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Monday, January 08, 2018

Less than one month after U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case against Cliven Bundy, his two sons, and a self-styled militiaman, Navarro has dismissed the charges entirely. The decision Monday puts an end to the federal case against the four men for their role in the 2014 armed standoff over cattle-grazing rights in Nevada.

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Absurd.

White terrorists get away with everything in this backwards country; including taking arms against the State.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-08 05:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

White terrorists get away with everything in this backwards country; including taking arms against the State.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones

Not all them got away.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-08 05:25 PM | Reply

White terrorists get away with everything in this backwards country ...

That's what happens when federal prosecutors behave like they're from a backward country by withholding evidence they know must be turned over to the defense.

#3 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-08 06:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"That's what happens when federal prosecutors behave like they're from a backward country by withholding evidence they know must be turned over to the defense.
POSTED BY ET_AL"

No it's not.

Plenty of verdicts are allowed to stand even after it comes to light the prosecution withheld evidence.

I bet you can name five just off the top of your head.

I bet one of them involved Texas executing an innocent man. Heck, maybe all five.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-08 06:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

1 It's not absurd, read the judge's ruling and statements. What's absurd is the prosecutions malfeasance of duty. That's outrageous and no American should be happy about the lying and withholding of evidence, both in discovery AND during the trial.

"The government's conduct in this case was indeed outrageous," said U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro. "There has been flagrant misconduct, substantial prejudice and no lesser remedy is sufficient."Navarro found prosecutors engaged in a "deliberate attempt to mislead" and made several misrepresentations to both the defense and the court about evidence related to a surveillance camera and snipers outside the Bundy ranch in early April 2014, as well as threat assessments made in the case.

"The court is troubled by the prosecution's failure to look beyond the FBI file," she said.

She said she "seriously questions" that the FBI "inexplicably placed'' but "perhaps hid" a tactical operations log that referred to the presence of snipers outside the Bundy residence on a "thumb drive inside a vehicle for three years,'' when the government has had four years to prepare the case.

"The court has found that a universal sense of justice has been violated,'' Navarro said.

The judge said it was especially egregious that the prosecutors chose not to share documents that the defendants specifically asked for in pretrial motions and "grossly shocking'' that the prosecutors claimed they weren't aware the material would help the defendants in their defense.

"The government was well aware of theories of self-defense, provocation and intimidation,'' Navarro said. "Here the prosecution has minimized the extent of prosecutorial misconduct.''

#5 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2018-01-08 07:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What happened to
Comply or die?
Oh, they are white terrorists so nevermind.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-08 09:42 PM | Reply

This is utter B.S. Did those snipers cause the Bundys to aim their weapons at federal officers? Were the Bundys not refusing to pay grazing fees for their cattle. Whoever was the prosecutor should be fired for misfeasance. Completely lost an easy case.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-09 09:24 AM | Reply

7 did you not read the Judges ruling and statements, or did you just decide thats irrelevant?

#8 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2018-01-09 01:17 PM | Reply

SOS

#9 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-01-09 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is utter B.S. Did those snipers cause the Bundys to aim their weapons at federal officers? Were the Bundys not refusing to pay grazing fees for their cattle. Whoever was the prosecutor should be fired for misfeasance. Completely lost an easy case.

#7 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-01-09 09:24 AM

That's part of it, but not all of it. The government behaved like a 3rd world dictatorship and then covered up their actions.

As a result of this and gross prosecutorial malfeasance, a guilty man has been set free.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-10 10:45 AM | Reply

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The Feds learned their lesson: next time, just mow the perpetrators down with machine guns.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-10 10:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Drain the deep state swamp. The DOJ is corrupt.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-10 01:47 PM | Reply

"The DOJ is corrupt." - #12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-10 01:47 PM

The President IQ45 DOJ?

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-10 01:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The deep state doesn't consider the current president legitimate so technically it's not his DOJ. This particular malfeasance occurred under Obama.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-10 01:59 PM | Reply

"...so technically it's not his DOJ." - #14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-10 01:59 PM

Technically, Attorney General Sessions is an IQ45 appointee, not an Obama appointee.

But your spinning is rather humorous.

#15 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-10 02:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

cliven just held a press conf, he's out of jail.

#16 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-01-10 04:29 PM | Reply

White terrorists get away with everything in this backwards country; including taking arms against the State.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones

You seem to forger that o'bummer came up with the idea oif taking a gun to a knife fight. it's the chicago way.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:25 PM | Reply

The Feds learned their lesson: next time, just mow the perpetrators down with machine guns.

#11 | Posted by madscientist

You mean like the coal miner massacre in southern Colorado? Miners and their families all shot down bu the government. Same thing happened at Sand Creek to Black Kettle and his group. Good old government looking out for you and yours.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:31 PM | Reply

"You seem to forger that o'bummer came up with the idea oif taking a gun to a knife fight." - #17 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:25 PM

Actual video of President Obama bringing a gun to a knife fight...in Chicago

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-11 12:32 PM | Reply

The President IQ45 DOJ?

#13 | Posted by Hans

And I thought you said Trump was dumb. Make up your mind hands.

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:32 PM | Reply

"And I thought you said Trump was dumb." - #20 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:32 PM

You believe an IQ of 45 is smart?

Speaks volumes.

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-11 12:34 PM | Reply

Actual video of President Obama bringing a gun to a knife fight...in Chicago

#19 | Posted by Hans

Are you really that dumb about the facts?

#22 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:34 PM | Reply

"Are you really that dumb about the facts?" - #22 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:34 PM

I wasn't the one who made up the absurd lie that President Obama invented the "bring a gun to a knife fight" idea...

"You seem to forger that o'bummer came up with the idea oif taking a gun to a knife fight." - #17 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-11 12:25 PM
That was you.

Oops.

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-11 12:36 PM | Reply

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