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  • Judge issues guilty verdicts on 9 of 11 misdemeanor charges against four Oregon Standoff defendants

    03/22/2017 4:00:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/21/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge on Tuesday found four men guilty of trespassing and other misdemeanor charges for their roles in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown issued her rulings in court against Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Darryl Thorn and Jake Ryan--the final four defendants in the Malheur case to go on trial. Shortly afterward, Patrick was taken into custody by deputy U.S. marshals after the judge ordered that he be placed on electronic monitoring as he awaited sentencing. Patrick, described by prosecutors as an organizer of last winter's occupation, chose to...
  • Oregon mayor accused of soliciting sex with girl, 14, on Facebook

    03/21/2017 2:49:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | march 21, 2017 | Everton Bailey Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive
    The 71-year-old mayor of a southern Oregon town was arrested Sunday, accused of setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be a police officer. Kenneth Lewis Barrett, who began his two-year term as mayor of Winston in January, spent two weeks exchanging Facebook messages with an online decoy created to target adults soliciting sex with children, court documents said.
  • Portland to Put Homeless People in Homeowners’ Backyards ( re-run but the comments are funnier)

    03/20/2017 7:05:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3-20-17 | Cristina Laila
    Jay Patriot • 5 hours ago This is absolutely hilarious! The hobos will lounge around their pod all day, smoking weed and drinking booze while they wait for the idiot homeowner to come home from work and feed them. This program will be fun to watch and I hope that neighbors with brains will chronicle this insanity and share it with the world. Also, I really like the idea of the see-thru pod that is depicted. Nothing nicer than looking out your window and seeing your hobo slamming his old lady, boppin' his boloney, shooting up heroin, smoking meth, etc...
  • Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard? Portland offers residents free tiny homes...

    03/19/2017 9:22:14 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03/19/2017 | By Associated Press and Jordan Gass-Poore
    Full Headline: Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard? Portland offers residents free tiny homes if they rent it to families who are on the street .... Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners.
  • Multnomah County offers incentives for homeowners to house homeless in backyards

    03/18/2017 11:10:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 79 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | March 16, 2017 | Molly Harbarger
    With more than $300,000 and volunteer homeowners, Multnomah County has a new idea to fight homelessness: Build tiny houses in people's backyards and rent them out to families with children now living on the street. The homeowners would pay nothing for the construction. They would become landlords and maintain the units for homeless families for five years. Then the tiny houses would become theirs to do with what they want. If the homeowners break the contract before then, they pay the cost of construction. The project would put the 8-month-old joint homeless office - a shared effort between the county...
  • Federal judge dismisses criminal charges against Ammon Bundy's lawyer (OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/16/2017 5:11:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/15/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Wednesday dismissed all criminal charges against Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, at the prosecution's request. In a three-sentence order, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour granted prosecutors' motion to dismiss two charges against Mumford without prejudice, meaning the government could bring them back in the future. Mumford's lawyer, Michael Levine, had argued repeatedly that the deputy U.S. marshals engaged in "outrageous" misconduct and lacked authority to wrestle Mumford to the ground and stun him with a Taser gun while he was arguing on behalf of Bundy in a federal courtroom last fall.... Mumford Monday night told The...
  • Feds file motion to dismiss charges against Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford

    03/14/2017 2:43:19 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 10 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/13/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Special federal prosecutors assigned to the criminal case against Ammon Bundy's lawyer filed a motion Monday to dismiss all the charges against Marcus Mumford. The motion comes more than three weeks after a judge dropped one of three charges against Mumford and ruled that he would decide the remaining two charges after a trial. It comes on the first business day after a federal jury in Portland found four remaining defendants guilty on a variety of charges stemming from the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge..... "I'm thankful the case is being dismissed," said Mumford's attorney Michael Levine. He said...
  • Second Oregon Standoff Trial....The Split Verdicts....Arrest Warrant Sought For Blogger

    03/11/2017 5:16:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/11/2017-3/7/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    While the jury found two of the defendants, Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn guilty of a "conspiracy" charge, the other two defendants, Jake Ryan and Duane Ehmer were acquitted. But Ryan and Ehmer were found guilty of depredation of government property for using an excavator at the refuge. Thorn found guilty of possessing a firearm on federal property, Patrick and Ryan acquitted of the same charge. U.S. District Judge Anna Brown will coming down with her written verdicts on misdemeanor charges against the four defendants.....
  • 'Justice served' with convictions in 2nd Oregon standoff trial, prosecutor says

    03/11/2017 3:41:38 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/10/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A jury returned guilty verdicts Friday on at least one felony charge against each of the four defendants...... Defense lawyers immediately decried the convictions of the more minor players as a miscarriage of justice when the ringleaders got off last fall..... "So who's getting Tased?" blurted Matthew Schindler, adefense lawyer from the first trial who sat in the back of the courtroom, referencing the bizzare end to last fall's trial when marshals tackled and used a Taser stun gun on Ammon Bundy's lawyer.,,,, Oregon's U.S. Attorney Billy Williams declared "justice has been served"....... "Just about everybody would agree if you...
  • Two convicted of conspiracy, but two acquitted in Oregon occupation trial(Oregon Standoff)

    03/10/2017 2:06:44 PM PST · by Spiridon · 23 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/10/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal jury delivered a split verdict in the second Oregon Standoff trial, finding two defendants guilty of conspiracy in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but acquitting two others. The jury found Jason Patrick.....and Darryl Thorn....guilty.... The other two men on trial, Duane Ehmer and Jake Ryan, were found not guilty.....
  • Second Oregon Standoff Trial Updates

    03/10/2017 4:00:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/10/2017-3/6/2017 | Nextrush Self
    Deliberations Continue Friday Friday March 10th AM The jury considering the felony part of the charges against four men in the second Oregon Standoff trial is resuming its deliberations at 8:30am Portland time. This will be the third day of deliberations......
  • Lawyers vigorously challenge misdemeanor charges against refuge occupiers (OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/09/2017 3:59:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/8/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Defense lawyers Wednesday vigorously challenged misdemeanor charges against four defendants accused in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as the judge prodded a prosecutor to make his case against each by citing specific evidence and exhibits. The defense argued that the federal regulation involving trespass as a national wildlife refuge is vague, that defendants never received formal notice they were trespassing and that no evidence exists that the four saw trespassing signs on the property. They also said a white Dodge Durango, a green all-terrain vehicle, an excavator and front-loader that defendants used didn't have U.S. Fish and...
  • Criminal conspirators or political protestors? Lawyers paint different....(OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/08/2017 4:44:21 AM PST · by Spiridon · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/7/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors urged jurors to use common sense and consider the "overwhelming circumstantial evidence" to return guilty verdicts against four occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge charged with conspiring to prevent federal workers from doing their jobs through intimidation, threat or force. "At its core, this case is about four defendants who went too far," Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Knight said Tuesday. He reminded the jury that no formal agreement is necessary to prove the conspiracy charges..... Defense lawyers countered in closing arguments that the government's case was based on a "wild conspiracy theory" itself. Prosecutors, they argued, presented "no...
  • The Trump March with the Anarchists (Tuesbray)

    03/07/2017 5:43:54 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/7/17 | bray
    Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 KJV It looked like rain as I drove the car to the Trump rally, but cleared a bit parking the car. It was poor weather in Portland so the turnout was hampered and it was a bit hard to find people who wanted to go last minute. Walking up with a large flag you could see there were plenty of likeminded patriots willing to stand up for...
  • Defense calls last witnesses in second refuge takeover trial (OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/07/2017 5:22:54 AM PST · by Spiridon · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/6/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Bruce "B.J." Soper, a founding member of the Pacific Patriots Network, testified Monday that he heard Ammon Bundy propose taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in a hard stand during a brief meeting in a Burns home on Dec. 29, 2015. But in contrast to refuge occupier Blaine Cooper's testimony for the government, Soper said no logistics were discussed. He said Jason Patrick, Jon Ritzheimer, Ryan Payne and others were present but they never talked about how Bundy planned to accomplish the takeover. There was no discussion about refuge employees and no final decision was made during the 10...
  • March 4 Trump meets resistance during Lake Oswego rally (OR)

    03/04/2017 5:33:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 4, 2017 | Mike Zacchino
    Pics and videos at link. Nearly 1,000 demonstrators rallied in Lake Oswego Saturday afternoon as several March 4 Trump events broke out across the country. Approximately 200 demonstrators gathered in George Rogers Park in a show of support for President Donald Trump and against what they said was a biased media and obstruction by Democrats on Capitol Hill. They were met by a crowd of anti-Trump protesters who had lined the march route on State Street and parked themselves at the intersection where the March 4 Trump would turn and walk back to the park. Anti-Trump organizers say as many...
  • DOJ Investigates Oregon Judge for Allegedly Helping Illegal Immigrant Flee ICE Agents

    03/04/2017 1:04:37 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    A county judge in Oregon is under fire for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant use her private entrance to avoid being captured by federal agents. The judge is not facing criminal charges at this time; however, the Department of Justice is looking into the matter. “I was troubled because, on the face of it, what I heard sounded like potential federal criminal law violations and/or ethical violations,” U.S. Attorney Billy Williams told Willamette Week reporters. “Generally, we’re talking about obstruction of justice.” The case took place in January at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Oregon, where 22-year-old Diddier Pacheco Salazar...
  • Idaho woman issued federal citation for not standing for jury in....(OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/04/2017 3:59:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/3/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Iva Henderson, at age 59, had never been on an airplane before she was subpoenaed to testify in federal court in Portland this week. Henderson and her husband, Rich Henderon, live in a small rural community in Riggins, Idaho, population 600. Both had spent two nights at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter. They said they'd gone there to protest what they viewed as the unjust federal prosecution of two Harney County ranchers...... Wednesday afternoon, though, she was told she wouldn't be called to testify at all. A witness coordinator told her a flight would be arranged for her...
  • Hispanic Judge accused of helping an illegal alien escape from ICE via courthouse employee exit

    03/03/2017 6:38:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Now judges are helping illegal immigrants to escape the law? An Oregon judge stands accused by federal prosecutors of assisting a Mexican national, who illegally crossed the border into the United States, to escape the clutches of immigration officials who were there to arrest him. Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, appeared in the courtroom of Multnomah County Circuit Judge Monica Herranz on January 27 to plead guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicants, according to KOIN 6 News. But Salazar eluded arrest by the waiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when he apparently left the courtroom by an exit...
  • Refuge occupier's sounding of a shofar becomes subject of disputed testimony (OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/03/2017 4:03:23 AM PST · by Nextrush
    OregonLive ^ | 3/2/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    What was the meaning of occupier Brand Thornton's blowing of the shofar when he accompanied the first convoy of men who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2, 2016? One prosecution witness said the sounding of the ram's horn meant an "all clear" signal after protesters went building to building, armed with rifles, to check if anybody was on the federal property. Another prosecution witness called it a symbol of battle. But defense lawyer Andrew Kohlmetz said he wanted jurors to hear Thornton's testimony--that the shofar blowing is just part of Thornton's "religious ministry." ...Thornton, who has never...
  • Refuge visitors, character witnesses

    03/02/2017 3:58:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/1/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Montana rssident Roxsanna Ryan, who homeschooled her 12 children, said she wasn't surprised when her middle child Jake Ryan, 28, chose to stay at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter when he accompanied his father and brothers on a drive from their home to deliver community-donated goods.... ..the next time she heard from Jake Ryan was the night of Jan. 26, 2016, in a "goodbye" call, his voice shaking and in fear following the police fatal shooting of occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum. "He says will you please tell everyone goodbye for me," she recalled. "He said things are...
  • Local judge may have help illegal immigrant Viod ICE agents

    02/28/2017 10:05:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    katu ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Keaton Thomas
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland says someone in a courtroom at the Multnomah County Justice Center helped an undocumented immigrant avoid capture by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Diddier Pacheco-Salazar was in a court hearing on Jan. 27 at the Justice Center for DUII and Reckless Driving, according to his defense attorney, John Schlosser. Schlosser said he was waiting for his client to get out of the courtroom, along with four ICE agents. Billy Williams, the U.S. Attorney in the District of Oregon, said those agents targeted Pacheco-Salazar for his criminal history. They had his...
  • BLM ranger testifies that he turned off body cam as Bunkerville standoff escalated

    03/01/2017 5:22:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    As the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville escalated and authorities started to fear a gunfight, Bureau of Land Management Ranger Patrick Apley turned off his body camera. "I was mad," Apley testified Tuesday in the trial against six men accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy to block federal authorities from seizing cattle. "I felt like we were going to be in a firefight and I really didn't want to record that."..... Defense attorney Jeff Marchese, who represents defendant Eric Parker, hammered the ranger for that decision. "What's the purpose of having a body camera?" Marchese asked. "The purpose of a...
  • Ammon Bundy returns to federal courtroom in Portland as a defense witness (OREGON STANDOFF)

    03/01/2017 3:58:03 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/28/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors spent twice as long cross-examining Ammon Bundy when he returned to a Porland courtroom Tuesday compared to last fall during his own trial that ended with his acquittal..... ...Bundy was the first witness for the defense of four men who say they were inspired by his videos and calls to take a 'hard stand in Burns" and now face trial themselves..... Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Knight began his cross-examination the same way he did last year, asking Bundy if he was the leader of the occupation. But Knight covered more ground and pointed out inconsistencies in Bundy's testimony this...
  • Blaine Cooper becomes 1st cooperating witness to testify for government...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    02/28/2017 4:01:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/27/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy called a clandestine meeting around the dining room of their host's home in Burns on Dec. 29, 2015, and directed the five other men attending to leave their cell phones and laptops behind... ...Bundy discussed for the first time his idea of taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, testified occupier Blaine Cooper, called as a government witness... Cooper's testimony about a Dec. 29 dining-room sit down marked the first time any one has referenced in court a late December 2015 meeting in which there was talk between Bundy and five other men about seizing the federal wildlife...
  • Judge quashes subpoena of former OPB reporter in refuge occupation trial (OREGON STANDOFF)

    02/25/2017 2:36:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/24/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    In between a display of firearms to jurors in the second Oregon standoff trial, a debate about journalistic privilege took center stage in a federal courtroom Friday and drew a larger crowd of spectators than usual. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown granted Oregon Public Broadcasting's motion to quash a subpoena for former reporter John Sepulvado to testify and authenticate his January 2016 recorded interview with Ryan Bundy during the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. But the judge delayed ruling on whether prosecutors could play a two-minute, 12 second excerpt of the interview as evidence. She suggested that...
  • Oregon standoff defendant Darryl Thorn planned to sneak back onto refuge, agent says

    02/24/2017 4:00:15 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/23/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    An FBI agent on Thursday showed jurors a slew of phots and messages found on defendant Darryl Thorn's Facebook page, including Thorn's stated plan of "sneaking back" onto the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge a year ago. Thorn, a member of Washington's 3 percent militia, proclaimed in a Feb. 4, 2016 private Facebook message: "I won't let my brothers and sisters die by themselves. After having left the refuge by early Jan. 27, 2016, he talked of his plan to go back to the refuge, saying, "I have a good lay out of the land."....... Thorn's defense lawyer, Marc Friedman, suggested...
  • FBI authorized some informants to engage in unlawful activity at refuge (OREGON STANDOFF)

    02/23/2017 3:57:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/22/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Over the objection of a prosecutor, a defense lawyer Wednesday asked Oregon's recently retired top FBI agent about his reaction to the jury verdict from the first trial in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. "You do not believe the participants that went to trial in the fall of 2016 were held accountablem that's correct?" asked Michele Kohler, representing defendant Duane Ehmer. After some hesitation and direction from the judge to answer the question, retired FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing replied, "That's correct." Kohler pointed out that Bretzing didn't testify during last year's trial of the...
  • 13 arrested at ‘Not My President’s Day’ protest (Portland, Oregon)

    02/23/2017 3:18:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | February 20, 2017 | Tim Becker and Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A “Not My President” protest on President’s Day ended with the arrests of 13 people, Portland Police Bureau said. Rallies were held around the country Monday as the nation observed the holiday. In Portland, a group of protesters gathered on the sidewalk outside the Federal Building before spilling into the street. According to police, event organizers didn’t get a permit for a road closure or street use. Police said the group blocked traffic at SW 3rd Avenue and Madison Street. Officers on bicycles rode into the area and asked protesters to clear the street. When that...
  • Prosecutor: No formal agreement to conspire in refuge tskeover....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL NO. 2)

    02/22/2017 5:11:45 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/21/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal prosecutor told jurors that they won't hear evidence of a formal meeting, written contract or verbal agreement between four men on trial for allegedly conspiring to impede federal employees from carrying out their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Instead, they'll be able to infer through the words and actions of defendants Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Jake Ryan and Darryl Thorn that they used the federal property as their own last winter.... The government sought to directly address defense arguments that were effective during the first trial and played role in the acquittals of occupation leaders Ammon...
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Gives State of the City Address from a Mosque

    02/21/2017 11:34:04 AM PST · by NorseWood · 30 replies
    King 5 Radio ^ | February 21, 2017 | Associated Press and King % Staff
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions. Murray, in his final State of the City address delivered Tuesday from a mosque, said Seattle was filing public records requests with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies seeking information about the Trump administration's definition of "sanctuary cities" and what "enforcement actions the federal government may take against us." Seattle has vowed to protect immigrants and refugees and to not help federal authorities. Murray has instructed city departments to rework budgets...
  • The Trials Continue In Oregon and Nevada

    02/21/2017 3:54:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/20/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Federal Prosecutors In Oregon Get Help From The New Attorney General-The Arguments In The Nevada Trial A jury was picked in Portland last week. 12 jurors and 4 alternates to hear the charges against the four defendants in the scond Oregon Standoff trial. Unlike the first trial, more than felony charges are on the table. Misdemeanors have been attached to the felonies and they will be decided by Federal District Judge Anna Brown, not a jury. The opening arguments begin Tuesday February 21st at 10am. Federal prosecutors want to use "evidence" they didn't in the first trial. Last week they...
  • Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Former OPB Reporter.... (OREGON STANDOFF, JEFF SESSIONS ACTION)

    02/20/2017 3:30:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 2/16/2017 | April Baer
    As the second trial continues for activists who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed a former reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting. John Sepulvado, who now works in California, interviewed Ryan Bundy for broadcast last year on Jan. 9. In the interview, Bundy discussed matters like why the group brought guns to the refuge and whether the occupiers prevented federal workers from doing their jobs. Prosecutors have said previously in court they consider the interview relevant evidence. THE SUBPOEONA WAS APPROVED BY U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS. Defense attorneys have said they'd like to know more about...
  • 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...