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Celebrate Patriots! Not Guilty: Bundy and Oregon Militants Acquitted of Conspiracy (Video)

Friday, October 28, 2016 9:17
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October 28 2016


Miracles still happen.

Aaron Bundy and his co-defendiants were acquitted of Conspiracy against the government.

Oregon #militants acquitted of #conspiracy in #wildliferefuge seizure

By Scott Bransford | PORTLAND, ORE.

A federal court jury delivered a surprise verdict on Thursday acquitting anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.

The outcome marked a stinging defeat for federal prosecutors and law enforcement in a trial the defendants sought to turn into a pulpit for airing their opposition to U.S. government control over millions of acres of public lands in the West.

Bundy and others, including his brother and co-defendant Ryan Bundy, cast the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a patriotic act of civil disobedience. Prosecutors called it a lawless scheme to seize federal property by force.

Jubilant supporters of the Bundys thronged the courthouse after the verdict, hailing the trial’s outcome as vindication of a political ideology that is profoundly distrustful of federal authority and challenges its legitimacy.

“We’re so grateful to the jurors who weren’t swayed by the nonsense that was going on,” defendant Shawna Cox told reporters. “God said we weren’t guilty. We weren’t guilty of anything.”

As the seven-week-long trial in the U.S. District Court in Portland climaxed, U.S. marshals wrestled to the floor Ammon Bundy’s lawyer, Marcus Mumford, as he argued heatedly with the judge over the terms of his client’s continued detention.

The Bundys still face assault, conspiracy and other charges from a separate armed standoff in 2014 at the Nevada ranch of their father, Cliven Bundy, triggered when federal agents seized his cattle for his failure to pay grazing fees for his use of public land.

The outcome of the Oregon trial clearly shocked many in the packed courtroom. Attorneys exchanged looks of astonishment with the defendants, then hugged their clients as the not-guilty verdicts were read amid gasps from spectators.

Outside the courthouse, supporters celebrated by shouting “Hallelujah” and reading passages from the U.S. Constitution. One man rode his horse, named Lady Liberty, in front of the courthouse carrying an American flag.

The verdict came after four days of deliberations. One juror, a former federal employee, was dismissed over questions of bias on Wednesday and replaced by a substitute.

The 12-member panel found all seven defendants – six men and a woman – not guilty of the most serious charge, conspiracy to impede federal officers through intimidation, threats or force. That charge alone carried a maximum penalty of six years in prison.

The defendants also were acquitted of illegal possession of firearms in a federal facility and theft of government property, except in the case of Ryan Bundy, for whom jurors were deadlocked on the charge of theft.

The takeover of the wildlife refuge was initially sparked by outrage over the plight of two imprisoned Oregon ranchers the occupiers believed had been unfairly treated in an arson case. But the militants said they were also protesting larger grievances at what they saw as government tyranny.

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From Wochit News 

#Oregon Militants Found Not Guilty

On thursday, A federal court jury found militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers not guilty of conspiracy charges following their role in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon. Bundy and others said the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was a patriotic act of civil disobedience. Prosecutors called it a lawless plan to take federal property by force. The jury found the Bundy brothers and their four co-defendants not guilty of conspiracy to impede federal officers through intimidation, threats or force. That charge could have placed each in prison for up to six years. The defendants also were acquitted of illegal possession of firearms in a federal facility and of theft of government property.

#patriot #oregon #bundy #blm #guncontrol #freedomofspeech #america #constitution #policestate #liberty

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  • Rockledge

    This begs two important questions:

    1) Were they acquitted because they are actually not guilty, or was it simply because the gestapo and the federal government, in spite attempts by the media to paint the gestapo as the heroes and these people as villains, made itself look very bad.

    2) Will they be able to file s civil suit against the gestapo in order to recoup their losses as well as get some punitive damages?

    I hope they can, and can walk away with this with themselves and their children and their childrens childrens children set up for life.

  • dabu

    Why do you all continue to use the fbi’s perp photos which are designed to show them in the worst possible way? Why do you keep referencing the two most culpable media outlets in oregon? Opb! And the oregonian! They alone caused half the problem! And their viewers ar among the biggest of traitorous “progressive” liberal scum on the planet! Why do you all continue this stupidity!

    • dabu

      And, you’ll say “cause they have the story”. Then you paraphrase, and take the story away from them! Did you’ll not go to high school!

    • Rockledge

      Liberal my ass. The corporate media is owned and dictated to by what most people think of as “conservatives”.
      It floors me that people are still so shallowly informed as to think this whole “libtard/conservanazi” horseshit is anything but a huge smokescreen.

      Full well failing to realize that the republican party is owned by a corporate monolith that wants nothing more than to create a corporation owned and operated planet earth with full control of the lives of each of its’ inhabitants.

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