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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 07:55 PM

 

Bundys lie to Reuters about Mooch Militia carrying rifles; Las Vegas PD refuses to investigate

(Reuters) - A congressman is calling for a probe into the activities of armed militiamen who are supporting a Nevada cattleman in a high profile showdown with federal authorities over grazing rights, citing allegations they set up armed checkpoints on local roads.

Rancher Cliven Bundy of Bunkerville became a symbol for conservative Republicans in April, particularly among the Tea Party movement, for his longstanding defiance of court orders to remove his cattle from federal land.

The dispute led to a showdown this month in which the federal Bureau of Land Management sent in helicopters and wranglers on horseback to seize his cattle, before backing down for safety reasons as militias flocked to support the rancher.

Bundy's supporters hailed the outcome as a victory over government tyranny. Detractors called Bundy an outlaw, and conservatives later cooled toward the rancher after he made a series of racist remarks and suggested that African Americans may have fared better under slavery.

Camouflage-clad volunteer militia members have remained a visible presence in Bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, in the two weeks since the showdown despite the departure of Bureau of Land Management officers.

Representative Steven Horsford of Las Vegas, in a letter sent on Sunday, asked the Clark County sheriff to look into complaints that militiamen had been present in Bunkerville-area schools and churches and had set up armed checkpoints on state, federal and county roads, seeking proof of residency from motorists.

"We must respect individual constitutional liberties, but residents of and visitors to Clark County should not be expected to live under the persistent watch of an armed militia," wrote Horsford, a Democrat. "Residents have expressed their desire to see these groups leave their community."

A spokesman for Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie confirmed receipt of the letter on Wednesday and said Las Vegas police would investigate if the department is "confronted with a victim of a crime."

Ammon Bundy, the rancher's son, said armed militiamen do accompany his father to news conferences at a roadside protest area and were guarding the family home, but denied they had established a deliberately intimidating presence.

"They have sidearms, but they are not carrying rifles," he told Reuters. "But going down to churches and schools, or stopping people on the road, that's not happening."


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"This kind of armed presence and force does help keep the peace," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/nevada-congressman-seeks-probe-armed-militia-operations-bundy-224834646.htm


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Reply Bundys lie to Reuters about Mooch Militia carrying rifles; Las Vegas PD refuses to investigate (Original post)
951-Riverside Apr 2014 OP
Fred Sanders Apr 2014 #1
951-Riverside Apr 2014 #3
arcane1 Apr 2014 #5
hadrons Apr 2014 #2
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2014 #4
demtenjeep Apr 2014 #6

Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 07:59 PM

1. In another couple of weeks the wasteland these clowns defend will be even more scrubby and hot.

Mooch Militia resembles Pakistan's Taliban....

http://www.juancole.com/2014/04/resembles-pakistans-taliban.html

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 08:35 PM

3. Those old and *ahem* ...rotund guys are going to die from various heat related illnesses

 

Inactivity, diabetes, meth, PTSD and age does not mix well with heat. Its inevitable that someone is going to die under those condition soon.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 08:41 PM

5. They're gonna get bored, or one will accidently shoot the other. I'm wagering on which comes first.

 

The media attention is their main source of energy right now.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 08:30 PM

2. I'm hoping the state is thinking that....

the heat will get rid of these armed idiots

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 08:38 PM

4. Those are very, and I mean this VVVVEEEERRRRYYYY long barreled

 

sidearms

for the inevitable...

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 09:14 PM

6. and just what would they do they deemed someone not being a resident

at said checkpoint?

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