Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cliven Bundy wins in court...mistrial declared...

via The Daily Caller.
A federal judge declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after prosecutors willfully withheld evidence showing that government agents behaved illegally during a 2014 standoff.

Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed jurors Wednesday nearly one month after a trial began against Bundy and his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, both of whom were accused three years ago of leading an armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Navarro showed evidence suggesting prosecutors refused to produce records showing agents conducting surveillance on the Bundy Ranch, and threat assessments about the Bundys dating back to 2012. The prosecutors also did not disclose unredacted FBI logs about activity at the ranch in the days around the standoff.
Story here. 

This is crazy!

What did we see?  How could the govt have lost a case this open and shut?

We saw gunmen in overwatch positions taking aim at Federal Agents.  We heard rambling speeches at standing ground and how the "2nd American Revolution" was about to start over illegal grazing.

Yet somehow the Feds fucked up the case so bad that a mistrial was declared?

It kinda makes you wonder if we should take a second look at another guy that got shot and killed on a snow covered highway don't it?

But even if you don't think this is all worth a second look-see then maybe we all need to get educated on why Ranchers in the Midwest and West are up in arms against the Bureau of Land Management just so we can understand what is making these guys take up arms.

Long story short?

I saw criminality.

I saw activity that should have resulted in Law Enforcement engaging suspects.  Even worse?  I've seen a more aggressive stance taken against protesters in a city....PEACEFUL protesters than I saw against these people.

So we have a couple of issues.

1.  Why are ranchers as pissed as they are?

2.  Why was a Fed response so weak?

3.  How could the Feds have lost this case?

4.  If the prosecuting attorney failed in his duties then why hasn't he been punished?

5.  If the LEOs acted irresponsibly then why haven't they been punished?

6.  With the photographic evidence widely available why haven't we seen more arrests from this standoff?

Questions abound but answers are few.

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