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"amnon ryan" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible
"Thrive. In downtown Las Vegas. The bundy's come alive with the atmosphere from the lobby outside the courtroom, a neon cowboy flickers on the corner of Fremont street. He's in the saddle atop a giant rearing. Bronco. The family seems like they feel right at home in Vegas. They revel in having an audience on the first day of the trial. Ryan Bundy pulls up to the courthouse in white stretch, limo. During the trial in Portland riders on horseback Gallup down, busy city streets, a tailgate party with hot dogs and burgers fills the sidewalk, the create a circus everywhere they go even in court. As the trial starts prosecutors in the bundy's only agree on a few things. I what happened at Bundy ranch was important. Second cliven Bundy owes a lot of grazing fees. They just disagree on who he owes them to third cliven sons, Amnon. Ryan brought armed men to Oregon two years later to take over the mouth here, national wildlife refuge. But was it a protest or an armed occupation beyond those points? It was like I was watching the national debate over alternative facts and fake news play out in a courtroom. I in Oregon, and then Nevada attorneys for the government would tell the jury. These cases were simple. They described the bundy's as a menace. They said, cliven and his sons trespassed on federal land stole from the American people used intimidation to stop federal workers from doing their jobs. It was all there in the evidence. They said, we have Ammon. In in the others on video, and they did. We have basically taking over the national wildlife refuge and we're planning on staying here for several years. Prosecutors talked about the main charge in both cases, this idea of the bundy's and their followers conspiring to impede federal officers from doing their jobs. They showed a lot of maps. They talked about things most urbanites, probably don't care much about grazing permits water rights for a whole day. The FBI described how they picked up evidence of the refuge, how they put it in Baggies and Senate to lab technicians than the technicians log it. And why did I come to court today? The jurors look board in the front row. I watched this one woman nod off and not just for a second. The judge's clerk had to nudge her awake. She giggled to herself. The prosecution had presented its case is if the details we're going to be picked apart by other lawyers, but they weren't up against lawyers. Ryan Bundy was acting his own attorney. And when he stood up to present his case, he painted a very compelling picture about life out west. He talked about him in his brother's children, waiting in the waters of the virgin river. Sunrises moon rises chasing frogs hunting rabbits running across the desert dogs at their heels. Ryan talked about a family living in an unforgiving land, finding beauty and solace among the desert shadows, finding life in a place where so many things can't survive. And then he talked about jack-booted agents armed for war, federal snipers surrounding the Nevada ranch. Cliven Bundy said the f. b. i. mounted cameras to record his every move. It was a story about a terrified family cornered and needing to defend its way of life. For his side of things. The woman in the jury box was wide awake. Star by saying, I, I certainly did not see this result coming out against Kevin. Sally is a Portland based defense attorney who watched the Oregon trial play out in two thousand sixteen. He says, prosecutors had to decide how to deal with the bundys version of events and one of the choices you always have to make as sort of a lawyer when you're when you're facing. Kind of a counter argument is how how much do you want to have engaged and thereby sort of dignified that argument as opposed to sort of dismissing it in Oregon prosecutors didn't engage the Bundy version of the story. Even after Ammon talked for days in court about the constitution about how he believes it's a legal for the federal government to own land beliefs, legal scholar laugh at. Prosecutors didn't touch, it guess. I mean, I may well have done the same thing be because if you think that your opponent's argument just really, really weak, then you're arguably doing a disservice to your case by kind of, you know, bringing it up and elevating it and discussing. It said they hid it away. They didn't want to talk about the bundy's disproven views on the constitution, how many years they'd been working. The land m and Bundy sat on the stand for three days, talking telling jurors his family's way of life was under attack. When it came time for the prosecutors to cross examine him, they questioned him for less than fifteen minutes. In Nevada, prosecutors, hit away other things too. They didn't tell defense attorneys, the cliven was right about guys with guns, camping out near his property, and his family was being recorded at one point, FBI agents, disguised as a film crew actually infiltrated the Bundy family home. All of these government missteps, the dismissive tones, the evidence they hid because they said it was a relevant. It all came across as arrogant. You could hear in the prosecutors voices that they felt like they had a slam dunk case. They were right. The bundy's were not, and that couldn't be clear in the end. Sally says, that seemed to be the government's downfall, but the thought about, I thought, you know, what did also to some degree kind of presupposes the answer to what a lot of this case was about. At least some people's minds which is, you know, do citizens kind of have a right to object in disagree with what the government does with land that it considers to be its own. Here's how one Oregon jer who asked to remain anonymous phrase the defenses message. This this case is about the death of rural America, and that has got me thinking, if if you farmers don't have the ability in a -sarily to prosper in those venues in which they're going to raise, whether it's logging or animal stuff, it's just got me thinking a lot about that. That message about the death of rural America. It worked. At Malaya. There were armed men patrolling a government facility. They took their guns up a fire tower and Doug battle trenches, in case the FBI tried to come in. But in court the fact that all those things are a legal that didn't matter the bundy's one in Oregon Amnon. Ryan Bundy were acquitted by a jury in Nevada case. Never even got to the jury. The judge declared a mistrial because prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense evidence that actually might have made the bundy's look good in the eyes of the jury, like how it really was surveilling the bundy's and prosecutors didn't mention that FBI threat assessments determined the bundy's themselves were unlikely to be violent. I came into the trial skeptical of the Bundy worldview. But after listening to expert after expert, explain why cliven and his sons were wrong in their actions wrong for their beliefs. I can tell you at times it's tough to tell which side of the courtroom is actually telling the truth about what the family did because the truth about this family about the movement they've sparked just, isn't that simple. It's it's a stake. That's that's where I'm headed. God bless America today after having been arrested two years earlier, cliven Bundy walked out of jail in the first days of two thousand eighteen. His cowboy hat was back on his head, his legs free of shackles. He raised a fist in victory. Over the federal government. We had a protest county sheriff. Even the question of whether it was a standoff was still up for debate. Everything was in bundy's is. Contract with the federal government. This court has jurisdiction over this matter when sense it's a federal government have to have an army that comes against we, the people he called out as he hadn't twenty fourteen for people stand up to the government on Bundy ranked. They stuck their guns down our throats. Within days of getting out of jail. Cliven was on the steps of the sheriff's office on a loudspeaker making demands just as he had done in two thousand fourteen. That's when I realized the bundy's story is hardly over. We're good with this is a bitter government comes after. Again, we will definitely tell them the truth, the truth after the trial's it felt like the truth was even more difficult to figure out people traveled from around the country to see the Nevada trial. Journalists critics, Wendy sympathizers environmentalists. They came to see the wheels of Justice, turn out long desired answers about what this is. All meant to understand what the bundy's actions mean about the future of protests. But the future of the American west to say something definitive about the movement, the family tapped into three years prior, but a mistrial doesn't settle any of those questions. If anything, the proceedings raised new questions for people on the fence about the bundy's everything they stand for. If the bundy's had lost their occupations would be a footnote to the fight over public lands in the west. Their story would be about a fringe uprising fizzled out. But because of the government's missteps in the bundy's court victory, their views on who owns the west, have been legitimised least in the eyes of their followers. So if you want to know what the fight over public lands in the west is going to look like going forward, you have to understand the bundy's how they think how that thinking, seduces their followers. To understand the bundy's. You have to trace their long and twisted family tree and understand the history of backroom, deals by politicians trying to undermine the federal government. It's a story of white supremacists nuclear weapons, and a little known book that explains the fringe religious beliefs behind cliven bundy's whole movements. Next time on bunny Ville. I dig into klivans passed, and I find answers. Is
"amnon ryan" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Us on the radio we're talking about the malheur national federal wildlife refuge in oregon where there was a long standoff that went down between some supporters of the hammond family where a couple of the hannon's were sent to prison due to a burn dispute over federal land policies and there's an update in that case in that donald trump has now pardoned apparently dwight hammond and his son steven the armed standoff had followed the judge's ruling that sent the two men back to prison to serve more time after their initial release they originally were sentenced even though there's a mandatory minimum five year sentence for the alleged arson where they were doing some kind of controlled burn and apparently something on the other side of the property line that was government land apparently some of that burned and they were charged with arson mandatory minimum sentence on that was five years the judge said that it would be unfair to put them away for five years so the judge wound up i don't know if he did like suspend he went below the guidelines but he definitely went below the guidelines they were in for several minds yeah i think like six to nine and then put back were released and then somehow some top official in the obama administration fouled out wait a second somebody with a mandatory minimum sentence didn't serve their mandatory momentum them back to prison yeah and then they were set back to present i think it was late twenty fifteen and then that's what led to the occupation of the wildlife refuge in early twenty happened in the wintertime when the refuge was technically closed career went in and basically took it over the takeover was another flare up according to reuters in decades old conflict over federal control of millions of acres of public land in the western united states in oregon about half of all land is controlled by the federal government a veteran is oil on them lands you wanna talk about a something that needs to change i mean the federal government should not be controlling half of the western united states they're only keeping it safe for our future generations and unusable and off the market so no one can do anything with it but if walmart was the move in there they they they'd they clear it to desert oh real walmart would only wind up moving in if they got the land for free if amazon moved in there they would clear it to desert we're going to get to amazon coming up here they don't they move there if they got the land for free the leaders of the malheur standoff including activists amnon ryan bundy were cleared a federal charges for their role in the protests of october two thousand sixteen to add to that it was a jury that cleared them in that particular case because the federal government would fm whole hog and wanted to put them in prison for a very long time and bundy on tuesday called the pardon long overdue he said quote we went up there to prevent the atrocity from happening to begin with and people would have listened to us the hammonds wouldn't have had to have gone through this suffering he said in a telephone interview the pardons are the latest in a series by trump to raised questions about whether he's using presidential power to reward political supporters no way didn't obama do the same thing about hold on hold on obama waited until the final two months before he started pardoning people left and right but isn't that what's to be expected by a person in a position of power is that they're going to wield their power to benefit their friends and to punish their enemies is that supposed to be a surprise that people are supposed to be shocked by that that donald trump might be using his political power trump was supposed to be different from other presidents and he's just doing what everybody else did these a little different he tweets more often and he's got an attitude which is kind of amusing did you see that apparently he was giving four leaders his personal cell phone number no yeah what is what's the relevance why hasn't the left blown up with this information i why am i not hearing on every news channel ad thing or yes because all official correspondence with the president is supposed to be documented he was taking private calls four men somebody would be like mr trump who were you just on the phone with and they would have to try to recreate the conversations or something to go in.
"amnon ryan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Us on the radio we're talking about the malheur national federal wildlife refuge in oregon where there was a long standoff that went down between some supporters of the hammond family were couple of the hannon's were sent to prison due to a burn dispute over federal land policies and there's an update in that case in that donald trump has now pardoned apparently dwight hammond and his son steven the armed standoff had followed the judge's ruling that sent the two men back to prison to serve more time after their initial release in and so they originally were sentenced even though there's a mandatory minimum five year sentence for the alleged arson where they were doing some kind of controlled burn and apparently something on the other side of the property line that was government land apparently some of that burned and they were charged with arson mandatory minimum sentence on that was five years the judge said that it would be unfair to put them away for five years so the judge wound up i don't know if he did like suspend un below the guidelines but he definitely went below the guidelines they were in for several bides i think like six to nine then put were released and then somehow some top official in the obama administration found out wait a second somebody with a mandatory minimum didn't serve their mandatory minimum back to prison and then they were set back to present i think it was late twenty fifteen and then that's what led to the occupation of the wildlife refuge in early twenty six in the wintertime when the refuge was technically closed career went in and basically took it over the takeover was another flare up according to reuters in decades old conflict over federal control of millions of acres of public land in the western united states in oregon about half of all land is controlled by the federal government a veteran does oil on them lands you wanna talk about a something that needs to change i mean the federal government should not be controlling half of the western united states keeping it safe for our future generations and unusable and off the market so no one can do anything with it but if walmart was to move in there they they clearly clear it to desert oh conan real walmart would only wind up moving in if they got the land for free right if amazon moved in there they would clear it to desert we're going to get to amazon coming up here they move in there if they got the land for furry the leaders of the mall here standoff including activists amnon ryan bundy were cleared of federal charges for their role in the protest of october two thousand sixteen to add to that it was a jury that cleared them in that particular case because the federal government would at them whole hog in wanted to put them in prison for a very long time ammon bundy on tuesday called the pardon long overdue he said quote we went up there to prevent the atrocity from happening to begin with and if people would have listened to us the hammonds wouldn't have had to have gone through this suffering he said in a telephone interview the pardons are the latest in a series by trump to have raised questions about whether he's using presidential power to reward political supporters no wait wait didn't obama did the same thing right but hold on hold on obama waited until the final two months before he started pardoning people left and right but isn't that what's to be expected by a person in a position of power is that they're going to wield their power to benefit their friends and to punish their enemies is that's supposed to be a surprise that people are supposed to be shocked by that that donald trump might be using his political power play trump was supposed to be different from other presidents and he's just doing what everybody else did these a little different he tweets more often and he's got an attitude which is kind of amusing did you see that apparently he was giving four leaders his personal cell phone number no yeah what is what's the relevance why hasn't the left blown up with this information i why am i not hearing every news channel ads thing or yes because all official correspondence with the president is supposed to be documented he was taking private calls four men somebody would be like mr trump who were you just on the phone with and they would have to try to recreate the conversation zords something to go in.
"amnon ryan" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"It is seven one three zero seven also want to tell you about developing story this morning that is raising a few eyebrows at least we have another pardon for president donald trump he's pardoned pair of oregon ranchers whose arson conviction became a focus of opponents of federal government land ownership dwight ham and you remember this dwight hammond his son steve hammond convicted in two thousand twelve sent to prison on arson charges they set a series of fires on the ranch that spread to federal land this was the inspiration for that forty day armed occupation of the national wildlife refuge in two thousand sixteen the organizers wanted to protest federal land ownership now the hammonds distance themselves from the violent occupiers and they didn't endorse the action now one of the occupiers robert lavoie handful pleaded guilty to charges related to the occupation but brothers amnon ryan bundy the leaders the occupation were not convicted in a statement announcing the part and white house press secretary sarah huckabee standard sanders emphasized uncertainties in the case and the prison terms and fines the hammond said already paid the evidence at trial regarding the hammonds responsibility for the fire was conflicting in the jury acquitted them on most of the charges according to the white house the hammonds are devoted family man respected contributors to the local community and have widespread support from their neighbors local law enforcement in farmers and ranchers across the west justice is overdue for dwight and stephen hammond both of whom are entirely deserving of these grants of executive clemency both men currently in prison on five year sentences so this is a major development in this case again a pardon foregin ranchers at the center of that standoff this story just developing in the past hour getting your thoughts on the supreme court choice on the panthers whatever you like to talk about that we've discussed during the course of the broadcast today let's go to greenville and bruce good morning sir good morning bill i appreciate you taking my call regarding your david tepper his name into in this discussion just to to call so mad i don't think you know that he would probably want any questions about the national anthem and wasted on that because he's he's in the deep south he said something that was anyway you know misinterpreted say you know he supported those who did not stand that'd be a death knell for the panthers and second thing in regards to their you know as far as a new stadium i don't quite understand that because that stadium that oh no not at all looks pretty good regarding the supreme court pick i'm certainly happy day was conservative pig but it would be an interesting he would have picked the lady seven kids you know it'd be in the catholic if he would have done that if he would have got the pope on board speak about it that would've mafia range in it but and the other thing and i'll let you go is that mcconnell and i call it milk toasts mcconnell or said sack think he's much of a leader would win this comes around could he not have a quick vote on this as do it next week as opposed to letting the democrats go home and campaign on the issue and i'll hang up hey i appreciate your call there bruce and the truth the matter is i think they can set the rules for this however they want to your remember the filibuster was done away with on the judges this something the democrats this is a carry over for what the democrats did before and now this is coming back to bite him in the rear end so yeah they could rush this through however quickly they want now they do have to make sure they have all the republican ducks in a row for this that would be a major screwup if you lose some people there corey in charlotte good morning hey how're you doing thank you the i have my nineteen year old in my twenty year old daughter with me and we were listening to the broadcast just a few minutes early before they had the press conference and a young man was talking about abortion which you my middle daughter she's nineteen she's on the fence not having abortion giving the baby up for adoption process so actor about incest and rate that's when it clicks with these girls because when you said that it's not their bodies my oldest daughter just said oh my god that makes no sense it is my body the demand tell me.
"amnon ryan" Discussed on Here & Now
"Ruled out broadband were anticipating nap dan and we're going to uh provide up municipal service that is uh what our citizens of asks were at the ballot box while we talk so easy mayor of fort collins colorado air trucks will thank you so much for speaking with us thank you so much banged appreciate it thank you now an update on nevada rancher clive in bundy and his family the self styled militiamen have emerged victorious in to federal trials after the two thousand fourteen armed standoff in bunker bill nevada and the two thousand sixteen occupation of the mala your national wildlife refuge in oregon oregon public broadcasting's amanda picture tells us what's next for the bundy movement and its opponents about a dozen bundy supporters are celebrating at a mexican restaurant in redmond oregon it's just a few hours after us district judge gloria navarro dismissed criminal charges against clive and bundy and his sons one of the group organizers bj soper raises his glass to two two years worth of justice the absurd day ahead it feerick two years ago bundy sons amnon ryan were arrested for their armed takeover of the male here national wildlife refuge they were eventually acquitted by a jury and now this week judge navarro declared amiss trial in the nevada bundy case the bundy spaced felony conspiracy and weapons charges after clive and bundy led a stand off against government officials the conflict came about because bundy refused to pay fees degrees as cattle the judge said the government purposely withheld key evidence in the trial and called its conduct outrageous as is very vindicating that's bundy supporter kim fritz she says the judge affirmed her beliefs that the government was lying for example prosecutors delayed turning over documents that proved their were government snipers outside the bundy nevada ranch during the conflict for the judge to finally realise though from alycia is destroying busy both bunny trials have been a rallying cause for people who distrust federal.
"amnon ryan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In washington and i'm kelly mcevers in culver city california the federal conspiracy trial of a high profile antigovernment activist was supposed to start today but it has been delayed nevada rancher klevan bundy two of his sons and another militiamen are accused of leading armed standoff against federal agents back in two thousand fourteen it all started when the bunte's refused to pay fees to graze their cattle on public land in pierce kirk cigarette joins us now from outside the las vegas courthouse were lawyers were expected to give their opening arguments today hey kirk hello kelley so what why the delay well what has to do with this dispute i guess you could call it over footage from an fbi surveillance camera that was at that two thousand fourteen standoff that really hadn't been much of a focus until now in this was a big surprise here we have been waiting for a year and a half for opening statements to begin and then the judge ordered federal prosecutors to provide the court with more details about the this video and proved that there is nothing serious enough in it you know that could change the trial is this video or could it be a gamechanger in the trap i mean that's an open question um i think you could look at this as just another twist that might show that the government's case here's shakya there's been a lot of pressure for a conviction here again the bunnies especially since clements sons amnon ryan were of course acquitted for leading and other armed standoff over public lands up in oregon uh the defense's filed motions for a miss trial which i think kelly is still unlikely but you know the idea that there may be this not until now disclosed footage from a federal surveillance video really placing the the hands of the bunte's and you know their conspiracy theories supporters who already don't trust the government the police have been on trial before we know that they're pretty theatrical what was the scene like in the courtroom today well we saw the 71yearold klevan bundy in a red prison jumpsuit he was wearing black reading glasses he had a copy of the.
"amnon ryan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And at the same time it they're defensive were even in thick net like hey we're not the one who created original sin humantohuman accumulated bad that's my asphalt there there's a crime happening pick it up with law enforcement npr's arthey sean honey walking through some of the complexities facebook another tech companies are grappling with think cemetery and gear okay federal trial is opening today in las vegas over a 2014 standoff where ranchers drew guns against federal agents you might remember the name clive and bundy he's the rancher who owned he's the rent who owed the federal government more than a a million dollars in unpaid fees for grazing his cows on public land's when federal officials came to round the cattle up in 2014 they were met by an armed citizen militia so far though prosecutors have struggled to convict abundis and their sympathisers and related cases here's of europe's kirk sigler it's been more than three years since clive and bundy led an arms standoff against federal agents near the family's ranch and in that time there was another armed standoff in oregon and several failed attempts by federal prosecutors to convict the ranchers militia followers but this is the big case the first time clive and bundy faces a jury in this trial he and his two sons amnon ryan and militiamen ryan pain are accused of assault and threatening federal officers and other felony conspiracy charges it was a tense and volatile seen in that desert wash back in april of 2014 when federal agents showed up and riot gear but were forced to stand down clive and bundy later declared victory do his cheering supporters saying the federal government had no place on public lands in the west take the loans the way of the united states your thoughts until his arrest more than a year and a half later bundy in his followers did what they wanted in their corner of southern nevada it just unconscionable this is joan and zomo a retired federal land manager and frequent bundy critic when you look at the amount of weaponry that all the followers had with them the federal agent were outgunned and they made the right decision cannot continue the standoff and tobacco down so that no one would die there is a lot of pressure on federal prosecutors to get a conviction especially after bundy sons were acquitted for their role in an arm takeover of the.