesses during a post-election protest that devolved into a riot last November. Protesters marched through the streets of Portland for five straight nights in opposition to the election of Donald Trump. Several people damaged cars and businesses in Portland's Pearl District. Investigators identified 19-year-old Elijah K. Gerard and 19-year-old David Deron Lewis Jr. as suspects after the two men were seen in photos and videos damaging property. Gerard damaged a Jeep and assaulted the driver, police said. He’s also accused of damaging Seres Restaurant and...
  • Las Vegas jury hears opening statements in first Bunkerville standoff trial

    02/10/2017 3:55:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    Cattle rancher Cliven Bundy's armed stand against the federal government was either an assault on law enforcement by self-described militiamen or a freedom festival led by cowboys at home on the range, depending on who was addressing jurors Thursday... The April 2014 standoff in Bunkerville followed a five-word the 70-year old rancher gave to hundreds of protesters at a morning rally: "Cowboys, go get'er done." What happened after those remarks was the subject of much contention... In a dramatic opening statement, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre gave the jury a vivid description of how the six people on trial...
  • Mire Refections on the Oregon Standoff

    02/09/2017 3:45:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/4/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    The Oregon Standoff was led by a man described as 'charismatic' by those who had contact with him during the time of the protest and before it. Ammon Bundy said he took his stand to 'love thy neighbor'..... Bundy cited Dr. Martin Luther King as an example for his protest. When he was arrested, no weapons were found on Bundy. He never carried a weapon during the protest. When one reflects on the end of the Oregon Standoff and the days leading up to it one recalls the 'leadership' of David Fry, inspired by his relationship with LaVoy Finicum...... David...
  • VIDEO: Disgusting Abortion Activist Does The Most Vile Thing She Can Do To Pro-Lifer

    02/07/2017 7:28:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    red state ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Susan Wright
    Forget jail. She deserves a roundhouse kick to the face by King Kong. About 8 times. Because liberals are generally irrational deviants, and because pro-infanticide liberals are particularly rabid, things like this should be expected. A story out of Ashland, Oregon is turning stomachs, and it involves a confrontation during a pro-life protest outside of an Oregon Planned Parenthood clinic.
  • 3 Oregon standoff defendants plead guilty to trespsss, pay $1,000 restitution

    02/07/2017 2:22:39 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/7/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Three of the seven remaining Oregon standoff defendants each plead guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor trespass charge and were sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay $1,000 restitution... Idaho couple Sean Anderson and Sandra Anderson and Dylan Anderson of Provo, Utah each admitted they entered, occupied and used the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge without authorization. Sean and Sandra Anderson were among the last four holdouts at the federal sanctuary last winter. Dylan Anderson isn't related to them.... .. two special conditions of their probation, U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown ordered each not to travel to...
  • Police investigating “sanitary napkin” incident (Pro abort barf alert)

    02/06/2017 6:09:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    kobi5 ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | kobi staff
    pdate (01/30/17 5:30 p.m.) — A woman who is accused of shoving a wet maxi-pad into a protester’s mouth has turned herself in to police. Ashland Police said 21-year-old Valerie Starushok is cooperating with police. She will be lodged in the Jackson County Jail on one count of harassment.
  • First refugees arrive in Oregon since Trump's travel ban, family welcomed at airport

    02/06/2017 8:09:58 AM PST · by bgill · 51 replies
    keyetv ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | KATU
    A crowd gathered in PDX on Sunday evening to welcome the first refugee family to arrive in Oregon since President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The Iraqi family of five - a couple and their three children, ages ten, five, and three - arrived at the Portland International Airport...Tonight, Catholic Charities was overjoyed to welcome our first refugee family since the Executive Order suspending refugee admissions was blocked by US Judge James Robart.
  • Prosecutors In Nevada Beg Trial Judge To Protect The BLM From Scrutiny During Bundy Trial

    01/28/2017 1:26:43 PM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Pete Santilli Show ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | Pete Santilli
    Prosecutors in Las Vegas filed a Motion In Limine late Tuesday in the case of The United States vs Cliven Bundy et al — in hopes that Nevada District Court Judge Gloria Navarro – will allow the Government to “cover-up” any wrong doing agents in the Bureau Of Land Management – who conducted the Bundy cattle impoundment in April of 2014 – may have committed. “It’s a shocking blatant attempt by the Government to cover-up the brutal conduct of BLM agents that caused a near catastrophe in Bunkerville, Nevada during the impoundment of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle,” says a defense...
  • Excessive force, improper police procedures led to LaVoy Finicum's death, lawsuit will claim

    02/02/2017 8:57:52 AM PST · by Jack Black · 22 replies
    Oregon Live (The Portland Oregonian) ^ | 1/26/17 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal civil rights lawsuit in the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum will allege that Oregon State Police and the FBI used excessive force in a confrontation that could have ended peacefully, the Finicum family's lawyer says. The family also will contend that improper police procedures and lack of communication between state police and FBI agents at the scene contributed to Finicum's shooting death, said attorney Brian Claypool. --- The suit will allege that the FBI fired at Finicum "when he's getting out of his car to surrender," Claypool said. "What's critical is he's not even out of his door...
  • Judge Won't Allow Jury Trial For Misdemeanor Charges In Oregon Standoff

    02/02/2017 2:23:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/28/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Federal Judge Anna Brown has ruled she will hear evidence on misdemeanor charges and decide verdicts for seven people facing trial next month for the Oregon Standoff protest. Brown's ruling yesterday (Friday January 27th) claimed "significant uncertainty in the law" prevented her from allowing a jury trial on the minor charges tacked onto the felony charges the seven defendants will face. Defense lawyers were reported by "Oregon Live" as saying they want a federal magistrate to hear the misdemeanor charges because that's the standard procedure for such offenses. The "Oregon Live" story published by reporter Maxine Bernstein went on to...
  • Portland woman gets snake stuck in her earlobe.......[What?]

    02/01/2017 2:05:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.oregonlive.com ^ | February 01, 2017 at 11:23 AM, updated February 01, 2017 at 1:46 PM | By Lizzy Acker
    Warning: This post contains graphic language and snakes. Next time you're trying to convince a newly goth 17-year-old not to get their ears gauged, why not tell them tale of one Ashley Glawe, a Portland resident with ear gauges and a pet python who recently became internet famous for getting her python lodged in her earlobe. Apparently, Glawe and her pet snake Bart were just hanging out, as snakes and humans do, when Bart slithered his way through the hole in her ear. I'll wait while you scream into a bag for ten minutes. Turns out Bart was hanging out...
  • Multnomah deputies' role investigated after ICE arrest man (OR)

    02/01/2017 11:21:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 1, 2017 | Samantha Matsumoto
    Immigration arrests at the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Multnomah County Jail have come under scrutiny in recent weeks. (Oregonian/OregonLive file photo) The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation into whether county policies were violated when immigration agents arrested a man at an appointment with sheriff's deputies, a spokesman said. The man was arrested Dec. 21 when he went to the Multnomah County Justice Center for a required appointment with sheriff's deputies, said his lawyer, Kasia Rutledge. He was required to meet with the deputies once a week as a condition for his pre-trial release, Rutledge...
  • Bystanders Cheer on Police as They Take Down Anti-Trump Protesters Blocking Traffic

    01/31/2017 6:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Portland, Ore. police officers in riot gear took down and arrested over a dozen protesters on Wednesday as they gathered in downtown Portland, blocking transit lines. Fox 12 Oregon captured video of protesters blocking multiple buses from driving down the street, including one demonstrator who was even sitting on the front of a bus. Within seconds, however, the riot police emerged from behind one of the buses and tackled the protesters with clubs in hand. As the police threw some of the protesters to the ground, the crowd that had gathered began cheering them on. "Take them all down!" one...
  • VIOLENT LEFTISTS Knock Trump Supporter UNCONSCIOUS at Portland Airport – THEN TAUNT HIM!

    01/30/2017 1:14:36 PM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 29th, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump Protesters attacked Pro-Trump protesters at the Portland International Airport tonight. It the video you can tell it was ten on four… Ten thugs against four Trump supporters. You can see them CHASE DOWN and BEAT the Trump Supporters. The leftist mob start screaming at the man has he lay unconscious on the ground! They were screaming, “That’s right Nazi boy!” as the man lay on the ground!
  • Protesters block streets, attack Trump supporter's car in Eugene after peaceful rally (Oregon)

    01/30/2017 9:54:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 29, 2017 | Lynne Terry
    A peaceful anti-Trump protest in Eugene on Sunday ended with a group splintering off and attacking the car of a Trump supporter. Eugene police said 1,000 rallied outside the federal courthouse and then a group of about 150 people held an unscheduled march downtown. They walked through the streets blocking traffic, and at one point, they encountered a driver with a pro-Trump flag on the car. They ripped it off and partially burned it and then protesters started pounding on the vehicle. They also punctured a tire. Police said the driver was not hurt but denounced the attack. "Everyone is...
  • Trump supporter knocked unconscious in Portland

    01/30/2017 6:13:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    Anti-Trump Protesters attacked Pro-Trump protesters at the Portland International Airport tonight. It the video you can tell it was ten on four… Ten thugs against four Trump supporters. You can see them CHASE DOWN and BEAT the Trump Supporters. The leftist mob start screaming at the man has he lay unconscious on the ground! They were screaming, “That’s right Nazi boy!” as the man lay on the ground!
  • TRUMP SUPPORTER KNOCKED OUT AT PORTLAND AIRPORT: DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS CROWD ATTACK TRUMP-SUPPORTING

    01/29/2017 10:39:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 30, 2017 | Nathan Francis
    A Donald Trump-supporting preacher was knocked out at the Portland, Oregon, airport on Sunday, with video capturing the dramatic attack during protests....
  • Multnomah County officials issue statement condemning immigration tactics (Barf)

    01/28/2017 2:32:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Allan Brettman
    Rumors of detentions of people by immigration officials at the Multnomah County Courthouse building have swirled this week. (Oregonian file) Unconfirmed reports of a immigration crackdown at Oregon's busiest courthouse in Portland prompted condemnation from defense attorneys and a joint statement from top Multnomah County officials expressing "grave concern" about the resulting fear. Here's the joint statement issued Saturday: Like many of you, late Friday we heard reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detaining people who come to the Multnomah County Circuit Court Courthouses. We immediately reached out to court officials. In the past two weeks, there has...
  • A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

    01/27/2017 6:09:31 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/25/17 | ZOSHA MILLMAN
    Just before midnight on Jan. 27, 1700, Japan woke to a massive tsunami, a surprise since no one there felt the earthquake that would’ve caused it. Years later, scientists finally figured out why – it all started in Cascadia, exactly 317 years ago. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Confusion abounded. After all, there had been no tremor in Japan that would’ve given locals warning of a rogue wave.The “orphan tsunami” wouldn’t be linked to the parent earthquake, which originated in the geologically active Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone, until the 1990s. The zone hosts a...
  • COMMUNITY SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION - ALOHA Reynaldo Rios ( Portland , Oregon Area )

    01/27/2017 4:20:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    The Washington County Sheriff's Office is giving notice to you that the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) has released a potentially dangerous predatory sex offender who will live in the community of Aloha. On January 25, 2017, the PSRB notified Sheriff Pat Garrett that Reynaldo Rios is a sex offender who is no longer under PSRB supervision and no longer residing at the Oregon State Hospital. Mr. Rios is now residing in the community of Aloha. Reynaldo Rios was released from the Oregon State Hospital after serving nearly 32 years in custody for a brutal home invasion and sexual...
  • Excessive force, improper police procedures led to LaVoy Finicum's death, lawsuit will claim

    01/27/2017 2:17:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/26/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal civil rights lawsuit in the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum will allege that Oregon State Police and the FBI used excessive force in a confrontation that could have ended peacefully, the Finicum family's lawyer says. The family also will contend that improper police procedures and lack of communication between state police and FBI sgents at the scene contributed to Finicum's shooting death, said attorney Brian Claypool. The Jan 26, 2016 police stop of Finicum, 54, a leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation was an "unneccesary escalation," Claypool said.... The suit will allege the FBI fired at...
  • LAVOY FINICUM REMEMBERED

    01/26/2017 3:21:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    "I've should have been a cowboy, I shoulda have learned to rope and ride"-Toby Keith-Sould've Been A Cowboy (1993) "It's time we stop, hey what's that sound everybody look what's going down"-Buffalo Springfield-For What Its Worth (1966) It's been one year (January 26, 2016) since the FBI executed a 'felony traffic stop' against non violent protestors along Route 395 in Harney County, Oregon that led to the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum. Finicum was a rancher, a cowboy, a defender of Constitutional rights and a believer in the Constitution of the United States. He was a husband and father, including...
  • President Donald Trump vows to 'crack down' on sanctuary cities. These Oregon officials aren't...

    01/25/2017 6:51:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 25, 2017 | Casey Parks
    Full title: President Donald Trump vows to 'crack down' on sanctuary cities. These Oregon officials aren't backing down President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on sanctuary cities Wednesday, signing an executive order that could strip federal funding from governments that say they won't help federal authorities enforce immigration law. But Oregon officials say they aren't backing down. Here's a round-up of government leaders who say they're committed to remaining sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Jessica Vega Pederson (center): "I will not allow fear-mongering to tarnish the contribution that my family and I have made to this country." Stephanie Yao Long/StaffStephanie...
  • Judge to allow Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne to testify in second....(Oregon Standoff Trial)

    01/24/2017 5:39:18 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/20/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said Friday she'll work to ensure the transfer of Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne from Nevada to testify at next month's trial of seven defendants charged in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. "I'm convinced it would be error for the court not to facilitate them as witnesses," the judge said. But Brown wants both Bundy and Payne, who face federal prosecution in Nevada this spring, to personally consent to their brief transfer. She also wants their assurances that they won't argue that the move will hurt their ability to prepare for...
  • Prosecutor files formal criminal information, lodging three charges...(Oregon Standoff lawyer)

    01/19/2017 3:56:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/18/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal prosecutor has filed a formal criminal information charging Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, with three misdemeanors. It accuses Mumford of creating a disturbance by impeding or disrupting official government duties by "verbally and physically interfering with" deputy U.S. marshals in their "transportation of a person in their custody." The second charge is failure to comply with signs that prohibit the disruption of official government duties. The third charge is failure to comply with the lawful direction of a federal police officer..... The information replaces the initial citations against Mumford. Marshals tackled Mumford, stunned him with a Taser and...
  • Snake Stuffed Down Thief's Pants Returned to Oregon Pet Store

    01/13/2017 9:27:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    The owner of an Oregon pet store said a stolen python was returned five days after a security camera recorded a man shoving the snake into his pants. Richard Bjugan, owner of A to Z Pets in Portland, said the man walked into the store with a woman Friday and a security camera recorded him taking a $200 python out of a tank about 2 p.m. and shoving it into his pants before leaving the store. ADVERTISING Bjugan said another man returned the snake to the store Wednesday, saying he had purchased the 2-foot long snake from another man, but...
  • Business owner to CNN, liberals and Springsteen: 'We've had it with you idiots'

    01/07/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by mikeIII · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 07, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A small business owner in Oregon has a message for CNN, ignorant liberals and Bruce Springsteen: “We’ve had it with you idiots.” Kevin Kerwin is the proprietor of Kevin the Geek Computer Repair store in Lake Oswego. He’s also one of the few conservatives around town. Click here for a free subscription to Todd’s newsletter: a must-read for conservatives! “Oregon is a very beautiful state, but it’s infested with liberals,” Kevin tells me.
  • Oregon rancher receives government request to survey his property – read his brilliant response

    01/07/2017 2:32:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 64 replies
    Meckler - Patheos ^ | 6/23/16 | Mark Meckler
    So many people cave in and bend over backwards to accommodate the most ridiculous requests of federal and state governments, but this story is a reminder of how we all should respond when bureaucrats come knocking at our doors. Recently, Oregon ranchers Larry and Amanda Anderson received a letter by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife asking for permission to survey their land in order to track a nearly endangered species. The letter requested use of the landowners’ creek to document the amphibian life represented, specifically the foothill yellow-legged frog which is noted to have recently declined in population....
  • Marcus Mumford's prosecution is an 'unprecedented attack on the defense bar,"....(OREGON STANDOFF)

    01/07/2017 4:00:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/6//2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer who U.S. marshals tackled and stunnded with a Taser gun in federal court the day his client was acquitted, returned to the same courtroom Friday... His attorney, Michael Levine, entered a not guilty plea on Mumford's behalf to charges of failing to comply with the lawful direction of a federal police office and impeding or disrupting official government duties... maximum penalty for each offense is 30 days in custody and a $5,000 fine. Mumford was arrested Oct. 27 shortly after the judge announced the jury's verdict.......... Deputy marshals tackled Mumford as he questioned the government's...
  • PCC's board chair resigned in protest over 'sanctuary college' designation

    01/06/2017 10:14:45 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 1/4/17 | Andrew Theen
    The chairman of Portland Community College's board resigned from his elected position to protest what he called a political decision to classify the school a "sanctuary" for undocumented students. Gene Pitts, who represented eastern Washington County and Southwest Portland on the board, submitted his resignation letter before Christmas, school officials confirmed Wednesday. PCC, the state's largest post-secondary institution, had voted to adopt the sanctuary campus label at the urging of its student body, and with the support of first-year president Mark Mitsui.
  • Oregon occupation a year later: Ranch family at center...'scared to death' (OREGON STANDOFF)

    01/05/2017 3:59:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 12/30/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    BURNS--A knock on the front door awakened Susie Hammond.... She struggled out of bed, hobbled by an aching right hip, and limped to the front of her small house..... "Susan?" one of them said. "My name is Ammon Bundy." So began Hammond's passage from 75-year-old matriarch of an eastern Oregon ranching clan to reluctant symbol of the rural West's revolt against federal ownership of vast resource-rich rangeland. Bundy often invoked the story of Hammond's husband, Dwight Jr. and their youngest son Steven, convicted of setting fires on public lands and ordered back to prison to serve out five-year sentences..... Susie...
  • The Oregon Standoff Remembered

    01/04/2017 4:00:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/2/2017 | Self
    "I love those dear hearts and gentle people who live in my home town because those dear hearts and gentle people will never ever let you down. They read the Good Book from Friday till Monday, that's how the weekends go....there's a place I'd like to go and its back in Idaho where your friendly neighbors smile and say hello...." Bing Crosby "Dear Hearts and Gentle People (1949) Singer Bing Crosby had a ranch in northern Nevada and built a summer home in Idaho and had great affection for the rural Western way of living as expressed in his 1949...
  • Teacher booted from Portland School District after protracted battle with Planned Parenthood

    03/23/2013 5:35:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | STOPP
    March 22, 2013 (American Life League) - An exemplary math and computer science teacher has been unjustly escorted out of Benson High School by police following a protracted battle with school officials about Planned Parenthood’s presence in the school and its association with his students. (Bill Diss) Bill Diss was notified on Tuesday after the last student left his class that he was being placed immediately on administrative leave “pending a recommendation to the superintendent that you be dismissed from your employment with Portland public schools for reasons that have been discussed with you.” The mild-mannered Mr. Diss told STOPP...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • School joins Planned Parenthood to destroy award-winning teacher Hearing Thur 11/14 4:00pm Portland

    11/11/2013 1:10:46 PM PST · by Be Careful · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 8, 2013 | Paul E. Rondeau
    WASHINGTON, November 8, 2013 — Bill Diss is an experienced, highly qualified and popular computer science teacher. On November 14, the Portland school district and Planned Parenthood will try to have him declared unfit to teach.
  • University of Oregon professor who wore blackface found to have violated anti-harassment policies

    12/21/2016 1:27:25 PM PST · by abb · 42 replies
    The (Eugene, OR) Register-Guard ^ | December 21, 2106 | Diane Dietz
    University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz committed an act of “discriminatory harassment” when she donned blackface as part of a Halloween costume at a party at her house, the UO announced Wednesday. Shurtz was placed on leave just after the Oct. 31 party, after the campus reacted in anger over the incident and 23 law colleagues called for her resignation. A report on the incident “finds that pursuant to applicable legal precedent, the violation and its resulting impact on students in the law school and university outweighed free speech protections provided under the Constitution and our school’s academic freedom...