Friday, March 18, 2016

Cliven Bundy loses bid for release ahead of federal trial in Vegas

Nevada rancher and anti-authority figure Cliven Bundy lost a renewed bid Thursday for release from jail ahead of trial on federal conspiracy and assault charges stemming from an armed standoff against government agents two years ago. U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Hoffman pointed to the violence alleged in an indictment accusing Bundy of inciting the impasse to stop a roundup of cattle from public land near his ranch in April 2014, and to a history of Bundy ignoring federal court orders. "You say you'll continue to do 'whatever it takes,'" Hoffman said in a Las Vegas courtroom where some Bundy backers wore brown T-shirts emblazoned with the three-word slogan. "I do not believe, Mr. Bundy, that you will comply with my court orders any more than you have complied with previous court orders," the judge said. Bundy and four of his adult sons are among 19 people now facing federal charges that could put them in prison for the standoff for the rest of their lives. The scene pitted a self-styled militia perched on an Interstate 15 overpass, pointing military-style AR-15 and AK-47 weapons at federal Bureau of Land Management agents and contract cowboys herding cattle toward a corral. Dozens were in the possible crossfire, but no shots were fired and no one was injured. The cattle were freed. Bundy's defense lawyer, Joel Hansen, said his client simply won't acknowledge that federal law applies. That consistent denial led Bundy last week to decline to enter a plea to charges including conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, threatening a federal officer, obstruction and firearms offenses. Hoffman entered a not-guilty plea at that time on Bundy's behalf. Hansen characterizes the 69-year-old Bundy as a political prisoner being held illegally for challenging authority. Bundy insists he has property rights dating back more than a century, to when his Mormon ancestors settled along the Virgin River, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas...more

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Red Dog said...

This got posted in my NEED TO KNOW newsletter. Thought you might find it interesting.
Clinton Foundation Pockets Massive Payoffs From Russia for Mining Rights In Wyoming And Oregon- Hammond Ranch Part Of The Deal!
Here is more of the back story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon.The federal government wanted the Hammond’s land for its uranium resources. The Clinton Foundation brokered a deal with a Canadian mining company that was later acquired by a Russian company. The deal allows Russia to harvest 20% of America’s uranium. For this, the Clintons received $2.35 million in covert payments. Government confiscation of private property is legalized by the Wildlands Act and is part of the UN Agenda 21. Marshall Report posted 2016 Mar 16