Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bundy Supporters Rally Outside Federal Courthouse As Jury Deliberates

Jurors in the Malheur refuge trial deliberated for a second day without having reached a verdict. Outside the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Portland on Monday, a group of occupation supporters — and some of the defendants in the case — gathered to waive American flags and make signs. John Lamb stood in a light rain on the corner of SW Main Street and 3rd Avenue, roasting hotdogs on grill. “We’re waiting on a deliberation to get an answer,” the Bozeman, Montana, man said. Deliberations began last Thursday before jurors left for the long weekend. Outside the courthouse stood a half-dozen American flags and a red sign instructing the jury to ignore the law if they disagree with it — a message encouraging jury nullification. Near a man handing out free pocket Constitutions in Chapman Square, defendants Shawna Cox, Jeff Banta and Duane Ehmer also stood in support. During the occupation, Ehmer was well known for riding his horse “Hellboy” around the Malheur refuge...more

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