Judge Rules Bundy Is A Danger

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Honestly, reading the comments on news surrounding Scalia’s death and the arrest and detention of Cliven Bundy for 2014 charges are frightening. In the former, people saying things like “One down and one to go. Thomas must be next!” and “May he rot in hell” are beyond poor taste and all the way into horrifying. In Bundy’s case, comments like “He should stay in jail until his trial. this goat roper needs to understand no one is above the federal government!” and things about how ranchers are all welfare recipients, and federal lands shouldn’t be used for grazing…etc.

Granted, I am unsure whether or not the comments come from “real” people or paid shills. But still, it’s unsettling. Article linked in the title below:

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation, and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland on Wednesday night, Feb. 10, the FBI said, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on federal criminal charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A federal judge says Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy should stay behind bars because he’s a danger to the community and a risk for failing to show up for future court dates.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart ruled Tuesday that Bundy shouldn’t be released ahead of trial because “that is likely the last the government will see of him.”

Bundy’s charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch northeast of Las Vegas.

Attorney Noel Grefenson says his 69-year-old client couldn’t be such a danger if authorities waited to charge him for 22 months. Stewart dismissed that argument and set his next hearing for Friday.

Bundy was arrested last week when he arrived in Oregon to support his sons, who are accused of leading a weekslong occupation at a national wildlife refuge.

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12:35 p.m.

A family member says Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy isn’t dangerous or a criminal and should be released from jail because he isn’t a flight risk.

Daughter-in-law Briana Bundy said Tuesday that a federal judge in Oregon should let the 69-year-old live at home while he awaits trial.

Prosecutors are calling Cliven Bundy “lawless and violent” and telling the judge not to free him because he doesn’t recognize federal authority.

His charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch northeast of Las Vegas.

Bundy was arrested last week when he arrived in Oregon to support his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy. They’re jailed and accused of leading a weekslong occupation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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12:20 p.m.

Federal prosecutors are calling Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy “lawless and violent” and telling a U.S. judge in Oregon that he shouldn’t be freed from jail ahead of trial.

A 34-page document filed Tuesday before Bundy appears for a detention hearing in Portland says the 69-year-old should stay behind bars because he doesn’t recognize federal authority.

His charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch in Nevada.

Bundy was arrested in Oregon last week when he arrived to support his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who are accused of leading a weekslong occupation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The brothers are jailed.

It’s unclear who will represent Cliven Bundy. He has asked for a court-appointed attorney last week, but a judge said she wanted to see financial documents first.

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8:30 a.m.

A Nevada rancher is returning to court to seek his release from jail in Oregon, where he went to support the armed occupation of a national wildlife preserve.

Cliven Bundy has a detention hearing set for Tuesday, when a federal judge will decide whether to allow him to go home as he awaits trial. Prosecutors said last week that he should stay behind bars because they didn’t expect him to show up for future court dates.

Bundy was arrested in Portland last week on charges stemming from a 2014 armed standoff that forced federal officials to release cattle being rounded up near his Nevada ranch.

The 69-year-old came to Oregon to support the weekslong occupation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge launched by his now-jailed sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

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