1. Keeping Children and Adults Safe
    Click Here for more information!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. What do you do if you have a loved one missing?
    In this section, you will find tips on what to do and not do.
    Easily find organizations that you can contact for help.
    Click here for more information
    Dismiss Notice
  3. “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
    Our mission: Working together to help locate the missing, name the unidentified
    and discuss true crime cases within an intellectual, safe and respectful Internet community.
    *~*~*~*Don't forget, we are on Facebook! www.facebook.com/CrimeWatchersNet*~*~*~*~*
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Crimewatchers.net! We are happy to have you with us.
Please let any staff member know if you need assistance. We're here to help! (If you aren't a member, please join us today. We'd love to meet you!)
Dismiss Notice
Crimewatchers.net opened on April 26, 2015 with the purpose of making a difference in getting the word out for the missing, unidentified, and justice for victims. Let us know if you have a case you'd like us to feature here, on Twitter &/or Facebook. Contact email: CrimewatchersCW@gmail.com

Armed protesters in Burns, OR spark social media frenzy #OregonStandoff

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Kimster, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances


    Open your wallets

    The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation that rocked Oregon (and led by out-of-state activists) had a hefty pricetag.

    Malheur The Oregonian puts the cost at $3.3 million after analyzing public and tribal budgets. OPB, citing FBI figures, says the armed protest cost at least $1.2 million.

    As of Feb. 13, nearly 200 law enforcement officials from 35 agencies worked 3,678 regular hours during the occupation, according to the documents obtained by OPB.

    The bill's only going to grow.

    “The vigilantes who occupied the Malheur Wildlife Refuge for over a month sapped resources from local and state governments and inflicted tremendous damage to a valued national resource,” U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat who represents Eugene and several coastal areas, said in a statement Monday.

    “It will take time, money and hard work to clean up the destruction left behind.”
    daisy7 likes this.
  2. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances

    Apparently, the Malheur/Bundy Gang of Thugs are all shocked that they won't be allowed to post bail, go home to raise an armed fort around their properties to keep the Feds at bay and never answer for their actions. Because isn't that what "presumption of innocence" means? SMH :eyeroll:


    Feds: Oregon Occupiers Dug Up Indian Artifact Area to Use as Toilet :wag:



    I can't say anything nice, :nah: so ... :nocomment:
    Kimster and daisy7 like this.
  3. Ranch

    Ranch Well-Known Member

    So if the protestors hadn't been there these LE employee's wouldn't have worked the 3,678 regular hours? Of course they would have.

    I can see counting overtime as being an extra cost but not regular hours that would have been paid anyway. JMO
    MadgeS, spike and Paradise like this.
  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    They disturbed history? Oh now it's on!!!
    President Pope Dewey and Olenna like this.
  5. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

  6. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Kimster, walkie-talkie and Paradise like this.
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    It's hard to tell if it looked like he was trying to pull out a weapon from his jacket, from that video.

    How horrid! :(
    Paradise and spike like this.
  8. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    To me, it gives a different perspective to what was reported.
    spike, MadgeS and Kimster like this.
  9. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    :thud: omg
    spike, Kimster and Paradise like this.
  10. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    spike and President Pope Dewey like this.
  11. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    "You want a bloodbath? It's going to be on your hands"

    Finicum had repeatedly announced he wanted exactly that, a shoot-out with cops. He went up there die by cop, IMO and *very obviously* did his level best to make sure that happened.

    Well, mission accomplished I guess.

    As for the FBI.. wtf? Why on earth would they hide two casings that didn't even hit a person? Unless it's a jurisdictional thing, and they're worried about their jobs?

    It has nothing to do with how Finicum died, but it sure gives the conspiracy nuts something else to obsess on. IMO, if none of those agents own up, none should come off unpaid suspension until somebody does. SMH.
    spike likes this.
  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    walkie-talkie, spike and Paradise like this.
  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    As the defense enters the second week of presenting its case, Ammon Bundy is set to take the stand in defense of his actions during the 41-day takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The younger brother of fellow occupier and defendant Ryan Bundy and son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy is widely regarded as the leader of the occupation of the federal bird sanctuary in Harney County.

    His testimony is scheduled just days after fellow occupier Jeff Banta became the first member of the occupation to take the stand.

    Banta, along with Ammon and Ryan Bundy, is among the seven occupiers currently on trial in federal court in Portland.

    On the stand Thursday, Banta testified about the intense final days, hours and minutes of the occupation. One of the last four occupiers to leave the refuge, Banta arrived at the refuge on Jan. 25, one day before Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and several other occupiers were taken into custody at a roadblock. His testimony about the days immediately following those arrests illuminated the mindset of the occupiers as the 41-day takeover reached its end.
  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I guess FBI agents went to church as part of the investigation:

    FBI Agent Ben Jones, who belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, said he told his supervisors that if he goes to the church, "I was going to go as who I was.''

    "Was I there to investigate you? Partly yes," Jones said, under questioning by defendant Ryan Bundy, who was at the church that day. "I was there to see if you were recruiting people."

    Jones said he and another agent attended the service that day, and identified themselves as Mormons and by name. Ryan Bundy, he noticed, was seated a few chairs away. They shook hands but didn't speak to one another, the agent said.

    "Neither of us were attempting to hide who we were," Jones testified.

    He said that he and the other agent attended "in part to see what you were doing but also to worship."

  15. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Jury acquits Ammon Bundy, six followers of conspiracy in standoff at national wildlife refuge in Oregon

    By Washington Post Staff
    Post Nation
    October 27 at 7:34 PM

    All seven defendants were acquitted on seven counts, but the jury delivered no verdict on an eighth count.
    This is a developing story. It will be updated.
    Lily, spike and walkie-talkie like this.
  16. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Ammon Bundy's attorney, Marcus Mumford, in custody after standoff trial verdict
    by KATU.com Staff

    Courtroom sketch of Ammon Bundy's lawyer, Marcus Mumford, during closing arguments on Oct. 18 (Sketch by Deborah Marble)

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Marcus Mumford, the lawyer for Malheur National Wildlife Standoff leader Ammon Bundy, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon shortly after a jury handed down a verdict acquitting the seven standoff members on all counts.

    After the jury handed down its decision, Judge Anna Brown allowed all of the refuge occupiers to leave the courtroom except for Ammon and Ryan Bundy. Both men have federal holds for a separate ranching standoff in Nevada that was led by their father Cliven Bundy.

    Mumford got into a heated argument that ultimately led to the attorney being led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Our reporters say Mumford started repeatedly yelling that his client was free to go after the verdict.

    No word on what charges, if any, Mumford faces.

    This is a developing story; updates will be posted as information comes in.
    spike and walkie-talkie like this.
  17. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Lily, spike and Paradise like this.
  18. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    You just can't make this stuff up:floorlaugh:
    Lily, spike and walkie-talkie like this.
  19. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    LOL Right?
    I wonder if there's a video. :D
    spike and Paradise like this.
  20. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's attorney, describes being tased in courtroom

    walkie-talkie, spike and Paradise like this.

Share This Page