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  • Feds present dramatic display of 22 long guns, 12 handguns recovered....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/28/2016 4:30:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/27/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants after presenting jurors with a dramatic display of firearms, including 22 long guns and 12 handguns seized from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The presentation capped 10 days of testimony in the federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy, older brother Ryan Bundy and five others. Defense lawyers and the defendants representing themselves will start their case Wednesday. One by one, FBI agent Ronnie Walker handed each gun to fellow agent Nick Vanicelli on the witness stand..... While defense lawyers were quick to point out through cross-examination that none of...
  • FBI agents find more than 1,600 shell casings at boat launch, ammo...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/27/2016 3:59:38 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/26/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Jurors on Monday watched a video of seven or eight men rapidly firing assault rifles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge's boat launch. FBI agents then help up several plastic evidence bags containing the 1,627 spent shell casings recovered near the launch on the northeast side of the property. Of them, 1,050 were .223-caliber casings, testimony showed. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Knight argued that the video, posted on co-defendant Jason Blomgren's Facebook account, directly contradicts the argument by defense lawyers and defendants that the armed takeover of the refuge was a peaceful political protest. "It's direct evidence of force," Knight...
  • Officer? What Officer?

    09/26/2016 9:13:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Gary Hunt
    Burns Chronicles #30 In the Indictments, both in Oregon and Nevada, there is one Count that raises some serious questions. The exact wording, to the extent of understanding the charges being made, is as follows: For Oregon: COUNT 1: (Conspiracy to Impede Officers of the United States) (18 u.s.c. § 372) On or about November 5, 2015, and continuing through February 12, 2016, in the District of Oregon, defendants…
  • Inviting wrath of judge may be part of a calculated approach....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/24/2016 3:57:26 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    It would be nearly impossible for jurors not to notice U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown's growing exasperation with Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford. Since the Bundy trial began two weeks ago, the judge has repeatedly told Mumford to follow her rulings, reword his questions to government witnesses and occasionally to either stand up when he addresses her or sit down and stop challenging her directives. Despite her earlier orders that defense lawyers weren't to raise questions at trial about who owns the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Mumford tried to solicit responses.... Despite the judge's warnings that she didn't want...
  • Judge to Ammon Bundy's lawyer: If he continues to defy...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/23/2016 4:35:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/22/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown on Thursday threatened to hold Ammon Bundy's lawyer in contempt of court each time he defies her order and tries to delve into the circumstances surrounding the officer-involved shooting of refuge occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum during trial. The judge told attorney Marcus Mumford that she'd fined him $1,000 each time he raised the issue in front of jurors..... "I have ruled on this issue and it appears to me you disregard it," Brown told Mumford after excusing the jury for a morning restroom break. "Do you understand what I'm saying...yes or no?" the...
  • Mark McConnell, man driving Jeep before Ammon Bundy's arrest, was informant.....(OR STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/22/2016 4:41:23 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 58 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 9/21/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Mark McConnell, the driver of the Jeep that Ammon Bundy was riding in before this arrest on Jan. 26, was a government informant who had tipped off law enforcement about the occupation leaders' trip out of the wildlife refuge, according to court testimony Wednesday..... Oregon State Trooper Jeremiah Beckert said that McConnell provided information about the occupiers vehicles, their location and a basic threat assessment, leading to the high-risk traffic stop on U.S. 395 about 4 p.m. that same day..... The government limited Beckert's testimony to the arrests, with little discussion of Finicum's fatal shooting..... Before the trooper took the...
  • Vendor selling Confederate, political flags on Main Street

    09/21/2016 2:00:34 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The East Oregonian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Phil Wright
    High-flying free speech in downtown Pendleton drew critical eyes this week. Viola and Sam Moody’s Liberty Flags & Gifts from Sutherlin is near the intersection of South Main Street and Emigrant Avenue. The business is one of many operating under the umbrella of the local nonprofit Main Street Cowboys during Round-Up. But it was the only booth displaying versions of the Confederate flag. “We’ve been selling them like crazy,” Viola Moody said. They take the business to about 30 events a year, she said, and the flags are popular wherever they go. Young people seeking to show their rebellious side...
  • Ammon Bundy had $8,031 in cash on him upon arrest and talked...(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/21/2016 4:41:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/20/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Following his arrest on Jan. 26, Ammon Bundy was found with $8,031 in cash in his jacket, a receipt from a Jan. 1 purchase of nearly $200 in ammunition from a BiMart in Idaho and a withdrawl slip in his wallet from a Chase Bank Fred Meyer in Idaho visited the day before, according to a prosecutor..... During his transport to jail by van following a cursory search of him, Harney County Sheriff's Sgt. Lucas McLain heard Bundy talking on a cell phone. Lt. Brian Needham flipped on the overhead light in the van, and they could see Bundy balancing...
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge fish biologist finds office "completed trashed"..(Oregon Standoff)

    09/20/2016 4:34:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/19/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Fish biologist Linda Beck, an eight-year employee at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said she returned to her office after the occupation of the federal wildlife sanctuary and found her office in the refuge headquarters a mess. "I would describe it as completed trashed," Beck testified Monday...... Refuge archeologist Carla Burnside found a "huge muddy footprint" on the solid wooden door to her office, and the locked door hanging off the frame. Documents were "obviously missing" from her locked file cabinet that contained archeological records, she said..... Three computers on the refuge had been logged on, using Burnside's PIN on...
  • Death of a Society

    09/19/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Sensus Fidelium youtube ^ | Published on Aug 30, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Death of a Society Destroying Marriage & the Family: An Essential Principle in the Culture of Death. Homily from 2008 before the election on the culture of death in our land. Father speaks of a story of an assisted suicide vote then brings in how the culture of death has attacked marriage & sex. For more please go to http://www.romans10seventeen.org/ & please say 3 Hail Marys for the priest Marriage provides a proper structure for family, and family is the unit cell of society. Society is made of families. Family is the building block of society. Changing the nature of...
  • Judge denies Ammon Bundy's motion for mistrial

    09/17/2016 4:25:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown Friday denied a motion for a mistrial in which Ammon Bundy's lawyer claimed the Harney County sheriff had offered prejudicial testimony this week that the judge failed to address. Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford had asked Sheriff Dave Ward during his cross-examination Wednesday if he had conducted his own investigation into the 2014 armed standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada....... Ward explained that what he learned about the Nevada standoff "scared the hell" out of him. The sheriff went on to note that he had discovered during a Google search that "some unstable people who had left...
  • Oregon standoff: Ammon Bundy chooses to wear jail scrubs in trial

    09/16/2016 4:43:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/15/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy surprised the court Thursday when he showed up for trial wearing blue jail scrubs, with a pocket Constitution in left shirt pocket. "Mr. Bundy desires to appear as he is, a political prisoner not free to dress as if presumed innocent," attorney J. Morgan Philpot said, reading his client's statement. "He would prefer to drop the façade and appear as the political prisoner he has been made"....shuffled around in chains, molested like an animal," and not given the "utensils" he needs to prepare for trial. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown asked Bundy to stand. She inquired whether...
  • Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward testifies: 'I didn't pick a fight....(Oregon Standoff Trial)

    09/15/2016 4:32:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/14/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward was seated in a patrol car watching a video feed Jan. 2 as protestors marched through Burns to condemn the impending return to federal prison of two Harney County ranchers (the Hammonds). He was optimistic, given the relative calm of the event, when he received a call from a deputy. The deputy alerted him that he has just seen Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne driving south on Highway 205, about 10 miles south of Burns...... That's when Ward first learned Bundy and his supporters were headed to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in what would...
  • Two contrasting portraits of refuge occupation emerge during opening statements (Oregon Standoff)

    09/14/2016 4:37:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/13/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Sixteen federal employees of the peaceful Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were preparing last year how to deal with invasive fish...... What they never expected Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Barrow told jurors Tuesday, was "an invasion far more serious than the common carp."...... He played a video of (Ammon) Bundy standing atop a snowbank in the Safeway parking lot in Burns in his blue plaid flannel jacket and cowboy hat, declaring, "Those who understand what has happened here....I'm asking you to follow me to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. We're going to make a hard stand.....We're going to insist the Constitution...
  • Oregon man hangs likeness of Hillary Clinton along I-5

    09/13/2016 3:17:33 PM PDT · by Coronal · 32 replies
    KGW ^ | September 13, 2016
    SUTHERLIN, Ore. — An Oregon man has made a political statement by hanging a likeness of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from a tall crane about three miles south of Sutherlin, Oregon, according to multiple media reports. The display, located near I-5, looks like a human figure wearing a black rubber wet suit, women's clothing and a blonde wig
  • Ammon Bundy Explains Tyranny on Hammond Family (Oregon Standoff Trial Today)

    09/13/2016 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/8/2016 | Dallas Ahrens III%
    Ammon Bundy (at :05) "It was the Hammond's. It was a ranching family that was being prosecuted, to put the family under duress so that federal agencies can take their ranch. And it was that simple. And its happened time and time again....... (at 1:53)...The Hammonds should not have been prosecuted period.
  • Oregon standoff defendant Jeff Banta had to remind judge he also faces firearms charge (Trial Today)

    09/13/2016 4:36:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/12/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Jeff Banta, who was one of the last four holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and is now one of seven defendants on trial in the federal conspiracy case, sat quietly beside his lawyer, taking notes during three days of jury selection last week. With each of four panels of jurors questioned, the judge recited the charges against each defendant. But US District Judge Anna Brown each time left out Banta as one of the five defendants charged with Count 2, possession of a firearms in a federal facility. No one in the courtroom corrected the judge in...
  • Jury selected for Oregon standoff trial; opening statements begin Tuesday

    09/10/2016 4:28:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/9/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Lawyers in the Oregon standoff trial Friday seated a jury of 12 people, plus eight alternates, allowing opening statements in the much-anticipated, high-profile case to proceed as scheduled Tuesday morning. The panel includes eight women and four men who come froma wide cross-section of the state. Most of them had little prior knowledge about the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, according to statements they made during jury selection.... Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to impede federal employees from carrying out their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge...
  • 40 qualified jurors identified so far in Oregon standoff trial

    09/09/2016 4:34:34 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/8/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Day 2 of jury selection Thursday helped the court identify a total of 40 qualified jurors for the Oregon standoff trial, with the judge and lawyers on each side of the case set to meet up again Friday morning to continue the painstaking process. US District Judge Anna J. Brown questioned 25 potential jurors in the morning. By the time court broke for lunch, 20 remained.... Those released for cause, meaning potential bias, included a man whose cousin's husband worked as a federal law enforcement officer for the Bureau of Land Management and called the occupation of the Malheur National...
  • Judge excludes 11 of 31 potential jurors for Oregon standoff trial in first day of questioning

    09/08/2016 4:39:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 9/7/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A Madras bison rancher who has had disputes with the Bureau of Land Management was seated in the jury box Wednesday besides an outdoor enthusiast and birdwatcher who called Malheur National Wildlife Refuge "a very special place" and couldn't understand why anyone would trespass there. Thus began jury selection in the federal conspiracy prosecution stemming from the 41-day occupation of the federal wildlife sanctuary in Harney County. Ammon Bundy and six other defendants have pleaded not guilty..... On Wednesday, three people were excused for cause: the man who said he'd be hesitant to follow the law if he disagreed with...
  • Federal judge denies Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy's motion to ditch his standby counsel

    09/07/2016 12:13:20 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Sep 06, 2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown on Tuesday denied Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy's last-minute attempt to ditch his standby counsel. "I do not want her to represent me. I do not want her assistance" Bundy said, standing before the court during its last pretrial conference hearing, a day before jury selection is set to begin. Bundy, who chose to represent himself in the federal conspiracy case stemming from the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said he does not trust standby counsel Lisa Ludwig in front of a jury. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday, and...
  • Drone video shows vandals toppling Oregon’s iconic ‘Duckbill’ rock formation

    09/06/2016 11:47:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    FOX31 ^ | September 6, 2016 | CNN Wire
    CAPE KIWANDA, Ore. — For years and years, the sandstone pedestal on the Oregon coast was a tourist attraction, a perfect photo-op for its uncanny likeness to a duck’s bill. So when officials found the beloved 7-foot-tall formation at Cape Kiwanda broken into a million pieces, they initially thought age and gravity had done it in. But then a video emerged that pointed to the true culprit: Vandals. More specifically, a group of people who crossed into the roped-off area and pushed and shoved the rock until it toppled over. Now, the search is on for the offenders.
  • Video Appears To Show Tourists Destroying Popular Oregon Rock Formation

    09/06/2016 10:54:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 06 September 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    When the iconic sandstone formation known as "the duckbill" collapsed, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wasn't suspicious. Erosion happens. Rocks fall. The stretch of cliff where the formation was located, in Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, was so unstable it was fenced off to keep visitors away. There seemed to be no mystery: The 7- by 10-foot pedestal on the coast probably collapsed on its own. Then a man named David Kalas said it wasn't time and weather that brought down the rock. It was vandals. And he had video. Kalas told The Oregonian that when he saw a...
  • White Supremacist Who Ran Over Black Teen Charged With Hate Crime

    09/05/2016 2:26:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Grio ^ | 09/03/2016
    Russell Courtier, an ex-con with a long rap sheet and his girlfriend, Colleen Hunt, have been charged with murder for the hit-and-run that occurred in August. Larnell Malik Bruce Jr., 19, was hit and killed in the incident. Speaking to reporters Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Don Rees said that Courtier is linked to the white supremacist group European Kindred, which has been described by Southern Poverty Law Center as “one of the most feared white supremacist gangs in the Pacific Northwest.” The victim, Larnell Malik Bruce Jr., was charging his cellphone at a Gresham 7-Eleven on August 10, just...
  • Portland Public Schools 'rap music' ban sparks allegations of racism

    08/26/2016 6:23:23 AM PDT · by suthener · 28 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bethany Barnes
    Portland Public Schools officials are rethinking a district ban on rap music on buses after allegations of racism. The district had banished hip-hop from its buses, deeming the genre "inappropriate." Teri Brady, senior director of transportation at Portland Public Schools, sent a directive to bus drivers in March forbidding "religious, rap music, or talk show programs." The memo included a list of acceptable stations, broken down into three genres: pop, country and jazz. Parent Colleen Ryan-Onken obtained a copy and it circulated in August among outraged parents, prompting the district to walk back the directive in statements released Wednesday.
  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • Trump Cancels Major Campaign Events in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon.

    08/22/2016 8:12:24 PM PDT · by Coronal · 105 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | AP | David Rutz
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled or delayed major upcoming campaign events in Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon. His scheduled speech focusing on immigration in Denver on Thursday has been postponed, although he will still attend a fundraiser that day, according to the Denver Post. Trump also cancelled a planned rally in Las Vegas on Friday, according to campaign spokesman Michael Chamberlain. In addition, his planned rally and fundraiser in Portland, Oregon, originally scheduled for Aug. 31, is also cancelled, local CBS affiliate KOIN reported.
  • Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen

    08/15/2016 11:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2016 | William Nardi
    Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice” that new students will soon be required to take. The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of winter term, which starts in January, a university official told The College Fix via email.
  • Scuffle breaks out at Multnomah County Democratic Party HQ, prompting police response

    08/14/2016 8:59:34 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 29 replies
    OregonLive ^ | August 14, 2016 | Eder Campuzano
    A scuffle broke out at a Multnomah County Democrats meeting Thursday night, prompting a police response and leaving several of the party's newest members disillusioned. It all started when one of the organization's new members asked to amend the agenda at the meeting's outset. Chairwoman Lorraine Van Hoe reportedly denied the request, which only prompted loud, angry responses from the gallery. "People felt they were not being heard," said Leigha LaFleur, who last month traveled to Philadelphia as a delegate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. "In order to be heard, they amplified their voices. That...
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • Basin man championed by Oath Keepers sentenced to 18 months in prison ..

    07/21/2016 12:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Independent Record ^ | July 20, 2016 | DILLON KATO
    MISSOULA – U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ... Putnam said he’s attended several Oath Keepers rallies in the past, including three in Portland, Oregon and several at a memorial on the highway outside Burns, Oregon where LaVoy Finicum was killed by law enforcement in a standoff following the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge. ... Jason Van Tatenhove, a Eureka-area man who serves as the national media director for the Oath Keepers, said he had doubts about the performance of Robertson’s federal public defense attorney, Michael Donahoe, saying he had refused, for example, to push to get an...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • Federal judge: Bundy brothers should be housed in same jail, deputies shouldn't share contents ...

    07/12/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 7/11/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge Monday ordered the Multnomah County sheriff's office to return Ammon Bundy to the downtown Portland jail, so he can be housed near his brother Ryan Bundy as they prepare a joint defense in the pending Oregon standoff case. Calling the federal conspiracy case against the Bundy's and their co-defendants an "exceptional case" and the Bundy's ties an "exceptional relationship" U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones issued the order after a morning hearing. While county jail officials prefer not to house the co-defendants together, the judge said he had the authority to make an "exception" to the jail's...
  • Oregon Killer Who Shot Dead 3 People Was Previously Deported 6 Times

    07/02/2016 8:29:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 1st, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez murdered three people on a blueberry farm in Oregon. He had previously been deported six times. The victims were shot to death on Monday. FM News 101 reported: The man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring a fourth on a blueberry farm outside of Woodburn, has been deported from the U.S. six times since 2003. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman says in a written statement: “After conducting a comprehensive review of Mr. Oseguera’s immigration and criminal history, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has designated this as a federal interest case. To that...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • Woodburn Shooter Deported Six Times Since 2003

    07/01/2016 6:58:42 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies
    KXL ^ | June 30, 2016 | KXL
    Woodburn, Ore — The man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring a fourth on a blueberry farm outside of Woodburn, has been deported from the U.S. six times since 2003. The U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement spokeswoman says in a written statement: “After conducting a comprehensive review of Mr. Oseguera’s immigration and criminal history, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has designated this as a federal interest case. To that end, the agency filed a notice of action with the Marion County Jail asking to be alerted if or when Mr. Oseguera is slated for release so...
  • Harney County voters solidly reject effort to oust county judge who opposed...(OREGON STANDOFF)

    06/30/2016 6:34:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/28/2016 | Les Zaitz
    Harney County Judge Steve Grasty on Tuesday beat a recall aimed at politically punishing him for standing up to occupation leader Ammon Bundy. Unofficial returns from Harney County Clerk Derrin "Dag" Robinson Tuesday night showed the recall failed 70 percent to 30 percent........
  • Oregon standoff: Case of possible misconduct by FBI in LaVoy Finicum shooting now before grand jury

    06/25/2016 4:27:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    The federal investigation into an FBI agent's apparent firing of gunshots at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and the alleged FBI tampering with evidence at the scene has gone to a grand jury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Gorder Jr. revealed the grand jury hearing in court papers Thursday explaining the government's desire to keep its memorandum about the inspector general's investigation into the FBI's handling of the Jan. 26 shooting out of the hands of defense lawyers. "The Declaration provides details of an ongoing investigation by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, and concerns matters occurring before the...
  • Oregon Man First Legal ‘Gender Binary’

    06/22/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A circuit court judge has ruled an Oregon man can legally identify as "gender binary." Following a decision passed down by the Multnomah County judge, 52-year-old Jamie Shupe has become the first individual in the country to attain the legal classification of being neither male nor female. "I have my life back," Shupe stated after the court ruling last week. "I'm not a male. I'm not a female." The decision is being lauded by gay activist organizations, who argue "classic gender markers don't fit everybody," and the court decision will serve to help people "exist without...
  • Portland Votes on Foreclosures for First Time in 50 Years

    06/18/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 15 June 2016 | gillian flaccus
    The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called "zombie homes" for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market. Commissioners and the mayor voted 4-0 in favor of the plan, with one member absent. The vote targets five of the city's worst abandoned properties, the first part of a long-term plan to free up housing in an overheated market while clearing out squatters who have plagued developing neighborhoods outside the city's hip core...
  • Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defedants argue rights infringed by dual prosecutions in Ore., Nev. (ORE STANDOFF)

    06/18/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Assistant federal public defender Rich Federico urged a panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to ensure that Ammon Bundy and four co-defendants rights to due process and effective representation aren't jeopardized by their dual prosecutions in Oregon and Nevada. Federico began by citing a 1922 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which underscored that one person accused of crimes in two courts cannot be in two places at the same time. Though that case dealt with a person facing prosecution in federal and state courts, Federico told the panel that he couldn't find a similar case in...
  • Defense lawyers seek investigation reports into alleged FBI misconduct in Finicum shooting (OREGON)

    06/16/2016 2:32:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/15/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Defense lawyers in the Oregon standoff case want a federal judge to compel the government to turn over records from its investigation into the apparent firing of gunshots by a FBI Hostage Rescue Team member at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and alleged tampering with shell casings after the Jan. 26 encounter. They're asking for all the reports developed by the Inspector General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice and Oregon's Tri-County Major Incident Team led by the Deschutes County sheriff. "The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is investigating members of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) for lying to crime-scene...
  • Some Portland State Students Upset at Students for Trump Display

    06/14/2016 7:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    From Campus Reform: A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,”...
  • Minimum wage, maximum mess in Oregon

    06/12/2016 11:24:08 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 June 10 | Dan Springer
    When Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law in March, it was the highest statewide wage floor in the U.S. It was also the most convoluted, setting three different wages and raise schedules depending on the area's population. ‎ Wages will rise to $12.50 in rural Oregon, $13.50 in mid-size regions and $14.75 in greater Portland, all by the year 2022. But before the ink was even dry, Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governor's office, announced they wanted to change the bill that was rammed through in a five-week legislative session despite fierce...
  • Government Bullies Demand Access to Man’s Land For Absurd Reason, His Reply Letter Is EPIC

    06/12/2016 9:57:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Matthew Johansen
    If you own something — a business, a home, a car, land, really anything — liberals don’t believe that’s really yours. You’re just allowed to have that because the government lets you! We saw this recently when the state of Oregon asked residents for access to their land to conduct a survey. One of the homeowners’ responses was so epic that it stopped them in their tracks, though — and will hopefully inspire others to do the same. “(Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians over the next few...
  • Accused bike thief lassoed by man on horse in Southern Oregon

    06/11/2016 12:47:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    etsystatic.com/ ^ | June 10, 2016 | katu staff
    EAGLE POINT, Ore. — An alleged bike thief was stopped in his tracks at a Walmart in Southern Oregon thanks to a man... on a horse... with a lasso. Photos shared with KATU's sister station KTVL in Medford show a cowboy hat-wearing man sitting atop a horse with his lasso around a slumped figure. IMAGES ON LINK!!!
  • Parking lot cowboy lassos bike thief outside Walmart

    06/11/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016
    Police say a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Walmart. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store getting dog food Friday when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. The rancher says he quickly got his horse out of its trailer, grabbed a rope, rode over and lassoed the man and bicycle.
  • Judge dismisses one of the gun charges against Ammon Bundy, 7 co-defendants (Oregon Standoff)

    06/11/2016 5:15:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/10/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge has dismissed the charge of using and carrying firearms in the course of a crime of violence against Ammon Bundy and seven co-defendants, finding the underlying conspiracy charge doesn't meet the legal definition of a "crime of violence". The ruling dismissing Count 3 in the federal indictment is the first major win for the defense in the pending case stemming from..... Defense lawyer Per C. Olson had argued in legal briefs and oral arguments for dismissal of Count 3 on behalf of his client, David Fry, and the others charged. Olson told the court that the government...