DeLemus and Cooper To Plead Guilty For Bunkerville
By Shari Dovale
Jerry DeLemus is scheduled to plead guilty in Nevada on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He will be the first defendant in the 2014 Bunkerville case to accept a plea arrangement. His attorney has not disclosed the details of the plea agreement.
Blaine Cooper is also expected to plead guilty in Nevada on Thursday, August 25th. Again, the details are not being discussed by his attorney prior to Cooper’s court appearance.
Cooper has previously plead guilty in Oregon for a federal conspiracy charge related to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge protest in January. According to the prosecution, Cooper acted as a recruiter at the refuge in January, and urged supporters over video to bring their firearms with them.
There have been nearly a dozen plea agreements made with defendants in the Oregon protest case. Each person had their own, unique, reasons for accepting these deals.
Because each person’s situation is different, and with limited information with which to disseminate these reasons, we will not hold judgment on any of them. Each person has a family in which they must consider. These decisions must be made by the person that will live with them for the rest of their lives.
However, it has been suggested that these defendants have been coerced by the prosecution to plead to charges that cannot be proved. If the only evidence are postings on social media, this will show just how low our government has stooped to wield their power over the average citizen.
The September trial in Portland for the Bundy brothers and others will be definitive for this country. It has already been shown that the Constitution is a hated and feared document by the government. How far will they go in their attempts to bury it completely?