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*UPDATE* Will The Feds Turn Bundy Into A Martyr?

The government set the stage for this embarrassment, so they must own the results.

Will The Feds Turn Bundy Into A Martyr?
Ammon Bundy

Will The Feds Turn Ammon Bundy Into A Martyr?

UPDATE: As of May 2017, there is a new person in charge of Nevada Southern Detention Center.  The former warden, Charlotte Collins, has BEEN REMOVED FROM HER POSITION!

Facility Leader: Janice Killian, Administrator. “Janice Killian was named facility administrator at CoreCivic‘s Nevada Southern Detention Center in May 2017.”

The phone numbers are the same. GIVE HER A CALL!

2190 East Mesquite Avenue,
Pahrump, NV 89060
T: 775-751-4500
F: 775-751-8763

Yes, CCA is re-branding themselves to be “CoreCivic”. Make no mistake, they are the same company.

http://www.cca.com/facilities/nevada-southern-detention-center

 

by Shari Dovale

04 May 2017

Ammon Bundy was tortured in the Pahrump Federal prison this week. He was shackled and placed in a 3 foot by 3 foot shower stall, and left for 13 hours with no food and water. He was told that they originally intended to keep him cuffed and stuffed in that stall for 72 hours, with no food and no water. They then intended to remove him from the stall, take him to medical and insert an I.V. so as to keep him from dying.

Pahrump CCA detention center

The plans were cut short when several swat team members, dressed in full tactical gear, forcefully removed him from this shower stall and stripped him naked. They proceeded to “inspect” his naked body as he lay on the floor.

He was not able to raise his arms above his head, as instructed, due to the pain he had been in for the previous 13 hours. They had to help him comply.

His legs were bleeding from the shackles and he had trouble walking. Again, they had to help him.

He was thrown into Solitary Confinement, still without his clothing. Later, a guard stuffed his undergarments through the hole in the door.

Ammon is of the firm belief that if he had been left in that stall for the full 72 hours it would have probably killed him. Hear his words in this video:

 

All of this abuse was video recorded by the guards at the Nevada Southern Detention Center, Pahrump. There is evidence of this assault.

When word reached the public, it went viral. We wrote about it, along with several other alternative news outlets. Videos were made. Calls began to officials from Nevada to Washington D.C.

Yet, Ammon still sits in Solitary.

A Call-To-Action has gone out to rally in Pahrump and protest this torture. The Federal government has responded by locking down the prison and refusing ALL inmates any visitors. This seems to be an attempt to turn the prison inmate population against the political prisoners, specifically Ammon Bundy.

This writer received a message from the Nevada Department of Corrections Inspector General’s office. I spoke with a very nice woman named Brooke Keast, who wanted to assure me that their particular department cannot intervene in the Federal facilities.

I was very happy to arrange a phone call with her. She was extremely polite and seemed to genuinely want to help when we talked.

However, during our call, she happened to mention that she was standing next to Mari St. Martin, the Communications Director and Public Information Officer for Governor Brian Sandoval. St. Martin, in turn, happened to be standing next to Governor Sandoval.

Based on the discussion, it would seem that Governor Sandoval had not been informed of the situation playing out in his state. He has now been informed. I hope to see a public statement from his office in the near future. If I don’t, I will be sure to call his office, probably via Ms. St. Martin, and ask why.

Continuing my discussion with Ms. Keast, she told me how things should be handled, and, of course, how they are handled in the State facilities. She also recommended that we contact the Warden directly, to start with.

I expect to be hearing from Ms. Keast again. I will let you know when that happens.

The Geneva Conventions is a body of Public International Law, also known as the Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts, whose purpose is to provide minimum protections, standards of humane treatment, and fundamental guarantees of respect to individuals who become victims of armed conflicts.

Convention I includes...the Convention prohibits execution without judgment, torture, and assaults upon personal dignity (Article 3). It also grants them the right to proper medical treatment and care.

Convention IV includes … civilians are afforded the protections from inhumane treatment and attack afforded in the first Convention.

The Article 3 of Geneva Conventions covered, for the first time, situations of non-international armed conflicts, types of which vary greatly.  They include traditional civil wars or internal armed conflicts that spill over into other States (countries) … It requires humane treatment for all persons in enemy hands, without any adverse distinction. It specifically prohibits murder, mutilation, torture, cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment, the taking of hostages and unfair trial.

Remember that the prosecution called this an “armed conflict”. They set the stage for this embarrassment, so they must own the results.

The treatment that these political prisoners are enduring are a direct violation of the accords that this country entered into and ratified.

Additionally, keeping in mind that these men have NOT been convicted of any crime, they are supposed to be treated as innocent until proven guilty, as guaranteed by the US Constitution.

The Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right to a speedy trial. Furthermore, Federal law requires that a trial commence within 70 days.

18 U.S. Code § 3161, (c) (1)

In any case in which a plea of not guilty is entered, the trial of a defendant charged in an information or indictment with the commission of an offense shall commence within seventy days from the filing date (and making public) of the information or indictment, or from the date the defendant has appeared before a judicial officer of the court in which such charge is pending, whichever date last occurs. If a defendant consents in writing to be tried before a magistrate judge on a complaint, the trial shall commence within seventy days from the date of such consent.

The fact that they have been held for over 400 days, with no trial yet in sight, makes their detention a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The NDAA allows for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists. (Remember Harry Reid?)

The government, aided by Judge Gloria Navarro, has continuously denied these defendants all of their Constitutionally-guaranteed rights, as expected under the NDAA.

Navarro has also repeatedly refused them bail. Accused murderers have been offered bail, including a case just this week in North Idaho, in which the suspect is being held until he can come up with one million dollars. Regardless of whether or not he can come up with the money, he was offered the chance for pre-trial release.

Our Federal Government has specifically set out to defy their own laws. And they do so without fear of retribution. Where is Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump? Can they tell us if this is a case for the NDAA, or a case for the US Constitution?

(photo: Facebook)

Sharon Wehrly is the sheriff of Nye County, Nevada. Her office has been bombarded with calls. They have decided to become a part of the problem, instead of the solution. They state that only a person with “personal knowledge” can make a written complaint, and this is the only complaint they will investigate.

So, only the prisoners (who have already been threatened with new charges of “Insurrection” if they complain) can file the complaint. But, the Sheriff will not send anyone out there to get the complaint. (Catch-22?)

Is it any wonder that the guards believe they, too, are above the law? Someone needs to be held accountable.

What is their purpose?

This is a good question. The case can be made that Ammon Bundy will end up as a martyr for the US Constitution. People are rallying around him from each state in the union. If something should happen to this man, there seems sure to be a considerable reaction.

We have already had one martyr in LaVoy Finicum. Will the Federal Government insist on another?

Could that be the goal, or just the “Unintended consequence”?

History shows us how bad the government will come out of this, if they end up turning Bundy into a martyr. There are many smart people in government. You think any one of them would have thought this through.

Start your phone calls to the warden!
Continue the phone calls to the Governor!
Keep going up the chain, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump.
Cite these laws. Remind them they are here to enforce, and to obey the laws they enforce.
We will reach someone that can stop this barbaric treatment!

Here is a list of numbers you can use. Please call as many as you can, and you can do this repeatedly until the situation is resolved.

Charlotte Collins, Warden
2190 East Mesquite Avenue,
Pahrump, NV 89060
T: 775-751-4500
F: 775-751-8763

Sheriff Sharon Wehrly

Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
1520 E. Basin Road
Pahrump, NV 89060
Phone:

  • Records
    (775) 751-7011
  • Non-Emergencies
    (775) 751-7000
  • Detention
    (775) 751-7027

CCA Corporate Office: Southern Nevada Detention Center
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215
P: 615-263-3000
P: 1-800-624-2931

State Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-1100
Fax: (775) 684-1108
Website: ag.state.nv.us/

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

Carson City
State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
1-202-514-2001

Senator Dean Heller
Las Vegas
8930 West Sunset Road
Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-388-6605
Fax: 702-388-6501


Washington, DC
324 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6244
Fax: 202-228-6753

President Donald J. Trump

PHONE NUMBERS
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

 

15 Comments on *UPDATE* Will The Feds Turn Bundy Into A Martyr?

  1. Way down deep they are at the very least causing great empathy for Ammon. I spent seven years in prison and in comparison with what the Patriots on the prison ships in New York Harbor circa 1777-1789 went through (on the ship New Jersey to mention one) I cannot come close to equating my experience with torture (with rare exceptions but it is not kindergarten).

    The difference being I was in prison because I did something wrong. So I don’t have anything to gripe about. I cannot imagine the righteous indignation that I would have to be falsely imprisoned…as well as the righteous indignation all people wanting justice should have over being force to abdicate basic human and American rights just to satisfy institutional rules which are there for convicted people.

    Nor should anyone slight that righteous indignation as noted by a leading Patriot of 1776:
    “But if you say, you can still pass the violations over, then I ask, Hath your house been burnt? Hath you property been destroyed before your face? Are your wife and children destitute of a bed to lie on, or bread to live on? Have you lost a parent or a child by their hands, and yourself the ruined and wretched survivor? If you have not, then are you not a judge of those who have. But if you have, and can still shake hands with the murderers, then are you unworthy the name of husband, father, friend, or lover, and whatever may be your rank or title in life, you have the heart of a coward, and the spirit of a sycophant.” – Thomas Paine “Common Sense”

    • Paine was a true genius. Setting aside Yogi Bera’s quote about predicting the future, he[Paine] accurately describes this mess we find ourselves in and some of the lesser aspects of human nature.
      on the night Mr. Finicum was killed I combined some of Paines work with Patrick Henrys.

      The Government with an arm to enforce its’ tyranny has declared that it has the right, not only to tax, but to bind us in all cases whatsoever, and if being bound in this manner is not slavery, then there is not such a thing as slavery upon this earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.
      What means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can anyone assign any other possible motive for it? This is presented to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the agencies of government have been so long forging. Let us not deceive ourselves. These are the implements of subjugation; the last arguments to which tyranny resorts.
      We have but one lamp by which we should be guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.

      • A Republic is just a governing system sans privileged authority. It can be influenced by Corporatism (fascism), Capitalism, Socialism/Communism, or Greater freedom and liberty. If the predominant governing philosophy is not inclined to what we like we are compensated by the fact there is no privileged authority with the prospect for change.

        That being said, the arena must be fair for if the arena is not fair then there IS privileged authority by the preferences being shown…and thus the Republic is impugned.

        When deficit spending is normalized propping up government run wild and the “Acceptable Amount of Pubic Debt” clause of the Budget Control Act of 1974 is suspended or raised arbitrarily…then the establishment is preferring their own power over fiscal responsibility and accountability…and thus the Republic is impugned.

        “It hath been reported of the late Mr. Pelham (who tho’ an able minister was not without his faults) that on his being attacked in the house of commons, on the score, that his measures were only of a temporary kind, replied, “they will last my time.” Should a thought so fatal and unmanly possess the colonies in the present contest, the name of ancestors will be remembered by future generations with detestation.” – Thomas Paine – “Common Sense”

  2. Ms. Dovale, I politely ask that you consider my comments below-not as arguments against , but additional points of consideration.
    A couple of days ago in the discussion/topics area there were several post of how this is a private company operating a jail/prison under contract with governments.
    Based on your conversation with Ms Keast above. If I may.
    This is not a federal facility. It is a private company that undoubtedly has been issued a license of some type to do business in the state of Nevada. This fact clearly places it under several agencies of the executive branch of Nevada’s government[the Governor]. I went to the Nye county GIS website and found the plot and posted below is ID information from that website that clearly shows CCA[private company] not the federal government as the owner.
    Owner Information
    Parcel Number: 027-421-17
    Owner: CCA WESTERN PROPERTIES, INC
    2190 MESQUITE AVE
    Total Acres: 118.110
    SQFT: 0
    Tax District: 06.1
    Land Use Code: 400
    Zone Code 1: CF
    Zone Code 4: 071807

    I sent emails to both of my senators yesterday requesting legislation to cancel all federal contracts at this facility until the CEO and COB make public statements about these reports, and that any incident reports filed by the officers involved be made public.
    Ms. Dovale thanks for the work that yall do to provide the ones of us who live 2000+ miles away with information. I close with a paraphrase of something I heard Kris Anne Hall say several years back.
    When government grants permission to itself to do a thing to any one of us, that we all agree is wrong for us to do to each other is this being governed or ruled?????
    Thank you.

      • Primitive conditions for us at the “Detention Center” just a roadside in the desert. We’ve had to bring everything, and are learning to cope with high winds. The lockdown is the typical gross overreaction we have seen so many times, similar to putting Burns Or on a war footing during our demonstration at Malhure. How to respond to this lockdown was the point of considerable discussion among us, but I want to stress something – No attack or violence was ever hinted at. Our decision in regard to the lockdown was to stick it out and continue. As to the presence of Informants, they are just a fact of life (Bring back the Fabulous Fabio !) We are breaking no laws, and in fact are making any undercover surveillance superfluous by broadcasting and live streaming all of our actions. For those who are afraid of getting on a list, the list is a roll of honor, and with the temper of these times, we could ask citizens why they are NOT on some Govt list.

        • Tip o’ the hat to Henry David Thoreau:
          Quote about an exchange between Thoreau and Emerson when Thoreau was in jail for refusing to pay taxes:

          “David, what are you doing in jail?”
          “Ralph, what are you doing outside?”

  3. The Bundy’s were offered help by people who could REALLY help from a
    Constitutional basis. They were ignored because everyone knows better.

    Now look at the result. Everyone is at a loss, when they could be winning.

    Even now, they could turn this situation around.

  4. They have NO CORPORATE CHARTER, PERIOD. Their charter was cancelled 2 years ago by Puerto Rico, Department of Corporations–for not paying a cent of its trillions in debts, and they are in BAD standing. They are operating under NO CONTRACT. Under Obamacare, they are American Nationals and are Tax exempt, see page 6. They are total frauds disguised as being law enforcers. by a nonexisting fake contract.

  5. Shari,

    To add to Roberts comment with the property information. I did a business license search with the Nevada Department of State. Both CCA Corporate licenses have been revoked or withdrawn for years. They are operating a business illegally in Nevada.

    CCA WESTERN PROPERTIES, INC.
    https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=I6f5zs1Hi8OzYLAf%252fxxjzQ%253d%253d&nt7=0

    CCA OF TENNESSEE, INC.
    https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=blYCGe5skQ%252fQeg6hqfxC%252fw%253d%253d&nt7=0

    Per Nevada Revised Statutes they are now subject to some hefty fines.

    NRS 76.180  Penalty for willfully failing or neglecting to obtain or renew state business registration; enforcement; regulations.
    1.  Every person who conducts a business in this State and who willfully fails or neglects to obtain or renew a state business registration as required by this chapter and to pay the fees required by NRS 76.100 and 76.130 is subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 but not more than $10,000, to be recovered in a court of competent jurisdiction.
    2.  When the Secretary of State is advised that a person is subject to the fine described in subsection 1, the Secretary of State may, as soon as practicable, refer the matter to the district attorney of the county in which the person’s principal place of business is located or the Attorney General, or both, for a determination of whether to institute proceedings to recover the fine. The district attorney of the county in which the person’s principal place of business is located or the Attorney General may institute and prosecute the appropriate proceedings to recover the fine. If the district attorney or the Attorney General prevails in a proceeding to recover the fine described in subsection 1, the district attorney or the Attorney General is entitled to recover the costs of the proceeding, including, without limitation, the cost of any investigation and reasonable attorney’s fees.
    3.  In the course of an investigation of a violation of this section, the Secretary of State may require a person to answer any interrogatory submitted by the Secretary of State that will assist in the investigation.
    4.  The Secretary of State may adopt regulations to administer the provisions of this section.
    (Added to NRS by 2013, 831)

    • Mr Sweetwood, if I may.
      CCA has already had a new license issued under the new name Core Civic inc. I am not defending these folks, but highly unlikely that corporate attorneys would make the mistake you point to. there are some interesting points on CoreCivic. This stock was originally listed as a penny stock and as of today was $30+. That is a lot gain in mkt/cap and capital gains by someone or something. CoreCivics information can be located at yahoo and google finance. Its financial statements [income/bal-sht]etc are there as well as a list of major holders. I have not finished sorting through these, but it appears that most of its revenue/cash flow comes from contracts with the government to house inmates or pretrial defendants.[it is not a real estate company]{comments below} If you know someone from Nevada who could put in a request to identify any public official who have participated in the above gains, ie judge navarro-prosecuters-appointed public defenders.
      this is the legal rabbit hole that creating these public/private partnerships brings up. Public officials allocating public funds[tax dollars] to businesses that they are benefiting from is the absolute definition of fascism not conflict of interest. If there is doubt about this look into the history around a guy named Martin Bormann…..

  6. Ms Dovale,
    This is huge. this is not walmart changing managers. Changing wardens especially under the current cicumstances-got someones attention.
    Mr Parkers phone call posted on YT all the men got summoned to a meeting with the corp. Attys.
    you are right above-these folks are trying to pass themselves off as a real estate investment trust
    cant remember gov Palins thing about putting lipstick on a pig, that would surely apply here.

  7. Cont. from reply to Mr Sweetwood,
    There is evil embedded in the government actions against the Bundys and the other men.
    Consider: if the DOJ were to drop all charges against these men today it is highly likely the government will present to each a bill[have to reimburse their fellow taxpayers] for the days that they were incarcerated. Imagine a hotel bill for $300-$400 a day for what 400+ days now. The first thing I thought of was the Eagles Song Hotel California
    [“You can check-out any time you like,
    But you can never leave! “].
    When the men move to challenge the bills, the court will issue liens against their properties[water rights,grazing rights,etc]. I don’t know if it’s still in force, remember the deal the BLM forced on the Hammonds[they can only sell their ranch to the BLM]. I suspect that this is why judge Navarro rejected Larry Clayman being Mr. Bundys Attny. Mr Clayman will call the government out on this.
    I am not a certified fortune teller, but there is no sign that the government is willing to cease from this evil course. The American people have got to take their heads out of this litter box[yes litter box] and demand this stop. I find myself daily questioning how the government employees[they are Americans too] fail to recognize this evil. So nightly{as I lay me down to sleep} I ask the lord to provide yall with solace and guidance.
    As above I close with a paraphrase from Kris Anne Hall.
    When government grants permission to itself to do a thing to any one of us, that we all agree is wrong for us to do to each other is this being governed or ruled?????

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