This guy is clearly a nut, but you have admit that “warbird” is a very cool name.
OTOH, it probably contributed to his nuttiousity.
Ward Bird is not a “free man”...he wasn’t pardoned.
The liberals are squealing like pigs in the morning papers...
Here in Va. using deadly force, threatening deadly force, or just making someone fear you might use deadly force in defense of property will get you jail time. The 1998 precedent setting case was a guy who rushed from his house in the middle of the night stop someone from stealing his car. The owner of the car carried his unloaded .22 rifle with him âjust to scareâ what he thought was a car thief, and had gone so far as to leave the weapon’s bolt in the house. He never even pointed the weapon at what turned out to be a repo man. The car owner got 3 months in jail, and Virginians lost the ability to protect their property from thieves in the night.
Are you sure this wasn’t Ward Churchill going by his native Indian name trying to keep trespassers off Tribal lands?
If there is a normally used public road or path on private property the owner can’t just put up a no trespassing sign or gate the road. This is settled law in many States. In Utah for example the Sierra Club was buying strips of land and then illegally gating old roads. This would allow them to lock up large acreages of BLM land. So hunters would simply tear down the gates. A similar thing occurred in Salt Lake City where east bench homeowners tried to close a hiking trial because they didn’t like all the hikers parking in their neighborhood. The court told the home owners to take a hike. The courts have consistently backed up the principle of public access on established roads and trails even if they cross private land.
So if this road the woman was on was an established public access then the land owner probably has no legal right to close it.