The federal government tried to extort more federal fees of many ranchers when some of those ranchers decided to fight back. They protested the unfair and unethical actions of the government that would have certainly put some of the ranchers out of business and then when the feds tried to move in, over 50 ranchers and their supporters set up a roadblock standoff that lasted for days.
Eventually the standoff ended and Cliven Bundy and others were arrested. They have been held unfairly in jail. As their trial in Las Vegas was about to begin, it was revealed that the prosecution had made numerous mistakes and even violated the rights of the defendants. The multiple mistakes and rights violations made by the prosecution led to the judge sending the jury home so the matter can be discussed behind closed doors.
(Keep and Bear) – On Monday, reports of prosecutor misconduct emerged in the Bundy Ranch trials, but you probably didn’t hear that in the mainstream media nor much of the alternative media.
I had been on vacation and was very limited in what I was able to write on during that time, but having come back, I’ve seen some of the reports, mainly from Shari Dovale at Redoubt News, who has been keeping the public informed, along with a few others of what is taking place in Nevada at what has been deemed “The Trial of the Century.
First, let me allow Terry Noonkester to update you on the misconduct aspect in the case by the prosecution and we’ll move on to whether this may result in the end of the trial.
Prosecutorial misconduct has affected the USA v Cliven Bundy trials in Las Vegas in regards to pretrial detention, convictions, plea agreements, and sentencing. Just within the first few weeks of the Tier I group trial, there is evidence that the prosecution has used false information to keep the defendants incarcerated. Other evidence proves the Bundy’s and militia leaders did not make false statements to incite the protest, possibly eliminating at least one of the criminal charges. Due to the serious affect of the mishandling of evidence by the prosecution, the defense attorney’s continued to make motions for a mistrial and dismissal of the case…
I doubt it will happen, but if I were the judge, I would order a criminal investigation to look into the actions of the prosecution in the Bundy cases. They intentionally withheld evidence from the defense and they intentionally held the defendants in jail far longer than the law normally allows and used that duration to break some of them down and coerce them into plea deals that were wrongfully obtained.