Skip to comments.Federal judge dismisses criminal charges against Ammon Bundy's lawyer (OREGON STANDOFF)
Posted on 03/16/2017 5:11:42 AM PDT by Nextrush
A federal judge Wednesday dismissed all criminal charges against Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, at the prosecution's request.
In a three-sentence order, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour granted prosecutors' motion to dismiss two charges against Mumford without prejudice, meaning the government could bring them back in the future.
Mumford's lawyer, Michael Levine, had argued repeatedly that the deputy U.S. marshals engaged in "outrageous" misconduct and lacked authority to wrestle Mumford to the ground and stun him with a Taser gun while he was arguing on behalf of Bundy in a federal courtroom last fall....
Mumford Monday night told The Oregonian/OregonLive that the prosecutors' move to dismiss the charges was "completely unexpected" but welcome.
"On the one hand, I want to commend them for doing the right thing," Mumford said. "On the other hand, it makes me wonder why they did it. There's more unanswered questions."
Mumford said he and his lawyer were waiting to receive discovery from the government that the court had ordered prosecutors to turn over an instead they saw the motion to dismiss the charges....
(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...
They tackled him, tased him, arrested him and charged him when he argrued before the judge after the jury acquitted Bundy and the other six defendants.
The decision to drop charges came as the defense was waiting for evidence from the government including any communications between the marshals that showed 'hostility' to Mumford.
Speaking of 'hostility' and this case, when Spiridon posted the first word about the prosecutors request to drop charges the other day, I had been suspended from posting on FR over making the verdicts in the second Oregon Standoff trial "Front Page News" last Saturday.
When Spiridon mentioned it in his post, I was again allowed to post on FR.
When one chooses to give the Oregon Standoff story attention posting it here on FR, one gets harassed by certain individuals like "humblegunner".
If you follow Gavin Seim's Facebook page, he has been attacked for his vigorous support for the Oregon Standoff-Bunkerville Standoff defendants.
The mainstream media reporter who has been writing about the case, Maxine Bernstein of "The Oregonian/Oregon Live", had her Twitter account hacked into on Monday.
So it is now held over Mumford’s head.
See you in a few days! I smell another suspension in your future.
If you’re going to mention someone, you ping them.
Link failed to story.
I am having trouble getting it right.
Also posting on this at the blog.
Probably because plagirized material on your blog isn't news.
When Spiridon mentioned it in his post
Spiridon is your sock puppet account, used to post your blog while you were suspended.
one gets harassed by certain individuals like "humblegunner"
Actually I'd bet that "harassment" has more to do with pimping your blog than anything else.
Have a great day.
Even by the standards of Obama-regime abuses, using a taser on a non-violent lawyer in court is shocking. I hope the federal marshals involved will be severely disciplined or preferably fired.
To get the story right, the “Front Page News” was from the “OregonLive” story, not my blog.
As for the blog, it takes from internet sources like Gavin Seim’s Facebook page as well as MSM sources, plus my commentary.
Blogs are posted under ‘Bloggers and Personal’, not “Front Page News” on ‘News/Activism’ in this forum.
You have never expressed your opinion about the “Oregon Standoff” or “Bunkerville Standoff” in your posts.
You only focus on attacking or intimidating the messenger.
Is it because you don’t want the stories talked about of posted about?
You can wish for it, but I’m not going to hold my breath.
One can hope with the ‘new management’ in Washington this is a sign of more good things happening.
But I’m not sure.
Dwight and Steven Hammond are serving five year terrorist sentences, forced back to jail for a second time, for lighting a backfire to protect their land from a brushfire in Oregon.
The Oregon Standoff protest was about them and they should be freed.
Yes, I'm secretly a Soros/Obama operative tasked with the suppression of this vital information.
That’s a laugh....
Still not making a comment or expressing an opinion about the issue at hand, the prosecution and persecution of those who stood up to the federal government and their oppression of the Hammonds.
Dwight and Steven Hammond are sitting in a federal prison, sent back there a second time for lighting a backfire to protect their property. They are serving five year mandatory terrorist sentences. They should be freed.
Ammon Bundy came to Oregon on their behalf and it led to all that I have posted about for more than a year with your constant harassment of the posts.
If you are going to mention someone you have no respect for, you do not have to PING them.
Forum rules were that if you mentioned someone, you ping them.
That was forum etiquette backed by banning once upon a time.
The kids were very strict on that once.
The one exception was: banned posters.
Example, burkeman1, johngalt, owk, fungusfingers.
All banned, no ping needed.
The marshals should be charged
Well said, you have a bit of lawyer your self. Don’t feel so all alone, good FReepers get banned all the time. Moderator is a tough job, and they get pissy too.
Oh Lookie, humble Gunner got the ZOT! There is justice in the land! WINNING!
No his account page is a fake “zot’ page. he is still very much with us!
It was shocking to me the open use of a taser as a torture device by police in a courtroom on a lawyer. The insanity in this case is right up there with Waco.
We seriously need Judicial reform as cases like this make armed resistance to the law more likely. When the police dress like Nazis, act like Nazis and lie like Nazis, DON’T GET ON THE TRAIN!
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