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Trials and Protests – Update from Pahrump!

Bundy Battle - Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, CORRUPTION, Courts, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs

Redoubt News.com

May 19, 2017

By Shari Dovale and John Lamb

Lots of news coming out of Nevada this week.

The first tier of Bunkerville defendants are awaiting a status hearing next week, mostly for motions and other items related to the re-trial of their case.

Todd Engel (photo: Facebook)

The prosecutors have said that they will not be charging Todd Engel or Greg Burleson again on the charges the jury deadlocked over. Each was found guilty on lesser charges and are scheduled for sentencing in July.

Engel was found guilty of two charges and the Prosecutors are asking for “Terrorism” enhancements for his sentencing. He is now facing a possible 30 years in prison, due to these enhancements

Burleson was found guilty of 8 out of 10 possible charges and faces a total of 57 years in prison. The prosecutors are not asking for the same terrorism enhancements against Burleson.

The remaining four defendants will be re-tried beginning June 26, 2017. The second tier defendants, which include Cliven Bundy, will not begin their trial until 30 days after this one is completed. The trial is expected to take up to another couple of months, so the second trial is not expected before September at the earliest, more likely October or November.

This will put the trial of the third tier defendants out until next Spring. Most of these defendants have been in custody over 470 days now. This will put their pre-trial incarceration to 2 years, in most cases.

tea party leaderJerry Delemus

Jerry Delemus was one of the first defendants to reach a plea arrangement with the government. Based on reports, he was coerced into making the agreement as his friends and family were targeted for arrest if he did not agree.

As soon as the first Oregon trial ended in October 2016, Delemus filed for a hearing to have his plea changed. He has waited for months to get his hearing.

Judge Gloria Navarro has finally ruled that Delemus will not receive a hearing and has scheduled him for sentencing later this month.

Reports are surfacing that Blaine Cooper is expected to testify against all of the defendants in Nevada. Cooper has stated that he will cooperate in order to get a reduced sentence for himself. Prosecutors have suggested a six year sentence for Cooper.

Camp Liberty is holding strong despite the ferocious winds that prevail. They have raised, at last count, over $25,000 for the defense of Ammon Bundy. They continue to protest, and are garnering support from the local community.

Though they had originally set up camp on the roadside across from the Pahrump Detention facility, and had been there for couple of weeks, the acting under-sheriff paid them a visit this week. Though he was polite about his message, he was very clear that they had 24 hours to get a permit or leave, as they now faced trespassing charges.

A local Patriot came to their aid and gave them leave to camp on their property, which is actually a better location right behind the Facility. They have set up and been supplied with all the food they can eat. The only thing they might be needing is basic camping supplies for those that did not bring enough, such as sleeping bags and tents. Tarps would also be nice to use as wind breaks.

Malheur II - What Judge Brown DID NOT Allow This WeekBut the government keeps trying to throw curve balls at the protesters. Earlier this week, Brand Thornton attempted to visit the prisoners in the facility. Many of you may remember that Judge Anna Brown in Oregon has dubbed him “Mr. Shofar”.

Thorton had his shofar with him when the guards decided it was a dangerous weapon, and even called it a bow-and-arrow. A SWAT team surrounded him and he has now been banned from the facility completely.

CoreCivic (formerly known as CCA) is a privately contracted company to run the Southern Nevada Detention Facility in Pahrump, as well as other facilities. This facility is strictly a holding place for those that have not been to trial, or not been sentenced. From here, the prisoners get moved to permanent locations.

It must be considered low security as many of the “guards” are only armed with batons and pepper spray. There are very few guards with firearms.

However,these glorified rent-a-cops have allowed power to take them over, They use this power against prisoners, and now the protesters.

They have filed multiple false reports of protesters violating their space. Violations that include (falsely) that protesters stepped across the boundary lines and onto prison property, or that protesters slapped a moving prison bus. These reports are going nowhere, as it has been proven by video that they are false. Yet, the guards continue to attempt heartache with more reports.

The protesters will not give up easily though. For now they are camped behind the prison, making daily treks around the compound in their “Jericho March.”

They continue to raise money and see support from the local residents. The can receive mail from the postmaster, addressed to:

Camp Liberty
1776 East Mesquite Avenue
Pahrump, NV 89048

They are accepting 2 types of donations. First for the defense of the prisoners, and second for the continued protest. They do not need much for their stand outside the prison, however, they do provide transportation help to others that would like to come and be a part of the protest.

Trials and Protests – Update from Pahrump!


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Liberal News Publishes SUPPORT of Joe Robertson

Clean Water ACT - EPA, CORRUPTION, Courts, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs, PRES. TRUMP, President Trump and officials

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A section of the president’s executive order instructed the EPA administrator and the attorney general to review all pending litigation under the WOTUS rules.

Trump should rescue 78-year-old Navy veteran that Obama put behind bars


(The Hill) – In February, President Trump signed an executive order revoking the notorious, unconstitutional expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority, otherwise known as the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rules promulgated under President Obama in August 2015. Those rules interpreted the Clean Water Act to give the agency authority to regulate every puddle of water on every farm or ranch anywhere if that puddle had even the remotest, most minuscule “nexus” with any “navigable waterway,” no matter how minimal that possible runoff may be or how far away that potentially navigable stream might be.

A section of the president’s executive order instructed the EPA administrator and the attorney general to review all pending litigation under the WOTUS rules.

Unfortunately, that action can have no effect on Clean Water Act cases already prosecuted by the EPA, such as what happened to Joe Robertson in federal district court in Montana. Robertson was prosecuted and convicted of violating the Clean Water Act as interpreted by the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers and an Obama-appointed U.S. attorney. Robertson is now halfway through an 18-month sentence in a federal facility in Lakewood, Colo. (The facility is located about five miles from my home, but I am unable to visit him because prison rules bar Robertson from having visitors he did not know before his conviction.)

Western rancher and 78-year-old Navy veteran Joseph David Robertson’s modest 200-acre ranch is located in the mountains behind Basin, Mont., off Interstate 15 between Butte and Boulder. The property is 60 miles from the Jefferson River, the nearest river that might be considered a “navigable waterway” under a generous definition of the term. Nevertheless, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers claimed he had polluted the waterway by dredging and constructing a couple of ponds near his home to be used mainly for local firefighting.

Those EPA “WOTUS” rules were controversial from the beginning when published in draft in 2014. Thirty-one states sued to block the rules when first proposed, and 13 states later tried to persuade the EPA to delay the final rule’s implementation in August 2015. Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys Todd Gaziano and M. Reed Hopper called the rules “more EPA Overreach” in an Aug. 3, 2015, Forbes report on the egregious federal power grab.

In June of 2015, the Nebraska attorney general put the matter in constitutional perspective, saying, “The EPA has redefined ‘waters of the U.S.’ in order to gain greater authority and power over private land.” Regrettably, the EPA proceeded to implement its notorious rules and then prosecuted landowners who ran afoul of the agency’s expansive interpretation of threats to clean water.

The EPA’s first effort at punishing Robertson ended in a hung jury, so Obama’s federal prosecutor moved the case to Missoula to get a conviction. Robertson had only an appointed public defender, who Robertson asserts provided an ineffective legal representation. For example, an independent expert analysis of the water runoff question done gratis by a retired EPA employee was barred from consideration as part of his sentencing report.

Robertson is attempting to appeal his conviction, but he is in poor health and his 18-month sentence likely would be completed before any appeal can be adjudicated. He may not survive long enough to see a higher federal court repudiate his unjust prosecution under an unconstitutional regulatory edict.

The decent and appropriate resolution for Joe Robertson’s unjust imprisonment caused by EPA arrogance is an immediate presidential commutation of his sentence to time served. He deserves a full pardon and an apology, but a commutation will at least give him his freedom.

I am writing to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to request an expedited review of the case and timely action to recommend a commutation by President Trump. I hope others will join me in seeking some small token of justice for Joe Robertson.

Tom Tancredo represented Colorado’s 6th Congressional District from 1999 to 2009.

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Bundy and Hammonds: Watch this fair and balanced documentary

Bundy Battle - Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, Constitution, CORRUPTION, Courts, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs, Jeanette Finicum, LaVoy Finicum

PNP comment: I was pleasantly surprised when I watched this documentary on May 4, 2017. I was lucky enough to be watching it with Jeanette Finicum, her daughter Thara Finicum Tenny in a living room full of patriots at Richard and Susan Marshall’s home in Fort Jones, CA. By the end, we were booing and hissing Harney County Sheriff David Ward and Judge Steve Grasty, but they were only stating their opinions and had that right.

When watching the scene of the law enforcement barricade in Eastern Oregon, where LaVoy Finicum was shot in the back three times and murdered by state and federal officers, I asked Jeanette if “they” had issued an arrest warrant for LaVoy.

She responded: An arrest warrant was not issued until the day after they murdered my husband.

Oh, so very telling!

New video from inside the vehicle also shows that LaVoy’s vehicle was being fired upon before he left the SUV as the glass was shattering. It is also clear that LaVoy was drawing the fire away from those in the vehicle.

It is well worth the watch and links can be found below.

I am impressed that AT&T and Direct TV accomplished such an unbiased documentary.

Thank you!

Editor Liz Bowen

Here is a link to YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=american+standoff+documentary  It looks like it comes in two parts.

OR – the full Audience Channel version is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6GAoqvK5s0


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Rip the Veil of Secrecy from the Bundy Case

Bundy Battle - Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, cattle, Constitution, CORRUPTION, Courts, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs

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Much of the evidence in the high-profile case remains cloaked in secrecy due to a blanket court protective order.

Rip the veil of secrecy from the Bundy case

Rip the veil of secrecy from the Bundy case

MAY 18, 2017

(Mesquite Local News) – Justice must not only be done, but it must be seen to be done.

The wheels of justice continue to grind in the federal criminal case against Cliven Bundy, four of his sons and a dozen co-defendants over the April 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to confiscate Bundy’s cattle at his Bunkerville ranch. All of the defendants have been jailed for more than a year.

The standoff occurred after armed Bureau of Land Management agents attempted to roundup Bundy’s cattle after he had refused for 20 years to pay grazing fees in the Gold Butte area. The BLM said he owed $1 million in fees and penalties.

Faced with armed protesters the BLM agents eventually released the cattle and left to avoid potential bloodshed.

Much of the evidence in the high-profile case remains cloaked in secrecy due to a blanket court protective order that requires just about everything filed in the case must be filed under seal.

But the press — specifically the Las Vegas daily newspaper, this newspaper and The Associated Press — continue to fight for openness. Just this past week attorney Maggie McLetchie filed a writ with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking that the veil of secrecy be lifted, because it “is anathema to the First Amendment” and longstanding court precedent from the 9th Circuit itself.

McLetchie argues, among other things, that much of the rationale for keeping material secret is merely to protect government agents from legitimate criticism of their conduct. She also says the protective order is  based on “speculation and scaremongering” supported almost entirely by a series of years-old online social media posts.

Since the arrests of most of the defendants back in February 2016, things have not gone swimmingly for the government.

Two of Bundy’s sons, who had been arrested on separate but similar charges of illegally occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge to protest the jailing of father and son ranchers under a terrrorism law for letting fires get out of control and burn a few acres of federal public land, were acquitted of those charges this past fall by a jury, along with their co-defendants.

In April, the first of three scheduled trials for the Bunkerville defendants — charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, extortion, assault and impeding federal officers — ended in a mistrial. The jury found only two of six people on trial guilty of some charges but deadlocked on the others. The jurors agreed to convict on only 10 of the 60 charges brought. None of the conspiracy charges stuck.

In January, the Interior Department’s Inspector General released a 16-page investigative report outlining misconduct and ethical violations by the BLM agent who supervised the Bundy cattle roundup. The report never named the agent but said he abused his powers by obtaining preferential treatment for family and friends at the 2015 Burning Man event on BLM land, misused BLM personnel and equipment, improperly intervened in hiring a BLM agent and attempted to influence an employee’s testimony during the Inspector General’s investigation of him.

Congressional records identify the agent as Dan Love.

McLetchie noted that the misconduct allegations add fuel to the “general public’s concern that the government mishandled the investigation in this case.”

Her writ quotes from a 9th Circuit ruling from 1983 in which The Associated Press sought information about a criminal case. The court stated there “can be little dispute that the press and public have historically had a common law right of access to most pretrial documents. … Moreover, pretrial documents, such as those dealing with the question whether [a defendant] should be incarcerated prior to trial and those containing allegations by [a defendant] of government misconduct, are often important to a full understanding of the way in which ‘the judicial process and the government as a whole are functioning.’”

Seems on point for the Bundy case.

The defendants from the first Bundy trial are to be retried in late June on the same day Cliven Bundy, his sons and others were scheduled for trial. The court has yet to say what the schedule will be for the long-jailed remaining defendants.

The court needs to shine more light on this case so the public can see whether justice is being done. — TM

Rip the Veil of Secrecy from the Bundy Case

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Bundy: Confronting the Effrontery of the Frontline Report: “AMERICAN PATRIOT”

Bundy Battle - Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, Constitution, CORRUPTION, Courts, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs

Redoubt News.com

May 15, 2017

by Loren Edward Pearce

“For the Bundy family, the wheels of justice had finally started to turn.”
~From the Frontline transcript.

Since airing on May 16, 2017, the Frontline report, American Patriot, the reviews among the Bundy supporters include “had to turn it off”, “made me want to vomit”, “broadcast porn”, “made me sick, literally” and those were the kinder ones.   Angie Huntington Bundy, wife of Ryan Bundy, commented that Frontline used the sealed discovery from the trial so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how Frontline obtained information favorable to the government narrative.


For many people, Frontline is the gold standard of objective and unbiased investigative journalism.

How genuine are PBS Frontline documentaries?

Frontline cannot help but be biased, given the source of its funding, which includes a big chunk of financial support from the federal government.  During the presidential debates between Romney and Obama, the comment was made by Romney that government had no legitimate purpose to be funding PBS and that he would make cuts to PBS including one of his favorite characters, Big Bird on Sesame Street, rather than borrow more money from China. Peeling away the humor, the dark side to this is that government, through its financial clout, has huge leverage over what PBS produces.


The Effrontery of Frontline “AMERICAN PATRIOT”

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Op-ed: Navajo people have already been restricted enough

Federal gov & land grabs, Tribes

Deseret News.com

By Genevieve Mitchell

For the Deseret News

I am Navajo, born on the Navajo Nation. My parents and ancestors are from the reservation. My mother’s families are from the Ganado and Window Rock area in Arizona. My father’s families are from the Shiprock and Aneth area of New Mexico and Utah. My late paternal grandfather, John Mitchell Sr., is from Aneth, Utah. He was a medicine man practicing many of our traditional ways and was very respected in the community.

I was dissappointed when environmental organization pushed to have the Feds designate the Bears Ears area as a national monument. These groups have claimed they are assisting a grassroots group of Native Americans to push for the designation.

While researching I couldn’t help but think of one person: Stella Peshlakai Smith. I read about Stella a few years ago. Her story was heartbreaking. She was born in an area that was designated Wupatki National Monument in 1924. Stella is Navajo. Her father and many other Navajos have resided in this area after they returned from Bosque Redondo, a time we call Hweeldi (The Suffering) but better known as The Long Walk. Once the national monument was designated, the park service restricted a lot of things the Navajos could do in this area. Making it near impossible to continue their way of life. Raising sheep has always been a way of life for our Navajo people. The people in Wupatki were restricted and they slowly started moving off the national monument because of this. Stella stayed. She continued her way of life, only to find that her children and grandchildren are exempt from calling this area home due to the designation. Her “permit” to continue to live here did not apply to her children and grandchildren. Once Stella passes into the spirit world, so does her permit. Therefore, no one will ever call this place, with so much culture and ancestry, home.


Knowing this fact, I have the stance and spirit to say that I am against the Bears Ears National Monument. My Dine’ brothers and sisters, friends and family in this area will be affected. The people who are wanting the designation argue that there are ancient sites in these areas that need to be protected. What they fail to cite is the list of multiple federal laws that have been established to ensure the protection of these sites and the way of a national monument was unnecessary.

One can simply read The Antiquities Act to make this determination. Though I understand there is a difference between Wupatki and Bear Ears, the restrictions will still be the same for people who live and sustain a way of life with the land. It is stated in the proposals that the Native Americans will have access to the area. My question is, what will the future generations of my people have access to? There is no guarantee that our future children will be able to access the land. We know there is no absolute guarantee, but our history is proof of what could and would happen.


Our Navajo history, our teachings, our upbringing and our beliefs come from many different places, but it is emphasized in many to care for and respect the land. Without access, how can we continue to teach this? Where will our future generations go to collect the resources they need for their prayers? Our Navajo people are already struggling. My Navajo people have already been restricted enough to land that they have ties to.

I, as a member of the Navajo Nation, with ancestors tied to different regions to Dinetah, the “Navajo Land,” am opposed to the Bears Ears National Monument.

Genevieve Mitchell is a member of the Navajo Nation.


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Congress acts on monuments

Dept. of INTERIOR, Federal gov & land grabs, PRES. TRUMP, President Trump and officials

wlj, 05-15-2017 » Page 1

Western Livestock Journal.com

— Review of monuments created from 1996 begins

The Department of Interior has begun its review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act of 1906. On Friday, May 5, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a list of 27 monuments designated or expanded since 1996 that he will be reviewing. He also announced the opening of the “first-ever” formal public comment period for those monuments.

The release follows an executive order by President Donald Trump in April, Order 13792, which directs the secretary to look at monuments designated or expanded after 1996 that were: a) 100,000 acres or more, or b) done “without adequate public outreach and coordination with relevant stakeholders.”

Among other considerations, the president’s order directs Zinke to determine whether the monuments meet the requirements and original objectives of the Antiquities Act, including the act’s requirement that reservations of land not exceed “the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected.” He is also directed to consider the effects of the designation on multiple-use activities, as well as the concerns of affected state, local and tribal governments.

As part of the review, the secretary is to come up with recommendations for action—either by the president or by Congress.

As for the public comment period being opened for the 27 monuments, Zinke recognized that a comment period is not required by law for monument designations, which have typically been created unilaterally by standing presidents. However, Zinke and President Trump “both strongly believe that local input is a critical compo nent of federal land management,” says Zinke’s announcement.

The monuments now subject to comment include, in alphabetical order by state: Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant, Ironwood Forest, Sonoran Desert and Vermilion Cliffs; California’s Berryessa Snow Mountain, Carrizo Plain, Cascade-Siskiyou (also in Oregon), Giant Sequoia, Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and San Gabriel Mountains; Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients; Idaho’s Craters of the Moon; Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters; Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks; Nevada’s Basin and Range, and Gold Butte; New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte; Utah’s Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante; and Washington’s Hanford Beach.

Five marine monuments are also under review. WLJ spoke with Ray Haupt, an elected supervisor from Siskiyou County, CA. Having formerly served as a U.S. Forest Service supervisor, he said it’s important that comments be “substantive.”

“For example, don’t just say, ‘I oppose the monument’,” he said. “You need to explain why, preferably in a way that shows direct impacts to you.”

Comments may be submitted at www.regulations.gov using the Docket ID DOI-2017-0002-0001, or by mail to: Monument Review, MS-1530, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Comments regarding Utah’s Bear Ears Monument must be submitted by May 26. All others are due July 10.

Haupt said county governments will likely be focusing their comments largely on the economic and safety impacts of the designations. Many monuments prohibit or limit fuel-reducing actions such as logging and grazing, he said, two actions that are also important cultural and economic drivers in many rural areas.

He pointed to a November 2016 letter submitted by Siskiyou County to former- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell regarding the proposed expansion of the Cascade Siskiyou monument.

The letter states that proposed road closures could “severely hamper” activities such as firefighting and fire prevention; search-and-rescue efforts; recreation; and access to range allotments.

Despite the protests of all affected counties, former- President Barack Obama proceeded to expand the Cascade Siskiyou monument, originally designated by former President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Negative economic and cultural effects of special designations have been well documented. For example, according to 2013 congressional testimony by Public Lands Council’s (PLC) Dave Eliason, the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument designation has hit ranching particularly hard. After Clinton designated it in 1996, eight grazing allotments were fully or partially closed. This accounted for roughly 6,000 lost animal unit months (AUMs), Eliason said. More closures were being considered when he gave his testimony.

According to a Carbon County commissioner who also testified in the 2013 hearing, the designation also resulted in the lockingup of $2 billion-worth of mineral lease royalties, as well as 60 percent of Utah’s known coal reserves.

“This blatant political move [President Clinton’s designation] has subsequently devastated the economies of Kane and Garfield Counties and lifestyles of the people who live there,” testified Commissioner John Jones, “greatly damaged the reputation of my beloved Democratic party in rural Utah, and has demolished the Department of Interior’s credibility in a state in which they are the majority landowner.”

Some legislators on Capitol Hill are hoping to prevent the creation or expansion of future monuments that lack local support. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID-1) introduced on May 2 the National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act, H.R. 2284.

The bill would amend the Antiquities Act to require that both state and national-level legislation be enacted before a monument may be designated. It also calls for designations to be preceded by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, including environmental and economic analysis; local government coordination; and formal public comment.

Labrador’s bill is a companion bill to S. 132, introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) in January. A similar bill, S. 33, was also introduced in January by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

“I commend President Trump for highlighting excessive presidential power that ignores the states and the people closest to the land,” Labrador said in a press release. “But we must change the law to achieve lasting reform. My bill requires public input and approval by lawmakers in the states and in Congress before putting more of our lands off limits.” — Theodora Johnson, WLJ correspondent

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Ammon Bundy: Three Oregonians travel to Nevada to support Bundys

Bundy Battle - Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, Constitution, CORRUPTION, CRIMINAL, Federal gov & land grabs

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Three Oregonians travel to Nevada to support Bundys

Cliven Bundy and other defendants facing a federal trial for a 2014 standoff with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada are gaining support in Central Oregon, as three area residents traveled to Nevada to play a role in an ongoing protest at the jail where they are being held.

Supporters of the Bundy family built a mock jail cell in Pahrump, Nevada last week when Ammon Bundy got word to friends and family that he was left handcuffed in a small 3-by-3-foot cell for 13 hours. Protesters took turns standing in the mock cell to raise money for the Bundy family’s defense fund.

A friend of the family, B.J. Soper of Redmond, said they built the cell to show the public what it really looks like to put somebody in a cell of that size, protesting not only the Bundy trial, but also possible inmate abuse. Soper, of the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard, told NewsChannel 21 on Sunday that he doesn’t think people realize how often prison abuse happens, and it’s time to see how the prison system is run. He said he and the other two Central Oregonians spent six day at the site.

“People make mistakes, and they’re going to pay their debt to society,” Soper said. “But they don’t need to be abused in the process of that. “There is a fine line, when it comes to abuse. And it needs to be a very thick line in how these prisons operate and deal with inmates,”Soper said.

“It’s terrifying, and the for-profit prison system is something we will have to address as a nation.” The protest in Nevada is on its 10th day, and according to Soper, they have raised around $25,000 for the Bundy family defense fund. AP


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Action Alert: Agenda items on Siskiyou Co. Supervisors’ meeting on 5-16-17

Siskiyou County

Notice regarding this Tuesdays Board of Supervisor’s meeting from Kathy Tyler, President of the Siskiyou County Republican Women.

It is extremely important that you attend this particular meeting (May 16th) as I expect that out side interest (Marijuana) will be there in great numbers.  Our Supervisors need our support. Plan to arrive early so you can secure a seat.



See agenda below and attached flier.  Please share this on your email list.



Discussion, direction and possible action regarding a report from the Ad Hoc Cannabis Committee, including recommendations regarding cannabis in Siskiyou County.

  1. 10:00 A.M. – PUBLIC REQUESTS


Discussion and possible direction re presentation regarding receivership services as a code enforcement tool from California Receivership Group, PBC (CRG).

  1. 10:30 A.M. – PUBLIC HEARINGS


Public hearing for the second reading of an ordinance establishing fees for County waste disposal sites and administration for FY 17/18.



Discussion, direction and possible action re cooperative law enforcement annual patrol operations and financial plan Exhibit A with the US Forest Service for law enforcement services in the Shasta-Trinity, Klamath and Modoc National lands, in the amount of $42,000 and approve Exhibit B for cooperative patrol for controlled substances operations, in the amount of $9,000, for the term October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.

——– Original Message ——–


Reminder about tomorrow’s BOS meeting 9am


2017-05-15 09:30

Hi All,

This is a reminder about 9am BOS meeting tomorrow morning Tuesday (May 16), I have attached the flyer with more info.  Hope to see you there to fill up the room.

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Reversing Obama, Trump EPA reaches deal with Pebble Mine developer

Clean Water ACT - EPA, Federal gov & land grabs, GOLD


May 12, 2017


WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has settled an ongoing lawsuit with the Pebble Limited Partnership and says the company can apply for a federal permit for its proposed massive gold and copper mine in the Bristol Bay watershed.

Friday’s announcement reverses the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent progress of the world’s largest undeveloped trove of gold and copper. The settlement ends several legal battles ongoing since the EPA issued a proposed determination in 2014 that would have put the area off-limits for a federal mining permit.

Salmon fishermen, Alaska Native organizations in the Bristol Bay region and environmental groups have been fighting the proposed gold, copper and molybdenum mine for more than a decade, saying it imperils the world’s largest salmon run, a significant source of income for Alaskans. The groups said they were dismayed by the Trump administration’s decision.

Mining advocates say the gold alone is worth more than $300 billion, and that the federal government should allow the process to advance without early intervention from the EPA. Mine companies have already spent roughly $800 million on the project.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said early Friday that the agency is committed to allowing the process to move forward, but isn’t prejudging the outcome.

“We understand how much the community cares about this issue, with passionate advocates on all sides,” Pruitt said. “The agreement will not guarantee or prejudge a particular outcome, but will provide Pebble a fair process for their permit application and help steer EPA away from costly and time-consuming litigation. We are committed to listening to all voices as this process unfolds.”

The new approach promised by the Trump administration offers significant hope for the Pebble Mine purveyors, but the process ahead will take years. Depending on the timing of the permit application, federal review and public input, the ultimate decision could easily sit with a new administration if President Donald Trump is not reelected in 2020.

The Pebble Limited Partnership plans to recast its plans, focusing on a smaller mine footprint, requiring new field data and infrastructure plans. And the company needs new investors, a process which could slow plans to apply for a permit by years. Funding partners for parent-company Northern Dynasty Minerals pulled out out of the project in 2013.

Ron Thiessen, president of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the sole current owner of the Pebble Limited Partnership, said the mine company is now planning a “smaller project design at Pebble than previously considered, and one that incorporates significant environmental safeguards.”



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