On Friday, 16 December 2016 attorneys for the six “tier three” defendants submitted 46 potential questions to be used in the jury selection process for the upcoming trial, beginning Monday, 06 February 2017. Besides asking if potential jurors were affected by the (absurdly incorrect) Kihuen Flier, the question pool directly addresses issues related to the First and Second Amendments, as well as probing for the ability of a juror to think critically and not accept an opinion as fact. Here are the proposed questions: Continue reading “Tier 3 Defendants Submit Jury Selection Questions”
Motions to Sever and Dismiss were argued before the judge…
Eric Parker discusses some of the motions argued before Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen. Motions to Sever and Motions to Dismiss were argued by both the US Attorneys and Defendants Attorneys.
Almost all defendants had motions to sever, including a motion from the Government to sever the defendants into three tiers. Cliven Bundy had a Motion to Dismiss on the basis that the Government has no jurisdiction over the Bunkerville Allotment. Ammon Bundy had a Motion to Dismiss based on the BLM’s destruction of evidence at the impoundment area. Finally, almost all defendants had motions to joinder to Motion to Dismiss 924(c) “crime of violence” charges. Continue reading “Eric Parker Discusses 09 December 2016 Status Hearing”
Tier 3 Defendants Proceed to Trial in February 2017
Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen has ruled that Tier 3 Defendants (Parker, Drexler, Stewart, Engel, Lovelien, and Burleson) will proceed to trial on 06 February 2017. Several motions await ruling, including motions to drop 924(c) charges. Continue reading “Trial Dates Set in Bundy Ranch Case”
Trajectory of trial to be impacted…
UPDATE: 09 Dec 2017, 15:30 HRS PDT
– No rulings on any motions today.
Friday, 09 December 2016: 17 political prisoners await the results of a watershed hearing in Las Vegas, NV. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen (who will not preside over the actual trial) will hear oral arguments related to: Continue reading “Important Hearing for Bundy Ranch Political Prioners”
Says the false narrative was a “psy-op”
Ryan Payne, present at both Bundy Ranch and the Malheur Refuge Occupation, released a letter stating that the narrative he disseminated related to the Bundy Ranch was a carefully calculated misrepresentation of the facts about what happened at the Bundy Ranch on April 12, 2016. Payne apparently wanted to give the impression that the citizens who came to protest the actions of the Bureau of Land Management were capable of swift, calculated, armed resistance; a narrative that is about as far from the truth as one can get. Continue reading “Ryan Payne Recants Narrative Used By Government To Construct Bundy Ranch Indictment”
Defendants Believe That Discovery Evidence Proves Innocence
Eric Parker, on behalf of himself and 12 others, calls upon supporters of political prisoners to ask the Nye County Sheriff to look at protected discovery evidence that they all believe will exonerate them from the charges they face from the Bundy Ranch incident back in 2014. Continue reading “Defendants Request Discovery Evidence Review and Intervention From Nye County Sheriff”
The Government’s Narrative Is False…
The Federal Government and Mainstream Media disseminated a misleading version of what happened on Saturday, April 12th, 2014; now commonly known as the Bundy Ranch Standoff. The purpose of this website is to educate the public with regard to
- how events transpired,
- in what order they transpired,
- why the outcome of the trial is of paramount importance
- and finally, introduce you to the individuals at the center of the entire ordeal
The sky-view summary of the content found in this webpage is as follows: four men (Eric Parker, Scott Drexler, Steve Stewart, and Todd Engel) traveled to Nevada beginning on Friday, April 11th 2014. They were going to protest heavy-handed, unlawful behavior by the Bureau of Land Management in conjunction with their establishment of “Free Speech Areas”. By the time they arrived early in the morning on the 12th, there was only a small window of time to sleep before Cliven Bundy’s regular morning rally. During this rally, the local county Sheriff declared that the roundup operation of Bundy’s cattle would cease. Protesters proceeded to an area close to the corral. Horseback riders would lead the cattle back to the ranch and protesters accompanied them under the I-15 overpass to wait for the release of the cattle. A crowd gathered on the I-15 bridge for no other purpose than to watch the return of Bundy’s cattle.
Shortly thereafter, militarized units of the BLM and U.S. Park Police needlessly, recklessly, and without provocation, began to escalate the otherwise peaceful situation in front of them. They announced intent to use gas disbursement to push back the protest. When the crowd peacefully, and with hands up, continued toward a temporary fence… these agents announced authorization to use lethal force. These militarized units, in conjunction with armed snipers, took a tactically ready posture displaying a willingness to exact unlawful force on a group of men, women, and children.
Reasonably fearing for imminent grave bodily injury or death for themselves and those in the wash under the bridge, lawfully armed men postured defensively for a brief period of time for the sole purpose of defending innocent, unarmed protesters. When the danger passed, these men left Nevada and returned to Idaho.
Today Parker, Drexler, Stewart, and Engel are all incarcerated, pending trial, and have been denied pre-trial release despite no relevant or substantial criminal history. Their right to a speedy trial has been denied. They will have been in prison for nearly a year by the time trial comes around. Their right to a public trial has been denied. Evidence is under protective order thereby shielding it from the media and public.
This is a watershed constitutional case. Convictions here will rubber stamp the ability of the Federal Government to lawlessly threaten unarmed civilians who cannot defend life and liberty without the threat of an avalanche of litigation that could yield an effective lifetime sentence.
These men leave behind families who need support while they focus on preparation for trial. Consider using the links on this page to donate directly to the families. Every one-time or recurring gift, no matter the size, advances the cause of natural, unalienable liberty.