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Malheur Protest Trial – Week 3 Wrap Up

The defense is expected to begin on Wednesday, September 28th.

Malheur Protest Trial – Week 3 Wrap Up

By Shari Dovale

The trial in Portland has proven to be enlightening, as the very least. Judge Anna Brown does not hide her bias against the defense. The government has not put on a very strong case, but Judge Brown is helping them all she can.

Ammon continues to wear his jail scrubs in a powerful political statement. Others have joined him, including protesters outside the courthouse. There is another defendant that wears scrubs daily and that is Neil Wampler. We are hoping that others will join them in this statement.

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John Lamb, organizing rallies outside of the Multnomah County jail

Details of LaVoy Finicum’s murder have seeped into the trial, with Judge Brown actively trying to keep it from the jury. She has threatened the defense attorneys with $1,000 fines if they continue to bring up the details or try to discuss the FBI cover-up in that case.

Brown has said that the fact of Finicum being shot by Law Enforcement is enough information. She also said that these actions, for the most part, happened after the events at the refuge, so they are not pertinent to the charge of conspiracy. She actually called it “irrelevant.”

However, co-defendant Jeff Banta only arrived at the refuge the night before LaVoy was murdered, so I would think this is very relevant in his case. The same with all of the ‘final four.’ Let’s hope their attorneys can make that point with the judge.

Mark McConnell was revealed to be a cooperating government witness. He provided detailed information on January 26th, including which vehicles were being driven that day, who was in each vehicle, and the threat assessment the FBI could face. This information allowed the FBI and Oregon State Police (OSP) to set up the stop at the illegal deadman’s roadblock and ultimately murder LaVoy Finicum.

The government continued with their witnesses, including a rancher named Dunbar, who lives adjacent to the Malheur Refuge. He admitted that he, and his son, each received $2,000 from the government for “services rendered’ during the month of January 2016. He did try to claim that he did not want the money, but was forced to admit on cross examination that he did not return it. It was a ‘significant amount of money’ for him, after all.

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Message from the Multnomah County Jail.

The government then proceeded to discuss the FBI negotiations with the final four after the arrests on January 26th. It was very hard to see the absolute lack of conscience these FBI special agents have towards the American public.

They know that they are allowed to lie to the people in this country, even though it is a crime for someone to lie right back to them. When the crisis negotiators talked to the protesters, they said whatever they had to say to achieve their ends. Truth was never the most important item on the agenda.

Next week will bring an end to the government’s case. They are projecting 2 days of evidence presentation, with individual FBI agents presenting each separate piece of evidence. The defense is expected to begin on Wednesday, September 28th. We will be there for you.

7 Comments on Malheur Protest Trial – Week 3 Wrap Up

  1. I don’t know which trial you are watching, but it is not the one being done in the real world. So far, Judge Brown has been very, very fair. The suicide by cop of LaVoy is not relevant to the charges, so not admissible. As to the Feds case not going well, I hope you are planning on visiting the Bundy boys in prison, because that is where they will be shortly.

    • move to a country where you may be a slave; seems that you don’t mind being one!! I value LIBERTY. and Private property!!
      Since you seem to love gestapo tactics so much…try Cuba or China.
      “Give me Liberty or give me death” as a great man said!!!

    • Howard do you work for the federal government or receive payments from the government? I suspect you do because you are so tragically misinformed about the assassination of LaVoy Finicum who is a giant of a man next to you. I have news for you Howard the government who’s boots you are so keen to lick assassinated LaVoy and planted a stolen gun on him after he was dead. Cold blooded murder is what it was and now the FBI and the rest of the fed traitors to their oath are lying through their teeth in court and on the record.

  2. “When the crisis negotiators talked to the protesters, they said whatever they had to say to achieve their ends. Truth was never the most important item on the agenda.”

    No, getting them to leave unarmed and enter custody alive and uninjured was the most important item on the agenda. I’m sorry you don’t find the goal of saving lives important. Fiore did. Billy Graham’s son did.

    • No, getting them to leave unarmed and enter custody alive and uninjured was the most important item on the agenda. I’m sorry you don’t find the goal of saving lives important. Fiore did. Billy Graham’s son did.

      If we had not been concerned we would not have been there, but the point being made was the different standards each is held to, the government can lie all they want, but you had better not lie to them. You will be held accountable, they will not.

  3. After watching the video of Lavoy Finicum’s assassination, it is apparent that the FBI, BLM and HS deliberately plotted to kill members of the Ammon protest group. The roadblock was set up by the FBI. Finicum exited the vehicle with his hands in the air. An FBI Agent shot him with a foam bullet which partially disabled him. Another FBI Agent then shot Finicum in the back. Any person or group of people would be charged with First Degree Murder with Intent to Kill. The killers were not charged. Rather, the Ammon Protesters are being prosecuted by SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Protesters) litigation. FBI Director Comey refused to recommend indictment of Hillary Clinton for breaching National Security despite overwhelming evidence of her crimes. Indict the FBI Agents for murder and Comey for complicity to commit a crime. Disbar Judge Brown for failure to provide a “fair trial”. “Justice my ass”!

    • Dick Motta I could not possibly agree more with everything you just said! The FBI is completely rogue and have been involved in all sorts of crimes up to and including murder. The FBI is one of the most corrupt organizations on the planet. It is filled with oath breaking liars and thug killers. The FBI is still to this day covering up the truth about 9/11 and they were caught red handed orchestrating the 93 world trade center bombing. No one should ever trust the FBI under any circumstances. If they say come out with your hands up you can bet they will shoot you in the head if you do. I don’t know how any honorable person could work for the FBI and still be able to look at themselves in the mirror. FBI = criminal syndicate.

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