Today, March 3, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigations threw out their "dragnet" to catch anyone who participated in the peaceful protest at the Bundy Ranch stand against the Bureau of Land Management, that took place in April of 2014.
Apparently, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the FBI, after informing the Millard County Sheriff, took David (Davey) Bundy, and three others, into custody as they showed up to work on a construction site where Davey was building a new home. The report failed to mention who the other three were. A report from the Bundy Ranch Facebook page reported 2 hours later, that Mel Bundy was also taken into custody by the FBI. A man from New Hampshire, Jerry DeLemus' home was also raided by the FBI this morning. I have searched high and low all day long trying to find the announcement by the FBI as to their shenanigans taking place in Utah today, and there is nothing! It was reported that Davey was transported to Salt Lake City, but no word on the others snagged. The Following propaganda is now being reported by Fox News affiliate in Utah Fox13:
A federal grand jury in Nevada has charged 14 more people, including a Utah man, with felony crimes related to the armed standoff over removal of Cliven Bundy’s cattle that broke out between the Bureau of Land Management and armed protesters in 2014.
The charges relate to April 12, 2014 and the standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada, where armed protesters prevented BLM agents from enforcing a court order to seize cattle owned by Bundy.
“This investigation began the day after the assault against federal law enforcement officers and continues to this day,” stated U.S. Attorney Bogden in a press release issued Thursday. “We will continue to work to identify the assaulters and their role in the assault and the aftermath, in order to ensure that justice is served.”
The superseding criminal indictment returned Thursday means a total of 19 people have now been charged. Among the 14 newly charged individuals is 39-year-old David H. Bundy of Delta, Utah.
David Bundy was arrested by the FBI in Utah Thursday morning, and he is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Salt Lake City Friday at 2 p.m.
According to the press release, the other 13 newly charged people are: Melvin D. Bundy, 41, of Round Mountain, Nev.; Brian D. Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nev.; Blaine Cooper, 36, of Humboldt, Ariz.; Gerald A. DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, N.H.; Eric J. Parker, 32, of Hailey, Idaho; O. Scott Drexler, 44, of Challis, Idaho; Richard R. Lovelien, 52, of Westville, Okla.; Steven A. Stewart, 36, of Hailey, Idaho; Todd C. Engel, 48, of Boundary County, Idaho; Gregory P. Burleson, 52, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy, 43, of Cottonwood, Ariz.; and Micah L. McGuire, 31, and Jason D. Woods, 30, both of Chandler, Ariz.
Twelve of the defendants were arrested Thursday, while Brian Cavalier and Blaine Cooper were already in federal custody in the District of Oregon.
The fourteen defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, and at least one count of the following: using and carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of the due administration of justice, interference with interstate commerce by extortion, and interstate travel in aid of extortion.
The release states, “the indictment also alleges five counts of criminal forfeiture which upon conviction would require forfeiture of property derived from the proceeds of the crimes totaling at least $3 million, as well as the firearms and ammunition possessed and used on April 12, 2014.”
Charges against the five previous defendants remain the same. Those defendants are: Cliven D. Bundy, 69, of Bunkerville, Nev.; Ryan C. Bundy, 43, of Mesquite, Nev.; Ammon E. Bundy, 40, of Emmet, Idaho; Ryan W. Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont.; and Peter T. Santilli, Jr., 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The indictment alleges the 19 individuals conspired to create a massive, armed assault against federal law enforcement officers on April 12, 2014 in order to extort those officers into abandoning about 400 head of cattle that, “were in their lawful care and custody.”
They also allegedly encouraged and led hundreds of other followers during that action, and the indictment alleges Cliven Bundy was the main leader, organizer and beneficiary of the conspiracy. The press release states Bundy’s cattle had been grazing on public lands for more than 20 years while he refused to pay the legally required fees or obtain the necessary permits.
The maximum penalties for the charges in the indictment range from 5 to 20 years each, with some of the alleged offenses carrying fines of up to $250,000.
An indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt, according to the released, and all defendants are presumed innocent pending the outcome of a fair trial.
A month ago people across the United States on social media were bragging about how Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Utah Sheriffs were warning the FBI to stay out of the state of Utah and Utah Counties respectively. Today, I would have expected a press conference by Governor Herbert supported by the presence of some county sheriffs, to profess their outrage over FBI tactics against its citizens today! But, both are silent! It was disclosed in a radio interview today that the Utah Legislature won't even touch the subject of the "land-grab", assassination of LaVoy Finicum and imprisonment of Oregon Protesters with a ten foot pole! Can you see people, how the government elite and their unaccountable agencies, don't really care about We The People? Unless it hits them in the pocketbook or threatens their power they will let us all "fry."
The propaganda piece above shows just how the media control the narrative for the establishment. The Constitution GUARANTEES our right to the First Amendment and also the Second. If we go back to Bundy Ranch, all they were doing was telling the BLM they didn't have a right to their life, liberty and property, and pleaded with their county sheriff to stand between them and the federal government and protect those rights. The fact that some where carrying arms was a mute point since that right is guaranteed. The county sheriff refused to protect his citizens, so the citizens were left to stand. The only people who were assaulted where the citizens taking the stand. It was the BLM and their mercenaries that tased people, used K-9's, and where armed to the teeth like a standing army! The BLM and their contract cowboys were the ones involved in animal cruelty and confiscation, taking property that was not theirs! It was the BLM who erected their "free speech zone" miles away from the Bundy Ranch where the BLM was threatening and terrorizing the citizens! The fact that, as in the Hammond case, the BLM and it's partners are making asset forfeiture a part of these arrests is criminal and cruel and unusual punishment along with disarming innocent people. The truth is, even with all the bureaucracy bullies armed to the teeth, they are babies when they encounter armed citizens, and this our founding father's new!
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation...that as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliance, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." ~ Declaration of Independence.
Many claim that this is a frivolous fight. It's unjust, and unfounded. Most think they, "don't have a dog in this fight", "it doesn't apply to me." Those people should care because you just need to apply the same tactics to their domain, no matter how urban, or suburban your domain is. It's all a part of the plan. The Wild-lands Project in practice, up close and personal! But, you city dwellers need not be concerned, you are already "living the dream." Western property owners built their lives on independence. "Don't fence me in!" Or as Barbossa said in Pirates of the Caribbean, "Better believe in ghost stories...you're in one!"
Marylynn Bundy Relates How FBI Took Down Davey
Arden Bundy posted a video on Facebook in short telling everyone, "he'll be next and then they are coming for the rest of us." And I am going to add an "amen" to what he says next, "start praying and reading your scriptures, we need to come together, we need to stop this." Get some religion and stand up!
Please contact Governor Gary Herbert, Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker, Your Utah Legislator and US Congressmen and tell them you want this government agency tyranny to stop!
Dave Bundy testifies of his mistreatment by BLM before the Bundy Standoff got underway.
Dave Bundy Interview by Brian Engleman.
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