Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Evidence list against refuge occupiers contains arsenal of weapons, ammo

The U.S. government has filed a 34-page list of 707 exhibits it plans to use in next month’s trial of Ammon Bundy and other Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers. The Friday, Aug. 19 court filing includes an extensive list of weapons and ammunition that the government intends to use as evidence against the occupiers, who took over the refuge for 41 days just after the beginning of this year. The document discloses that the government has seized thousands of rounds of shotgun, handgun and rifle ammunition as evidence. It has also seized as evidence at least 60 guns by KATU’s count. Those guns include semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and handguns. The court filing also includes items like computers, phones, cameras, media storage devices, interviews with the media, phone calls between negotiators and occupiers, emails, text messages, Facebook messages, aerial surveillance and photographs. The list could become longer. “If new exhibits are identified they will be promptly disclosed to the Court and to defendants,” wrote Billy J. Williams, a U.S. attorney, who filed the document...more

The evidence list is below:

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