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    02/10/2016 6:29:22 PM PST · by knarf · 11 replies ^ | february 10, 2016 | knarf
    Not sure WHAT the situation is, but some VERY nervous peopl
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Sean and Sandy Anderson speak from inside the siege, ACLU defends Pete Santilli

    02/10/2016 5:12:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    2/16/2016 | Self
    SANDY ANDERSON: "We were peacefully protesting the injustices that were inflicted on the Hammonds and...SEAN ANDERSON Exercising our First and our Second..hey peace..SANDY ANDERSON:...Second Amendment exactly, so SEAN ANDERSON: So if that's possible, then the FBI just keeps lying to us because they want to make us give up um you don't give up on what's right..." 'Sean and Sandy speak' video posted 2/9/2016 on "You Tube" at "DefendYourBase" Four new videos were posted from inside the FBI siege at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday from the site labeled "Camp Finicum" located in the parking area of the refuge....
  • Ammon Bundy calls for elected officials' support

    02/09/2016 7:02:54 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies ^ | February 8, 2016 - 10:04pm | By Colton Lochhead and Marian Green
    The jailed leader of the occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon has called on elected officials from mostly Western states to voice support for free speech and civil disobedience and to visit their constituents in federal custody. At least one Nevada lawmaker , state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore , is answering the call. "It is your duty to hold federal agencies at bay, protecting the people in your state," occupation leader Ammon Bundy said according to the transcript of a telephone call he made Saturday from jail and released by one of his lawyers Monday.
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Message from a Portland Jail, State Legislators To Visit Oregon, David Fry's videos

    02/09/2016 5:18:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    2/9/2016 | Self
    When Dr. Martin Luther King was jailed in Birmingham in 1963, he wrote answers to his critics printed as "Letter from a Birmingham Jail". In the early 1980's Nebraska Pastor Everett Sileven Ramsey wrote from jail when he was imprisoned for operating an illegal Christian school. Ammon Bundy is now recording his messages from jail through his lawyers, who released his latest yesterday in what appears to be an emerging campaign. Bundy is calling on state legislators to come to Oregon and visit him and the other prisoners from eight different states. The Ammon Bundy statement reads in part: "....It...
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Government Sanctioned Murders of Patriots Continue: Perverts, Traitors & Informants Responsible

    02/08/2016 4:52:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2016 | Bob Powell
    In addition to enhanced FBI video footage of Finicum's murder throughout the show, TTiV will be exposing the criminal past of the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge, and the US Attorney for Oregon who had to resign because it was revealed that she was a sexual deviant, a stalker who obsessed on her underlings, the woman who was responsible for unjustly sending the Hammonds back to prison for a second time. You will see BLM officials plot to defraud the United States Government while paying far below market value for properties they want...
  • Turnbull Wildlife Refuge closed in reaction to Oregon militia occupation

    02/08/2016 8:37:22 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Spokesman-Review ^ | Feb. 6, 3026 | Nina Culver
    The occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, by armed militants has prompted the closure of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney. A closure notice was posted on the refuge's website on Friday.
  • Oregon Refuge Occupation Enters Day 38: 6 Things To Know

    02/08/2016 9:03:45 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 2/8/2016 | Bryan M. Vance
    Nearly 40 days into the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, both sides appear to wearing thin on patience. In a series of videos released Sunday one of the remaining militants inside the refuge called on federal authorities to leave the state and people to take up arms and join their cause. "The feds, if you're watching this, p*** off. Do your job. Get the hell out of Oregon, get the hell out of all of the states," David Fry said. Meanwhile, the law enforcement roadblock around the refuge appeared to take on a...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Four remain under FBI siege, disputing PPN, Pete Santilli's arrest-First Amendment

    02/08/2016 6:00:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    2/8/2016 | Self
    At the outset, lets remember the four people who are still occupying the Harney County Resource Center (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). There are a lot of people out there who want you to forget them, including some calling themselves their friends. David Fry Sean Anderson Sandy Anderson Jeff Banta Are they heroes, outlaws, or is one or more them working for the FBI? When you consider what they are doing now in comparison with the unusual activities of the "Pacific Patriots Network" in recent days, I'd say they are at least consistent right or wrong. David Fry came out with...
  • Oregon Standoff; New...David Fry Message...PPN Compromised

    02/08/2016 12:12:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/7/2016 | David Fry
    .....We are not threatening people coming to this place. We never talked to PPN, we never made conversation with PPN...them making up lies about us, you know telling everyone to stand down after they had communication with us those are absolute lies, PPN is compromised absolutely and then to lie about us wanting to shoot all the people who are coming to escort us out absolutely a lie too. There's a whole bunch of lies going on. We're not going to shoot our own team, we're not going to...we don't plan on shooting anybody...we only plan to defend ourselves if...
  • Refuge occupier calls for feds to leave Oregon in latest release of videos (8:30 pm Eastern tonight)

    02/07/2016 8:15:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/7/2016 | Fedor Zarkhin
    In one of a series of videos posted Sunday, an occupier of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge railed against people who destroyed a memorial for a dead occupier, called for the FBI to most leave Oregon, and took a joyride in a pickup truck with government plates. David Fry, 27, said that most communicaton to the refuge had been cut off, and that it was a "miracle" that he was able to get the video out. Fry starts one of the videos by talking about those who destroyed the memorial for Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, a former occupier who was killed...
  • 30 minutes of chaos: Witness details events of Finicum shooting

    02/07/2016 5:53:27 AM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-The line of police SUVs and tactical rigs tucked back in the woods on a side road alarmed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum as he drove by on the highway to John Day. "It's a set up," he declared to those in the pickup with him. In less than a half-hour, Finicum would lie dead in the snow and others in the truck would be in handcuffs, held for hourse on the blockaded road north of Burns. Shawna Cox, 59, a mother of 13 from Utah was one of those in the truck with Finicum...... And then she saw Finicum. She was...
  • Oregon standoff: LaVoy Finicum memorial torn down, reward offered for answers

    02/06/2016 5:26:11 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Fedor Zarkhin
    Somebody tore down the memorial erected in honor of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier who was shot and killed last month by Oregon State Police. The base of the cross still stood Saturday, Feb. 6, not far from the rural road on which Finicum died Jan. 26. A wilted rose and scattered leaves lay next to it, and a piece of broken lumber sat just behind it, A pocket New Testament was propped against the remains of the cross, next to a patch of the American flag. A horseshoe lay in the dirty snow....... The destruction...
  • Oregon Standoff: 'Patriots Network' Fails To Shut Down Protest, Four Resigned To Die In FBI Siege

    02/06/2016 4:56:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 71 replies
    2/6/2016 | Self
    "In the light of recent events that took place today and conversations with the FBI and the people at the refuge, we have decided to stand down our PPN Call to Action" Pacific Patriots Network "OFFICIAL STAND DOWN" 2/5/2016 "When the night sky glows with the red fires of war and the threat of annihilation pounds at your door you don't have to pretend its true got no nerves of steel to believe that the Love of the Lord is actual and real in this world thunder rocks in the darkness Out in the eye of the storm the friends...
  • Regon Standoff Latest: March Into FBI Siege Line Tomorrow, Ammon Bundy Calls For FBI Pull Out

    02/05/2016 5:18:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 47 replies
    2/5/2016 | Self
    "...They are obviously planning an ambush at that.. at that Malheur Wildlife Refuge Center. I think at this point those people's chances of coming out of there alive are about one in a thousand. Those FBI agents yesterday would just as soon have shot us as spoke to us. I mean the hatred was palpable in the air with those men. I was challenging them standing out there unarmed and as you know I, you know I don't look very formidable and they would have just as soon swept us aside as even look at us....we have one last chance,...
  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.

    02/04/2016 5:03:19 AM PST · by Nextrush · 51 replies
    2/4/2016 | Self
    A federal grand jury came down yesterday with indictments of 16 people in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Harney County Resource Center). Leaders like Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne were indicted, along with Shawna Cox and broadcaster Pete Santilli among others. Details of the indictments were lacking causing defense lawyers to demand their release. The prosecutor said that will happen today. A video was posted online last night from associates of Pete Santilli, citing a source at the hospital in Burns. The report is that the FBI medical team was there doing an inventory of...
  • Militia meltdown: Is Oregon standoff really about govt insiders selling U.S. uranium to Russia?

    02/03/2016 7:02:22 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    News Target ^ | 2/1/16 | Chris Draper
    Clinton Foundation played pivotal role in securing Uranium One deal with Russia During that time, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. After Russia announced its plan to take over Uranium One, former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin.
  • Rancher Ammon Bundy withdraws request for release

    02/03/2016 7:42:31 AM PST · by redreno · 11 replies ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Michael Martinez
    Ammon Bundy, the rancher who led an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, abruptly reversed course Tuesday and withdrew a request to be released from custody as he awaits trial on a felony conspiracy charge, court papers showed. Bundy had initially been scheduled Tuesday to ask a federal judge in Oregon to release him on electronic GPS surveillance, his attorney Mike Arnold said. But now Bundy will resubmit that request at a later time, his attorneys said in court papers. He will stay incarcerated "to gather further evidence of his statements and actions encouraging a peaceful protest...
  • Did LaVon have a legal obligation to stop for the police?

    02/03/2016 10:16:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/3/2015 | Jack Black
    Many years ago I was a passenger in a car driven by my brother. He cut off a car leaving a gas station, the car followed us about 1/2 a mile to our destination. The occupant got out, ran up ripped open the drivers door and pulled my brother (a smallish 16 year old at the time) out of the car bodily. Turned out the fellow driving was a LEO (Harbor Master) in an unmarked car. He was also not in uniform. Shortly there after a marked police car showed up, with uniformed police officers. The police wrote my brother...
  • Burns Oregon Updates: TCR David Fry On The Show

    02/03/2016 6:21:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/1/2016 | The Connors Report News Channel
    CALLER: "Dave, how you doin David? DAVID FRY: "We're, we're hangin in here buddy..... CALLER: "....there were a lot of people who doubted you and I want to say one thing, they were all wrong and you need to know that. You keep doing what your doing." DAVID FRY: "I understand, I understand that the power of the media is pretty powerful and it can slander people pretty well, you know when there's not enough information out there, there's a lot of lies that people can follow and believe, believe so I totally understand...."

    02/03/2016 5:24:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    2/3/2016 | Self
    Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Dr. Billy Graham, has spoken to federal government people and the four people remaining at the Harney County Resource Center (aka Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). A spokesman for Graham told the media about his conversations with both sides, but beyond that there is no comment. The arrested and jailed Ammon Bundy agreed with his father's statement about the need for local control of the center-refuge. But he also urged the four people remaining at the refuge to 'go home now so their lives are not taken.' Meanwhile the family of the man who lost his...
  • LaVoy Finicum's family calls death 'unjustified,' says FBI covering up real story

    02/03/2016 4:36:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 47 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/2/2016 | Laura Gunderson
    The family of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum issued a second, stronger statement calling the shooting death of the refuge occupier unjustified and accusing the FBI and Oregon State Police of a cover-up. The family, who released the second statement Tuesday through its lawyer, drew its conclusions based on further viewing of the video released by the FBI last week and accounts of the shooting from Shawna Cox, a passenger in Finicum's truck who was released last week. Based on the video and two eyewitness accounts, the statement said, "what we believe the video shows is that LaVoy was being fired upon...
  • Homeless Under Steel Bridge Told to Leave

    02/03/2016 1:16:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KGW ^ | February 02, 2016 | Christine Pitawanich
    Dozens of people who live on the streets will have to find some other place to sleep Tuesday night. Early Tuesday morning, the city told them to move, but many of them said they don’t know where to go. “Today they came over here and told us it's time to move,” said Caen, who is homeless and lives in a tent and is part of the camp that’s located under the west end of the Steel Bridge in Portland. “Where are we supposed to move to?” The City of Portland is trying to clear the area so that homeless people...
  • The Ballad of Lavoy (A Cowboy's Stand)

    02/02/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TauntedTiger · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Brian Elmore
    Found this on YouTube "Dedicated to the memory of Lavoy Finicum..." (C) Brian Elmore 2016
  • Oregon standoff: Opposing demonstrations divide Harney County locals

    02/02/2016 6:02:43 AM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/1/2016 | Molly Young
    BURNS-The dividing line over a monthlong armed standoff in this rural Oregon community deepened Monday. Hundreds of people converged on the county courthouse lawn to send a singular message to the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and their supporters: Go home. But backers of the anti-government standoff also turned out by the hundreds and made clear they would not back down. The dueling demonstrations diverted attention from the takeover of the refuge headquarters, now in its 31st day. Officials confirmed the final four holdouts remain entrenched there, refusing to leave without immunity in hand. Not all the...

    02/02/2016 5:37:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    2/2/2016 | Self
    Reporter Amanda Peacher from Oregon Public Broadcasting made an unusual discovery at the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters near Burns late Sunday night. Flying under Old Glory was a Gadsden Flag. Peacher posted a picture on Twitter. Some local residents also noticed and called law enforcement. By Monday morning the Gadsden Flag was down. The flag was an apparent sign of protest in Harney County against the federal government's control of land. Hundreds of patriots gathered outside the Harney County Courthouse at Noon yesterday for a protest that lasted four hours or more. Local residents as well as Pacific Patriot...
  • Cliven Bundy Calls For Refuge Occupation To Continue

    02/01/2016 5:52:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 2/1/2016 | Conrad Wilson
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Monday that the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge would continue. In a notarized letter from Clark County, Nevada, Bundy wrote to Harney County Sheriff David Ward that "We the people of Harney County and also we the People of the citizens of United States DO GIVE NOTICE THAT WE WILL RETAIN POSSESSION OF THE HARNEY COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER (Malheur (sic) National Wildlife Refuge)." The letter was also sent by certified mail to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and President Barack Obama. "Remove all federal and state policing agents out of Harney County," Bundy wrote....
  • Occupy Trespassed for Months, Ranchers Arrested After 24 Days of Trespassing

    02/01/2016 9:31:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/01/2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Political correctness has invaded our culture so thoroughly there are essentially two tiers of justice in this country. If you are a white, progressive, privileged hippy Millennial, or a Black Lives Matter activist, law enforcement and the legal system will bend over backward to accommodate your protests and acts of civil disobedience. The media will hype up any incident in your favor. In contrast, if you are a white, Christian, patriotic rural rancher raising cows for meat, you can expect to have the book thrown at you for the smallest infraction. If there is any media coverage, it will be...

    02/01/2016 5:43:49 AM PST · by Nextrush · 41 replies
    2/1/2016 | Self
    The 'Call to Action' from the Pacific Patriots Network is expected to reach full fruition today as supporters of the farmers and ranchers of Harney County arrive in the largest numbers yet. A rally is being held in Burns to tell the FBI to get out and call for the resignation of local officials like Sheriff Dave Ward and Judge Stephen Grasty, who are seen by locals as the enablers of the federal land control program. Later this year if a 'national monument' is declared on federal land in Harney County as is planned, some 400 ranchers stand to be...
  • Burns Oregon Lee Rice talks with local Protestor 1/31/16 (FBI compound at Municipal Airport)

    02/01/2016 4:47:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/31/2016 | StarkHour Dotcom
    "I grew up in Burns I was born in the Burns hospital, I've lived here 90 percent of my life other than leaving for work occasionally, I've lived here my entire life.... the locals right now are very divided where most of the ranching community and the agricultural community and farming community is very we're..we're scared, I'm not scared of these people, but we're afraid that these guys are going to come in and do the same thing to any Joe Blow just like they did to the Hammonds....
  • 21st Century "Wounded Knee" in Oregon??? (Ruby Ridge, Waco?)

    01/31/2016 7:46:54 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 20 replies
    RedNeckBlogger ^ | 1/31/2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Study history folks! (Misnamed) "Progressives" are for anything but progress, energy is to be left in the ground, resources to be only available to government officials (and those 1% liberal "royalty" who buy them off?), the "common" people (we "peasants") are to be regulated, licensed, permitted and controlled in near all aspects of our lives. In medieval Europe there was the law of the "Kings Land" only the King and those royalty whom he gave permission, were allowed to hunt the game and use the resources of the "Kings Land"". Serfs and peasants (owned by the king) were not allowed...
  • MLK’s inspiring 'I have a dream' quote survives PC nightmare at Oregon campus

    01/30/2016 3:44:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/16 | Perry Chiaramonte
    **SNIP** It was during the remodel when Laurie Woodward, director of the school's student union, posed the question to others on the board, as well as students. "Does the MLK quote represent us today?" a student asked the board when the issue arose, according the Daily Emerald. Apparently, some students believed King's call for all people to be judged equally was not inclusive enough for some. "Diversity is so much more than race," sophomore Mia Ashley toldl the school paper. "Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of...
  • These 23 photos show why I’m proud to call Oregon my home.

    01/30/2016 1:43:25 PM PST · by Twotone · 41 replies
    That Oregon Life ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tyler James
    Am I proud to call Oregon my home? You're damn right I am. Do we have problems here? Of course we do, everywhere has problems. But the thing about Oregon is, if you've ever lived here you can probably agree Oregon is truly is a special place to live, and our problems are really very minimal compared to so many other places you could live.
  • LaVoy Points Out the Person that Takes the First Shot At Him [VIDEO]

    01/30/2016 12:33:54 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 99 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 29, 2016
    One explanation of how the shooting of LaVoy Finicum unfolded. Worthy of consideration, IMO.
  • Oregon standoff Day 28: What you need to know Friday

    01/29/2016 7:23:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/29/2016 | The OregonianOregonLive
    As we enter Day 28 of the standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, here are the latest developments: And then there were four. After a series of arrests and voluntary departures, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was left in the hands of just four people Thursday night. The live-streams that had fully documented the earlier days of the nearly monthlong occupation petered out. As occupiers stopped answering call from the outside, they apparently kept up negotiations over the terms of their departure. Talks with the FBI were continuing "around the clock," said Greg Bretzing, the special agent in charge in...
  • Authorities officially confirm Oregon standoff spokesman LaVoy Finicum shot and killed

    01/29/2016 6:58:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/28/2016 | Laura Gunderson
    The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday confirmed for the first time that Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was the man shot and killed during the traffic stop on U.S. 395 that led to the arrest of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leaders. The examiners office didn't release the results of the autopsy and refused a request by The Oregonian/Oregon Live for a copy of the report. Finicum's family previously confirmed that he had died in the shooting. The Deschutes County Major Incident Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting.....

    01/29/2016 12:18:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    1/29/2016 | Self
    "Why is this not in breaking news? All the BN sidebars stories are about TRUMP except for 1. I understand he's headline news and but should boot all the REAL issues to make room every time Trump farts?" Post to me from "DrewsMum" on FR 1/28/2016 "Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton said he planned to attend tonight's meeting 'with an open mind' but said he didn't know who would be there or what it would be about. He wouldn't speculate about whether the Bundys or other militants would be there. 'I'm trying to think positive about this whole thing,' Britton...
  • BREAKING VIDEO=> LaVoy Finicum FBI Murder Footage – With His Hands Up

    01/28/2016 10:11:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 588 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/28/18 | Jim Hoft
    Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy and seven others were arrested Tuesday night. Protester LaVoy Finicum was killed in the confrontation with police and the FBI. Follow Breaking911 @Breaking911 Unconfirmed Reports Suggest Militia Leader LaVoy Finicum Killed In Firefight With Police -… 7:22 PM - 26 Jan 2016 On Wednesday Cliven Bundy, father of Ammon Bundy, told reporters his son told him the FBI murdered militia spokesman LaVoy Finicum with his hands up. “LaVoy Finicum was murdered. Cold-blooded murder. They shot him with his hands up.”
  • Complete, Unedited Video of Joint FBI and OSP Operation 01/26/2016

    01/28/2016 6:41:33 PM PST · by Ray76 · 146 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | FBI
    Video of arrest of Bundy, Finicum, et al
  • FBI veteran gives authorities high marks for Malheur crackdown

    01/28/2016 1:56:19 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 24 replies
    High Country News ^ | 1-28-16 | Elizabeth Shogren
    Clint Van Zandt served in the FBI for 25 years, including about six as the agency's chief hostage negotiator. He was involved in many major negotiations, including with David Koresh, the leader of the so-called Branch Davidians, whose compound near Waco, Texas, was the focus of a 1993 siege by federal agents, which ended in the deaths of more than 80 people. Since retiring from the FBI, Van Zandt has run a corporate security firm. He spoke to High Country News by telephone from Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday. As of early Thursday, the FBI had arrested 11 people and...
  • "Thousands" called to Burns to tell FBI to leave after occupation leader's arrest

    01/28/2016 2:08:31 PM PST · by Nextrush · 90 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/28/2016 | Carli Brosseau
    A network of political groups from across the Northwest issued a call Thursday morning for supporters to flood into Burns. The request for help came on the heels of the Wednesday night arrest of Jason Patrick, a Georgia roofer who had emerged as a leader among the remaining occupiers to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the takeover's key planners including Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne, were taken into law-enforcement custody. Bundy, Payne and several others were arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in which occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was killed. The deadly confrontation happened as Bundy and the others...
  • “Lots of Shooting” During Militia Arrests In Oregon

    01/28/2016 9:00:06 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 1/28/2016 | Bob Owens
    An eyewitness and his daughter have provided the first outside account of the shootout between members of the Oregon militiamen who had seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge complex and a blocking force of FBI agents who kept the vehicle from escaping an attempted traffic stop.
  • Oregon occupiers: What officials say happened at traffic stop

    01/28/2016 7:42:55 AM PST · by azkathy · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-28-2016 | Evan Perez
    (CNN)A high-speed getaway attempt and a reach for the waistband are said to have prompted police SWAT team members to open fire on a group of leaders of the Oregon armed occupiers. A law enforcement official described the dramatic showdown that occurred Tuesday night on a desolate stretch of U.S. 395, some distance away from the federal wildlife refuge where the group took over federal buildings nearly a month ago. FBI and Oregon State Police at a command center in Burns were monitoring the group when they departed the refuge to attend a town hall meeting with local residents in...
  • Trump serves as distraction to tragedy in Eastern Oregon

    01/28/2016 7:42:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | A. Dru Kristenev
    If history holds true, the ranchers courageous enough to bring needed attention to land use rights being subverted by government regulation will be shackled, and the unjustifiable death of a good man will be overlooked Pathetic is the only word that could describe the skimmed over media treatment of the indiscriminate gunning down of a rancher in Oregon in favor of covering the non-news of Trump’s debate antics. A peaceful standoff in Harney County, Oregon, came to a violent end as a contingent of protesters were traveling to John Day, Oregon, to meet with the sheriff about resolving the Malheur...
  • US v. Bundy Complaint and Affidavit

    Case 3:16-mj-00004 Document 1 Filed 01/26/16 Page 1 of 32 AO 91 (Rev. 11/11) Criminal Complaint   UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT For theDistrict of Oregon United States of Americav.Ammon BUNDY, Jon RITZHEIMER, Joseph O'SHAUGHNESSY, Ryan PAYNE, Ryan BUNDY, Brian CAVALIER,Shawna.COX, Peter SANTILLI,___________________________________Defendant(s) ))) Case No. 3:16-mj-00004-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)))) CRIMINAL COMPLAINT I, the complainant in this case, state that the following is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.On or about the date(s) of January 2, 2016, to the present in the county of Harney in theDistrict of Oregon , the defendant(s) violated: Code Section Offense Description 18 U.S.C. §...
  • Additional Arrests in the Occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

    01/27/2016 10:18:59 PM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    FBI-Oregon ^ | 1/27/2016 | FBI-Oregon
    In the early morning hours of January 27, 2016, the FBI and Oregon State Police (OSP) established a series of checkpoints at major roads in and out of the refuge. In the hours prior to the checkpoints several vehicles are known to have left the area. Since the establishment of the checkpoints, a total of eight people have left the refuge. Of those, the FBI released five and arrested three. At approximately 3:30 pm, the FBI made probable cause arrests of Duane Leo Ehmer, age 45, of Irrington, Oregon and Dylan Wade Anderson, age 34, or Provo, Utah. At approximately,...
  • Hands up, just shoot!

    01/27/2016 7:06:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 79 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Jeff Knox
    The occupation of a remote wildlife refuge turned violent yesterday when federal agents stopped two vehicles carrying protesters to a town hall meeting in John Day, Oregon. Victoria Sharp, a passenger in one of those vehicles, has reported that federal agents opened fire on the group without provocation after conflicting and confusing demands for the protesters to surrender. Sharp reported that shots were first fired at Ryan Payne as he complied with orders to show his hands out of the window of the vehicle in which she was riding, but that the shots missed. Payne was calling for police to...
  • Through attorney Ammon Bundy tells remaining occupiers to stand down

    01/27/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 13 replies
    KATU 2 ^ | 1-27/16 | KATU Staff
    Ammon Bundy, through his attorney Wednesday, asked the remaining armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to stand down and go home.... "I'm asking the federal government to allow the people at the refuge to go home without being prosecuted," Bundy said through his attorney Mike Arnold, who stood outside court to read Bundy's statement. "To those remaining at the refuge, I love you. Let us take this fight from here. Please stand down. Please stand down. Go home and hug your families. This fight is ours for now in the courts. Please go home."...
  • Oregon standoff: 7 occupiers held in Portland; 'LaVoy' Finicum dead

    01/27/2016 1:56:07 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Wednesday afternoon, Ammon Bundy and six other leaders of the group that has occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns since Jan. 2 will appear in U.S. District Court in Portland, the U.S. Marshal's Service said. Deschutes County Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer-involved fatal shooting of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum. 1:30 p.m. (PST): The courtroom is full, including the jury box, a U.S. Marshal said. About 20 still in the line won't make it inside.