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As Leah Sottile reported for The Post, the trial for the leader of the armed occupation, Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan and five others took six weeks. The verdict — not guilty of federal conspiracy charges — came in five days. While Ammon and Ryan Bundy face charges in Nevada for a 2014 standoff with Bureau of Land Manager officers at the family’s ranch, and seven additional defendants face their own trial, the others walked free.

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11 thoughts on “‘Off the charts unbelievable’: Will acquittal of Oregon refuge occupiers embolden extremists, militias?

  1. Yep, that’s not good.

    Let’s change that whole incident and replace white fellows with, say, armed blacks protesting the exact same thing, or even better, armed Muslims. I wonder if the same ending would have occured.

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  2. It is jury nullification. Plain and simple. However the worst part is the judge could have called it and struck the trial, and did not. That sends a far more powerful signal. It seems a good part of this country is not willing to abide by the laws. Like when the south could not convict or in most cases even bring charges against a white man over killing a black person. It took the federal government to step in with might and authority to change that. IF they don’t on this, and I doubt they will, we are in for much worse. Hugs

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  3. Another US legal imbroglio. Reminds me of “The Hunger Games”… I think the “West” and the “South” are demonstrating how fed up they are with Washington. That their rules would be no better, likely worse, is not the issue. The issue is, the Washington-based military/security/banking complex is destroying the collective.

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