William F. Jasper
Cliven Bundy, father of the occupation leaders, is arrested in Portland, as Rev. Franklin Graham negotiates surrender of the four remaining protesters.
A Facebook page for the “Public Lands Hunt Club” claims its members have shot dozens of “welfare ranchers” cattle, and will shoot more. Facebook defends keeping the page up.
Considering that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow the U.S. government to own parks, forests, grasslands, and waterways, it’s amazing to what extent they own them.
Decades of persecution by the federal government has led Western farmers and ranchers to a breaking point.
Through no fault of their own, farmers, ranchers, and landholders are finding themselves jailed, fined, or otherwise penalized by government — with nothing they can do about it.
Videos: BLM arsonists shown setting fires that burn cattle, range, hay, fences, corrals, and endangering human residents; ranchers tell a side of the story ignored by media
Rancher LaVoy Finicum's family say LaVoy was "murdered." So does a second eyewitness, Shawna Cox, whose account backs up that of Victoria Sharp, the other woman released after the shooting of Finicum and the arrest of others.
The release of the grainy FBI video showing the shooting death of rancher/protester LaVoy Finicum has not quelled debate about what really happened.
After LaVoy Finicum is killed, more occupiers leave refuge; only four left; huge police/military vehicle presence.
Hopes that the occupation of the Wildlife Refuge in Oregon would end peacefully have been dashed; an eyewitness says Finicum was murdered with his hands in the air, showing he was not being aggressive.