Indictments Finally Unsealed Against Bundy Group
We have all heard that just about any prosecutor could get an indictment on a ham sandwich. This seems to be the case here.
The (finally) unsealed document shows 16 defendants in the case 3:16-CR-0 0051-AA, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF OREGON, PORTLAND DIVISION.
The defendants are listed as AMMON BUNDY, JON RITZHEIMER, JOSEPH O’SHAUGHNESSY, RYAN PAYNE, RYAN BUNDY, BRIAN CAVALIER, SHAWNA COX, PETER SANTILLI, JASON PATRICK, DUANE LEO EHMER, DYLAN ANDERSON, SEAN ANDERSON, DAVID LEE FRY, JEFF WAYNE BANTA, SANDRA LYNN PFEIFER ANDERSON, and KENNETH MEDENBACH
This list includes the remaining holdouts currently occupying the Harney County Resource Center (formerly known as the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.)
The charges are basically saying that the occupiers did not allow the Refuge workers to do their jobs at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge through force and intimidation.
They include incidents that date back to October 5, 2015, three months prior to the occupation of the refuge.
The defendants were not allowed to be in the courtroom, or allowed to testify to the grand jury, during these proceedings.
According to statements from the attorneys for the defendants, this was blatant disregard of the Constitutional rights of these defendants.
Oregon federal public defender Lisa Hay, who represents Ryan Payne, said she believes the federal government told the U.S. Marshals Service a day earlier not to transport the defendants from jail to court before prosecutors had an indictment in hand.
“It makes a mockery of the grand jury process to alert marshals ahead of time,” Hay argued.
Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden was quoted discussing the Constitutionals, saying the standoff was “a situation where the virus was spreading.”
Since when is defending the Constitution, the founding documents of this country, and a document he swore to protect when he took office, a “Virus”?
The government has decided this is another situation where the rights of the people are inconvenient to the authorities, so they can disregard them at will.
Remember, Ruby Ridge? Remember Waco?
Now we can Remember LaVoy!