Sunday, January 3, 2016

Armed militia, Bundy brothers take over federal building in rural Oregon

An armed militia took over a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon late Saturday and vows to occupy the outpost for years to protest the federal government’s treatment of a pair of ranchers facing prison time.

The occupation of a portion of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 30 miles southeast of Burns, Ore., followed a peaceful march for ranchers Dwight Hammond, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, who are scheduled to report to federal prison in San Pedro, Calif., on Monday after being convicted of arson, according to the Oregonian.

Prosecutors said the father and son set the fire, which burned about 130 acres in 2001 on leased federal land, to conceal poaching, according to CNN. The Hammonds argued that they were attempting to reduce the growth of invasive plant species and ward off potential wildfires. The pair was sentenced to five years in...
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2 comments:

  1. I'd be there if I could. Having trouble just... anything, lately.

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  2. My hat's off to the conservatives actually breaking the law to fight the machine. Something which the left has been doing forever - and getting off easy due to a leftist justice system. Wouldn't it be wonderful if 1000 Young Americans for Freedom occupied the editorial offices of the LA Times, Wapo or NYT?

    I can dream, can't I?

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