Longbow Productions: FBI Reloaded
by Shari Dovale
It was disclosed in a Las Vegas courtroom that the FBI set up a fake production company called Longbow productions. They seem to have been put in place for the sole purpose of entrapping people involved with the Bundy family and the 2014 protest against the BLM.
Five men are accused of various felonies involved with the Bunkerville standoff, with a sixth defendant being named as an FBI informant. Greg Burleson was outed by the FBI on the witness stand this week as a confidential informant that has worked with the FBI since 2012.
Longbow Productions had equipment, fake websites, fake prior productions, …the works. They were to tell everyone that they were filming a documentary about the standoff called “America Reloaded”. The fake film credentials were, hopefully, going to give them access to the very heart of the Patriot’s world.
The undercover agents with Longbow did meet with several people that had attended the 2014 event, as was disclosed during testimony. Several of their “interviews” were played as evidence for the jury. Or more accurately, several “parts” of these interviews were played, as they were selectively fragmented.
The entrapment included feeding alcohol to the defendants in order to get them to loosen their tongues. The more they talked, the more they might incriminate themselves.
Interviews of various defendants showed them to be peaceful men. Scott Drexler went to Nevada because he saw fellow Americans that needed help. Eric Parker told of his fear that he would not make it home, and how he knelt and prayed on the bridge. They only wanted a peaceful ending to the conflict.
Every interview that was shown underscored the peaceful character of the defendants … until they played the interview with the FBI Informant.
Greg Burleson uttered hateful and spiteful words on camera. He made violent threats, including stating that he “came to put some BLM agent Six Feet Under.” He also stated that the others there were not “brave enough for a fight.”
The only violent rhetoric the FBI could play for the prosecution came from their own Informant. Yet, this was being introduced as evidence in a joint trial, against all of the defendants.
The judge tried to tell the jury that some of this testimony was only against Greg Burleson, but, realistically, this cannot be unheard. The jury has listened to it, and the connection was made. And Judge Gloria Navarro has to know that it was completely prejudicial against the remaining defendants.