Skip to comments.Federal agency pulls back in Nevada ranch standoff, but legal fight remains
Posted on 04/12/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
The Bureau of Land Management announced Saturday that it has concluded its mission to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after a tense week-long standoff with a rancher and militia supporters.
"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," the statement read.
Bureau officials had dismantled designated protest areas supporting rancher Cliven Bundy, who they say refuses to comply with the "same laws that 16,000 public land ranchers do every year."
"After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, Mr. Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially," the statement said. "We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner."
A group of about 1,000 supporting Bundy cheered and sang "The Star Spangled Banner" when BLM made its announcement.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.”
Rustler Reid makes off with one third of the herd.
Based on the poor/intermittent quality live feeds from the scene, this is FAR from over.
Made them blink. Will this pull-back last any longer than it takes for all the patriots and observers to return home?
They’ll probably wait until the attention shifts, then try again. Or try it from another angle like repeated IRS audits, OSHA audits, ATF audits and such like they did True the Vote in Houston.
Removing BLM personnel before an airstrike on the protesters.
Supposedly the BLM is going to share the revenues of the several hundred cows already rounded up for auction. As I understand it he is free to return to grazing his cows on the land again. We will see.
Where’s the Beef???
nope. live feed says armed standoff regarding releasing the cattle
Are the aged 1960s New Left Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue (arguably the Establishment) going to back down now?
IMO they'll eventually do something like what FDR tried to do with his Great Sedition Trial of 1944.. with "war clouds" gathering in Eastern Europe and Asia (or whatever excuse) watch for the frustrated campus psycho spoiled brats to use false charges of sedition against Americans -- criticism of Obama with the active support of MSM employees will become "sedition."
FDR failed. Obama might succeed, the Establishment today is arguably aging 1960s New Left Marxist-Alinsky radical, campus psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue. The Establishment in FDR's days did not go along and eventually stopped:
". . . one of the blackest marks on the record of American jurisprudence. In the legal world, none can recall a case where so many Americans were brought to trial for political persecution and were so arrogantly denied the rights [guaranteed] an American citizen under the Constitution.
This confrontation could be even bigger and could be the crisis that Lincoln spoke about which must be reached before we can overcome "a house divided".
I’m not suprised. The Feds always have to back down in stages. You have to keep pushing all the way. I think there are about 100 cowboys on horseback and a carvan of vehicles threatening to go get the cattle back.
BLM is claiming over $1 million in past fees.
After 20 years with no serious effort to collect, hasn’t the BLM abandoned its rights? Were the fees agreed upon or merely imposed?
After 20 years is there a count on how many tortoises met a bovine death? Any evidence?
And what about the BLM round up of tortoises elsewhere to a central collection point where they had to put nearly 1,000 todeath because of disease...and then later abandoned the whole project.
Inquiring minds want to know.
The spotlight started to shine on Dingy Harry and the cockroaches scattered.
“The spotlight started to shine on Dingy Harry and the cockroaches scattered.”
That’s what I was telling my wife. I think some of those government goons were itching to shoot but only if they weren’t shot back at. The cats out of the bag on Reid now.
You'd think that unskilled rustlers could do about 4x that.
More likely they will file a lien against whatever he tries to bring to market.
Totally agree. This is not over.
Speaking as a former Prosecutor, trust me ... they did NOT blink. They just don’t want anyone to die and the “weapons” at their disposal are massive. Trust me. People have NO idea how powerful the Government (even the State government for which I worked) can be and is. The rancher stands zero chance in this battle.
While I’ve made my position on this issue clear, this is just informational and taking no position in this post.
lol...leading from behind.
Does this mean that they are ending the siege for now or are they just moving on to a new phase?
Some guy reporting from the Bundy ranch said that there are more like 1000 people involved in this round up and they are driving DHS vehicles with just the word ranger on them.
I don’t think this is over. Its starting to look like the bad guys are not leaving and now they have Las Vegas SWAT out there.
The tortoises thrived with the cattle grazing. They love the bovine scat. The digestive system of cattle is not super efficient, so there is a lot of nourishment left laying there on the ground. Removing the cattle will be very bad for the tortoise population, and the government is counting on the ignorance of most city people who think less cattle equals more tortoises.
Also, it's not been widely reported the government is slaughtering hundreds of Desert Tortoises because of the shutdown of a preserve.
They will return to a phase where they can win
They will go "Judge shopping" , and this issue will go back into the courts
where they will wear you down , and leave you penniless.
The FED has unlimited financial reosurces
and Harry and the Chinese have a program to run ,..
regardless of the consequences and who gets hurt !
It will just be done .. "legally ".
Not to mention any local LEO willing to participate in a federal action like this?
If you can call this a blink, it was of a political nature.
All of the live feed has been cut to the area and some reports are coming through on cell phones. Apparently the crowd of about 1000 and 100 cowboys has gotten down to the cow pens. The Feds are hiding behind their vehicles threatening to shoot people. Now they have agreed to release 100 cows.
A couple of minutes ago there were facebook comments from people on the scene that said shots have been fired.
Supposedly about 100 local law enforcement has arrived.
I don’t think this is over.
Probably no tortoises died from anything other than natural causes , or disease.
The facts are irrelevent when in conflict with Liberal Agenda.
The Desert Tortoises were the excuse for the FED to move in..
To protect natural resources and its critters . Total BullCrap !
Harry Reid's name is stuck on this pittard
because the Chinese energy company wants this land for developement ,
and Harry already has a history of doing favors for family to achieve success .. it's called cronyism !
Looks like somebody is clogging traffic on I-15. Start about half-way in.
Apparently now its turned hot again down at the cattle pen. The BLM has agree to release 100 cows. They are hiding behind their vehicle and threatening to shoot people.
I’m not sure this is over. I hope its not a double cross.
The Government is staffed with nothing but liars. They are trying to get their protesters guard down so they can attack like the government cowards they really are.
.....they did NOT blink. They just dont want anyone to die and the weapons at their disposal are massive...
If a protestor died would you want to be Harry Reid or anyone else involved in this? No amount of massive weapons can stop someone intent on harming you.
I hope the racnh’s defenders will stay in place. Government lies.
“What right does the BLM have to charge fees to use public land.(?)”
Blame Ronald Reagan
Executive Order 12548 — Grazing Fees
I just saw live feed and the cattle are being herded back onto the grazing area. 130 died from being chased in the heat.
And whose side are the 100 LOCAL law enforcement on?
Nobody around named “Potts” or “Horriuchi” are there?
All of the BLM are gone and the cattle have been released. Saw it on live feed. The BLM boys got a one finger salute from the crowd as they exited.
Ruby Ridge right?
There must be an election this year.
BTW, your tag line always makes me smile (I think I might have mentioned this before).
Ruby Ridge and Waco.
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Offense is the best defense. We need to use this immediately.
I wonder if the BLM official who thought up that talking point about somebody not complying with the same laws thousands of other people did ever heard of Rosa Parks? Or the founding fathers?
Isn't it a great tradition in our nation for people protesting an unjust law to disobey it? Americans have done that since the beginning of our nation. Maybe the other 16,000 ranchers are also being taken advantage of by the government, and the laws need changing.
FReepers come through, yet again. Things were happening so quickly...Kudos to the FReeper(s) who shook the bushes and found the connections and links.
God bless the patriots who were able to stand with the Bundy's in person, and God bless FR and FReepers who turn EVERY stone!!