NOT guilty

A jury found brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy not guilty of possessing a firearm in a federal facility and conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 300 miles southeast of Portland where the trial took place. Five co-defendants also were tried one or both of the charges.

Despite the acquittal, the Bundys were expected to stand trial in Nevada early next year on charges stemming from another high-profile standoff with federal agents. Authorities rounding up cattle at their father Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014 because of unpaid grazing fees released the animals as they faced armed protesters.

The brothers are part of a Nevada ranching family embroiled in a lengthy fight over the use of public range, and their occupation drew an international spotlight to a uniquely American West dispute: federal restrictions on ranching, mining and logging to protect the environment. The U.S. government, which controls much of the land in the West, says it tries to balance industry, recreation and wildlife concerns to benefit all.

(Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/27/jury-acquits-all-defendants-in-oregon-wildlife-refuge-standoff.html )

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Comments (4)

  1. belladora

    I do not know all the particulars of this dispute. I do know one man was killed and that is a tragedy. Do they have to be armed to make their point ? You can’t go armed and take over government land. I understand, the people are the government but there has to be a peaceful way to resolve it. The brothers are from Nevada, why were they in Oregon ? So many questions. Sad state of affairs.

    October 28, 2016
    1. EZWAYZ

      people came to assist them with their dispute in Nevada so them went to assist in the dispute in Oregon. Unarmed your arrested on sight. Armed you have time to get your message out. In each dispute (although armed) the protesters caused almost no trouble except for civil disobedience. Black lives matter can’t say that.

      Why does the government control more state land than most states yet the states have no say in its use? One man chose not to surrender and was killed. still haven’t seen the complete footage of that. The important thing is that there was a trial and a jury of their peers found them not guilty. The people have spoken.

      October 28, 2016
      1. belladora

        My son explained the background on it today. He was well informed.

        October 29, 2016
        1. EZWAYZ

          Did

          Good. Did he mention several states have taken the federal government to court over the amount of land it claims and it’s allowed usage?

          October 29, 2016