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[LIBERTY] [MINISTRY] SCOTUS: Bundy's exonerated, Judge slams “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct” of FBI and "Justice" Department

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Ryan Bundy Is Running For Nevada Governor

On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:48:38AM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> Well here's a rare breath of fresh air for Murricans in a Supreme
> Court of the US (SCOTUS ) decision exonerating the Bundys - one for
> the history books, and well done folks, well firetrucking done!â?¼!
> Perhaps the Ruby Ridge $3 million payout will give precedent for the
> Bundy's (not that that can ever compensate for what the govt did on
> Ruby Ridge), but what's really needed is for you folk across the pond
> to get some proper grand juries going against the FBI and DOJ - the
> govt shills will shout "you citizens can't do that!!!" from the
> rooftops and every forum, but that won't stop a small committed and
> determined group from achieving their careful and well-planned
> approach to this "problem".
> Good luck,
> Government's Misconduct In Cliven Bundy Case Stems From Ruby Ridge
> https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-15/governments-misconduct-cliven-bundy-case-stems-ruby-ridge
> (Quite a few links in the linked article)
>   Federal judge Gloria Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department
>   on Monday, Jan. 8, for â??outrageousâ?? abuses and â??flagrant
>   misconductâ?? in the prosecution of Cliven Bundy and sons, the Nevada
>   ranchers who spurred a high-profile standoff with the FBI and
>   Bureau of Land Management in 2014.
>   Navarro condemned the "grossly shockingâ?? withholding of evidence
>   from defense counsel in a case that could have landed the Bundys in
>   prison for the rest of their lives. Navarro, who had declared a
>   mistrial last month, dismissed all charges against the Bundys.
>   Navarro was especially riled because the FBI spent three years
>   covering up or lying about the role of their snipers in the 2014
>   standoff. The Bundys faced conspiracy charges because they summoned
>   militia to defend them after claiming FBI snipers had surrounded
>   their ranch. Justice Department lawyers scoffed at this claim but
>   newly-released documents vindicate the Bundys. In an interview
>   Saturday, Ammon Bundy reviled the feds:
>       â??They basically came to kill our family, they surrounded us
> 	  with snipers. And then they wanted to lie about it all like
> 	  none of it happened."
>   Many of the heavily-armed activists who flocked to the scene feared
>   that the FBI snipers had a license to kill the Bundys.
>   Their reaction cannot be understood without considering a landmark
>   1990s case that continues to shape millions of Americansâ?? attitude
>   towards Washington: the federal killings and coverups at Ruby
>   Ridge.
>   Randy Weaver and his family lived in an isolated cabin in the
>   mountains of northern Idaho. Weaver was a white separatist who
>   believed races should live apart; he had no record of violence
>   against other races â?? or anyone else. An undercover federal agent
>   entrapped him into selling a sawed-off shotgun. The feds then
>   sought to pressure Weaver to become an informant but he refused.
>   After Weaver was sent the wrong court date and failed to show up,
>   the feds launched a vendetta. Idaho lawyer David Nevin noted that
>   U.S.:
>       â??Marshals called in military aerial reconnaissance and had
> 	  photos studied by the Defense Mapping Agency. They prowled the
> 	  woods around Weaverâ??s cabin with night-vision equipment. They
> 	  had psychological profiles performed and installed $130,000
> 	  worth of long-range solar-powered spy cameras. â?¦ They even knew
> 	  the menstrual cycle of Weaverâ??s teenage daughter, and planned
> 	  an arrest scenario around it.â??
>   On August 21, 1992, six camouflaged U.S. Marshals carrying machine
>   guns trespassed onto the Weaversâ?? property. Three marshals circled
>   close to the Weaver cabin and killed one of their dogs. A firefight
>   ensued and 14-year old Sammy Weaver was shot in the back and killed
>   as he was leaving the scene. Kevin Harris, a family friend,
>   responded by fatally shooting a federal marshal who had fired seven
>   shots in the melee.
>   The next day, the FBI sent in its Hostage Rescue Team snipers with
>   orders to shoot to kill any adult male outside the Weaver cabin. A
>   federal appeals court ruling later noted that:
>       â??FBI agents formulated rules of engagement that permitted their
> 	  colleagues to hide in the bushes and gun down men who posed no
> 	  immediate threat. Such wartime rules are patently
> 	  unconstitutional for a police action.â??
>   FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shot Randy Weaver in the back after he
>   stepped out of his cabin, wounding him. Horiuchi then shot and
>   killed Vicki Weaver standing in the cabin door holding their
>   10-month old baby. A confidential 1994 Justice Department task
>   force report concluded:
>       â??The absence of a (surrender demand) subjected the Government
> 	  to charges that it was setting Weaver up for attack.â??
>   Weaver and Harris surrendered after an 11-day siege. At their 1993
>   trial, federal prosecutors asserted that Weaver long conspired to
>   have an armed confrontation with the government. The feds bizarrely
>   asserted that moving from Iowa to a spot near the Canadian border
>   in 1985 was part of Weaverâ??s plot. After an Idaho jury largely
>   exonerated the defendants, federal judge Edward Lodge slammed DOJ
>   and FBI misconduct and fabrication of evidence in the case.
>   Regardless of the judgeâ??s condemnation, FBI chief Louis Freeh in
>   1995 exonerated the FBI for its actions at Ruby Ridge. That year,
>   after I slammed Freehâ??s whitewash in the Wall Street Journal and
>   elsewhere, Freeh denounced my â??inflammatory and unfounded
>   allegations.â?? Five months later, I snared a confidential 542-page
>   Justice Department report on Ruby Ridge, excerpting its damning
>   findings in a Wall Street Journal piece. The coverup unraveled and
>   the feds paid the Weaver family $3.1 million to settle their
>   wrongful-death lawsuit. A top FBI official was sent to prison for
>   destroying key evidence.
>   But the FBI sniper who killed Vicki Weaver never faced
>   justice. When Boundary County, Idaho, sought to prosecute
>   Horiuchi in 1998, the Clinton administration invoked the
>   Supremacy Clause of the Constitution (which blocks local and
>   state governments from challenging federal power) to torpedo
>   their lawsuit. Solicitor General Seth Waxman absolved the
>   sniper because â??federal law-enforcement officials are
>   privileged to do what would otherwise be unlawful if done by a
>   private citizen.â??
>   While that claim may sway federal judges, it often fails to
>   charm jurors. A Justice Department brief in the Bundy case
>   revealed that prosecutors dreaded jury nullification â?? â??not
>   guiltyâ?? verdicts due to government abuses. That specter
>   spurred prosecutors to withhold key evidence from both the
>   court and the defense counsel, resulting in a mistrial and
>   dismissal of charges.
>   Judge Navarro rightly declared that â??a universal sense of
>   justice has been violatedâ?? by federal misconduct in the Bundy
>   trial. Americansâ?? trust in the FBI and Justice Department will
>   not be restored until those agencies are compelled to obey the
>   law and the Constitution. Until that happens, federal
>   prosecutors should continue fearing verdicts from Americans
>   who refuse to convict those whom the feds wrongfully vilify.
>   *  *  *
>   James Bovard is a USA Today columnist and the author of 10
>   books, including â??Lost Rights: The Destruction of American
>   Libertyâ?? (St. Martinâ??s Press, 1994).