What Would Happen if the Armed Men in Oregon Weren’t White?

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Re: What Would Happen if the Armed Men in Oregon Weren’t Whi

Postby admin » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:10 am

Leader of Oregon Militia Arrested, One Killed
By Alexandra Jacobo
January 27, 2016

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After a shooting altercation with police, six members of the militia group occupying the Malheaur National Refuge were taken into custody. Ammon Bundy, rancher Clive Bundy’s son and the leader of the group, was among them.

One militant was killed in the shootout and one sustained “non life-threatening” injuries and was taken to the hospital. The identity of the deceased has not been officially released, but is rumored to be Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who previously stated in an interview that he was willing to die for his interpretation of the constitution and that he has “no intention of spending any of [my] days in a concrete box.”

The confrontation happened early Tuesday evening when the group was on their way to a meeting in a neighboring town.

In addition to Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Ryan W. Payne, Brian Cavalier, and Shawna J. Cox were also arrested. The official charges are felony counts of impeding officers of the U.S. from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.

The hospital where the militia members were taken for treatment is on lockdown, as is the section of highway where the shootout occurred.

The FBI released the following statement:

ARRESTS MADE IN THE OCCUPATION OF THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: JOINT STATEMENT BY THE FBI AND OSP
News Release from FBI - Oregon
January 26, 2016

At approximately 4:25 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Oregon State Police (OSP) began an enforcement action to bring into custody a number of individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that arrest, there were shots fired.

One individual who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased. We will not be releasing any information about that person pending identification by the medical examiner's office.

One individual suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was arrested and is currently in custody.

The arrested individuals include:

 Ammon Edward Bundy, age 40, of Emmett, Idaho
 Ryan C. Bundy, age 43, of Bunkerville, Nevada
 Brian Cavalier, age 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada
 Shawna Cox, age 59, Kanab
 Ryan Waylen Payne, age 32, of Anaconda, Montana

These probable cause arrests occurred along Highway 235.

In a separate event in Burns, Oregon, at approximately 5:50 pm, Oregon State Police arrested the following individual:

 Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy, age 45, Cottonwood, Arizona

All of the named defendants face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 372.

We continue to work with Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and his deputies; Oregon State Police; and the United States Attorney's Office to address any further outstanding issues. As the investigation is ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time.

All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Brent Weisberg ✔ @BrentKOIN
BREAKING: FBI statement confirms Ammon Bundy in custody. http://koin.com/2016/01/26/malheur-mili ... -01262016/ … #KOIN6News #Oregonstandoff
7:58 PM - 26 Jan 2016


FBI Arrests All Remaining Occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
FBI Portland
February 11, 2016

At approximately 9:40 a.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, February 11, 2016, the FBI brought three of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers into custody without incident. At approximately 11:00 a.m., agents brought the fourth into custody without incident.

 Sean Larry Anderson, age 47, of Riggins, Idaho
 Sandra Lynn Anderson, age 48, of Riggins, Idaho
 Jeff Wayne Banta, age 46, of Yerington, Nevada
 David Lee Fry, age 27, of Blanchester, Ohio

No one was injured, and no shots were fired. Thursday marks day 41 of the occupation of the refuge.

Agents arrested the remaining four occupiers as they walked out of the refuge to the FBI checkpoint. Those arrested will face arraignment before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Portland on Friday, February 12, 2016.

At times, there were dozens of highly armed militants occupying, visiting and supplying the refuge.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, a federal grand jury indicted 16 people:

 Dylan Wade Anderson, age 34, of Provo, Utah
 Sandra Lynn Anderson, age 48, of Riggins, Idaho
 Sean Larry Anderson, age 47, of Riggins, Idaho
 Jeff Wayne Banta, age 46, of Yerington, Nevada
 Ammon Edward Bundy, age 40, of Emmett, Idaho
 Ryan C. Bundy, age 43, of Bunkerville, Nevada
 Brian Cavalier, age 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada
 Shawna Cox, age 59, Kanab, Utah
 Duane Leo Ehmer, age 45, of Irrigon, Oregon
 David Lee Fry, age 27, of Blanchester, Ohio
 Kenneth Medenbach, age 62, of Crescent, Oregon
 Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, age 45, of Cottonwood, Arizona
 Jason S. Patrick, age 43, of Bonaire, Georgia
 Ryan Waylen Payne, age 32, of Anaconda, Montana
 Jon Eric Ritzheimer, age 32, Peoria, Arizona
 Peter Santilli, age 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Each subject faces one federal felony count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 372.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

“The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge has been a long and traumatic episode for the citizens of Harney County and the members of the Burns Paiute tribe. It is a time for healing, reconciliation amongst neighbors and friends, and allowing for life to get back to normal. I want to thank our neighbors in eastern Oregon for their patience, resolve, and their kind and welcoming spirit to the many members of federal, county, state, local, and tribal law enforcement who have worked tirelessly to bring this illegal occupation to a conclusion. The fine work of so many dedicated public servants in a difficult endeavor cannot be understated. I am very proud of them all,” said Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon.

“Much work is left to assess the crime scene and damage to the refuge and tribal artifacts. We are committed to seeing the job done and to pursue justice for the crimes committed during the illegal occupation.”

The FBI will release more information about the law enforcement work that still remains to be done at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge later in the day.


At this point, some militia members still remain at the wildlife refuge.
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